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  1. Not allow the program to crash without saving

    This would allow your progress to be saved while it is crashing. (This would of course be optional to the user and would be found in the file section)

    2 votes

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  2. Make crtl+shift+* show all available Ein- oder Ausblenden von Formatierungszeichen

    In Word there is an option Ctrl + Shift + * to all formatting Characters indicate. (in german Ein- oder Ausblenden von Formatierungszeichen)
    Please make the same option in PowerPoint available so that you can recognize, for example, double spaces.

    7 votes

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  3. Disabling the external program warning in powerpoint 2010

    The ability to turn of the warning you get when you open a file from powerpoint using a program.

    When you use an action to open a document and you also add the program that needs to be used you get this warning:
    http://www.guidingtech.com/assets/postimages/2013/04/Security-Warning.png

    It basically tells you that microsoft Office has blocked the ability to use an external program, you can enable it though.

    Next time you open a powerpoint with such an action in you have to enable it again, I would like to be able to just turn that message off and not be bothered by it.

    11 votes

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  4. Needs a meme generator

    It would be really cool if I could make memes on Powerpoint. I think this could really revolutionise the way we meme on the internet. It would also improve our economy by generating profits on meme exports.

    3 votes

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  5. 1 vote

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  6. Display current slide on projector when laptop is locked.

    I'm presenting a security deck. It's time for a quick break. I'd like to leave my last slide showing on the projector - but after what I've taught the class already, I am not going to trust them to leave my laptop unmolested. It would be nice if I could lock the laptop AND see the last slide on the projector, so I can unlock and pick up where I left off. Currently, when I lock the laptop, the secondary display gets a black screen.

    1 vote

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  7. Restore sort Alphabetical to pinned presentations.

    2016 eliminated Automatic Alpha sort of "pinned pptxs". It is missed..

    1 vote

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  8. Web Browser WITHIN Powerpoint

    As an AV tech, many presentations are given to me with youtube links within the presentation or maybe a link to their webpage or some other site they want to demonstrate. The huge trouble of course is that in presenter mode, it brings up the browser on the laptop screen, not the main output. I know there's bodges like dragging it across but this is practically impossible in practice as you can't then use it and it's all messy visually. What I'd love is for a web browser to replace the powerpoint slide (in both views) with a big X…

    2 votes

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  9. Bring back menu auto-explode dropped by recent update

    The PowerPoint team has dropped features important to power users since 2013. Most importantly, the recent update added yet another mouse click to menu items that previously auto-exploded. For example, an extra mouse click is now needed to align objects horizontally or vertically. Also, an extra mouse click is needed to add a shape effect (ie, shadow, reflection, etc). Even better idea is to revert to 2013 approach of allowing users to left button click -> align ->horizontal or vertical. So much faster and easier with less mouse movement and clicks. Certain PowerPoint capabilities have moved backwards since 2013. #…

    2 votes

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  10. Move Multiple Sections

    Would be so nice to be able to shift-click multiple sections and move them together in slide sorter view...

    1 vote

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  11. Appropriate default slide size for new file when copying in slides

    When copying slides from a presentation (i.e. 4:3 size) and opening a new file to paste them into, it would be nice that the new file open up with a 4:3 default size. Widescreen is great as a standard default, but would be nice if it more context-sensitive.

    1 vote

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  12. Resume for Office Applications

    Intro: For almost 5 years, since Apple released Mac OS X Lion in July 2011), Mac users enjoyed "Resume" feature that enables applications to re-open in exactly the same state as before quitting the application or restarting the system, including window positions and contents of unsaved files.

    Problem: Lack of the "Resume" feature is what makes me dread logging off and restarting Windows. Especially when I have multiple Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents open in different virtual desktops on two monitors - having to re-create this setup after the restart is really annoying.

    Suggestion: I suggest Microsoft implements this functionality…

    1 vote

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  13. Fix the bug - extended transitions and cannot save setting in audio option

    I am creating engaging educational videos using PowerPoint, and use the Insert Audio options to add professional voice over to each slide (in MP3 format). However, when I add the audio, it seems to inadvertently 'extend' the period of time before the slide transitions to the next slide, sometimes hanging for several seconds. I have found a quick workaround which requires me to select the option to Stop Playing after 1 slide. This works perfectly, so I add the audio, match animations to the audio then on each slide, I have to select the audio in the animation pane and…

    1 vote

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  14. Highlighting during presentation

    Highlighter markup during presentation - In the newer versions of PowerPoint, the highlighter markers simply overwrite each other, with only the last color showing. In previous versions of PowerPoint (e.g. 2003), when highlighters overlapped they created a "blend" of colors. For example, highlighting an area with both yellow and blue created green. As a math teacher, this was extremely useful in showing where areas overlapped. Could this feature be reintroduced in an update? Thank you.

    6 votes

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  15. Fix / grounded option for pictures

    Fix / grounded option for images or text boxes, etc on screen is required as when we add images, etc on other images, etc, many times the behind objects get selected and move. This irritates the user.

    This option can be added in "Picture tool - >Format -> Arrange"

    2 votes

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  16. 1 vote

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  17. Fix bug in macro system

    My macro selects all objects and sets the font to Arial. It works on one slide, maybe two, but then I get error no. 2147024809 (80070057) and PPT 2013 crashes.
    1. Fix the bug.
    2. Fix the error-handling system so the whole program doesn't just evaporate.
    3. Try introducing testing and quality assurance for your products. You obviously don't have any at the moment. Your products have more defects than a 1920 Ford built on a Monday morning.

    1 vote

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  18. When using "Change picture" new image should use it's own pixel count, not the picture being replaced

    example: you have a 100x50 pixel logo on your slide, if you use change picture, and replace it with a 1000x500 pixel logo, it ignores the new quality/resolution and pixellates it.

    3 votes

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  19. We need new textures

    The textures provided in the Picture or Texture fills are incredibly dated. Can you give us some new textures, please? I'm really tired of the fish in sand.(Does anyone ever actually use that?)

    7 votes

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  20. Make a setting to turn a power point into notes

    There should be an option for students to take a power point and turn them into effect notes to study or for teachers to make fill in the blank.

    3 votes

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