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  1. Gamses

    You should be able to add a google play game because what if your company recently published a new app? And what if you are a blogger and you want to shout out an app?

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  2. Black theme and futuristic holographic UI

    Please bring the black theme back. And try bringing out a futuristic 3D holographic UI for the presentations, along with an entirely new set of transitions and animations to make it look even cooler.

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  3. Go back to standard 8-1/2 x 11 page size as default.

    More often than not, slides are printed and the new default in powerpoint seems to be wide rather than standard size. I don't know of anyone in the US that uses wide paper to print on. Why did Microsoft change this?

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  4. Allow presenter to quickly switch between PP &a programs using Alt+Tab when presenter view is switched on

    I love presenter view but as a systems trainer I find it so limiting that I can't use my standard Alt+Tab keyboard shortcut to quickly switch back and forth between my slide set (in presenter view, notes visible to only me etc) and the program I'm demoing to users (if I'm duplicating my screen to a monitor for the presentation or if I'm presenting on Skype for Business for example).

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  5. Wipe animations in the diagonal direction.

    Current options for wipe are up, down left and right, but why not diagonal?

    4 votes

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  6. Update album feature allow more customization

    The photo album feature has not been updated since it was introduced in 2002 (or there about).
    It is still limited to 1, 2 or 4 pictures per slide. Given that most slides these days are 16:9, they could easily support 6 pictures.

    It would be nice to be able to define a template, during creation, to apply standard Drawing Tools (contextual tab) and Picture Tools (contextual tab) picture styles, artistic effects, shape effects, etc to all of the inserted pictures.

    Allow us to select predefined templates, then insert the selected pictures into predefined locations in the template, repeating template…

    2 votes

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  7. 2 votes

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  8. 36 votes

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  9. undo for each slide seperately

    make the undo option available for each slide. for ex i edited slide 2 then moevd to slide 4... then i want to undo the edits in slide 2

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  10. Text runarounds are needed for shapes, similar to MS Word

    As a professional designer, I am used to creating interesting layouts using text effects such as text running around a shape. This is an advanced graphic design technique to achieve a high-end, modern look. Infographics and diagrams especially beg for such treatment.

    I'm dismayed this is not achievable in PowerPoint, an app so many use for graphical communication, including all my non-designer colleagues. It IS achievable in MS Word. Can that interface and feature be mapped to PowerPoint without a lot of trouble? Can you take a look at what Adobe does with Illustrator and InDesign -- sophisticated design software…

    3 votes

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  11. 1 vote

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  12. I need to Add two OneDrive for Business Connected Service accounts in PowerPoint for same organization

    I connect to several of my employee’s OneDrive for Business accounts so that I have the benefit of seeing and navigating their entire OneDrive folder structure natively in my Windows 10 File Explorer views. This works great. I can open and save PowerPoint documents just fine if they are in my personal OneDrive for Business structure. However, when I open a PowerPoint document in one of my employees OneDrive for Business folder structures, I get a yellow ribbon across the top of the application that states “UPLOAD BLOCKED We couldn’t verify you have the necessary permission to upload the file.…

    2 votes

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  13. Would love to see more "present gradient" colors (red, pink, black, etc.)

    Expand "Preset Gradient" color selection in Formatting Shapes. The present colors are GREAT. Having additional colors though, would save time & make this feature more rich & useful. I suggest adding Red, Pink & Black.

    3 votes

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  14. Powerpoint Office 2010: to allow control of "Window Media Player" to play in any created video using the Powerpoint tool of "create a video"

    I am trying to create a video using the given option in powerpoint > file tab > save & send > create a video.

    My slideshow include a video using the control of "Window Media Player" which has advantage over the conventional video insert or link, mainly in the loading speed.

    The video is set to load automatically in the Slide Show and perfectly works with an acceptable speed.

    Although that, the created video show the Control of "Window Media Player" as a blank picture and not playing the linked video at all.

    I have tried an external "screen video…

    2 votes

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  15. Record view in Power Point--make it ADJUSTABLE--LIKE BEFORE JULY 2017!!!

    As of 07/27/2017, the recording view in PowerPoint has been updated to a completely unusable piece of ............!!!

    This FORCED UPDATE is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE!

    GIVE USERS THE CHOICE TO ADJUST NOTE SIZE AND OTHER FEATURES LIKE THE OLD VERSION (BEFORE JULY 2017) INSTEAD OF FORCING THIS NEW UPDATE BY LOSING FUNCTIONALITY!!!

    NOW HAS FEWER OF THE FEATURES I DEPEND ON--WITHOUT OPTIONS/WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO ADJUST!!!

    Just last week, I recorded a PowerPoint presentation with sound and I was able to use the notes section. I could adjust the screen so that I could see more of the notes, and now,…

    3 votes

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  16. WYSIWYG layout editor

    Like the current layout planner but live - if e.g. an image is dragged onto a slide then the contents of the slide would be rearranged live depending on the location of the cursor (Of course this would almost certainly be best optional)

    1 vote

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  17. color adjustment in slide show

    Might there be a way to adjust colors (enhance them) during a slide show?

    I'm a researcher and at many talks I've given and seen, images of fluorescent molecules are shown, and the reds are almost always very hard to see.

    The images look ok on computer screens but almost black through a projector. No one ever thinks about this and it's hard to predict how dark it will look.

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  18. Perform Click method

    Add VBA Perform click method so hyperlink can be clicked / invoked after processing screen contents.

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  19. 3 votes

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  20. Fix error when exporting slides to OneDrive for Business

    When I try to export my slides as images (PNG is my preference), I am forced to avoid folders within my OneDrive for Business folder on my hard drive. It took me a while to figure this out, due to the non-descript error message, and perhaps that's why I can't find evidence of anyone else having this issue on the search engines.

    Steps to reproduce:
    After creating a PowerPoint slide deck, I want to export them as PNG images, so that I can import them into a video.

    1) Go to File -> Export -> Change File Type
    2) Choose…

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