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  1. Add ability to compare and combine two PPT files

    Add ability to compare and combine two PPT files

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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!

    • 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.

      5 votes
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      • 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.

        3 votes
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        • Allow for Audible speaker notes in powerpoint to make it more accessible

          I am Autistic, I struggle to make and follow notes, I don't think I am dyslexic but when I look at notes the words jump around, which causes me to lose my train of thought. Not having this feature limits the accessibility of the product to people that are blind, partially sighted, learning disabled, illiterate and Dyslexic. Being able to listen to an audio prompt on each slide would work much better for me and I'm sure other disabled people

          5 votes
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          • 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

            4 votes
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            • Retain BOTH Hyperlinks and Fonts in Saved PDFs

              Users have to choose between keeping hyperlinks or keeping fonts in a PDF saved from PowerPoint. This choice is unacceptable, the PDF save needs to retain both. Windows users don't have to make this choice.

              3 votes
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              • Advanced animation timeline, like on Windows.

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

                2 votes
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                • Real-time collaboration on desktop Mac PowerPoint

                  Allow real-time collaboration of desktop version of PowerPoint on the Mac with the PC desktop version.

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                  • GLOBAL KEEP ORIGINAL FORMAT/THEME OPTION

                    I move many slides from one presentation to the next, and sometimes the themes are different and I am forever having to tell PPT to use the source formatting parameters. it's just plain annoying.

                    On the Mac there should be a way of setting the default so that the slide looks exactly like the original wherever it is transferred to.

                    I don't use styles and themes -- I imagine there are many PPT users like me.

                    2 votes
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                    • Retain Hyperlinks on Shapes Saved to PDF

                      1. Add a shape to a PowerPoint 2011 or 2016 slide.
                      2. Add a hyperlink to the shape.
                      3. Save the file as PDF and open in Reader. The hyperlink is gone.

                      This works as expected in the Windows versions of PowerPoint, please fix!

                      2 votes
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                      • Add half circle to basic shapes

                        Please add a half circle to the basic shapes

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                        • Update version to work with macOS Mojave

                          When you open Office for Mac 11, it shows that it is a 32 bit version; whereas 64 bit version is what is needed for the mac update. Kindly update OFFICE for MAC also to 64 bit version (true for Word, Excel, Keynote, and Powerpoint all)

                          2 votes
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                          • Export sections to PDF

                            Please include sections in PDF Export.

                            2 votes
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                            • I need to be able to zoom in on a particular slide during presentation mode. Please enable this for mac.

                              While in presentation mode, I need to be able to zoom in while on a particular slide. I don't need to zoom to another slide, but need to zoom in on the slide that is on screen. This issue was raised before, but closed out when you provided SUMMARY ZOOM.

                              2 votes
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                              • Allow .gif to be inserted as a "movie" again (like in ppt 2011)

                                In ppt 2011, a gif could be inserted as a "movie". So, I could edit if I wanted the gif to be played "on click" or "automatically" and whether it should "loop", "rewind", "play full screen" and so on. There was no need to go to a third party website and edit the gif itself, and I could decide WHEN the gif would play. For example, only play "on click" after I discussed the slide's content first. It took a couple seconds to click these options and move on to the next slide.

                                On ppt 2019, the only way to…

                                2 votes
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                                • Export to PDF

                                  Export to PDF
                                  Having read through various comments, there are a number of topics all relating to being able to export to PDF, single, or multiple slides rather than all of them.
                                  Could someone merge these, so that the votes are counted correctly, and add a few votes for those those comments made to the Export to PDF options thread, which have been made post the thread was marked as being completed!

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                                  • Grant access automatically to linked video files when PPT is played on another device

                                    Currently we are asked to Grant Access to each linked video file, which in my case often means going through 100 or more slides to locate the 20 video files one by one before I can run the presentation.
                                    Sometimes (it seems by luck) it lists them all in one dialog box, which makes the task easier, but IDEALLY can this feature be bypassed, maybe in Preferences?

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                                    • SOUND CHECK DRY RUN

                                      I teach courses on auditory system and music and have many slides with embedded sounds.

                                      However, one can never be sure that the sounds will work in a given PPT file. It would be useful to have a button to play all the sounds (and videos as well) and report which ones will work and which ones will not.

                                      THere should also be a warning when one saves the PPT file if some of the sound icons don't have associated playable sound files or embedded file.

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                                      • GLOBAL DO NOT COMPRESS OPTION

                                        It is unpredictable, but PPT sometimes auto-compresses PDF and other images in essence ruining them. I try to go in for each pasted graphic and select the No Compress option, but this is not always clear in the menu labels. It's very tedious not to be able to globally turn this (in my opinion idiotic) feature off.

                                        I want to turn off (permanently if possible) ALL compression in PPT for the Mac. Ideally, I would like to do this for all of my PPT files (if I were king I would take this "feature" out of PPT completely -- it…

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                                        • Embedded graphics check

                                          There needs to be an indicator and warning if some graphics or videos are not working AND if some graphics or videos are not embedded in the saved PPT file. The warning needs to occur upon saving the file and upon opening it.

                                          I have had many, many of my PPT files over the years that have lacked the videos that I embedded in them originally. It means that I cannot trust my old PPT files to work -- I have to go through them and test each video, and this is a huge time sink for lecturers with hundreds…

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