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  1. highlight text

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

    15 votes
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  2. 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.

    4,614 votes
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    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

  3. Ability to add action to quick access tool by right click action on the ribbon action

    I am heavy powerpoint user and I used mostly for UX mocks
    As such, I need to have an efficient quick access tool
    In the PC I was able customize and add action to the quick access tool by right click on the actino at the ribbon
    However, I just moved to Mac and there is no such option
    Instead I need to endlessly browse to quick access customization window and search for the right commands which is hard!
    Please please add this feature!

    5 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Provide shortcut for copy and paste style in power point

    provide shortcut for copy and paste style in power point.

    13 votes
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    Hello, thanks for submitting this feedback to our team. We now support this shortcut.

    You can place your mouse focus on the text you want to copy the format from and press (command +Shift+C). Then find the new text you want to update the text format on and do a (command + A) to select the new text. Once your text is selected do a (Command + Shift + V) and you’ll see the new format being updated.

  6. 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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  7. Ability to trim video clip

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

    899 votes
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  8. Disable design ideas

    Design Ideas is a big heap of instrusive rubbish. Every time I want to add an image and manually size it, this pops up. Just a way to untick it so it never shows up is absolutely vital. I have been using Powerpoint for what is coming up to 15 years, this is a couple of extra clicks every time. this might be useful for some people but it must be possible to disable it for the rest of us.

    9 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! The ability to disable “Design Ideas” (PowerPoint Designer) is already available in PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

    To disable Designer:
    1. Select Preferences from the PowerPoint menu.
    2. Under Authoring and Proofing Tools in the Preference dialog, select General.
    3. In the General dialog box, under PowerPoint Designer, clear the Automatically show me design ideas check box

    We hope this helps, and remember to keep voting for features that are important to you – the more votes a feature gets, the more likely we are to bring it to the product.

    - PowerPoint for Mac product team

  9. 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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  10. 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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    246 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!

  11. 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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    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.

  12. Export to PDF options

    Allow users to customize PDF export (ie. image quality, file size)

    249 votes
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    As of April 2018, Export to PDF options are now available on PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

    PDF options can be accessed through Settings > General > Print Quality (Paper/PDF). You can choose between High, Medium, or Low image quality. For print, we recommend using high quality; for export to PDF, we recommend using low or medium quality (depending on your optimal file size).

    Anything else you’d like to see in PowerPoint for Mac? Don’t forget to vote for the feature on UserVoice – we use this feedback to help us prioritize our backlog. The more votes a feature gets, the more likely it is that you’ll see it in our product!

  13. Support OSX paste as plain text shortcut

    OSX has offered for a long time a paste as plain text short cut.

    You can use Shift + Option + Command + V to paste without formatting (or with whatever format the pasted text is placed into)

    In office however this doesn't work and there's no hotkey to paste special.

    Please consider adding this to the entire office suite.

    1 vote
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  14. 111 votes
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  15. 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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    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.

  16. Draw/inking function

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

    25 votes
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  17. Needs some sort of photos and video editing functions for slide show

    If PowerPoint has own photos and video editing capabilities,we don't need to rely on other software and no hassle for video or picture import,

    30 votes
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  18. Applescript support for Office Mac 2016

    I cannot use apple script with this version of Office Mac. It is unbelievable. KEEP SAME FUNCTIONS OF OFFICE MAC 2011, please

    39 votes
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  19. Accessibility Checker

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

    1 vote
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  20. Customizable ribbon

    I think that a customizable ribbon on PowerPoint enables huge productivity gains... Shortcuts help you to rearrange and align very quickly the elements for instance. The less you click, the faster you work!

    30 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! The ability to customize your PowerPoint ribbon is available for Office 365 subscribers.

    To customize the ribbon in PowerPoint:
    - Go to app Preferences and click Ribbon and Toolbar.
    – On the Ribbon tab window, select the commands you want to add or remove from your Ribbon and click the add or remove arrows.

    Hope this helps!

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