I have trusted you to provide clip art that is public domain without having to scrounge for it. It is an important feature of the program!
Continue clip art within Powerpoint program. HUGELY important to the program! I don't have time to scrounge for public domain pictures outside the program all the time! Leaving out the clipart library makes Powerpoint less valuable, less user friendly, and less streamlined in time expenditure for use! I will say, it has already been more cumbersome since you stopped providing actual clipart and just bringing up random stuff. Both of these things are huge steps in the WRONG direction for the value of your program, which, otherwise, I love!
Wayne Erfling commented
It's baffling to me. Sometimes Microsoft seems determined to "dumb down" its interfaces so that not only can Granny use them, ONLY Granny can use them.
But in this case, a feature ideal for entry-level users is stripped from the product. And even as a senior software professional, I would use this feature from time to time.
This wasn't done after looking at "the percentage of users who use the feature"? or something like that, was it?
Features not used by most users may still be vital to some.
Even if you want us to go to the web, you should allow us to select which engine to use and pull in only images that don't require a license, and for the more advanced users allow all images and then they can choice to select licensed images-- but to take away the easy search and click to add, is just plain evil.
I bought publisher and now you have changed without my permission. Put clip Art back in Publisher!
Barbara Dietz commented
The public domain thing is an issue. I do look online for certain things in a presentation or I have the images available, however for those little things; holly in the corners of a holiday letter, a thumbs up, a Stop Sign, anything with people gathered and such. It was a real time server to do a quick search in clip art.
Plus they all full of Ads
Julie Sloan commented
Our network at work is very secure and we are not allowed to download from the Internet, so clipart was perfect for adding interest to my documents. Please-please-please bring it back!