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  1. Enable gridlines

    My son says that in windows based powerpoint he can enable the grid. This helps him place his text frames easier so that it can fit any type of screen. If not, a person can design their slides and then view the on a screen that won't show the edges. I couldn't find this option on the Mac. He said that it looks like the slide is in a graph paper form.

    51 votes
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      35 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for your feedback! This functionality already exists in PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

      To more easily align objects on a slide, you can snap your objects to vertical and horizontal guide lines that run through the slide. You can also use dynamic guides—lines that run through the center of other objects and the center of the slide and appear when you drag an object—to align an object relative to another object.

      To turn snap to grid on or off: Click View > Guides > Snap to Grid.

      To turn dynamic guides on or off:Click View > Guides > Dynamic Guides.

      Hope this was helpful! Please remember to continue to vote for the features you’d most like to see in PowerPoint for Mac.

      - Emily [MSFT]

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      • Ability to fade audio in and out

        I needed the ability to fade the music in my powerpoint out for work, and was unable because it was not included in this version

        11 votes
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        • Accessibility Checker

          Please include the accessibility checker feature that is available for Windows.

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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you for your feedback! This feature should be available in the latest update (15.25). The build has been deployed to Insiders, and will reach the rest of our customers in a week or so. Please give it a try and keep voting for features on your wish list. Thanks!

          • Support for Embedded fonts

            Allow powerpoint for mac to support embedded fonts like on windows and previous versions. It makes the format a lot more portable that way, otherwise we end up having to only use pdf files to share.

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              737 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              After flighting the Font Embedding feature to Office Insiders for almost two months, we now officially enabled it for the rest of the Office 365 subscribers! Please update to build 16.17.180909 or higher, and try embedding fonts in your presentations, so wherever your files goes, your fonts go too :)

              Please see this article for more information on the feature:
              https://support.office.com/en-us/article/embedded-fonts-in-powerpoint-for-mac-53046a60-0111-4ca4-bb58-26be3926a9d3

              Again, thank you for your support to our product! Please keep voting for the other features on your wish list.

              Cheers!
              PowerPoint Team

            • Add Hyperlink support for PDFs made from PowerPoint

              It's a little crazy that hyperlinks get stripped out upon making a PDF.
              We really need them to carry over like they always have on the PC.

              75 votes
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                25 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                In Office 2016, PDFs generated from PowerPoint do support hyperlinks. This feature can be found in PowerPoint for Mac today

                Thanks again for your feedback, and remember to keep voting on features that are important to you – the more votes a feature gets, the more likely we are to implement it in the product.

              • Garbled Symbol font after opening file with PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

                Garbled Symbol font after opening file with PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

                Font showed OK with PowerPoint 2016 version 15.19.1.160212 for Mac, but when the file is open with PowerPoint 2016 15.21.1.160411 for Mac they show garbled.

                Apple FontBook and FontGear FontDoctor find no problem. Mac OS X 10.11.4 (15E65) El Capitan.

                I have found that changing Symbol font by Symbol Tiger or Symbol Tiger Expert font fixes the issue and then font shows OK. Amazing!

                How to fix it to show OK also using Symbol font? Or is this a PowerPoint 2016 15.21.1.160411 for Mac bug?  In such a case, I hope it is fixed in next update. Thanks.

                3 votes
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                • Ability to trim audio clip

                  Please add the ability to trim audio and videos. It saves a bunch of time.

                  313 votes
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                  • Draw/inking function

                    Drawing on Powerpoint slides is a very useful function in many contexts.

                    24 votes
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                    • Ability to trim video clip

                      Please add the ability to trim an audio or video clip on PowerPoint for Mac

                      897 votes
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                      • Fix issues related to language settings

                        Working in parallel in presentation in several languages, I find the language setting functions in PPT 2016 cumbersome.
                        - Why can't I simply in 1 click resent absolutely all the text in an existing presentation to another language?
                        - Why, after selecting all objects in a slide and specifying a given spelling language, the text in smart object still not set to this language ?

                        Please review and fix.

                        29 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for your feedback and we apologize for any issues that these problems might have caused. Language settings and proofing behavior in PowerPoint for Mac 2016 have been addressed and remedied as of build 16.11.18021400 (released to production on January 14, 2018). We hope this fix will improve your PowerPoint experience.

                          Remember if there is a feature or fix you would like to see come to PowerPoint, please make sure to vote for it accordingly. The more votes a feature has, the more likely we are to implement it.

                        • Please add full RTL support for PowerPoint on the Mac (Arabic, Hebrew, etc.)

                          We are subscribers of the Office 365 and some members of the family are on Windows and others are on the Mac. We can't believe that in 2016 Microsoft does not support RTL languages (Arabic, Hebrew and such) on the Mac!!!!! This is such a basic requirement of the top productivity tool in the world. Please don't send us looking for alternatives. This applies to Word, Excel and Outlook too and I will post the same request for these tools as well.

                          17 votes
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                          • Embed videos from online sources (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

                            please add the 'online video' feature on ppt 2016 for Mac !!!!

                            1,167 votes
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                            • Allow to safe PowerPoint slides directly in pdf format

                              In earlier versions it was possible to safe presentations in pdf format (Save under--->ppt). In the 2016 version you can do it for Word and Excel but not for PP. You have to use the export function for it.

                              8 votes
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                              • 111 votes
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                                  15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thank you for your feedback! This bug has been fixed in the latest update (15.25). The build has been deployed to Insiders, and will reach the rest of our customers in a week or so. Please give it a try, and keep voting on other features on your wish list. Thanks!

                                • Draw table

                                  In insert table there is no possibility to draw it, as in Word.

                                  I must say I am really deceived with Office Mac 2016. Office Mac 2011 was more complete. Why don't keep same functions?

                                  Best regards,

                                  Peter

                                  185 votes
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                                    8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Though it does not exactly match the Word experience, the Draw Table feature is available in PowerPoint for Mac 16. To access, this feature go to the Insert tab.

                                    Thank you again for your feedback and remember to keep voting for features that are important to you.

                                  • Allow opening presentations shared from OneDrive

                                    As near as I can tell there is no way to open a presentation that has been shared with you through OneDrive for Business from within the Powerpoint 2016 client app. I am connected to my Office 365 account and can open my own docs from the cloud but the app cannot access documents in the "Shared with Me" tab. I have to go online, log in, find the shared presentation, and click Open in Powerpoint. Quite a few extra steps!

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                                    • Add export as video to PPT 2016

                                      Add export as video file with narration to PPT for Mac 2016

                                      563 votes
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                                        241 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thank you for your feedback! This feature is now available to all Office 365 subscribers via the June updates.

                                        Note that it’s a known limitation in the current version that the embedded video and audio can’t playback in the exported video yet. Please vote on the request below, if the playback functionality of the embedded media files is critical to your scenario, and we’ll prioritize it accordingly:

                                        https://powerpoint.uservoice.com/forums/288925-powerpoint-for-mac/suggestions/14811522-export-narrated-powerpoint-to-video

                                        Again, thank you for your patience and support!

                                      • 8 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thank you for your feedback ! Keyboard shortcuts for subscript and superscript actually already exist in PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

                                          For superscript, press Ctrl, Shift, and the Plus sign (+) at the same time.
                                          For subscript, press Ctrl and the Equal sign (=) at the same time. (Do not press Shift.)

                                          Hope this helps!

                                        • Full Quick Access Toolbar support for Office for Mac 2016

                                          PC QAT is a boon and better than customizing PPT for Mac 11, now we have neither option. It would be great if the exported QAT files would work across MAC and PC but that is a minor issue compared to being able to create a QAT and move it under the ribbon like in the PC versions.

                                          37 votes
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                                            14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for your feedback! You can now get this functionality via the Insider Fast update (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_insider-registration/announcing-the-first-ever-office-insider-fast/de603f73-3405-49d4-a6ee-d017773cb8a0). It will also be gradually deployed to the usual Insider channel and eventually get pushed to all users in a week or two.

                                            Enjoy the feature, and please keep voting on what you’d like to see next. Thanks!

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