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  1. Most users use the same features on the toolbar ribbon, why not add a custom ribbon which adds the features you use automatically

    In all Microsoft Applications most users use the same features on the toolbar ribbon day in day out, why not add a custom ribbon which adds the features you use automatically this will make processing quicker and easier as you don't have to search through all the other features to do your job.

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  2. Notify users of shared document that changes have been made

    Would like a method to proactively notify shared users of a document that changes were made and they should review it again. (e.g. a Re-Share button)

    2 votes
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  3. Add a spellcheck capability for messages when sharing files

    There is currently no spell-check capability when composing messages while sharing a document. It would be great to at least underline misspelt words.

    2 votes
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  4. Notes Page Issues

    At our company we use PowerPoint to create printable PDFs that include the slides and notes in a booklet-type format. However, certain inconsistencies with the notes page make this a challenge. I would very much like to see the following notes page issues addressed:
    1. When placing guide lines, the numerical values shown by the cursor are arbitrary and unrelated to the ruler. Start dragging a guide line in the Notes Page View to see what I mean. This makes it very hard to precisely format notes pages across presentations in a consistent manner.
    2. Make it so that the…

    3 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. different animations of the same object should be able to be put in one group

    I need an easy way to put multiple animations in one group, just like Ctrl G which can put many objects in one group so that I can move them more easily without changing their relative positions. So far, a PowerPoint plug-in whose name is Pocket Animation now allows us to blend multiple animations into a new one which shows the same effect of thoes previous animations. Here is the website (www.papocket.com).

    1 vote
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  7. Crop tool settings

    In much earlier versions of PowerPoint, the Crop settings were based on distance from top, bottom, left, and right of the original image. The past few versions have "Crop position: Width, Height, Left, Top" which seem dependent on some other scale variable. Why can we not have the more simple distance from x, combined with the Picture position - which is part of the same Format Picture, Crop dialogue? The current numerical settings in that Crop dialogue are basically useless.

    1 vote
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  8. Arrow connectors should meet objects perpendicular to the tangent of the boundary

    It is wonderful that connectors can snap to objects and remain attached. But when arrows are connected to circles (e.g. when drawing finite automaton), they usually do not meet the circle at right angles. This looks very strange. A fix would be much appreciated, and would make these drawings look much more professional.

    1 vote
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  9. More structuring possibilities

    Working in consultant sector, PowerPoint is often used as "Word 2.0", creating documents that will never see things like animation and are just used to be published as PDF or sent per E-Mail. Therefore I would like to more structuring possibilities (actually like MSWord has), for example:
    - Integrated table of content possibilities, inkl. automatic multi-layer numbering (1, 1.1, 1.1.1,...)
    - possibility of having standard placeholders in master-view (e.g: "Slide Title", "Chapter", "Sub-Chapter" etc.), so that PowerPoint recognizes them as such. Even the option of naming individual placeholders would be great. PowerPoint could then keep the right content in the…

    3 votes
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  10. Internet

    To download Online Powerpoints faster.
    I notice that Powerpoint uses only 0.5MBps to download PPTOnline from its Application.
    Note: my internet is way above 50mbps. And doesnt take time to download the same ppt via browser.

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  11. Ability to reorder columns

    When creating tables, I often decide to reorder the columns. Today, I have to insert a new column, copy all the content, then delete the old column. What if I could just select the column and say "shift right" or "shift left" (like "insert right" or "insert left") and it would reorder the columns for me? That would make it a lot easier. Thanks.

    2 votes
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  12. Spelling error in software

    There is a spelling error in the 2013 version. See Home tab > Layout > Custom Design > "Completley blank". That is not the spelling of 'Completely'. Please fix :)

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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....

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  16. 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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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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