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  1. please please fix the issue of the data labels not showing up when created in PPT 2016 and viewed in PPT 2010. this is a huge problem.

    please please fix the issue of the data labels not showing up when created in PPT 2016 and viewed in PPT 2010. this is a huge problem.

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    • Merge/Insert Presentation to existing Presentation

      Where is the option to EASILY insert/merge a completed presentation/slide into an existing presentation?

      PROBLEM: We create modular presentations to allow the sales team to amend additional product details slides to the end of PowerPoint presentation (creating a custom deck compiled from previously approved slides/presentations). Currently, the process of adding slides from another presentation is not as easy as it could be...

      SOLUTION: Give a tool that allows the option to insert any/all of the slides from another deck, and asks if we want to import the content or all the formatting/animations as well.

      BONUS: It would be awesome is…

      8 votes
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      • Fix "insert -> Photo album -> file -> link to file"

        Currently, in PowerPoint 2013, this functionality is broken - PowerPoint *embeds* all files, instead of linking.

        To reproduce, try creating a "Photo Album" with several large images, and take a look at the size of the pptx produced.

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        • Option to export to MP4 with silent audio track (rather than no audio track)

          When exporting a presentation that has no sound or recorded narration to MP4 with "Create a Video", the resulting MP4 file will not have an audio track. Although this makes the MP4 slightly smaller, it also causes problems when playing the MP4 on some devices such as Samsung smart TVs ("Not Supported Audio Data"), which is particularly annoying when you want to play the MP4 on repeat.

          There is of course a workaround: including a silent audio file that automatically plays on one of the slides, but it would be nice if there was an option to export a video…

          4 votes
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          • Lock format on presentation objects, and allow seamless auto formatting on paste

            Wouldn't it be so useful if you could have a slide where the size is locked, the font inside the box is defined, and locked, indentation is defined, and when i dump text (from any source), then it simply shows up formatted according to the slide?

            3 votes
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            • Set the printing default settings to print to 'slides' not to '1 slide per page' to save paper /ink.

              Set the printing default settings to print 'slides' not to '1 slide per page/ full page' to save paper /ink.

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              • Ability to Lock a slide to prevent editing while still allowing additions to the deck

                PROBLEM 1: We've got a bunch of sales people who are experts are ruining a slide presentation by typing, dragging, and adding content to an authorized layout. The result is an unauthorized variation of a company presentation.

                PROBLEM 2: We create "modular decks" that allow our sales team to amend additional approved slides (as needed) to a completed presentation deck. They need the ability to insert additional slides.

                PROBLEM 3: If we (the designers) lock/protect the deck from editing, it also prevents the addition of slides.

                SOLUTION 1: Allow individual slides to be locked (password protected) to prevent alterations without…

                7 votes
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                • FIND

                  The FIND box retains the last text that you looked for - so we have to manually remove it before performing another Find. Please fix this. Thank you.

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                  • The Youtube-video can't be played in Presentation View. This bug MUST be fixed.

                    Right now, when you have added a Youtube-video and are i Presentation View, if you try to click on the video it just takes you to the necxt slide, making adding videos useless. Een using the short command Alt+P does not work.

                    20 votes
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                    • Control Version History Numbering

                      It is now easy to see a documents Version History. But every time someone pushes save, it is a new event. It would be nice to have version history numbers (i.e. 1.0, 1.1, 1.2.1..etc.) that you could set so you could choose to indicate when a save was major or minor.

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                      • Have a Reset function in the Master View to re-set a modified Layout in synch with its Master

                        In the Master View: add the same "Reset" function as it is available in the Normal Slide View, in order to re-set a modified Layout (moved Footnote for ex) in synch with its Master.

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                        • The new Morph feature should also work morphing between different shapes and letters

                          If you create a basic rectangle and then rotate its “to” version, Morph will handle this nicely. But if you change the “to” object to a trapezoid or if you change its basic shape by editing its points, Morph will not be able to figure this out. I am hoping also that I could use morph to turn letters into another, as an R into a B, for example.

                          9 votes
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                          • can we make it “Off” for a certain period as per the User need & then make it “ON” again.

                            can we make Animation“Off” for a certain period as per the User need & then make it “ON” again.
                            Is this kind of facility available in power point tool on a given slide rather than making it “Off” against all Slides.
                            Can you incorporate this feature.

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                            • (Loop effect) Alternating slides or images with a user defined timer

                              Sometimes one wants to show differences between two images (representing medical, seismic, physics...). It is uncomfortable to hit right and left arrows to go back and forth to alternate the two slides or images. Even sometime in congress, the joystick given to the talker is not well design for such task. Thus, it would be nice to have the possibility to make loops either between two (or more) slides with a user defined timer, or making loops possible in the animations within a slide.

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                              • Version control system

                                A version control system of .ppt files (something like git or subversion) should be helpful, especially if it can record the editing history of each slide. This is because it is often the case that we make similar presentations whose only details differ.

                                2 votes
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                                • Sort data in tables

                                  Need to be able to change the order of rows in tables without exporting to Excel or Word, then re-importing into PowerPoint. This feature has been added to OneNote. PowerPoint is the last Office app without. The new graphics features are awesome, but I've got 4 decks with 300-400 slides, mostly data that is updated quarterly and needs to be resorted every time. Need some nerd love, please.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Make slideshow view interactive. Allow to write live suggestions & draw with text to shapes

                                    There is a way to set up "activex text boxes" in PowerPoint and I use this all the time, but no one else does and everyone would!

                                    I allow participants to shout ideas out and brainstorm in meetings and its great. but the functionality is hidden (especially having to change features through the ugly property box. When I do it, all participants wants me to show them how, especially teachers!

                                    PowerPoint should allow presenters to easily set it up, and also draw (text to shapes?) in PowerPoint slideshow view. Its time to make PowerPoint into meeting software!

                                    14 votes
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                                    • "Infographic" slide option to create dynamic movement within a single graphic

                                      PowerPoint is in desperate need of a function (like Prezie) that allows you to insert a LARGE infographic image (on a single slide) and then click/zoom around to different elements during the presentation.

                                      PROBLEM: We create rich graphics that tell a story from our data. These "infographics" are distributed online and in print. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to use these in PowerPoint. As such, we have to completely tear the graphic into pieces and format it into individual slides.

                                      SOLUTION: Some sort of "Infographic" mode that allows you to place one large image in a canvas, and then…

                                      4 votes
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                                      • box

                                        Allow to use links to other website than youtube when adding a video. In particular, BOX

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                                        • display font formatting in notes text in notes pane and presenter view

                                          When we insert notes in the notes pane, we can apply formatting (font size, font color, bold, underline, italics, etc.), and this formatting appears when we view or print Notes Pages.

                                          Why does all of this formatting not appear in the notes pane, and, more importantly, why does it not appear in Presenter View. Bold, italics and underline appear.

                                          Please make font size and color changes appear in the notes pane and in Presenter View.

                                          30 votes
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