PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. VBA storage

    This may be a duplicate idea, unfortunately the search function on this forum isn't ideal and I wasn't able to find it to vote on it.

    Suggestion: Add a powerpoint equivalent of Personal.xlsb for macro storage. With Excel, it is easy to store and re-use code, with PPT you have to remember which file had the latest code and copy to reuse it.

    I've also found it useful (sometimes) to jump back over to personal.xlsb to grab general syntax that isn't unique to the Excel object model. I wonder if it would ever make sense to have a Personal.VBA file…

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    • Print current selection from context menu of the thumbnails in Normal view or from the Slide Sorter.

      I often want to print a subset of the slides in a presentation. I'd like to be able to select the slides in either the thumbnail column of the Normal view or from the Slide Sorter view then right-click and choose "Print selection" from the context menu. This currently requires five mouse clicks but could be reduced to two.

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      • PresenterView timer displaying by how much I'm ahead/behind schedule

        From my experience with presentations, I think the most useful device to help me keep to the total alloted time is to keep time at the level of each slide, relative to the timing I've set for each slide while rehearsing.

        Ideally, I would like to be able to do the following:

        1) for each slide in my presentation, set a certain time that it ideally takes to describe it in the live presentation; I know this can be done with the Rehearse Timings feature, but what Powerpoint cannot do is the next step...

        2) while presenting, have a timer…

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        • Save printing option ‘Print Ink’ (check/no check) in each file

          Would be nice to not have to uncheck it every time I print.

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          • Save "speak" file with power point slide show

            Many folks have lost their ability to speak. Using a PowerPoint Slideshow with imported text for word it can be made to read allowed but it is not saved with the slideshow making it available to use in a group or teacher setting. What a wonderful tool this would be.

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            • ability to play single audio track across multiple slides

              Would like to see the ability to play a single audio track across multiple slides, be able to select which slides it plays across continuously, which slides to pause and resume sound (incl. in the middle of the track)

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              • Please add the ability to use animated backgrounds in PPT for windows. Why available for Mac and not w10?

                Windows users should have the ability to use animated backgrounds in ppowerpoint using either pictures, short videos, or gif. You should also have a "create animated background" that would allow you to create your own animation using a set of objects and then choose if you want it to loop on slide, and have it become a background option for all slides in a presentation.

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                • Animation: Delay before repeating

                  In an animation that's set to repeat, I like to add a delay before the animation repeats again, instead of waiting for the whole animation to finish then immediately begin again.

                  (eg. Shapes beating where the animation needs to be fast but needs to be spaced to, for example, the tempo of the song.)

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                  • Design Ideas

                    There are Design Ideas on PowerPoint Online, What about the desktop version?

                    I use the Design Ideas to create my perfect slides and i can't do that on the desktop version.

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                        • Enhance connectors

                          Enhance connector capability, adding some "Visio" type behaviours, at least match features with "Gliffy" tool available online, and OpenOffice/Libreoffice has better connector capability in their Powerpoint equivalent)

                          -multi-bends, ability to add bends, round corners
                          -ability to add additional connection points to shapes, or allow a "connect anywhere" capability
                          -ability to add text to connectors and position the text
                          -additional end shapes
                          -additional line formats

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                          • Gradient of color /across/ shapes (similar to SmartArt Design styles/colors, but user accessible for other shapes)

                            When you insert smartart and go to the Design ribbon, there are some options where you can change colors (accent type or different color schemes). For example, each shape might be a different shade of green from light green to dark green.

                            Often, SmartArt isn't the ideal solution and users create multi-shape images to visually communicate a message. If they want to replicate a diverse color scheme, or if the color schemes available for that SmartArt are simply insufficient, it is tedious to manually create the appropriate color scheme across shapes, especially if it has to be done using 'more…

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                            • Table

                              We should be able to select all the table in a presentation and give them same colours and weight for borders.

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                              • Save custom colors information in slide

                                I would like to see that custom colors are saved in the deck information so that I can easily pick from them when opening a existing PowerPoint. These seem to be saved per session now?

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                                • Create a reverse highlight/ mask shape property

                                  See http://technotoolbox.blogspot.com/2009/09/creating-masks-in-powerpoint.html for an example of what I'm trying to describe. There are at least three ways to accomplish this (I use merge shapes/fragment, which looks good but is not editable afterwards)

                                  Suggestion: make this a built-in feature, where it is easier to edit when the underlying content changes.

                                  Possible implementation: be able to tag shapes as "mask" and "clear". If a "clear" shape is above any "mask" shapes in z-order, simply treat that portion of the mask shape(s) as 100% transparent (I assume the "clear" shape is actually set to "no fill", although maybe there is a use case…

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                                  • facilitator guide

                                    At a prior employer, we had some VBA code that would turn each slide into an image, and paste them all into a Word template (inside a table) where the slide image was in the left column, and we created the instructions in the right column. The template was used to create the facilitator guide (for train-the-trainer). At some point in time the PowerPoint or Word object model changed and it quit working,

                                    Why not just use slide notes, you ask? Because there may be other activities (like working on flipcharts, team exercises, etc. that wouldn't have dedicated slides, and…

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                                    • Is Trim Media available on PowerPoint for Windows?

                                      Is Trim Media available on PowerPoint 2016 for Windows?

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                                      • Show animation number during Presentation View

                                        During Presentation View, add an option to enable showing the number for the current animation in the corner during a presentation. For example, on a slide with 3 animations, show "2" in a box in the corner of the screen when the second animation gets triggered.

                                        This is helpful when running through a presentation and making sure everything lines up. The Animation Pane is a nice first-level view, but since it auto-plays all animations (or every animation from a selected point), it's hard to see the how the slide would look when presented (especially with pauses between animations).

                                        Enabling the…

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                                        • show zoomed slide in 'start mode' when shown in overview section and while zooming

                                          I have a zoomed slide that contains 'entrance animations': objects fade in after a click. That means that the objects are hidden when shown in presentation mode until a mouseclick. When i make that slide a zoomed slide, the objects are visible on the overview slide and while zooming in.(at the end of the zoom they disappear) In my opinion they should remain hidden until the the slide is fully zoomed in and the user clicks to reveal the object.

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