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  1. Bring back timeout in kiosk mode

    At one time, PowerPoint did something quite useful for kiosk applications:

    If nobody touched the keyboard/mouse/whatever for XX seconds, the presentation would automatically hop back to the first slide.
    In other words, it'd automatically reset itself for the next person who viewed the kiosk.
    I don't remember when this disappeared, but it'd sure be a useful thing to bring back.

    How about an option in the Slideshow setup dialog:

    Reset after: [textbox] seconds

    17 votes

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  2. Placeholders Should Not Pop to the Front

    On a slide master or layout, place a logo or other static content over top of a placeholder. Now make a slide from it and fill the placeholder. The placeholder is now on top of the logo. That's wrong. This is a long-standing design flaw that needs to be fixed.
    This suggestion is not the same as the idea of adding layers to the slides, please do not amalgamate this with that idea.

    10 votes

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  3. YouTube caption set automatically in PowerPoint

    I am using an online YouTube video in my presentation. Looking forward if there is an automatic setting for the caption in PowerPoint.

    17 votes

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  4. 34 votes

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  5. Enable annotation in "Browsed by an Individual" Presentation Mode

    As a user in online meetings all day with a single 49" monitor, I need to use "Browsed by an Individual" presentation mode frequently to ensure participant's view of my presentation is optimized, but I also need the annotation tools in PPT to be active in this mode, since it is not really being viewed by an individual.

    6 votes

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  6. Fixing the extension of "Save as image " by user

    It would be helpful if PowerPoint would allow the user to set /pin the particular file extension required by user in its "SAVE AS IMAGE" option .

    For example: if the user wants to save 'n' number of images in ".jpeg(or any other)" format then he can fix it by using the "fixing/ pinning" function to pin the desired file format instead of every time specifying the file format(like as of now).

    4 votes

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  7. You can add a search bar in Smartart

    So if you add a search bar it will be easy for people to search on SmartArt

    5 votes

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  8. Consistent design ideas across slides

    While Design Ideas feature is an excellent offering from Microsoft and help me on a daily basis and reduced my time significantly, I would suggest making the design ideas consistent across slides. Most of the time design ideas are not matching with previous slide designs or color schemes within the deck and also navigating through them is a pain.

    16 votes

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  9. Teams Meeting Powerpoint screen pointer

    When in a Teams meeting, adding a pointer when broadcasting files for an audience, such as PowerPoint presentations, would make it much easier for presenters to explain their works during meetings.

    9 votes

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  10. Moving Animation "Animation Pane"

    I’d like to suggest a really small idea but it’s really handy.
    I’m designing a really complex slides using PowerPoint, with more than 200 animation per slide. So, sometimes I need to add something I’ve already forgot.
    So, in order to put it in the right place I need to click and hold the animation all the way up till I reach it right place “in animation pane” so my idea is:
    “how about to add moving the animation using numbers”
    For example: when I opening animation pane, right click on the animation then it really will be very nice…

    39 votes

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  11. A button to turn all text in a presentation into a vector shape or image

    As embedding fonts is temperamental (e.g. doesn't usually work on Macs, some fonts don't allow embedding etc.), when you're using a custom font it would be great to be able to press a button and turn all of the text in the presentation to vector shape (ideally) or an image.

    This way you can save out a version with editable text if you want to make edits in the future, but you can easily have a version ready to send to anyone in the knowledge that they will see the fonts as you see them.

    11 votes

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  12. embed videos with embed code

    PPT used to allow the embedding of videos using the "emded code" not just a link. With the embed code, I could embed videos from databases as well as from other websites like TedEd. Additionally, I could set start times for the embedded videos in cases in which I only wanted to share a set amount of a video. This embed code would allow skipping the adds in a YouTube or the automatic "next video" suggestion in YouTube. These are important features for use in classroom settings. I brought this up previously on this forum and was contacted by a…

    7 votes

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  13. in the name of GOD

    Microsoft powerpoint MUST have Layers toolbox on the edge.
    (refer to Adobe softwares for observe feature).

    4 votes

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  14. Support for video backgrounds spanning multiple slides

    I know a video playback spanning multiple slides is possible. However, if trying to use the video as a background, the video ends up playing on top of the the other shapes when spanning multiple slides. It would be wonderful if the video stayed in the back instead of coming to the front.

    2 votes

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  15. space bar to pan around document after zooming in

    Ctrol + scroll wheel allows zooming in, after that would be nice to be able to press space bar to hand grab the document and drag the document around (like in adobe illustrator).

    and when zooming in "zoom to cursor option", whereever the mouse pointer is, the zoom centers the canvas to that point.

    4 votes

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  16. pen size

    i would appreciate if pen size can change in presentation view and there must be some key boardshort cuts available to change pene color

    10 votes

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  17. Make pens tip as a dot while writing in draw section and allow it curser effect in Camtasia editing

    Please provide a rounder (Compass) to draw a circle from given point as center and given radius in Draw<stencil section.

    8 votes

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  18. Make notes bigger while recording

    The notes view is to narrow and small while recording. Please make it bigger, or at least give som options about size.

    113 votes

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  19. Put superscript/subscript in the ribbon on windows version like it is on Mac powerpoint

    As a scientist that uses super/subscript all the time, and as a windows user, the one feature that drives me crazy is the lack of a button for super/subscripts in the ribbon menu on windows PPT. Word and Mac PPT have these buttons easily accessible without having to open a submenu. This probably isn't an issue for most, but anyone who regularly gives presentations containing data with exponents or chemical formulas will tell you that it is a huge pain.

    5 votes

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  20. PowerPoint allow animation pane and selection pane to be open at same time.

    Recent update to 365 made PowerPoint animation pane and selection pane automatically collapse when you open one, and the other is already open. Sometimes need to see both at same time, for example, when using animation painter in a complicated slide that requires selection pane to select target group or shape. Please make this auto-collapse feature an option, so we can immediately turn it off and never use it. We are good enough at PowerPoint to be able to decide if we want one pane open, or both at once. Don't need the software to force these decisions on us.

    7 votes

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