What's new in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows

PowerPoint 2019 includes several new features that aren't available in prior versions.

Visual effects

Morph Transition

PowerPoint 2019 comes with the Morph transition, which can help you make smooth animations on your slides.

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Zoom for PowerPoint

Shows the Summary Section slide of a Summary Zoom in PowerPoint.

To make a presentation more dynamic and to allow for custom navigation within it, try Zoom for PowerPoint. When you create a Zoom in PowerPoint, you can jump to and from specific slides, sections, and portions of your presentation in an order you decide while you're presenting, and the movement from one slide to another uses a zooming effect.

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Text Highlighter

Shows the text highlighter on the ribbon in PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2019 now has a Text Highlighter similar to the one in Word, by popular demand! Pick different highlight colors to emphasize certain portions of the text in your presentations.

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Pictures and other media

Vector graphics for visual impact

You can insert and edit scalable vector graphic (SVG) images in presentations to create sharp, well-designed content. SVG images can be re-colored, and they don't lose any quality if they are zoomed or resized. Office supports SVG files that have filters applied to them.

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Convert SVG icons to shapes

Converting an SVG image or icon to an Office shape means you can disassemble the SVG file and edit individual pieces of it.

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Insert 3D models to see all angles

Use 3D models to increase visual and creative impact in presentations. Easily insert a 3D model, and then rotate it through 360 degrees.

Bring a model to life in your presentation with the Morph transition, which creates cinematographic animations between slides.

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Showing 3D Model template under File >New

Easier background removal

Background removal feature

We've made it easier to remove and edit the background of a picture. PowerPoint automatically detects the general background area; you no longer have to draw a rectangle around the foreground of your picture. The pencil for marking areas to keep or remove can now draw free-form lines, rather than being limited to straight lines.

You can also draw free-form lines using the pencil Pencil used to draw tables for marking areas to keep or remove—no more being limited to drawing just straight lines.

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Export to 4K

When you export a presentation to video, 4K resolution is now an option.

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Screenshot of the Export dialog box showing the options available when creating a video based on a presentation

Recording features

You can record video or audio narration, and you can record digital inking gestures. An optional Recording tab on the Ribbon pulls together all the recording features in one place.

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Draw or write with digital ink

Customizable, portable pen set

Pen gallery

Choose a personal set of pens, highlighters, and pencils for inking, and have them available to you across the Office apps.

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Ink effects   

Along with numerous colors, you can use ink effects to express your ideas with flair—metallic pens and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver, and more.

Pen dropdown showing Ink Effects

Segment Eraser for ink drawings

Segment Eraser allows for precise control when you are tidying up an ink drawing. It erases ink back to where it intersects with another line.

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A straightedge for drawing straight lines

On devices that have touch screens, you can use the Ruler on the Draw tab of the ribbon to draw straight lines or to align a set of objects. Position the ruler horizontally, vertically, or anything in between: it has a degrees setting so that you can set it at a precise angle, if necessary.

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PowerPoint ruler feature

Other new features

Funnel charts and 2D map charts

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Transform geographic data into a map chart in just a few steps to identify insights, trends, and opportunities. LEARN MORE

Run a slide show with your digital pen

Use your Surface pen, or any other pen with a Bluetooth button, to advance your slides.

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