Improved inking experience within slides
Inking in PowerPoint is an incredibly important tool for capturing feedback and marking up slides (way more effective than a laser pointer). Ink is a very important way to engage with an audience. However, the in-slide ink experience is very poor generally and needs improvements such as:
Effective palm rejection - accidental touch pen artifacts and unexpected slide advances are common when presenting with touch and pen.
More Colors: In PowerPoint 2007 you could select from a large set of colors in the pen palette while presenting. The current limited set appeared in PP2010 and has not changed since.
Changing the line thickness :- this would be so useful for presenting!
Ink Beautify - As per Microsoft Whiteboard.
Shape recognition in slide.
So overall, inking during a PowerPoint Presentation is one of the keys to ending "Death by PowerPoint," but the feature is almost unchanged since it was nerfed in PowerPoint 2010. This needs urgent attention, in addition to marketing and training for people!
Corey Forster commented
I'd likely use it in every PowerPoint if this were an option
Replay animation during a presentation needs to be available. This replay ink in PowerPoint is useless if it can't be replayed in presentation mode so it looks like the presenter is writing on the screen.
Should be able to select or group ink objects, apply animation so on click the annotation writes on the screen (other fade, wipe, etc... is not the same as replaying the animation as it is drawn). Should be able to move up or down in the animation pane for order like other objects.
Sanjay Shetty commented
Definitely need this feature, it will be super useful.
As usual MS takes a good idea and implements it in the wrong way.
I was going to vote for this feature-request as well until I discovered that Office365 PowerPoint already has a way to record inking: Slide Show, Record Slide Show, then press record. It also simultaneously records your voice and video if you select them. It's not exactly the same as what David Hurtado requested and I think that Ink Replays should be an option for slide show animations in PowerPoint but the existing method of recording ink animations via the Slide Show menu is super easy and accomplishes the same thing plus some.
You can do it using animation appear effect and offset each image by increments of time. Works great!
if it can't be included in presentation then its useless, whats the point of replaying it outside of presentation?
Rajesh Padmanabhan commented
Even better if Ink replay can be exported as a video?
Actually, you can animate the Ink Replay if it's a line. Just highlight the path, then add an entrance "wipe" animation and adjust the duration of the effect.
I was just looking for a way to put it in, but I can't see anything. I would love this! I agree, it seems kind of pointless otherwise...
Also, would be great if it could be found in the animations panel, so it would also come with the ability to slow it down.
Stephanie Lewis commented
I would love to give this about 30 more votes from me. Please please please add a new animation called "replay ink"
have word convert handwriting to some of the font styles included with Microsoft word.
Imagine having your horrible handwriting converted to cambria automatically!
Totally agree with these comments. Ink Replay is a great tool BUT only if you can use it during presentation mode
Yes what is the point of having it when you cant use it in actual presentation mode?
Agreed! I was looking for that option, but apparently it is not possible.
Eric Gampel commented
It is very nice to have the ink replay, but it doesn't work during a presentation, ink becomes static. It would be good if it was possible to play the animation during the presentation
ink reply in ppt is not helpful if can not present. We need present some picture which we draw like animation
David Hurtado commented
The new Ink Replay feature is awesome. Add it to Slide Show mode, so the Ink Replay works as a standard animation. This would be amazing.