PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. Selection Pane Shortcut Bug

    The two awesome shortcuts in the Selection Pane for collapsing/expanding groups of objects are buggy (ALT+SHIFT+1 and ALT+SHIFT-9).

    To get them to work, you have to double-click an object or group as if renaming it, then hit ESC or ENTER, and only then do they work. This seems like it's an easy-to-fix bug. Thank you! :-)

    3 votes
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    • Speakers notes

      When running through my presentation I really want to be able to cue off of my speakers notes. However, I can only get the 'presenters view' when plugged into a external monitor. Can you make it so you can jump into the presenters view whenever you want?

      3 votes
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      • Show master document slide # when editting custom slide shows & be able to right-click a slide and see which custom shows it is part of

        On the Define Custom Show form you have the Slides in Presentation checklist on the left and the Slides in Custom Show on the right. It would be extremely useful to have the slide numbers from the Slides in Presentation list shown on the right, in the Slides in Custom Show list. Often, I have several slides with the same title/subject and after adding a slide or several throughout the section it can be difficult to identify which need to be added in order to update a particular custom show. It would also be extremely useful to be able to…

        2 votes
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        • enable showing of non-printable characters (e.g. tab, space, CR)

          Editing and formatting of slides would be much easier, if it is possible to view the non-printable characters as possible in Word

          4 votes
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          • Option for Transition Curve

            A new transition has been added (Morph Transition). But it would be more beautiful if you add an option like a transition curve, where you can set the transition's smooth start & smooth end (Just like the option in Animation Pane).

            7 votes
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            • Be able to edit Notes while in Presenter view

              It would be nice to be able to edit Notes while in Presenter view instead of having to exit to do so.

              8 votes
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              • Use surface dial as an animation scrub dial

                You should add a presentation mode for the surface dial that allows it to smoothly rewind and move forward through animations and transitions with a speed relative to the dial speed. This would allow you to go frame by frame forward and backward through an animation. So if I have a car moving from left to right, I can slowly back it up and move it forward at will. Also, once you have 3D tools built in, I can set a model to rotate one direction, but move it back and forth with the dial during the presentation.

                3 votes
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                • 'Keep Source Formatting' option, like in PPT for Windows

                  In the windows version you can 'keep existing formatting' from a slide that you're copying/pasting into a new deck. Why doesn't this exist in the Mac version?? Please add!

                  1 vote
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                  • an easy way to remove a table.

                    an easy way to remove a table.

                    1 vote
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                    • Format Shape icons/tabs should all display by default

                      Eliminate the "Shape Options" and "Text Options" selection at the top of the Format Shape pane so that the icons for all options are displayed by default.

                      Why? To save totally unneeded clicks and eliminate a source of confusion.

                      - This should be easy to format in most Office programs, since the default is three small icons for each selection. These icons barely extend past the Shape Options label, so there is plenty of blank space for the next three icons.

                      - If the user formats their sidebar so the icons don't fit on one line, wrap them onto multiple…

                      2 votes
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                      • Plug-in Animations and Transitions

                        Design the ppt transitions and animations as plug-ins, like the effects plug-in in Adobe After Effects, so that we can expand our transitions and animations by developing and installing custom plug-ins.

                        3 votes
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                        • Support for DICOM files

                          Currently DICOM files, which are the standard image format in radiology, cannot be used in Powerpoint. We have to convert them to other formats which leads to loss of quality and use. Is there a way to introduce a plugin or native change to PowerPoint so that we can insert an entire DICOM fileset and use it with PowerPoint. Thanks

                          4 votes
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                          • locking poiwerpoint ites on a slide or on a slide master

                            To protect authored or copyright items on powerpoint presentations that are passed on to other parties, it would be very helpful to be able to lock some items on a sldie or master slide so they can^t be deleted or modified, while aloowing other people to modify other elements and add new slides.
                            this request has been going on on other forums for over 3 years now...

                            2 votes
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                            • Add basic video editing tools

                              I'm using PowerPoint to create instructional videos. When I add a screen recording, it would be great to be able to clip out sections of the video, zoom and pan within the video, and add callouts without using a 3rd party editor (such as Camtasia).

                              6 votes
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                              • Video position bar (video scrub)

                                In past versions the video scrub bar (position bar) would appear when mousing over a playing video on the presentation screen, allowing you to scrub or skip a portion of the video. In the most recent versions, when playing an MP4 file, the bar does not appear. Please bring it back, both on Presenter View screen as well as the main screen. It is critical if a miscue aborts the video too soon, and it's very convenient when previewing actions based on bookmarks.

                                2 votes
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                                • 2 votes
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                                  • Converting a single slide with with fading animation to a GIF

                                    Converting a single slide with with fading animation to a GIF

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Please provide an interface to create timed captions in PowerPoint.

                                      I'm turning to PowerPoint more and more to create instructional videos. I find that even though I use speaker notes to relate the spoken script to the slides, the best I can do is export them as handouts and then manually set the timings in another program to produce subtitle files. It'd be really neat if there was a way to fine tune the timing of speaker notes as captions within the slide, similar to the way you can set animation timings to coincide with narration. Then you should be able to output that stuff from PowerPoint into a common…

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                                      • Pen as a clicker for Surface Pro

                                        Use 'Microsoft Pen' as a clicker for PowerPoint presentations in slide show view by clicking top button

                                        5 votes
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                                        • 4 votes
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