PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

We love hearing from our customers. To help us build the best version of PowerPoint ever, we have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to create this site to hear your ideas and suggestions. Your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

How can we improve PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)? Vote for an existing idea or share a new one.

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. PowerPoint Slide Context Menu

    When clicking on a slide and selecting from the context menu the items like "Copy" "New Slide" etc. the items "Delete Slide" and "Duplicate Slide" are right next to each other.

    Numerous times, I have clicked the wrong one since they are so close; can they be grouped separately; maybe place the "Delete Slide" in the same section as "Reset Slide" group on the context menu?

    2 votes
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)

      We’ll send you updates on this idea

      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Zoom to mouse cursor, not to middle of slide/selected item

      ...for example like in Google Maps, which is very intuitive and fast!

      Zooming into the middle of the slide or the middle of a shape is extremely awkward in many situations.

      2 votes
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)

        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • be able to manually open the recover documents pane

        be able to manually open the recover documents pane without closing the relevant Microsoft office application and finding it already opened.

        3 votes
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)

          We’ll send you updates on this idea

          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow rounded rectangle radius

          Allow you to select rounded rectangle and enter radius in formatting area so you can set radius to be the same for different objects easily.

          6 votes
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)

            We’ll send you updates on this idea

            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Animations of tables while in Presenter View

            The table momentarily appears before animation starts using Presenter view in Microsoft Power Point 2016 standard.
            .
            1. Create a blank presentation, or add a blank slide

            2. Add a table. It does not need to have any data.

            3. Add an entry animation for the table (i.e. Float in)

            4. Start the presentation using Presenter View

            In the presentation, not on the Presenter’s View screen, the table will momentarily appear before the animation starts. We have only experienced this issue with tables, while using presenter view on a dual monitor system.

            5 votes
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)

              We’ll send you updates on this idea

              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow easier and more robust annotation

              First, in Presenters View, the annotation tools should be one click away. While teaching or lecturing I currently have to use multiple clicks to switch between highlight, pen and pointer which takes time and results in mistakes and a break in the teaching flow. There is plenty of space beneath the slide to allow for each annotation tool to have its own button. You could make that user configurable. That would be perfect. In a perfect world, the slide annotation tools would be under the left side of the slide and the other buttons would be under the right side…

              2 votes
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)

                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • The ability to import a PDF like a Photo Album, where each PDF page becomes a separate slide.

                At the moment, if we are given a PDF to run at an event we have to run it separately from PPT.
                It would be great to be able to import it into PPT and have each page of the PDF populate a separate slide like the Photo Album feature.

                6 votes
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Double border for tables

                  Unlike excel and word, Power point doesn’t allow for double borders for tables. Please add the functionality....

                  2 votes
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • More animations!

                    Office 2019 has the same animations with old versions.I hope Microsoft add more animations.Such as more insert ways,more leave ways and so on.Hope you guys add more funny animations.Thanks a lot!
                    :)

                    2 votes
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add a calculator and google search

                      add a calculator if you have to do math, add a google SAFE search if you have to do safe notes

                      1 vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • puzzle pieces, or puzzle shapes that can be used with image/fragment

                        As a wizard, the user could pick the number of pieces high and wide for a square puzzle, plus maybe a few different connector options. Also a few options for circle and donut puzzle shapes.

                        Or, per the title, also allow the user to overlay /any/ of the above from a wizard and do fragment shapes, allowing a lot more flexibility in creating puzzle graphics

                        1 vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix the font list in Templates master

                          There appears to be a common bug (look at the forums) where the complete fonts list is not available on the fonts section of slide masters.

                          1 vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Powerpoint animations: It would save so much time if we could set styles that we use all the time. The defaults that exist are always th

                            Powerpoint animations: It would save so much time if we could set styles that we use all the time. The defaults that exist are always th

                            1 vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)

                              We’ll send you updates on this idea

                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enlarge the Notes Preview box when selecting INSERT? ACTION > hyperlink to > SLIDE

                              This box only got slightly bigger in the 2013 version - but could be improved. Also with many people cleaning up slides and using handouts still - could more be done to improve 'NOTES'. Whether its 'Notes Master', or 'NOtes Page' for formatting and editing (e.g., if there is more text than can fit on a page, is there an option to automatically add a notes page (without having to add another slide and hide it))

                              1 vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)

                                We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Setting picture transparency was a very effectiv!e ppt tool that we MUST have!

                                How can we improve PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)? Vote for an existing idea or share a new one.

                                1 vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)

                                  We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I need an easy way to change default for new powerpoints. Now I have to adjust every single one. That is very frustrating.

                                  I need to easily change my Powerpoint defaults for new Powerpoints. I can't find that button or this is no button. Having to adjust aspects of each new powerpoint is a big hassle.

                                  1 vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)

                                    We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Narration video export in VBA

                                    Enable VBA commands to export narration videos (save as media option from right-click menu on narration)

                                    1 vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)

                                      We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a countdown timer or stopwatch

                                      As a teacher to keep lesson pace going I want to display a task and give a time to complete it. I know I can preset animations to do a countdown but want to be able to change the time on the spot to adapt to the situation rather than pre-plan it.

                                      I did have a flash based timer that you could enter the time straight in to as you were presenting but it no longer works, it would be great to have this as a PowerPoint feature.

                                      2 votes
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)

                                        We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Actually it's the Power Point application, it's when you log off from gmail, it closes all the open tabs, previously you decided.

                                        Actually it's not the Power Point application, it's when you log off from gmail, it closes all the open tabs, previously you only closed gmail and then you went on and closed the other ones that you don't needed and it was better that way. Thank you.
                                        Cesar Del Valle <cad1yasociados@gmail.com>

                                        1 vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)

                                          We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Actually it's the Power Point application, it's when you log off from gmail, it closes all the open tabs, previously you decided.

                                          Actually it's not the Power Point application, it's when you log off from gmail, it closes all the open tabs, previously you only closed gmail and then you went on and closed the other ones that you don't needed and it was better that way. Thank you.

                                          1 vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)

                                            We’ll send you updates on this idea

                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base