PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. Recordings: automatic table of contents and timeline markers by slide

    Like Office Mix, please make recordings in PPT automatically create a linked table of contents and timeline markers based on each slide, for quickly jumping to relevant content. This was the single best feature of Office Mix for educators and learners alike and now a huge loss of functionality.

    7 votes
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    • Enable Onedrive for business account within PowerPoint for data import

      Enable Onedrive for business account within the desktop application of PowerPoint so our users can insert files they already saved in the cloud (images as an example). We can't ask them to switch between accounts, also we don't want to have data saved outside the onedrive for business accounts owned by the company.

      2 votes
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      • Have an Agenda slide type

        I use agenda slides where I have the topics I will present. I copy these slides and highlight the next topic. When I change something in the agenda, I have to copy and change all the other slides.
        How about creating a "agenda slide" where you can put in you topics. When you copy/refer to them, you only need to select the line you want to highlight.
        When you edit one slide text, all the other slides are changed also.

        2 votes
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        • show timer/clock during presentation

          To keep meetings on track, it would be best if a timer or clock could be inserted and shown during presentation. Time is usually allocated for each presentation.

          10 votes
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          • Export PowerPoint slides to SVG

            I would like to be able to export slides as an SVG image. Since Visio can do this, it shouldn't be any problem adding feature to MS Office apps.

            11 votes
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            • Speaker Notes pane

              Put full speaker notes pane back into Record Slideshow
              Earlier version of Office 365 had this functionality which is very useful when you want to record a slideshow with the script right in front of you. Now the notes are shoved into a small box which is over the slide title- super annoying. Don't know why it had to change but my productivity just went down....

              17 votes
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              • 2 votes
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                • Swap presenter view should remember the last setting

                  It is becoming redundant swapping every time a presentation starts or restarts throughout our full day course – switching slide decks or to other applications, stopping for breaks and lunch, etc.

                  2 votes
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                  • 2 votes
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                    • Clip art

                      I think they should take clip art back. I have word 2007 and liked how you could use them, no questions asked, no copyright. I miss it.

                      Please bring it back.

                      8 votes
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                      • Fix the "PowerPoint can't write to Word" error

                        -I want to be able to create handouts via PowerPoint to Word without having intermittent erroe message pop up.
                        -Modify PowerPoint to meter out the conversion so it does not error out

                        3 votes
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                        • Add Mekko charts to display market shares

                          Mekko charts are great to display shares between entities. See an example here as it is supported by the popular add-in Think Cell: https://www.think-cell.com/en/support/manual/mekko.shtml

                          The introduction of the Treemap was already a great addition. The Mekko charts let you however structure the data better if you want to show different segments for example.

                          2 votes
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                          • add your own icons

                            Ability to add your own icon set to Office for use (e.g. my own SVG files, or SVG files I have downloaded) and saved locally so I can reuse

                            3 votes
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                            • revert inking changes for using pen on surface

                              Until mid-March 2018, when using the pen on my MS surface pro, the default tool menu that PowerPoint 2016 would open looked like this:

                              https://support.office.com/en-us/article/draw-and-write-with-ink-in-office-6d76c674-7f4b-414d-b67f-b3ffef6ccf53?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

                              This was very efficient - automatically switching to 'draw/ink' mode for the pen, giving several default pen-style settings etc.

                              Now, after some automatic change I presume, the default option is the clunky, slow 'ink tools' menu and the pen is automatically on select mode.

                              There seems to be no way to revert these unwanted changes. Even after finding the old tool menu style buried deep in the Powerpoint Options -> Customize Ribbon -> All Commands…

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                              • More arctic wildlife pictures of animals and their habitat. good and bad

                                Um for your college students and high school students, you need more pictures. you could just let us add picture for a back round would be nice too.

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                                • Selection fence - inside, outside, overlapping.

                                  When using the click and drag method of selecting. I want to select only the overlapping items. Sometimes it would be good to select everything in, out, overlapping, in+over. Also, it would be good to have a "swap group" option.

                                  1 vote
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                                  • Sort the selection pane entries.

                                    I want to be able to sort the items in the selection pane. Either by type or by name. It would be nice to filter them also. such as group all images or textboxes or shapes.

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                                    • selection filter

                                      I would like a selection filter. I use a few different cad programs and it is VERY useful to set a filter to an type. For example, if there are a lot of lines and a few difficult to select circles ( or if one only wants to work with circles), it is possible to filter for circles only.
                                      In powerpoint I would like to be able to select ONLY text boxes. Or ONLY shapes or images.

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                                      • Animate .Gif in PowerPoint without Presentation View.

                                        Our company just recently switched from Gsuite to Onedrive. We used our slides to break down specifications and sometimes our UX/UI team would show their idea by adding a animated .gif to their slides. In PowerPoint they can no longer do that unless they are in presentation mode.

                                        As a suggestion, change PowerPoint to support animation of gifs even when you are NOT in presentation mode.

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                                        • Add more computational VBA commands

                                          One method of file naming convention (to allow for easy sorting, or clear identification of an official date) is year.month.day, using 4, 2, and 2 digits. e.g., "2018.06.20 TPS report" (where the filename is created in VBA)

                                          In excel, single-digit days or months are easily converted using
                                          application.worksheetfunction.text(day(date),"00")

                                          However, because this is an excel worksheet formula, the method to do this in PPT (or Word) takes a little more code. I'd suggest reviewing more of the computational formulas and adding them directly to VBA for all programs- even if they are rarely used, I think they would be simple to…

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