Virtual trackpad does not work well
When you in a text box in PowerPoint with the on-screen keyboard and iOS 9+, you should be able to use the virtual trackpad to move the cursor around the text box (pressing and holding the keyboard with two fingers). This works well in all iOS first-party apps and MS Word.
However in PowerPoint there are two problems:
- once you double tap a text box to edit the text box and press the keyboard with two fingers, the cursor jumps to another place. This should not happen.
- when I move the cursor around, the cursor discretely jumps from character to character in a jerky way, and the cursor cannot be moved to places where there is no text. Compare this to Word. There a "shadow" cursor can be moved smoothly and freely anywhere, while an actual cursor follows the shadow cursor, but sticks to the characters. This way there is a one-on-one relationship between trackpad movements and the shadow cursor (comparable to how the mouse and mouse cursor works on a desktop).
Note that for simple text fields in PowerPoint, these two cursors are present: try the text search and file name fields
The same problem occurs in Excel.
BTW, this is PowerPoint version 1.29