PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. Add persistent 'desktop' option to 'save as' dialog on all office apps

    One of the most frequent places to save any document is the desktop - so that it can be filed, opened or sent. Yet, Microsoft products make you work hard to find or add desktop as a destination. All office apps should persistently show Desktop as a Save as choice.

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    • Portrait and landscape format in one PowerPoint presentation. It belongs to a user-friendly PowerPoint program.

      Dear MS-Friends, Portrait and landscape format in one PowerPoint presentation. This include to a user-friendly PowerPoint program as soon as possible. I am not agree that MS is storage my name and IP address in order to send this message. Whey????

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      • Shape spacing and alignment indicators using keyboard

        When using the keyboard to move the shapes around / fine positioning. The alignment and spacing indicators do not show up. If you click on a shape with the mouse you can see them, but that means you have to take you hands off the keyboard to get that information. The alignment and spacing indicators should work when suing the keyboard.

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          • Ability to rehearse in presenter mode on a single screen

            It would be really handy if there was a way to rehearse the presentation in the presenter mode using a single screen. This may come in handy if I have some time for rehearsal but don't have a projector/second screen available

            There are some workarounds available (such as making the OS think that there's a VGA display connected) but those aren't available on some computers.

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            • Locking/Anchoring the position of linked objects on a page

              We need the ability to lock the position of linked objects. I do a lot of work with Excel products and use the Paste Link feature to bring the data I need into my weekly staff slides. The problem here is that If I have a field that causes Autofit in Excel to grow the row from 1 line to 2 lines or vice versa, it causes the linked object to shift location on the slide. There needs to be a way to select a point on the object (corner or midpoint) and anchor its position on the slide.

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              • Can the ungroup feature leave animations alone?

                Resetting up detailed animations can be very time consuming, especially if there are a lot to ungroup and regroup. I understand this may not be feasible in all cases, but it is certainly worth doing when ever possible. There could be an ask on which item to ungroup from a list of items and only remove animation from that one item

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                • See all slides presentation view

                  I love the fact that I can see all slides in the presentation view, but every time I click one of the slides, it kicks me outta that view. Can't I just use only that view? Make it stay or at least a setting or option to keep it there.

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                  • Allow linked slides (feature to show the same slide multiple times in presentation)

                    It is often useful to insert the same slide at multiple points of the presentation. This can be done with copy/paste at the moment. However, corrections to the original slide will not be transferred to the copies and therefore lead to inconsistencies.

                    I wish to have a feature that allows me to insert a "virtual slide" linked to a previous slide. The virtual slide should always have the same content as the original. However, the virtual copy should optionally have different effects than the original - so that the presenter does not have to go through the same effects repeatedly.

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                    • There needs to be an option to create handouts where the slide is only a picture and not a link that opens the slide.

                      There needs to be an option to create handouts where the slide is only a picture and not a link that opens the slide. the files are way too big and so hard to work with. this is way too time consuming for me in my daily work

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                      • Allow a regularly used animation to be added to the top pick section of animations

                        For example, move the peek entrance animation from More Entrance Effects to the top one-click section. An alternative would be to recognize those animations we use most often and move them to the top for us. This saves 4 clicks for every animation and thousands of clicks when there are a lot of animations.

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                        • Add option to change a shape to a different shape.

                          This will be easier than adding a new shape, format painting to match original, and then copying the text over. The change shape could keep all formatting, animations and text, thus saving time, especially if many need to be converted as it may be done on more than one shape at a time.

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                          • Add bring to front and send back animations.

                            It would be easier to temporarily hide something under another object that move it off and back on the screen (and get it in the exact same place).

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                            • More printing options with animations

                              For animations, what is printed is what is on the slide at the ‘start’. Provide an option to print what is on the slide at the ‘end’ of the animations.

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                              • Window sizes in presenter view can be different proportions for different slides

                                Because the three sections do not always have the same importance for every slide, e.g. there are more notes for a very animated slide and other slides have no notes. When no notes, the slide images can be larger and easier to see allowing the presenter to walk further away from the monitor.

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                                • More sounds in animation effects options & please make the volume work.

                                  More sounds would be great and the volume slider currently does nothing. All sounds must be at the computer’s volume and cannot be varied by the different sounds. One might want a quiet sounds for a presenter warning (reminds me not to miss a link) and a loud boom for audience effect - both quiet and loud in same PowerPoint file.

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                                  • PLEASE include dynamic referencing as seen in Word for decades

                                    This could have saved months of my life. For example, slide 8 text says ‘see slide 53’ and if slide 53 moves to 54 (due to slides being added or deleted) slide 8 should automatically say ‘see slide 54’. Manually keeping track of reference numbers for my 35-hour bootcamp with over 560 and about the same many cross references was so low tech. We should do better in 2018.

                                    In addition, (I’m not holding my breath) it would be great to extend that to other slide deck files, e.g. ‘see Chapter 5, slide 140', where Chapter 5 is another PowerPoint…

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                                      • Make the notes in presenter view be black with a white background

                                        This is easier to see, which is important as presenters often walk around a bit to engage the audience and are not always siting directly in front of the monitor like an Excel or Word user would.

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                                        • Move notes to left side in presenter view

                                          As our top monitor cannot be moved, this placing would help us turn aside from the audience less to view the notes. (PowerPoint 2016)

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