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  1. Object Alignment on Slides

    Need to be able to position objects from Upper Right Corner. Currently, only options are Upper Left and Center. For right-justified Title boxes, the existing choices obviously won't work.

    2 votes
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  2. Working with chart data labels while the screen is maximized

    I have a lot of data on a slide and for working to re-size or re-set the charts data labels, I have to Zoom the slide (because the font is really small due to the lot of data). However, when I hold the data labels which are towards the right or left ends of the slide with my Mouse Pointer, the Chart moves towards the right or left and recenters automatically. So, every time I have to go back and scroll to my data label, grab it with the mouse and move or re-size it. It is very time-consuming and…

    2 votes
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  3. Allow 'popping out' of slides.

    For instance, I have a deck that I'm working on and I want to drag one of the slides out (pop out) to one of my screens and continue to work on the presentation (keep the slide intact but allow it to pop out). Alternatively, if I want to just send just one slide of a larger deck to someone, enable it to pop out of the deck to save quicker than deleting the other slides, resaving it, etc....

    1 vote
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  4. add special character above the text when editing equation in Powerpoint 2016

    When I used PPT 2007, I could add special character whatever I want right above the text using equation editor 3.0.
    (e.g. special character like circle dot.)
    But with PPT 2016, I can't do this with the function in the ribbon menu. (I know I can do it with adding object of equation editor 3.0)
    The only characters that I can choose are limited to 10 in the "accent" ribbon menu.
    So my suggestion is to add additional "accent" ribbon menu which enables to add any special character right above the text.

    2 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Make Presentation window easier to share on Meeting programs (ex WebEx, GoToMeeting, etc)

    A frequent issue I see in online meetings is when the presenter has issues picking the correct Presentation window from their Meeting program (ex WebEx, GoToMeeting, etc). Powerpoint doesn't always make it clear which application window is presentation window when they are choosing to share which app window. Often, I'll see presenters give up and just use the editing window (which shows their notes and upcoming slides), which isn't ideal and often wastes meeting minutes.

    Request: could we label the presentation window a bit better to show which one should be shared? This goes for both the Mac and Windows…

    3 votes
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  7. I would like a way to build a supertheme for my company.

    Please give me a tool so I can build a supertheme for my company.

    11 votes
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  8. Bring back Clip Organizer to Office

    We need away to organize and categorize clip art. Where has this handy and frequently used tool gone?

    4 votes
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  9. Transitions: footers from Slide Master

    Some Transitions (like Cube) don't rotate the footer from the slide master as a part of the slide, it just appears.

    1 vote
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  10. make more backrounds

    maths eg. rulers, fractions, decimals

    1 vote
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  11. UI transitions for window re-size

    I think that the interface should move around slightly like in Mobile PPT when the window is snapped.

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  12. Allow changes to appear in realtime while working on slides in PPT

    Allow changes to appear in realtime while working on slides in PPT

    2 votes
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  13. Option for adding captions below images similarly to Word

    I use PowerPoint to make visual tutorials and often want to caption screenshot images and need to add text boxes each time. This would be a useful timesaver.

    2 votes
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  14. Selection Pane Shortcut Bug

    The two awesome shortcuts in the Selection Pane for collapsing/expanding groups of objects are buggy (ALT+SHIFT+1 and ALT+SHIFT-9).

    To get them to work, you have to double-click an object or group as if renaming it, then hit ESC or ENTER, and only then do they work. This seems like it's an easy-to-fix bug. Thank you! :-)

    4 votes
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  15. SmartArt

    Can the Replace Fonts feature be enabled to work across the elements in a SmartArt graphic? When trying to replace a font, all of them will be changed, but the ones in a SmartArt graphic which take the font from the theme and is"named" as Fontx(Body).

    Reproducible on 2013 and 2016 and as you can imagine is a huge problem in corporate environments which could otherwise benefit from such a feature tremendously.

    4 votes
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  16. Note Pane - opportunity to enlarge clock and slide number

    One should be able to enlarge the clock and slide number on the note pane - so that it can be seen at a distance by the presenter

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  17. Please provide an interface to create timed captions in PowerPoint.

    I'm turning to PowerPoint more and more to create instructional videos. I find that even though I use speaker notes to relate the spoken script to the slides, the best I can do is export them as handouts and then manually set the timings in another program to produce subtitle files. It'd be really neat if there was a way to fine tune the timing of speaker notes as captions within the slide, similar to the way you can set animation timings to coincide with narration. Then you should be able to output that stuff from PowerPoint into a common…

    2 votes
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  18. Feedback: Manage Presentations - Unsaved Presentations saved my butt - Thank you!

    Just a quick note of thanks to the team for that amazing feature!

    2 votes
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  19. Bug in "line"

    I believe there is a bug in PPT 2016 for Windows 10: when I select a shape, the main menu shows amongst other the "line" icon made of the usual pencil and the selected colour, however in the "shape format" box which pops up in the right the "line" icon is the same bucket always used for the filling colour (just above it). This is very confusing and wrong.

    2 votes
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  20. Speakers notes

    When running through my presentation I really want to be able to cue off of my speakers notes. However, I can only get the 'presenters view' when plugged into a external monitor. Can you make it so you can jump into the presenters view whenever you want?

    4 votes
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