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  1. Provide full feature parity with Windows PPT

    It would be really great if all the options that one finds on the PC version were also available on the Mac version

    361 votes
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      22 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks again for your feedback! The PowerPoint Product team has been actively working to close the feature gap between the different PowerPoint endpoints, most recently bringing features found in WinPPT like real time collaboration, trim media, QuickStarter, and Trim Media to the Mac platform.

      As we continue to bring over more WinPPT features to MacPPT, we will use this site to help us prioritize the work. If there is a specific feature from WinPPT that you would like to see on MacPPT, be sure to vote for it!

    • 5 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for your feedback! This issue is now fixed in PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

        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!

      • Add a report a bug button

        How about a button where you can report bugs in your software? Given that your internet presence is to put it mildly: horrifyingly bad, why not add a button under the 'help' section where you can report a bug in your program. I do understand that it may look bad on the surface to have have a 'report a bug in our program' button as it implies that there are lot of bugs in the program. But once you discover one as a customer, it does really help you to further improve your software. In addition, it saves me from…

        1 vote
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        • Please enable the Laser Pointer

          In powerpoint 2016 for mac we cannot press Ctrl + mouse click to change our pointer in to a LASER pointer, which is inconvenient.

          18 votes
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          • PowerPoint QuickStarter

            Please, add the new fetaure PowerPoint QuickStarter in the Mac version too.
            PowerPoint QuickStarter builds you an outline to help you get started researching a subject of your choosing.

            3 votes
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            • Add words to custom dictionary

              DANGER - PowerPoint 2016 for Mac spell checker does not change custom dictionary to Add words!!!

              The issue reported here was fixed:
              PowerPoint 2016 for Mac spell checker does not Add words to custom dictionary
              https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_powerpoint-mso_mac/powerpoint-2016-for-mac-spell-checker-does-not-add/42729402-f9c9-488b-9360-90b9129eb6be

              But further to that, I have noticed that when "Tools - Spelling" to Add words, PowerPoint 2016 version 15.31.0 (170216) does not automatically select the correct custom dictionary in "Add words to". Word does it right, but PowerPoint fails as said.

              This is particularly dangerous, since you may add words to the wrong custom dictionary, for instance when you work with English and Spanish…

              6 votes
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              • "Preserve Formatting" option

                Bring back the option to "Preserve Formatting" when inserting PowerPoint slide(s) from another program.

                5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for your feedback! This feature is available in PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

                  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!

                • 1 vote
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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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                    • 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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                          • 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!

                                        • 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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