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  1. Please make Images/Shapes with links work when exported to PDF

    When you insert a link on an object (image/shape) to a place within the PPT file (eg. Page 4 from an object on Page 1) and then export the file to PDF the links don't work. If you do exactly the same thing on a PC the links work fine when exported to PDF.

    9 votes

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  2. General request - make all Power Point tools equal on PC and Mac.

    Microsoft is selling limited version of PowerPoint 2019 on Mac charging the same or more money. There are plenty of tools and options not available on Macs, where are quite long available on PC. This is very unfair and I'm surprised that there is still no lawsuit against that company for tens and hundreds of millions $ for making faulty software. Im just going to promote that action in public so maybe in a short time we would see significant improvement of Mac version of Office, or MS will be sued for millions. In US, in EU, in UK, wherever…

    151 votes

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  3. Advanced Animation Timeline

    Why is the Advanced Animation Timeline feature still not available in the latest version of Powerpoint for Mac? It's been available for PC s since 2016.

    313 votes

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  4. Implement a feature in PowerPoint for Mac that records the screen

    It would be great if PowerPoint for Mac could record the screen like the Windows version can.

    37 votes

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  5. Custom Font Themes for Mac

    I'm trying to set a custom font theme in a new PowerPoint template from the list of pre-defined themes in the dropdown list. But it's my understanding that this is not possible to add custom font on a Mac. However, this feature is available on Window. Do you know when this feature will be made available for Mac?

    17 votes

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  6. PowerPoint en mac No tiene habilitada la opción de grabar presentaciones con la webcam .

    The option to record whit the webcam in PowerPoint in mac is not

    16 votes

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  7. Lock Object Position on Slide

    Please make it possible to lock the position of an object (e.g,. image) on a slide. The feature is in Keynote and is indispensable when adding labels and layers to an underlying image.

    14 votes

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  8. Enabling to record a slideshow with a video narrative in PowerPoint (Office 365) for Mac OS X Catalina.

    Please, enable to record a slideshow with a video narrative in PowerPoint (Office 365) for Mac OS X Catalina. Unfortunately, it is available for Windows only.
    The link https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/record-a-slide-show-with-narration-and-slide-timings-0b9502c6-5f6c-40ae-b1e7-e47d8741161c#OfficeVersion=macOS is not applicable for Mac OS Catalina. If this feature is implemented, it will be very interesting for users are looking for a way to make some video classes because they could record the slide show and the speaker's video simultaneously.

    29 votes

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  9. Show pointer on recorded slides.

    Office 365 has a feature that allows you to view a prerecorded pointer if the presenter used it when recording the slideshow.

    The pointer shows on a prerecorded slideshow in Windows, however, the same file doesn't show the pointer on a Mac.

    Adding this feature will make life easier, especially with online learning.

    11 votes

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  10. Control over rounded corners

    I constantly have to copy and paste a box to keep the rounded corners consistent, can we have it available to type in a value when we create any shape?

    4 votes

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  11. Bring back "Reuse slide" and allow formatting options when inserting slides

    In Office for Mac 2011 (and for current Windows Users) one can choose to reuse a single slide (or 2, 3 etc) from another presentation and retain the original formatting. No more! With 2016 the user is forced to add ALL slides from the secondary presentation - and the formatting is automatically changed, too. For example, if you need 2 slides from a 100 slide presentation, all 100 slides are inserted and all formatting auto-changed to the receiving presentation. This renders the feature virtually useless and costs users a ton of time that wasn't previously required. The Microsoft Tech team…

    394 votes

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  12. Add a function in the "Draw" tab that allows you to highlight and underline text in straight lines!

    Add and setting in "Draw" Tab in which you can highlight or underline text on slides in a straight line to keep from having to use your trackpad. Almost like a ruler or straight edge function that you could turn on or off depending on if you want you "pen" or "highlighter" to go in a straight horizontal line.

    2 votes

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  13. Slide font corruption if it has objects in Enhanced Metafile Format

    You copy object from PowerPoint for Windows desktop app and paste it to another slide as Enhanced Metafile Format. If you open the slide which has the EMF objects, you see characters are corrupted in the deck. This happens in PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 for Mac version 16.44(20121301) or later. Please fix this problem.

    3 votes

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  14. 8 votes

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  15. 4 votes

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  16. can't seem to minimize Presenter View

    I'd like to be able to minimize or downsize the presenter view window so that I can have something else open on the same screen.

    2 votes

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  17. Paragraph and character styles, please!

    Why can't we create/modify paragraph and character styles with a format pane as robust as Word? Header 1, Header 2, captions, custom bullets et al that don't have to be reformatted over and over again would make things so much faster, consistent, and easier. Your end user is familiar with paragraph styles in Word, give them a little credit to be able to use them in PowerPoint as well.

    24 votes

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  18. Allow PowerPoint Presenter view to open in other than full screen mode

    When showing a powerPoint presentation projected or on another monitor using Presenter view on the computer, there is a need to be able to view other docs/apps without stopping the presentation. But Presenter view only operates in full screen mode, leaving no access to other docs/apps/windows. Toggle window doesn't work on a Mac. Either toggle window needs to work, or the Presenter view window needs to be smaller than fullscreen to allow access to other docs/apps/windows. This is especially important for a Zoom session when there is a need to look at other documents while sharing one monitor showing the…

    2 votes

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  19. Major improvement to the annotation functionality

    The annotation functionality during live presentations is rather primitive.

    • There is no UNDO button or shortcut,
    • there is no shortcut to switch to the eraser,
    • the back of the pen is NOT detected as an eraser.

    The combination of these three issues makes teaching with a graphic tablet NOT PRACTICAL.

    Moreover, add 10 circles on screen where I can choose the theme colours. Now, to change the pen colour I have to click through menus and can choose only 3 bit colours! Are we in the 1970s?

    Finally, allow the user to choose a pen size and…

    2 votes

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  20. Support the default video codec output by OBS on MacOS Powerpoint.

    The default codec(s) for video when using the Open Broadcast Software (OBS) is supported on Windows based Powerpoint but not MacOS's Powerpoint.

    1 vote

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