1. Pre-built animations and slide transitions
2. Aligning grouped objects (I find that grouped objects in PowerPoint can be aligned easier than in InDesign)
3. Text selection shortcuts (i.e. double click to highlight a word and then SHIFT+arrow keys to select individual letters)
My feedback is specifically for PowerPoint on Mac.
1. PowerPoint for Mac is missing many of the features found in the Windows version. The preferences panel is almost empty and does not offer many customization options.
2. Changing text space before/after, line spacing, etc. There is a bug that requires you to also input the unit just to change spacing/etc. Example: If you want to add 12 pt of space after a piece of text, you cannot just type "12", you have to enter "12 pt". This adds an unnecessary step to the workflow process.
3. Copying one slide to another presentation causes the slide to lose its background image. The solution is to add the background image to the slide master, but this is not the most obvious choice. Additionally, PowerPoint does not show you the name of any placed file, image, or background image, which makes it almost impossible to remember the file names of any images in the presentation.
• Interface is clunky and requires extra steps to accomplish simple tasks like changing fonts.
• Bullet points are inconsistent. You can select a different symbol to use on one slide, but the option disappears on every other slide, so you're required to repeat the process. A workaround is to use the formatting tool, but more on this area next.
• The Formatting "Painter" tool works about 60% of the time, and seems to fail when trying to change bullet points and bullet point styles. It usually does not work if you've copied and pasted text from a different presentation.
What could resolve these shortcomings is the ability to have pop-out boxes for Font, Paragraph, Format, etc. I can live with always needing to enter "pt" or "px", IF it didn't require multiple clicks and steps. Making the workflow similar to Adobe (fly-out windows) would significantly improve PowerPoint.