PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. 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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                  • Remove unused master templates

                    Several request are about removing slide layouts that aren't used. This one is about removing Master templates that aren't used. People often repurpose a presentation and after multiple pastings, the deck gets multiple masters in it. At some point, many are not even used but bloat the file size. It should be an option to be cleaned up through something like optimization or the Inspector.

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                    • Easier adjustment of character spacing

                      In order to get text to fit better on a slide, I often tweak the spacing between characters (AKA kerning). I typically start by condensing the text by 0.1 point. If that isn't tight enough, I then go back into the dialog box, condense by 0.2 point, click OK, and then see if that worked; if it didn't, I have to go back into the dialog box, increase it to 0.3.... This is really tedious. It would be great if the dialog box could have a Preview button to save a few steps while trying to fit the copy.

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                      • In Windows explorer right click on Office docs, send to PDF

                        In Windows explorer right click on Office docs, send to PDF, saves opening app just to PDF.

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                        • スライド翻訳機能とサブタイトルの企業内利用の許可

                          現在、この翻訳機能は約款により企業内での利用ができません。(商用利用にあたる為)これでは、広く機能を利用いただけないのでサブタイトルとスライドの翻訳機能は企業内で利用できると定義して欲しい。

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                          • Allow me to restrict the editing of the presentation

                            When I send a presentation out to a client, I would like to know that they can't edit my original work. This would allow me to send an expiring presentation.

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                            • Use Office 365 professionnal account for online presentation

                              Right now, I can't use my office 365 professional account to use the ''Present Online'' option in Power Point. I have to create a personal account (a second account) on Live or Hotmail. It makes no sense.
                              Please let us use our 365 professional account to present online.

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                              • Slide Zoom

                                The icon that activates the zoomed slide can be changed via a right click and "Change Image". It would be helpful if one of the choices were to use an area of the parent slide as the "image" for the zoom icon.
                                This idea may be a way to implement
                                "Zoom into slide to use it as canvas"

                                Also, when on a zoomed slide, it would be helpful in some situations to (a) disable clicking to advance to the next slide, or (b) have a click return to the parent slide.
                                This idea may be similar to
                                "Do not jump…

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                                • 3d shapes

                                  If we had a 3d shape option it would be better for classrooms because, of trying to teach the kids third dimension stuff

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                                    • The ability to change default settings globally

                                      I'd give anything for the chance to globally change certain defaults (either within a template or better, for all work) -- the fill color for shapes; outline for shapes; font and size; probably others I'm not thinking of, plus my biggest frustration: "on click" for animations.

                                      If someone has to change all these not just for each slide but within a slide multiple times, it's a HUGE frustration.

                                      Having said all that, I am head over heels in love with PowerPoint. I abandoned it years ago (like when it first came out) and wouldn't touch it since -- until I…

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                                      • Add SRT and/or ASS support for Videos

                                        I embed videos in my presentations (for a classroom) and often find the need to embed subtitles in the videos. Currently, PowerPoint 2016 only supports the WebVTT format, and will not detect or display any
                                        "soft" subtitles that are included in the video.

                                        While I can convert from ASS and SRT to VTT and embed the caption, there's still a problem regarding font sizes -- when I displayed it on an SD-projector, there's no problem; but when displayed on an HD projector, the font size was appearing in a very tiny size.

                                        My suggestion is to add support for SRT…

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                                        • offering a help feature that works!!!

                                          Tried multiple times to no avail!!!

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