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  1. Import WEBP images

    Hello,
    My idea is simple - add WEBP format to supported image types, so we can import WEBP images, that are very common in WEB these days. Make them possible to import not only to PowerPoint, but preferably all Office apps.
    Best regards

    6 votes

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  2. Compress all embedded TIFF, BMP, EMF etc. images to PNG or JPG

    When users copy and paste images into PowerPoint, e.g. from screenshots, these are inserted into the file as uncompressed .TIFFs. Add a few of these, and the file size starts going way up, but the average user will not realise why. Sometimes users will insert bitmap format files such as EMF, BMP into presentations, not knowing that these could have been reduced in size by converting to a different format.

    Currently, the Compress Images tool (in Picture Format tab, or in the Save As dialog) doesn't dabble in formats. It only reduces file size where the image has been cropped…

    13 votes

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  3. Add support for webp to MS office products

    It would be great to add support for *.webp to MS office products

    6 votes

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  4. 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.

    17 votes

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  5. Playing animations from the animation panel

    When I do "Play" or "Play from", you play the animations, but when there is a mouse click event, you must PAUSE until I click the mouse! It does me no good to see the whole thing run through so quickly that I cannot follow it. If I want to stop the play instead of clicking the mouse to get to the next animation, there would be a STOP PLAY button. The current "play from" is useless.

    2 votes

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  6. Make it possible for users to preserve subtitles in embedded videos when exporting a powerpoint presentation to video

    When exporting a powerpoint to .mp4 or .wav, it would be extremely helpful to have the ability to preserve subtitles in embedded videos. Saving a powerpoint as a .ppsx is a decent workaround but it does not help when creating a video to air on a local television station. I added subtitles in all my embedded videos - it took several hours - and they disappeared when I exported the powerpoint to video. I do not have the time to recreate all the subtitle files - it would save immense amounts of time to just have the subtitles there in…

    9 votes

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  7. Show Notes with the Record Slide Show feature

    Currently, when using the Record Slide Show feature in the Slide Show tab of PowerPoint, there's no way to show the presenter Notes. Please add the option to show presenter Notes when Recording a Slide Show. Thank you.

    63 votes

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  8. PowerPoint Shortcut Customization

    It will be great if users can customize keyboard shortcuts for different functions on PowerPoints depending on their personal / business needs. For example, I need to design a lot of PowerPoint Slides for my role, so I need to use a lot of object alignment options. It will be great if we can set our own keyboard shortcuts to align the objects (e.g., align left, right, middle, center etc.) that suit our needs.

    Thank you!

    2 votes

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  9. Improved inking experience within slides

    Inking in PowerPoint is an incredibly important tool for capturing feedback and marking up slides (way more effective than a laser pointer). Ink is a very important way to engage with an audience. However, the in-slide ink experience is very poor generally and needs improvements such as:

    1. Effective palm rejection - accidental touch pen artifacts and unexpected slide advances are common when presenting with touch and pen.

    2. More Colors: In PowerPoint 2007 you could select from a large set of colors in the pen palette while presenting. The current limited set appeared in PP2010 and has not changed since.

    3. Changing…

    413 votes

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  10. Allow disabling the context-aware automatic switch to "picture format", "shape format" , etc.

    Please add the option for the user to disable the context-aware automatic switch to ribbons such as "picture format", "shape format" etc . To me, in my work, every time I draw a line the automatic switch happens to a set of default formatting values (shades, thikness, etc) that every time I have to undo. This is unbelievably counter-productive, particularly if I am trying to draw an engineering diagram with over 100 lines. For every line I have to go there and click and drag on a menu because I do not want an automatic shade. To me, this was…

    5 votes

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  11. in the name of GOD

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

    8 votes

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  12. Change Background and/or Theme on multiple files all at one time

    I really wish there was a way to change the background/theme on multiple PowerPoint files at once. I have many, many lessons in PowerPoint files and I'd like to update all of the backgrounds to the same theme. The customer service agent I spoke to said it is not possible to do this all at one time without opening each file and changing the theme individually. Microsoft should consider adding this feature so businesses and organizations who use PPT on a daily basis can update hundreds of files at once. It would save an enormous amount of time when organizations…

    2 votes

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  13. Ability to adjust rounded rectangle corners to different radii/radiuses, independently.

    E.g. Top-Left: 3mm; Top-Right: 0mm; Bottom-Right: 15mm; Bottom-Left: 10mm.

    2 votes

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  14. 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.

    211 votes

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  15. Enable live captions when presenting in windowed mode

    Live captions ('Always use subtitles') works in full-screen but doesn't work in windowed mode (Set Up Show > Browsed by an individual (window)). We use this mode to present live online without filling the presenters whole screen. Captions are still needed for accessibility in this scenario.
    The feature works on the Mac, but not in the Windows version of PowerPoint.

    1 vote

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  16. Revert Picture Transparency Picture Tool Format back to original configuration

    Revert Picture Transparency Picture Tool Format back to original configuration

    1 vote

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  17. Allow transition sounds when convert to video

    When a presentation with transition sounds is converted to video, these are not transferred. Only are transferred the sound that are directly inserted.

    1 vote

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  18. automated table of contents on each slide

    It would be very convenient to:
    - have an automated table of contents added at the beginning of the presentation (even with text, not only like zoom feature) based on the sections names
    - have a reminder of the position in the toc on each slide, horizontal like a breadcrumb of vertical in the margin, with emphasis on the current section.

    3 votes

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  19. Exit animations for objects before slide transition

    It would be great to be able to add exit animations to objects on a PowerPoint slide so that when you click to advance to the next slide those objects perform an exit animation and then the slide is immediately advanced afterwards.

    Currently, in order to achieve this effect we need to duplicate the elements onto the following slide which is a pain and makes editing tedious. This workaround also doesn't work for presentations that use hyperlinks to navigate around a deck.

    1 vote

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  20. Translation of a full PowerPoint presentation

    In the PowerPoint Presentation Translator Add In, there was subtitles (integrated now natively in PowerPoint) but also a way to translate a full presentation from one language to another language.

    This features was really used for all international company and as the Add-In has been removed, it's really a pain for lots of users. On my side, I will loose at least 4h per month not to have this features in PowerPoint.

    9 votes

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