PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. Back and forth video play

    We have already stressed on videos being an essential part of PowerPoint presentations, and going in sync with that is this one feature which is of the back and forth video play that is yet to be seen and made use of in PowerPoint. If one needs to make a reverse loop quirky content for social media content, then this would be a very useful feature.

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  2. Support drag and drop EPS files

    While PowerPoint has started supporting .SVG files lately, it is important that a globally known vector format like EPS should also be made available. This would be great, as it would help avoid the unnecessary step of having to convert files before using them.

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  3. Save each slide as separate video

    If you are using PowerPoint to create Instagram content, or anything related to social media, instead of hiding slides manually in order to export videos, it would be great to have a mechanism through which we could save every slide as a separate video, as that would make the process easy and less cumbersome.

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  4. Pre-integrated Animated Icons

    Bringing the PPT to life with pre-integrated animated icons is next level innovation that we hope becomes a possibility in the near future. Icon sets are great, but animation is where the world is right now, and we hope that PowerPoint picks up on this soon!

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  5. Replace color in the entire deck

    Yes, everything on the PowerPoint application is easy, and a lot of things can be executed with just a few clicks, but replacing the entire color in the deck in one go is still not a possibility in PowerPoint. If one has to attempt to change the color, that person has to do it manually, which is definitely more time consuming, and becomes a hassle.

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  6. Replace color in the entire deck

    Yes, everything on the PowerPoint application is easy, and a lot of things can be executed with just a few clicks, but replacing the entire color in the deck in one go is still not a possibility in PowerPoint. If one has to attempt to change the colour, that person has to do it manually, which is definitely more time consuming, and becomes a hassle.

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  7. make biodiversity theme

    make biodiversity theme

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  8. Adjust Wrap to shape

    I would love to see text in shapes automatically wrapping to the form of the shape. So when rounding the corners of an rectangle for an example, the text-wrapping should automatically adapt to the form and not overflow the borders.

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  9. Improve error msg "PowerPoint can't start this feature because you currently have a Visual Basic for Applications project in break mode."

    This message is displayed when there is an unhandled error in a customUI callback. It's extremely difficutl to debug as it can occur as PowerPoint and it's registered add-ins load. What is "this feature"? Which add-in caused it? Why can't we enter debug mode? I posted to @Office365 below and raised an in-app frown as this could affect many many users. This thread (with MVP input) demonstrates the Heisenbug nature of the issue: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54432885/periodically-getting-vba-break-mode-error-messages-when-loading-ribbon-controls

    9 votes
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  10. Create a presentation tree

    Presentations work on a linear form, one slide after the other. Create a presentation tree, with presentation lines. Linear lines moves with left/rigth arrows or pointer and branched slides with up/down arrows or pointers.

    This way, during a presentation, the first slide on the tree can have more condensed information and, depending on the audience or remaining presentation time, go deeper on specific subjects, without the need to create several presentations.

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  11. Need Word implemented Track Changes in Powerpoint

    Need to have the ability to edit a slide and show track changes so others can see in addition to the adding comments that exist. want it to be the same as the way Word does it.

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  12. Search for the commands you want to add to the QAT

    When adding commands to the QAT from the "All Commands" option, we have to scroll through hundreds of features to find the ones we want to add to the QAT. Could we add a search window in that dialog box, in addition to the list of all PowerPoint's features? It would be a great time saver!

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  13. Add support for more 3D file formats

    Additional file formats such as .jt or .stp would be great for adding models to presentations.

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  14. Zonal OCR for localization of screenshots

    I create most of my documentation images in PowerPoint because all text has to be editable. Therefore it would be great to drag a square around the text I need to OCR in a screenshot and just create a text box out of it in PowerPoint. This would make the screenshots easy to translate. Right now, I extract text, but I can't make the text in an image editable without OCRing (and usually destroying) the entire image. I've also found no third-party tools that would offer a workaround.

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  15. Applying the save as even when the windows get expired

    For there are some of us who's having a hard time to renew our windows and I really hope the "save as" options would be available even when we could not edit.

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  16. 2 votes
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  17. 3 votes
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  18. Please, PLEASE fix Snap to Grid. It hasn't worked correctly in decades.

    Snap to grid is buggy. There are "phantom" grid points that make it possible to drop objects or sides/corners of objects between grid points, making the grid feature useless.

    After many years you finally fixed the longstanding roundoff-error bug that put grid points at the edges of slides in the wrong place, but now have introduced an even worse one. It's depressing that a function this basic and important won't get fixed unless dozens of people vote for it.

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  19. "Live" Shapes in Presentation Mode

    The ability to sort or categorize shapes/objects within an active presentation would be extremely valuable for teachers when making interactive games in PPT because sorting involves specific early learning skills that cannot be substituted with other animations or actions.

    There are multiple issues with the imperfect workaround of having students drag and drop shapes/objects within the working PPT - such as the inability to have audio or animations complement the learning activity and, of course, the fact that the shapes are inadvertently deleted or resized frequently.

    This would have MANY educational applications.

    4 votes
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  20. design ideas

    Microsoft office home and student 2019 doesn't have design ideas feature its available in Microsoft office 365 only. Design ideas feature is very much useful and beneficial for students for presentation use. but we having 2019 version also we don't have design ideas feature.Every student cant afford 365.My sincere request to please give design ideas feature in Microsoft home and student 2019.

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