PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. Allow editing of an embedded spreadsheet during a live webinar.

    Allow editing of an embedded spreadsheet during a live webinar. Working from a second screen it will be great if we could make changes to the spreadsheet which reflect on a live presentation. Currently when a range of the spreadsheet is pasted special as a Microsoft Excel worksheet object, changes can be made in the spreadsheet that reflect into the presentation. As soon as PowerPoint is changed from an editing mode to a presentation mode the spreadsheet closes and further changes cannot be made. Excel should remain open.

    6 votes
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    • Introduce the concept of layers to Powerpoint Templates

      As the title says, Microsoft should introduce the concept of content layers, particularly for the Templates, with a minimum of 3 layers: background, content, foreground! It is currentlyimpossible, for example, to have page numbers, or logos, or whatever, that are part of the template to allways show on top, simply because the regular content (entered by the user in the actual slides) will always be "above" the template content... In all honesty, this is pretty silly and severily limiting any real template design.

      3 votes
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      • Allow Custom Power Point Shape Library

        When creating advanced infographics I would like to be able to save the objects in my own library for reuse in other presentations. Similar to quick parts in Word. Allow for the import and export of as well so complex shape objects can be shared.

        3 votes
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        • fix graphical artefacts when zooming 400%

          I'm using ppt version 1808 (Build 10730.20264 Click to tun).
          II use a lot of drawing shapes, and realize, when I zoom in to the max (only 400%..really low zoom..) and I want to select shapes, sometimes I cannot. When I click on the shape, it does not get selected. When I create a selection rectangle, I see the rectangle being drawn, but not where my mouse pointer is ! This is why the selection fails. At 300% zoom, no issue found. This means 400% zoom in practice is almost unusable.
          Please fix this graphical issue that exists since looong…

          3 votes
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          • IN ANIMATIONS, ALLOW USER TO SET A DEFAULT DIRECTION OF FLOW. IT WOULD SAVE A LOT OF TIME. THE CURRENT DEFAULTS ARE RARELY THE DIRECTION MA

            CURRENTLY, WHEN A USER CHOOSES AN ANIMATION EFECT, SUCH AS WIPE, THE DEFAULT FLOW DIRECTION IS ALWAYS FROM THE BOTTOM. HOWEVER, IF THE USER DESIRES TO USE A DIFFERENT FLOW DIRECTION THE USER MUST CHANGE THE DIRECTION. THAT IS TIME CONSUMING WHEN THE USER DESIRES TO USE A DIFFEENT DIRECTION AS THE MAIN DIRECTION. USERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO SET THE DEFAULT DIRECTION.

            3 votes
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            • Find & Replace - Formatting

              Please update the basic Find & Replace functionality in PPT with advanced options to mirror Word's better capabilities within this feature. This improvement would save my team dozens of people-hours a year.

              2 votes
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              • Do Not Require Checkout or Save As in Notes Page View for PowerPoint Files on SharePoint

                Our organization recently moved to a full SharePoint implementation replacing our File Server. When our users are accessing a PowerPoint saved to SharePoint and select View --> Notes Page Presentation View, PowerPoint (client install) prompts "Edits made in this view will be lost when saved to the server. Use Save As to create a copy and make changes."

                I've read that this is due to Microsoft not supporting co-authoring for notes. Regardless, it creates unnecessary headache for our users to Save As a new file and then reversion into the previous file.

                For now we're instructing our users to Check…

                5 votes
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                • Be able to change notes during a presentation.

                  For students using PP it would be very helpful to be able to see the slides in Presentation view, but also be able to change the notes. Or, be able to swap the notes and slide list positions.

                  5 votes
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                  • When replacing zoom image: keep the size

                    When assigning a new picture to a zoom, the zoom area resizes. This is annoying, since I carefully sized and positioned all zoom areas. At least an option "keep current size/format" would be nice, so the new picture is fitted into the shape and size of the existing zoom picture.

                    2 votes
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                    • Lock an image or background image in place

                      Let me right click any object and lock it in place to avoid selection, movement and changes of any kind.

                      3 votes
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                      • Allow numbering to continue across slides

                        When I start an ordered / numbered list, I would like the option to continue this list across to the next slide (continue numbering from previous slide).

                        3 votes
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                        • be BETTER

                          BE SMARTER

                          2 votes
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                          • icons

                            At group illustrations, specific 'icons' at list of food and drinks there is only one apple and all those other are junk foods and drinks ..I was doing a presantion and I saw that something was missing .All around the world we are working about eating healthy ,so everything starts with one little step!

                            2 votes
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                            • First and foremost, open the suggestion link in the default browser, NOT Internet Explorer!!!!!

                              Why is this still happening? Internet Explorer maybe has a place as a backup browser within Windows 10, but not as an active link accepting program. PowerPoint's suggestion page should open in Edge at the very least, but preferably the default browser of the users pc

                              3 votes
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                              • yall suck

                                yall suck bad it is hard to even do stuff on hear dang

                                2 votes
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                                • Don't close presentation after last slide

                                  It would be nice to have an option to NOT close the presentation after the last slide (similar like what exists in keynote), so if someone accidentally clicks one more time on the last slide, the windows desktop / powerpoint application isn't shown on screen. This is important for big productions, where you should never see anything other than full screen slides!

                                  2 votes
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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • copy/paste slides to create a new presentation (including option for direct to email)

                                      Often, I need to send just a subset of slides to a team member. Currently, the only way I know how to do that is create a new presentation, copy/paste the slides in, and (when necessary) go back through and update slides because sometimes the original deck's color scheme doesn't match our current template.

                                      I looked, but was unable to find, a way to just select slides, and "create a new presentation with selection". That way, it would still retain the old color scheme (saves me time) and I don't have to manually copy/paste slides.

                                      Since I am often creating…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • show paragraph marks

                                        Just show paragraph marks as in Word. It is extremely useful for formatting purposes.

                                        35 votes
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                                        • die

                                          pls die

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