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  1. Mail merge feature in PPT

    My project does a lot of certificate for trainings. We designed a certificate template in PPT and we were unable to use MS word to design the template. I would like to suggest to have an add-in for a mail merge feature in PPT where you can merge information from Word or Excel. This would be really AWESOME!!

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      4 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          2 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Section control and multiple slides

          It'd be great if the PPT API could give you control over slide sections and detect which section you are currently working under. And if you had control over all the slides in that section rather than just the current slide. That way if you needed a set of slide to look extremely similar you could control them all at once. Also the creation of sections and multiple slides would be great!

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          • Allow PowerPoint API to format font without selecting.

            Would be great if the PPT API gave you control over the font formatting as the Word API does. That way an add-in could create part of the presentation.with the formatting already done for you. It'd also be nice if the API could detect the font on screen without needing it to be selected.

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            • PowerPoint 2016 Chart filter issue

              PowerPoint chart filter shows "The linked file is not available" when the filter is clicked for the second time.

              When troubleshooting the issue found out the cause as Excel VSTO Add-in which handles "Application_WorkbookOpen" Event in ThisAddin.vb. Even without any code in "Application_WorkbookOpen" causes this error. If I comment 'Application_WorkbookOpen' then it works fine.

              This happens for other Workbook events as well.

              Posted the same issue with a sample excel add-in in msdn fourm. Please go through for more information.

              https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/7650df3d-3b60-4598-93ff-4730c945babb/powerpoint-2016-chart-filter-issue?forum=vsto

              Our add-in is deployed for more that 5000 users globally. It will be great if this issue is fixed.

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                • PowerPoint Add-in in 2016 no longer working after Windows 10 update

                  After Windows 10 update, PowerPoint add-ins in PowerPoint 2016 do not work in Slide Show mode. It just displays as a picture.

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                  • Binding in power point like word and excel

                    Hi All...There should be a office js API to add binding and get all binding in power point like word and excel.So that we can insert content from our addin widget into a binding.

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                    • Insert images to SharePoint Survey

                      After so many SharePoint versions it is still not possible to add images to SharePoint survey questions. Most surveys I create require images that I have to implement with complex workaround coding...

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                      • Open up more functionality for PowerPoint in Office.js

                        The current PowerPoint capabilities for inserting text/images is very limited and it would be nice to be able to interact with the elements on a slide.

                        My specific scenario is to move an old VSTO plugin over to the add-in model, where I iterate all text elements, and change the language of the text boxes. It's very common in Europe that the template is either in the native language or English, and content is then opposite of the template. A link to the VSTO can be found at https://officeaddin.codeplex.com/.

                        If adding direct slide capabilities is a stretch, then a…

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                        • Edit object properties

                          It would be great if you'd allow to edit powerpoint oject properties. I want to e.g. set the font, color, background or spellcheck language from within my app on text boxes or the size/location of a selected object etc..

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                          • Ability to insert add-in on multiple slides or slide master

                            Add an option to insert add-in on single slide or multiple slides. Current add-in can be added only in single slide.

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                            • Trigger Presentation Mode in PowerPoint

                              Add functionality to trigger the presentation from within a taskpane add-in.
                              Add the following function to the library: Document.setActiveViewAsync
                              Having F5 reload the add-in is rather useless.

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                              • Allow buttons to be clickable in presentation mode

                                During the slide show (presentation mode), it would be great if the user was able to click buttons. This worked until some weeks ago, but now I am not able to click buttons during presentations on my Laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad E540). The presentation will just jump to the next slide, thus the app is not focused. But this still works on my colleague's laptop (Asus Vivobook S400C).

                                Is this an intended change or will users be able to click buttons in PowerPoint content apps in the future?

                                Lenovo Laptop PowerPoint Version: 16.0.7726.1042 (64 Bit)
                                Asus Laptop Powerpoint Version: 16.0.8201.2102 (32…

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                                • PowerPoint Add-in Instance Id

                                  I would like to have a way of identifying Add-in instances once they are inserted in the document.

                                  My addin adds a picture in the selected part of a PowerPoint document. At the same time I also add some persistent data using Office.context.document.settings.set

                                  Is there a way to specify the name of the picture within powerpoint?
                                  When I unzip the pptx I see that my persistent data is on the webextensions.xml but when I look at inside the slide folder, for instance slides1.xml all I see is the pictures but I dont have a way to associate the pictures from…

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                                  • I would like to be able to run search and replace operation in MSWord and PowerPoint documents from command line without "button clicks".

                                    I have a document with several fields the contents of which changes from project to project. Instead of opening this document in PowerPoint and running search/replace for each field, with a lot of keyboard/mouse input, I would like to be able to run a utility from command line, which would do it for me. For text files I could do it easily in Linux using sed, awk, etc. I need to be able to do the same for Word and PowerPoint files

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                                    • Add a support for InsertXML for powerpoint

                                      As like the Selection.Range.InsertXMl I need the option in powerpoint also. It will be helpful for adding contents using openxml.

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                                      • PowerPoint Online Bug

                                        Hello, please fix the bug!
                                        When we are viewing a slideshow in PowerpointOnline created with add-in, slides containing add-in’s content do not appear to load. Error message
                                        I think this error is a bug of PowerPoint Online.I have created the other apps, that are already in MS Store market. They work without errors in read mode, but bring the same error in full screen mode. Please, look at this screen video: yadi.sk/d/mtypZZx-wNSst yadi.sk/i/coV_DWvQwNUTf
                                        I think there is a problem with using sharepoint Add-in files with PowerPoint Online for all webservices in fullscreenmode.
                                        It's really bug or it's my error?
                                        Manifest…

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                                        • setSelectedDataAsync can not handle the image if the image size exceeds 5MB.

                                          This is what I posted in forum as
                                          https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/bf48b450-6ee4-408b-a441-a53b23c75346/failing-to-insert-a-large-image-into-powerpoint-slides-using-setselecteddataasync-in-officejs?forum=appsforoffice

                                          It seems this is a limitation or bug. We are using setSelectedDataAsync with base64 encoding to copy the image into slide. but the image is corrupted if the image size is relatively huge (like over 5MB). The same code works with both Word and Excel. I guess something went wrong with PowerPoint.

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