PowerPoint for Windows (Desktop Application)

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  1. Slicers

    Enable Slicers on Charts and Tables (as in Excel).

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    • VBA: Self-reference to add-in object (ThisAddin)

      I'd find it very useful to have a self-reference to the add-in object the running code is contained in, e.g. to find the folder where the PPAM file is located.

      Currently you have to search by the add-in name in the "Addins" collection (and hope no user changed its name).

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      • 2 votes
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        • The new add-ins for PowerPoint needs access to more functionality

          The functionality that is available when developing new PowerPoint add-ins is very limited. High on my wish-list is the following:

          Make it possible to:
          - extract text from text boxes in a presentation, not just the currenlty active selection of text.
          - insert slides from external presentations.
          - crop pictures after they are inserted
          - format paragraphs with the formatting of choice

          2 votes
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          • Office remote from smartwatch

            Please add-in features that people can remote office from smartwatch. Because smartphone is too big and inconvenient for presenters when they are presenting. So, remote office from smartwatch is very useful (via Bluetooth)

            3 votes
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            • Please add back the feature to edit SCALE for powerpoint charts. For example, on a bar chart from a previous version, I wanted to change the

              In older versions of powerpoint you could right click on a chart and select 'format axis' and then edit the scale of the chart. For example, if a clustered bar chart, the scale might have been 1-5. However, if I want to change this to percentages, the scale becomes 1%-500% instead of 0%-100% meaning that the bar takes up 1/5 of the chart space instead of the full space. There is now NO OPTION to edit the minimum, maximum, intervals of the SCALE on the charts! This is completely insane and means that using charts in powerpoint is now completely…

              3 votes
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              • Reinstate export handouts to Microsoft Word

                In older versions of PPT (prior to Windows 10, PPT2013 and prior) the function Export Handouts to Microsoft Word worked beautifully. Not so much since these latest upgrades. PPT sends an error message that simply isn't fix-able. "PPT cannot write to Word". The 'HELP' isn't helpful (technicians do not understand the issue and have no reasonable suggestions to overcome it). "Community" offers many suggestions, none of which overcome this. Very frustrating to lose this capability.

                3 votes
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                • Implement a feature of auto-captioning subtitles for videos

                  Subtitles for your videos on your computer (Like YouTube engine)

                  2 votes
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                  • Speed control for Ink Replay feature

                    A speed control needs to be added for the Ink Replay feature in PowerPoint. We need to be able to control how fast it replays in order to make the presentations effective. Thanks.

                    6 votes
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                    • ME GUSTARIA QUE LA ORIENTACIÓN HORIZONTAL Y VERTICAL EN LA MISMA DIAPOSITIVA SE REALIZARA

                      ME GUSTARIA QUE LA ORIENTACION DE VERTICAL Y HORIZONTAL SE PUEDAN HACER EN LA MISMA PRESENTACION

                      6 votes
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                      • 3-D Rotation as an Animation (X Rotation &/ Y Rotation)

                        Pretty much an improved spin animation - not just clockwise or counterclockwise(Z - Axis) but also the ability to 'spin' in X - Axis &/ Y - Axis.
                        Is already implemented in Format Shape but why not in Animation?

                        3 votes
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                        • Screenupdating in code

                          Add the functionality to turn off screenupdating when using VSTO, VBA or other Powerpoint development Tools.
                          This is possible since +10 years on Word and Excel. Why not Powepoint?

                          2 votes
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                          • Allow for portrait and landscape orientation in the same presentation

                            When creating a new presentation, users should be able to alternate between landscape and portrait slide orientation in the same file, similar to how Word allows this. Forcing portrait or landscape makes users have to create multiple presentations and then splice them together outside of PowerPoint.

                            625 votes
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                            • Minecraft transition

                              Epic minecraft transition

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                              • Next section indicator for Zoom

                                The new Zoom feature is great.

                                When coming back to the summary zoom it would be great to see the upcoming section marked (e.g. with a green border around it). This way it is not just zooming out of the current section and zooming into the next section, but users would know where we are going next.

                                1 vote
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                                • Right-click to fade in/appear an item

                                  Applying a fade in or appear animation is one of the most typical tasks, and yet you have to click a few times to get to the animation ribbon to do so. Why not add "Fade in" and "Appear" options on the right-click menu of any object? Would save clicks...

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                                  • Move Slide(s) to End of Presentation

                                    When working with large decks, it is common to need to select slides and move them to the end of the deck in a holding pen or appendix. Rather than dragging or cutting and pasting which involves a lot of scrolling and a loss of place, it would be great to be able to right-click selected slide(s) and have an option for "Send to End."

                                    InDesign has this very useful feature, but also allows the user to select which page number to move slides in front of or after. That advanced functionality would be good to, but the simplicity of…

                                    10 votes
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                                    • New Transitions and Animations

                                      I want new transition and animations to be better on PowerPoint :)

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Add Mouse Over as a Trigger event in the Animation engine

                                        Add "On Hover of" (in addition to "On Click of" as a Trigger event in the Animation engine. Hover = on mouse over.

                                        This would make for a more engaging user experience for unattended kiosk style content.

                                        "On mouse out" would be good too.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Remove dialog boxes for animations or any other thing, Just integrate it on existing top menu

                                          Remove Separate Dialog boxes, as they are time consuming for animation timing or other thing, integrate them on menu, something which slides out from top menu on top-left side and you can also stick it, So it increases productivity, which is office team's aim I think!!

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