PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. Template protection

    When distributing a PowerPoint file, prevent another user to change the template.The other user may change contents, etc. but they may not make modification at the template.

    8 votes
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    • Dynamic menu: Hide Slide and Unhide Slide

      PowerPoint should know when a slide has been "hidden" so that when I want to unhide it, the menu should read "Unhide Slide" instead of a static menu which shows "Hide Slide".

      3 votes
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      • BUG: Pen - Mouse update prevents selecting "Curve" in Drawing Shapes

        Mouse as selector works fine. "Pen as mouse update" 3/15 negatively affects "Shapes and Lines selection. Especially,
        Home-_>Drawing window

        a. Selecting any shape automatically inserts it into slide.
        b. Always inserts a Line when you click Curve.

        1 vote
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        • Not allow PPT2013 or 2016 to maximize or ensure fit when changing page size

          Is there a way to change the page size in 2013 and 2016, so it does not maximize or ensure fit of the content? I would like the page to be distorted in a certain instance.

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          • Bring back the light gray theme (Powerpoint 2010) for the interface

            Please bring back the Powerpoint 2010 light gray theme for the interface.

            It is just perfect and easy on the eyes!

            3 votes
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            • When converting to video in PowerPoint 2016, to make bookmarks work again (they failed to work in the latest "upgrade" ["downgrade"??])

              Converting to video from PowerPoint 2016 is a bigger hassle than in 2013. Earlier, the bookmarks on embedded videos no longer work. So one has to do them manually. Now in the latest "upgrade" of 2016 (actually, a drastic downgrade), even the bookmarks on embedded audio no longer work! Again, one has to do them manually, as the video conversion ignores ALL bookmarks now!!

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              • Have PowerPoint prompt for footer changes

                Create a setting/option for users to get a save prompt to check for footer correctness in the slide master; secondary option to have it only prompt if it suspects an error (ex: past date); MSFT is already doing this AI with Outlook attachments (prompting if it thinks you missed attaching a doc)

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                • Animated Designs

                  This is a big suggestion that I hope is seriously considered, when making a PowerPoint I love the designs and the transitions, but what if you combined them. Not only would you have the transitions already available but each design would have a few different 'moving' backgrounds between slides. Ex. If lines in the background trickle off the screen, text boxes move and grow/shrink to place them self in the proper position for the next slide, replacing the text on the inside.

                  3 votes
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                  • Add an animation that will cause a line to self-draw itself through unlimited multiple directions

                    The animation should reveal the line along its path much the way water flows down a meandering dry channel. This would be useful for showing alignments of roads, rivers and railways.

                    4 votes
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                    • Slide Task list

                      It would be great to have a simple task list where a task is linked to a specific slide ... when writing presentations with 50+ slides it could speed up productivity to just mark a slide with some comments and then later on be able to just jump direct to the slides that need to be finished.

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                      • Allow us to format a 3 column layout for slides.

                        Can you add the ability to add 3 box layouts? I can do to now but 3 would be nice. Here's a screenshot to help you, http://1drv.ms/1KjiBS5

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                        • Allow us to insert code samples like in Technet

                          Can you allow us to insert code samples into PPT like on TechNet.
                          When I cut and post code into Powerpoint it does funny things.

                          http://1drv.ms/1TD5yhb

                          1 vote
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                          • Easily move around on slide while zoomed in using Spacebar+Left Mouse Button

                            I love how easy it is to move around from area of an artboard to another by simply using Spacebar + Left Mouse Button within Adobe Applications. It would be nice to have this feature in PPT as it is less intuitive to zoom in on a slide and using the scroll bars to move around.

                            4 votes
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                            • More categories of shapes. Shapes for Automotive, Medical, Sciences, History, Etc

                              I have students making complicated projects that can be animated to show they understand the theory behind how automotive parts and pieces interact with each other. Ex: How a transmission or engine works. Sure helps with hands on (Kinesthetic Learners)
                              They are still building mock ups of nervous systems with pipe cleaners in the medical studies. Easier to do with power point with a few more shapes.
                              I am currently building my own libraries for the students to draw from but hard manipulating Shapes to build things like gears.
                              This could impact all schools with little cost because they all…

                              3 votes
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                              • Identify missing fonts with icon in Replace Fonts (like you used to do)

                                Through PowerPoint version 2010 the Replace Fonts dropdown showed icons for TrueType fonts and a question mark if the font was missing. THIS IS ESSENTIAL INFORMATION!!

                                If someone in one of our departments sends a PowerPoint file for printing, we have no way to know if the fonts they used are available within the file, or if a substitute font is being used. Printing output might look drastically different than what the author intended.

                                Please bring back the icons next to the fonts that indicate whether or not they are available for output.

                                20 votes
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                                • Add an API event for developers to detect when a slide has been modified

                                  The PowerPoint events exposed today have some capabilities that are very handy to developers, such as detecting when a document is opened or closed, or a slide has been selected. As a .NET developer, I would like for there to also be an event that occurs whenever a slide has been modified in any way. Some examples include when text is edited, when a selection item has been moved or deleted, or when a pen/ink annotation has been added to the slide. With this event, you can help developers expand their possibilities to have tight PowerPoint integration or synchronization.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Allow automatic translate to powerPoint online

                                    so if you had a document you needed to put on line you would not need to save it

                                    1 vote
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                                    • include the ability for multi level lists?

                                      I would like the ability to make a multilevel list on a slide within the bullet and numbering options on the home tab as you can in word.

                                      (1.1,1.2,1.3 etc)

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Not allow the program to crash without saving

                                        This would allow your progress to be saved while it is crashing. (This would of course be optional to the user and would be found in the file section)

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Sections Visible and Editable in Outline View

                                          Sections should be visible and editable in outline view

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