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  1. References to Fields/Values (like Word Cross References)

    In addition to "document properties" I've seen requested elsewhere (and voted for), I'd also request the ability to pull the name/title (or some other designated value) of a slide. In a technical presentation, it's nice to have a footer identify the page number and the slide title (or an abbreviation of the title).

    If I could have a text box on a slide for which the contents could be referred to, such as a StyleRef or Bookmark in word, that would be perfect.

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    • PowerPoint: more finely tuned navigation tools

      As I have had to adapt PowerPoint into a program for print publishing (since Publisher has been left behind and is totally obsolete), it would be very helpful to have more finely tuned navigation tools in PP, such as the ability to arrow up and down within one slide. I have to use larger "slide" sizes which don't always fit on the screen when I'm zoomed in working on details, so every time I try to scroll to navigate the one page, I constantly get thrown into the slide above or below.

      Suggestion: navigate the pages the same way you…

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      • Be able to set PowerPoint program defaults

        Need a way to set font, paragraph style, color set, etc. defaults for every use - permanently, (Don't copy this from Word 2016 because it never works - or probably my personal settings are still getting changed every time there is an update, now that I think of it. THAT is another major issue.)

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        • hex color

          Use hex color string to add color in custom color palette (additionally to the RGB and HSL). Sure you can convert it but web based standard is Hex and in the XML it is saved in Hex anyway. (so why not enter it directly?)

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          • Add export notes only option

            It should be possible to only export the notes (with a slide number) but not the slide. When presenting, you can see the slide so you don't need that; but you may want to be able to look at your notes.

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            • Double-click a slide to start slideshow from that slide.

              Seems very intuitive and useful. I can't be sure how many people I've heard asking what the shortcut key was or where it was in the menu.

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              • can we please embed Youtube videos that can play without internet access

                I often give presentations in areas without internet access -- embedding videos from any source that can play without having to be connected to the internet would be really ideal

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                • It would be great if PowerPoint could freeze certain elements (header or footer) regardless any transition being played

                  It would be great if PowerPoint could set certain elements to freeze/overlay/on-top like a header or footer within the slide regardless any transitions being played. This is a great way to maintain the corporate footer especially when it comes to presenting your corporate decks to the top management or public. The brandmark on the slide should've been treated with the utmost respect and elegance.

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                  • Support Figma & Sketch files to embbed in PPT

                    Ability to add Figma & Sketch files in presentations so they could appear in.

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                    • Modern Curves Tool

                      It would be hot if there will be modern Curves tool like in other nice modern apps. Current tool is hopelessly outdated.

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                      • 8 votes
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                        • Enable grouping with tables

                          currently, you are unable to group a table and an image. you can convert the table to an image but this makes it cumbersome to edit the text in the table.

                          3 votes
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                          • Slide Libraries / Embedded Slides

                            Lots of people I've spoken to want to have a central slide library that users can take into their own presentations. Then when a master slide is updated, any presentations with that slide in should be updated when they are next opened. This was discontinued in 2013 - please bring it back or replace it!

                            5 votes
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                              • One click action for deleting unused slide masters

                                Many corporations have a standard branded template which includes many slide designs with a lot of very high resolution images. When creating a presentation only a small number of these are often be used but the file size can still be very large because of the slide designs stored in the master. It is possible to go into Slide Master view and delete all the unused layouts which will reduce file size considerably but this is a highly manual exercise when it should be a one-click operation, like a ‘publish’ command.

                                An example being a recent presentation that I worked…

                                6 votes
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                                • A script box, comparable to the notes box, and the text is automatically read by the text-to-speech system, especially for create a video.

                                  In the script box (script as in a drama/play/movie script), I could type a text such as "welcome, how are you". I could set up automation for the script, the same way I can set up timing and effects for animations (delays or multiple scripts).

                                  When the Presentation played, and arrived at the slide with the script, Microsoft's speak or text-to-speech function would speak the script, by click or by automization. The feature would also be available for the create a video feature. When the video was recorded it would contain a text-to-speech voice in place of a human voice.…

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                                  • Need to see Multiple Slides in Presenter View

                                    It would be very helpful to be able to see more than one slide ahead in Presenter View, similar to the Presenter View in Powerpoint 10. Thank you.

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Allow the computer read the slides during slideshow playback

                                      Add a option so that Microsoft speech can automatically read each slide during transition playback and so that it can be added when saved as a movie Mp4

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                                      • option to move comments to the right side of the slide instead of putting it at the bottom.

                                        Its hard to type long comments and look at the slide, moving the comments area to the right side similar to the left side slides bar will make better use of the space available.

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                                        • Bullet point levels like Word

                                          Bullet point levels like Word

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