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  1. Mac OS color palette no longer works in 16.10 (180204)

    If you select "more fill colors" to browse the OS-level color selection options, there is a palette of 18 custom colors on the bottom that is consistent across all apps. If you click on a color, it will highlight the color, but there is no longer any way to select the color for use on the item in your slide. Before, you could select the color, click OK, and the color would be applied to the object. But now, the palette is non-functional.

    Microsoft's color palette management is so poor, this is like adding insult to injury.

    5 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! We cannot reproduce the issue you reported in the latest Office build, so we are closing this request as “Completed”.

    This UserVoice site is designed for submitting feature requests, instead of reporting bugs. If you are still hitting the color palette problem after updating to the latest Apple and Office build, please post the problem on the Answers forum (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum), and we’ll take a deeper look at your case.

    Thanks!
    PowerPoint Team

  2. 3D models support

    3D formats that can be added in windows are great to express motion (e.g. rotating an earth globe). Why are features so limited for mac users

    12 votes
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  3. Export to PDF makes high quality pngs look terrible no matter the setting

    no matter how the png was created (quality, size, program, etc.), added to powerpoint or sized and used in powerpoint, no export to pdf the pngs look absolutely terrible all of a sudden. this was not an issue in previous versions.

    2 votes
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  4. highlight text

    There appears to be no way to highlight/de-highlight text

    14 votes
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  5. 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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    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!

  6. Improve Saving FailSafe's

    You guys NEED to have a better system for making sure people's stuff doesn't get wiped. I was working on a PowerPoint for a day, and it kept saying that some of the slides I'd used were read only, and that I should overwrite the file. I kept overwriting my presentation (seemingly successfully), but when I closed out of the file I lost ALL the changes. I just got back form hospital because I broke my knuckles -- I was THAT angry. There was no AutoSave file - nothing. I'd worked on a DropBox but it didn't even save temporarily,…

    2 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! Now, Office 365 will save your changes as you make them with our new AutoSave feature, so you never have to worry about losing your changes and you’ll be able to access them from anywhere. Simply store your files in OneDrive and make sure the AutoSave toggle at the top left is turned on. Additionally, when AutoSave is on, you’ll be able to collaborate with others in real-time.

    To learn more about AutoSave, please see https://support.office.com/article/What-is-AutoSave-6d6bd723-ebfd-4e40-b5f6-ae6e8088f7a5

  7. 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!

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. "Preserve Formatting" option

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

    5 votes
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    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!

  12. Better autosave feature

    I just lost a whole bunch of information on a powerpoint for school, even some info on slides I had saved manually. It'd be great if we could have a feature that would at least put the recovered file into a new folder in 'Documents' or something so that if the recovered files aren't able to open, they'll at least be saved in another folder, and still be able to be easy to get through.

    2 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! Now, Office 365 will save your changes as you make them with our new AutoSave feature. Simply store your files in OneDrive or SharePoint and make sure the AutoSave toggle at the top left is turned on. Additionally, when AutoSave is on, you’ll be able to collaborate with others in real-time.

    To learn more about AutoSave, please see https://support.office.com/article/What-is-AutoSave-6d6bd723-ebfd-4e40-b5f6-ae6e8088f7a5

  13. 1 vote
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Draw/inking function

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

    24 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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