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  1. Interactive PowerPoint used by Interactive White Boards

    I think of making PowerPoint a powerful tool to be used by Interactive Whiteboards. It does have a feature to write and highlight while presenting. However, it would be great to be able to drag and drop objects while presenting; to drag and drop images or text.
    Regards

    5 votes
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    • Save in PDF format with Notes

      "Printing to PDF" produces low quality document (even if "high quality" option is checked). The next best thing to do is to use "Save as pdf" - however, there's no option to include the notes in each slide.

      6 votes
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      • Bring Powerpoint font handling to modern industry standard

        Typeface naming and menu listing has been standardized in the industry since about the year 2000. See Adobe apps.

        But Powerpoint still fails to properly list typefaces that are perfectly handled by almost any other application in the world.

        When Powerpoint loads standard, high-quality commercial typefaces, it routinely gets all the weights wrong and even assigns italic names to non-italic faces.

        Font naming, loading, and menu listing were solved and standardized years ago, but Powerpoint is still behaving like a 1995 application.

        We need to be able to use quality, industry standard resources.

        We also need to be able to…

        8 votes
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        • Presenter View: Show more than just the next bullet point.

          In PPT 2010 I could see all of the upcoming bullet points on my slide. This allowed me to have an overall picture of where I was going and made for smooth presentations. Now that PPT only displays the next upcoming bullet point it's stressful and requires more continued thought. It's also handy to see the next couple of slides without having to click on a different view.

          9 votes
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          • Make a setting to turn a power point into notes

            There should be an option for students to take a power point and turn them into effect notes to study or for teachers to make fill in the blank.

            2 votes
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            • Key to turn off the smoothing effect in animations

              Most animations are smoothing since PowerPoint 2010. In technical presentions this appears not serious, hard edges are needed that move. Please ad a key to the animation options to turn the smooth effects on/off.

              2 votes
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              • Show the 'live' time on a presentation

                Insert a live clock into the presentation that updates in real-time throughout the slideshow and shows on the publically viewable presentation. This is useful for 'welcome slides' that show how long it until an event starts. Live countdown timers would also be good in this instance.

                8 votes
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                • Automatically enable ink mode when pen (i.e. surface pen) is close to the screen

                  When annotating slides in a PowerPoint presentation using for example the surface pen the "select mode" is the default mode.
                  Ok you change it to "pen mode" and start annotating/ drawing on the slide. As soon as you select the next slide the mode is automatically switched back to "select mode" and you have to manually switch back to "pen mode" again.
                  This is pretty annoying if you have to do this every single slide in a long presentation and as you end up by chance selecting objects and moving them around instead of "writing on the screen"

                  This should…

                  5 votes
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                  • Allow objects (images, text boxes, shapes, etc.) to be aligned within the cell of a table

                    When overlaying an object on top of a table, you should be able to align it within the cell of the table (horizontally and/or vertically).

                    6 votes
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                    • Add ThisPresentation object in VBA

                      Add ThisPresentation object to PowerPoint VBA. Whilst Excel has ThisWorkbook and Word has ThisDocument, PowerPoint has no equivalent

                      8 votes
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                      • Create a shortcut for removing margins on text boxes

                        Currently, it is a bit tedious to remove margins on text boxes. would be great to have a shortcut for this.

                        6 votes
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                        • It is a pity that Quick parts are not available in PowerPoint

                          So how to insert a table that corresponds to the house (for example)?

                          3 votes
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                          • Abilty to reference currently selected comment through VBA

                            It would be helpful to be able to reference the active/selected user comment. For example, when the user deletes a comment, it would be great to be able to store that comment in a variable.

                            1 vote
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                            • Allow formulas in PowerPoint tables

                              I would like to be able to use simple formulas in PowerPoint tables.

                              6 votes
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                              • Retaining the high resolution of images when animating with Grow/Shrink

                                High resolution images should keep their native resolution when growing from a smaller start size in an object animation rather than pixelating.

                                18 votes
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                                • Limiting us to 6 votes - don't waste my time

                                  25 word limit - get real
                                  Limit us to 6 votes - forget it. I'm not going to waste may time hunting for things I have to remove votes from to vote to support new ideas

                                  I'll come back to make other suggestions after you remove the vote limit

                                  2 votes
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                                  • 2 votes
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                                    • 2 votes
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                                      • Reuse Slides - give us better "selection" methods

                                        Instead of just clicking thumbnails in a long list, I want to have options such as Select: (1) All Slides, (2) By Slide Number
                                        This would save SO much time.
                                        Would also help if you would display the slide number in the list, and make the thumbnails larger to easily see differences.

                                        4 votes
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