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  1. Add Field Codes support in Text Objects

    Similar to Word, Insert | Text | Quick Parts | Field ...

    Easy examples where this could be quite valuable - { TITLE * MERGEFORMAT } to ensure the Title is in the header or footer of each page, or perhaps repeated on a final page. This can easily then extend to other highly useful elements - Author, Comments, FileName, Last Modified, Keywords, Page, NumPages, Subject, and more.

    3 votes
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  2. Embed Video - Support Edge

    Currently Internet Explorer is required to play an video inserted in to PowerPoint. As IE has been removed from Windows 10 for a number of releases now, please can you add support for Edge or another method so installing IE isn't required.

    4 votes
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  3. Please allow embedded videos from Panopto

    With the rise of remote learning and working from home it would be very beneficial if PowerPoint supported embedded videos from Panopto and other non-YouTube/Vimeo sources.

    2 votes
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  4. Embed videos from screencast-o-matic, loom, or screencastify

    Be able to embed videos from other sources like screencast-o-matic, loom, screencastify.

    3 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. Default options for line and letter spacing that make sense

    RE: Add line spacing options to tighten line

    This issue was marked as done but it really hasn't been implemented smartly in my opinion.

    Though you can now set other values through the new dialog 'More spacing' and 'Line spacing options' the defaults options are still really strange.

    Would make much more sense to have something like:
    0.8
    1
    1.2
    1.5
    2

    8 votes
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  7. Paragraph styles

    It's really time consuming to set up text styles and have everything look consistent.

    Also I often create templates for clients and they cannot manage to apply the same style to the newly added texts as powerpoint makes it really difficult for them...
    This then usually ends up in a compromise of still having it look acceptable and being set up so simple that they still can use the template...

    Would be great to have paragraph styles similar to Indesign or MS Word.

    8 votes
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  8. Using the Pen Features in Individual Window Mode

    As remote teaching seems to be here to stay for a while, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to open a powerpoint presentation in an individual window that can be shared in a learning platform (like Blackboard) without having powerpoint take over the whole screen, so that the teacher can still monitor student chat. It is ALSO VITAL to be able to write on the slides, but the pen feature is currently not available in the individual window presentation mode. Is there some way to fix this?

    4 votes
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  9. Remove video narrations whilst keeping audio

    PPTX files with video and audio narration recordings can become quite large. It would be helpful to be able to remove the video whilst keeping the audio narration (with slide timings) for a whole presentation (in much the same way that once can remove the narrations for the entire presentation with a single click).

    2 votes
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  10. Powerpoint slide master error

    If you select the master title style edit shape on the PowerPoint slide master, modify the font, and apply the shape style in the shape form, the font will not be applied and will be positioned as default values.
    If you apply this backwards, the font will be applied.
    Watch the video on the link below to find out more accurately.
    https://youtu.be/YEZGLkyZs08
    Thank you.

    Additional
    Although we received remote assistance from Microsoft Korea, engineers at its Korean branch also said there is no way to solve the same problem.
    Please solve it as soon as soon as possible.
    Thank you.

    2 votes
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  11. What if there was a way to link the presentation with the notes? (Presenter view)

    In regular view, there could be numbers/letters in the slide where the creator wants them, with numbers down in the notes (maybe only shown during slide tab?).
    In presenter view, there would be arrows pointing to the correct notes. This way, the creator only has to link 1 note with a point on the slide, instead of writing everything in notes!

    NOTE: The audience wouldn't be able to see the numbers, or the arrows!

    2 votes
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  12. NDI output support for PowerPoint

    I'd like to recommend a feature to be added to the PowerPoint application. NDI is a high quality, low latency professional video IP format that I think would be a good addition to this application. I would allow you to share the output of PowerPoint on other peoples computer using a free NDI Monitor application or send the output into professional video production solutions.

    The Skype team at Microsoft has added NewTek NDI support into their product. PowerPoint would be the next product that I think should be enhanced with this royalty free technology. You can learn more about NDI…

    564 votes
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  13. Make It Possible to Set Defaults on More Functions

    I need to be able to easily and permanently set default page size (e.g., "letter") as well as a default font (and associated attributes such as Bold, Color, etc). At present there is no way to do this. I have to set them each and every single time I create a new document.

    15 votes
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  14. Equal space does not reflect

    [Equal space] feature does not reflect In PowerPoint version 2012, Build 13430.20376.20376, downloaded from Office 365
    This is requested from enduser who encountered [Equal space] often not working in Japanese letters. Although affected symptom is seen, after saving a pptx file, often solves, this is seen on any Windows 10 with above Office desktop

    1 vote
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  15. Font Color shortcut

    Please create a keyboard shortcut for changing font color of text to a selected option.

    1 vote
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  16. Bring back the drawing tool on all office apps

    I would really like to have the drawing tool in all office apps, it is so fun and really easy to use it helps to add creativity to the files, also, stickers on powerpoint would be awesome. But please, the drawing tool.

    2 votes
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  17. Custom tabs For Students

    It would be nice if we could save custom tabs with limited options for the students copy of the PowerPoint. With teaching online I give some assignments through PowerPoint. Some of the younger students get distracted or overwhelmed with all the options on each tab. I know we could save our customized tabs on our end, but it would be nice to have a save option that automatically changes the tabs on the students end.

    1 vote
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  19. Next slide button

    So add a button at the top of a slide show so you can click on it if you want to change slides while presenting.

    1 vote
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  20. Embed video search from Microsoft Stream

    You should be able to search and pick the video you need from a window inside PowerPoint. Find your video a get the option if this should be a link or embedded "compressed" into the PowerPoint.

    38 votes
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