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  1. When exported to pdf, all images in slides have grey outline

    Recent issue I've noticed: Whenever I export my ppt file to PDF, all of the images I have included in the powerpoint have a grey outline around the image. It does not happen to any shapes I may have built in the pdf, only uploaded images.

    26 votes
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  2. Add "Image Size and Quality" option setting to PowerPoint for Mac

    The PC version of Powerpoint allows you to control "Image Size and Quality" for the presentation. The three options available are Discard editing data, Do not compress images in file, and a setting for Default resolution. Please add these options to the Mac version of Powerpoint.

    Our use case is that we create very visual heavy presentations. These presentations quickly become unwieldy in a collaborate setting, reaching 300MB, 400MB, or 500MB in size. This is due to raw images being uploaded. Having the option to set a default resolution so files are compressed to a standard quality on the way…

    10 votes
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  3. Customize theme fonts

    Please allow customizing of theme fonts in Powerpoint for Mac as it is available for PC.

    29 votes
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  4. Layers and locks.

    Please add the ability to show/hide layers, as on any other design program. Also the ability to lock/unlock an item to avoid when group selecting. Use InDesign, and learn.

    19 votes
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  5. Feature to embed font on PPT for Mac

    Feature to embed font on PPT for Mac, enabling smooth shuffling between PPT for Mac & Windows.

    7 votes
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  6. Allow a default table style to be set

    The ability to set a default table style in a presentation is a major omission from PowerPoint. Currently when you insert a table it takes the formatting of one of the built-in table styles, which you can then change by choosing another one of the built-in styles.

    Most brands require a specific format for their tables - e.g. a certain colour of header row, a certain style of borders, etc. It would be very helpful if these attributes could be baked into a template so that new tables automatically take on the correct styling.

    Currently the only workaround for this…

    34 votes
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  7. Advanced animation timeline, like on Windows.

    Watching demo videos of this being done on Windows, but it's missing from Mac version. Why?

    17 votes
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  8. Set custom default fonts for Slide Masters in template files (as on Windows version)

    You can set your own fonts in text boxes created as part of Slide Masters in a template. However, you can't set the default fonts for the template as a whole, as you can on Windows.

    So, when someone using the template adds a new text box to a slide the font defaults to a different font (Calibri as standard).

    On Windows, the option of 'Customise Fonts' is in the 'Fonts' dropdown on the Slide Master tab.

    10 votes
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  9. I would like to be able to export my Power Point Presentation and include the audio file.

    I would like to be able to export the audio file when I am converting my Power Point to MOV. I would like to be able to export my Power Point Presentation and include the audio file.

    9 votes
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  10. Add ability to compare and combine two PPT files

    Add ability to compare and combine two PPT files

    494 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion to provide a way to compare and merge two PowerPoint files. We would also like to have this feature and will consider it in future planning rounds.

    Remember, this site helps us to prioritize our backlog so the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it. If this is a feature that is important to you, be sure to give it a vote!

  11. PowerPoint for Designers

    Microsoft's view of the Mac world is upside down. A huge proportion of corporate presentations are created by designers using Macs. But the Mac version of PowerPoint is a lame, tame, minimal version of what's available in Windows.
    Microsoft would better serve their corporate user base if they created an industrial-strength version of PowerPoint for MacOS that could not only do all the operations of the Windows version, but surpass it. Custom table styles! 9 levels of text in text boxes! SuperTheme creation! Custom Effects Themes (Shape Styles)! Custom SmartArt! All of these are possible with the current file format,…

    3 votes
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  12. Play Embedded Videos on Slide when Exported to Video

    If you have a presentation that is exported to a video that contains embedded video on a slide that's set to play automatically after exporting the presentation to an MOV or MP4, the embedded video does not play. Any animations you've made do play but the video does not. Videos do play automatically when your watching your presentation in slideshow mode but not after exporting it to an MOV.

    Videos set to play automatically do do so when exporting to video on Windows but this feature doesn't exist on the Macintosh. Thank you!

    13 votes
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  13. Advanced Timeline Feature

    It would be great if the Mac version of PowerPoint had the advanced timeline feature like the p.c version; where you can see the duration of each element as a coloured bar, and manually edit and slide the timing for each element along. This would make it a lot easier to achieve more advanced motion graphics on the Mac.

    15 votes
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  14. Zoom in to part of a slide in Slide Show view

    Today in PowerPoint for Windows while delivering your presentation and using presenter view, you can magnify part of the slide on the screen. See details here https://support.office.com/en-us/article/zoom-in-to-part-of-a-slide-in-slide-show-view-19ca20d4-a34c-4a65-9bca-a6de6659d79b

    Please, enable in PowerPoint for Mac this feature already available into PowerPoint for windows.

    Thanks

    11 votes
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  15. Allow me to actually SAVE my updates on my presentation!!!

    Allow me to actually SAVE my updates on my presentation!!!

    1 vote
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  16. Bring the slide zoom feature back

    Slide zoom was available for a short while in Powerpoint for Mac. But now it is no longer available. Bring it back.

    3 votes
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  17. Support ligatures in PowerPoint for macOS

    Just like Keynote or Word does it, ligatures such as "Fi" of "Ff" should be automatically formatted by PowerPoint on the Mac. Pretty much every font supports them. This being 21st century, text—especially in headings—looks unprofessional without ligatures.

    5 votes
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  18. Do not make PDF's bigger than the PPT file

    The PDF file reported from PPT should never be bigger than the PPT file itself.
    However, I have a number of PPT files that, when exported to PDF, triple in file size. This is not good.
    I was told PPT might be trying to create "high quality" images (the PPT file contains lots of images), but I don't see how image quality can be increased beyond what is already there in the PPT source.

    6 votes
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  19. Cannot export in ultra hd 4k on Mac but you can on Windows

    Add a 4k ultra hd mp4 export option for Mac users. Extremely unfair and frustrating that I pay for software that has limited functions on Mac.

    2 votes
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  20. Add a Column Break command for multiple column text boxes

    Add a Column Break command for multiple column text boxes

    Currently in a multiple column text box, one has to add extra spaces to force a line into the second column, why not have a column break command in PPT as there is in Word?

    5 votes
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