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  1. 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,…

    13 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…

    17 votes
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  3. Feature to embed font on PPT for Mac

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

    16 votes
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  4. Customize theme fonts

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

    42 votes
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  5. 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.

    28 votes
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  6. Exports to PDF are too Big

    Even in low quality, a PDF export is 10 times larger than the source ppt.

    2 votes
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  7. Icon Library Search

    Search functionality in the icon library so we can quickly find what we are looking for rather than scrolling up and down the list.

    4 votes
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  8. Animation Grouping

    Can we have please group animations from the same object?
    For eg. one object has five different animations, then the ability to group those five animations into one group.

    4 votes
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  9. 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!

    23 votes
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  10. 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…

    47 votes
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  11. Please put in show all slides on the presenter view

    So, for some reason the navigation pane on the presenter view will only show the first seven slides and then I can't see any of the slides. So if I want to go back to some slide, I don't know what to click on cause I can't see it. I will be able to do this if I can see all slides, or if the mac PowerPoint has a show all slides button/icon like windows. Please put it in!!!

    3 votes
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  12. 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.

    7 votes
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  13. Add the ability to LOCK AN OBJECT not on a master page

    ADD Layers, OR simply add a right click option to lock and unlock an object without having to put it on the master page.

    How hard is this to do? I have hundreds of designers I work with daily who all prefer adobe over ppt because of this single feature.

    4 votes
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  14. 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.

    22 votes
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  15. 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.

    14 votes
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  16. Why? WHY did you get rid of the animation timeline for PowerPoint 2019 for the mac??? Why???

    I work with clients on PC, and some refer to that animation timeline in regards to having a visual representation of how their animations are coming together. Why in god's name would you not include this on the Mac? It makes absolutely no sense, and I've had to revert to Keynote for other clients who have had the same issues and are done with PowerPoint.

    2 votes
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  17. Advanced animation timeline, like on Windows.

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

    21 votes
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  18. Fix ‘Compress Images’ option

    Currently, when compressing a presentation using the option under the FILE menu, PNG files often lose their transparency. This has been happening for MANY versions of PPT with no apparent solution...

    2 votes
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  19. Facilitate linking a slide in one presentation to one in another presentation like the PC version.

    Facilitate linking a slide in one presentation to one in another presentation like the PC version.

    2 votes
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  20. Add ability to compare and combine two PPT files

    Add ability to compare and combine two PPT files

    578 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!

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