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  1. 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.

    225 votes
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  2. 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…

    369 votes
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  3. Add webcam and microphone options to "Record Silde Show" experience

    The narration recording function is good but the actual face of the presenter cannot be videoed via the webcam on mac. This is available on the windows version and it seems an odd function to leave off the mac version as this is so widely used. It is really complicated, time consuming and potentially expensive to get this to work on mac due to having to purchase additional hardware/software.

    136 votes
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  4. 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…

    38 votes
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  5. Reading View in PowerPoint for Mac

    PowerPoint for Windows has Reading view which is like Presenter view with the title bar and the task bar. The good thing about Reading view is that you can have multiple windows open, and you can also have two presentations with Reading view open in two different displays, thus affording an amazing way to compare before and after slides. PowerPoint for Mac still does not have this view.

    You can learn more about Reading view at https://www.indezine.com/products/powerpoint/learn/interface/365/reading-view.html

    28 votes
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  6. 7 votes
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  7. PowerPoint handling of large multimedia files when co-authoring

    The background:

    Our customer has experienced a number of issues with co-authoring in PowerPoint. Issues such as the application freezing in the middle of a co-authoring session of 5 or more people, the ‘Auto-save’ switch at the top turning itself off, issues with files being duplicated on SPO with the system hostname appended to the filename.

    The customer is a creative agency so they’re working with large, high quality multimedia elements in their presentations.

    From the conversations we’ve had with our customer, it transpires that they aren’t the only company to have issues with PowerPoint co-authoring – so much so…

    16 votes
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  8. Add pen tools and Laser to record movement for "Record Slide Show" experience

    Request coming from teachers who are doing remote learning during the pandemic.

    Please add the ability to annotate while doing a presentation recording. This would be similar to Ink on windows. The feature existed with Mix but not available in PowerPoint 16.

    195 votes
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  9. 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.

    327 votes
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  10. import videos into a slideshow page while keeping the background transparent of the video

    Keep the transparent background of a video (alpha channel) when importing into a slide show page

    9 votes
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  11. Grids!

    Why is there a "snap to grid" view option, yet we can't view or edit the grid itself on the Mac?

    5 votes
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  12. After a presentation is saved, the producer should be able to make recording adjustments to a single slide rather that redoing everything.

    This idea will allow presenters to re-record on a single slide without having to redo the entire presentation.

    4 votes
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  13. 3 votes
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  14. Please add ability to customize Apple Touch Bar for PPT. It would be great to be able to include forward and back arrows

    Apple Touch Bar is now supported for PowerPoint, but there is no capability to customize the Touch Bar. We need this ability to fully exploit PowerPoint with Touch Bar, particularly when using it with the new Sidecar capability. Particularly useful would be the ability to include Forward and Backward keys on the Touch Bar so that a PowerPoint presentation could be advanced (from one slide to the next, or backward) by using the Touch Bar when the presentation is being shown on an iPad that is being used in Side Car mode.

    10 votes
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  15. Powerful features for designers using PPT

    Please have your developers use and become proficient at a basic graphic design program. Graphic designers by and large are your primary users and happen to use software that has a designer's logic to it. Powerpoint's basic functionality and workflow consistently ignores this "best practice" development approach and causes so many discontinuities (read: Frustration) that if it wasn't so maddening it would be laughable. That said, there are some basic things that would make the program more user friendly:


    1. Bezier curves: This is a extremely critical function! Illustrator provides fine controls that makes curves easy and quick to do -…
    40 votes
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  16. SmartArt Graphics folder missing

    Mac users can't add new SmartArt glox files to their installlation. In Windows, the Templates folder contains a SmartArt Graphics folder where additional Glox files can be downloaded. Then the SmartArt file list incluides them in the program. Mac installations are missing this folder. Creating a SmartArt Graphics folder in the Templates folder, then placing a Glox file inside, does NOT add to the SmartArt menu in Office for Mac.

    2 votes
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  17. Adding a history toolbar drop down menu for last 10-15 commands / actions

    In creating slides for an image filled teaching lecture would like to access my last actions because they usually repeat for each slide I make. I think a drop down button showing last options would be useful to me. Once there was a box with image manager where size, position, crop were on in one place

    8 votes
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  18. Add Paste Link to Paste Special when Pasting Excel data

    On Mac OS, when pasting Excel cells or worksheets in Word, you have the option to paste the data as a link so that the Word document is updated when the data in Excel is updated. This should also be available in Powerpoint. Currently, you can paste the data in Powerpoint, but data does not update when the Excel worksheet is changed.

    4 votes
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  19. scrolling text

    if we could have text that scrolls it would make it more cinematic.

    3 votes
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  20. The eyedropper tool it hasn't worked in my Mac

    Mac system : Catalina version 10.15 Beta
    Office :365 description / version 16.29
    The eyedropper tool doesn't worked for the all office application, include word/powerpoint/excel/onenote etc.

    11 votes
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