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  1. Save charts as a Picture

    Selecting a chart in PowerPoint and choosing Save As Picture does not appear to work.

    1 vote
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    2 comments  ·  Charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello there,

    In our latest version of PPT Mac, it is possible to save a chart as a picture.

    Here’s how you can do it:
    - Find the slide with the chart that you want to save.
    - Click on the chart so that it has focus.
    - Click “Control” + “Right click” which will pop up a menu.
    - Select “Save as Picture” and you’re done!

  2. Play Embedded Videos on Slide when Exported to Video

    If you have a presentation that is exported to a video that contains embedded video on a slide that's set to play automatically after exporting the presentation to an MOV or MP4, the embedded video does not play. Any animations you've made do play but the video does not. Videos do play automatically when your watching your presentation in slideshow mode but not after exporting it to an MOV.

    Videos set to play automatically do do so when exporting to video on Windows but this feature doesn't exist on the Macintosh. Thank you!

    65 votes
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  3. Icon Library Search

    Search functionality in the icon library so we can quickly find what we are looking for rather than scrolling up and down the list.

    6 votes
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  4. When exported to pdf, all images in slides have grey outline

    Recent issue I've noticed: Whenever I export my ppt file to PDF, all of the images I have included in the powerpoint have a grey outline around the image. It does not happen to any shapes I may have built in the pdf, only uploaded images.

    29 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Ability to resolve marked up comments

    Comments posted within powerpoint files with action items should be able to be resolved and or marked as 'complete'.

    1 vote
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  6. pdf resolution bad since last update

    since the version 16.14.1 (180613) pdfs are exported in a bad quality even when setting the resolution to "high".
    Happens when exporting to pdf as well when printing to pdf.

    48 votes
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  7. Add support for SVG and icons

    Allow ability to insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) files into your documents on Mac. I used to be able to insert .emf files and then ungroup them into shapes which I could edit. It's very frustrating that there is no option for this now on the Mac.

    455 votes
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    As of April 2018, Insert Icons and SVG support are now available in Office 2016 for Mac.

    To insert an icon in Office 2016 for Mac: Go to the Insert > Insert Icon. Scroll through the icons or jump to a category by clicking the name in the navigation pane at the left. Choose an icon and then click Insert at the lower right. Insert multiple icons at the same time by clicking each of them before clicking Insert. Use the Graphics Tools ribbon to rotate, color, change style or resize your icon.

    To insert an SVG file in Office 2016 for Mac: Go to Insert > Pictures > Picture from file to insert your SVG images.

    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…

  8. Facilitate linking a slide in one presentation to one in another presentation like the PC version.

    Facilitate linking a slide in one presentation to one in another presentation like the PC version.

    4 votes
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    Hi there, thanks for submitting this feedback. We do support this functionality.

    Here is how you can use this:
    1. Select the object on a slide that you want to link to a different presentation file.
    2. Go to the “Insert” tab and select “Action”
    3. Expand the “Hyperlink to:” drop down and select “Other PowerPoint Presentation”

  9. Animation and Video triggers

    Add ability to set up animation or video triggers into my deck

    296 votes
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    120 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are excited to announce that the Animation and Video Trigger feature has been released to all Office 365 subscribers! Please update to build 16.17.180909 or higher, and try setting a special start against your animations, either via the Ribbon → Animations → Trigger button, or via the “Triggers” settings in the Animation Pane.

    Thank you again for your support! Please keep voting other feature requests on your wish list :)

    Cheers!
    PowerPoint Team

  10. @mention people on slides

    option to @mention people on slides. Comments work well but it would be great to @mention on specific slides for everyone to see

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  11. Please put back the "change picture" command in Power Point. Gone when did update to Office 16.10

    PowerPoint in Office Mac 2016. Did update to 16.10, and "change picture" command is now gone. Others are posting about it in the forums too. Does not help to change Mac OS version. Happening in all versions of the OS. Please put feature back.

    41 votes
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  12. Active the Grow/Shrink animation and option to custom the size !!!

    In Animation, allow user to custom the size of for Grow/Shrink animation features just like in Wondow version

    9 votes
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    Thanks for submitting feedback. In the latest version on PowerPoint you can use the “Grow/Shrink” animation and control the size (Tiny, Smaller, Larger, Huge").

    Give it a try – select an element → go to the Animation tab → Select “Grow/Shrink” → “Effect options”

  13. Add ability for users to choose light or dark mode of ppt and excel when mac is set at dark mode

    When using the ppt, excel or word,the main part of the screen is almost light colour or at least not always the dark colour. In this occasion, we may prefer the UI is also at a lighter color instead of the present darker one even though the mac is at a dark mode.

    2 votes
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  14. Apply Morph Transition for Edited Points

    I would like the ability to morph between instances of the same shape (on sequential slides), but with edited points.

    For instance, if I have a circle, and I want to drag the tangent handles out slightly or maybe even move the points relative to each other using the Edit Points tool for each slide. I would like PowerPoint to morph the tangent lines smoothly, recognizing that it's the same object, but with modified points/tangents.

    This is different from scaling/moving the object as a whole.

    This will allow us to make more complex animation without needing to change anything in…

    28 votes
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  15. Complete spell checking just like in Word

    The spell-checking feature in PowerPoint isn’t as complete as Word. Spell checking should be through across all office programs.

    7 votes
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  16. Make it possible to be able to use a non-Microsoft font for the HEADER and BODY text placeholders.

    Sometimes users want to use OTHER font combinations outside of the 10 or so built in MSFT only font combos. When I inquired about this, as usual, I was told "You can do that on the PC version". That's a A POOR EXCUSE. You've been developing PowerPoint for the Mac and the PC for OVER 20 YEARS - and you chage the same for Mac and PC versions, so there's NO EXCUSE for the Mac version of PowerPoint to do ANYTHING LESS than the PC version. There are DOZENS of MAJOR features missing from the Mac version. 20+ years is…

    5 votes
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    Thanks for submitting your feedback. In our newest release of PowerPoint we allow our users to specify any font in the header or footer section.

    Give it a try, select “Insert” → “Header & Footer”, then add your text, select your text and put your custom font such as “AppleMyungjo”.

  17. Enable Summary Zoom feature

    Please enable Zoom for Powerpoint for Mac

    331 votes
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    Thank you for voting up this request! The Summary Zoom feature has been released to all Office 365 subscribers! Please upgrade your version to 16.19 (181109) or higher, and give it a try.

    Again, thank you for helping us improve the product, and please keep voting the other features on your wish list :)

    -PowerPoint Team

  18. Adding animation to Quicktime videos

    Is it possible to animate (float, zooming , spiral in) Quicktime videos in PPT 2011?

    7 votes
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    Hi there! Thanks for sending us feedback. In the latest versions of PowerPoint we now support all of these features (trimming video, adding animation to a video, and selecting an image as the poster for a video).

    You can find all these new features under the “Video Format” tab when you select a video that you added to a slide.

  20. Export to Video with audio narrations included

    This seems to be something thats been voted upon, and had been "completed". However, there is not a hint of the narration in the exported video. Please add!!

    1,002 votes
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    Thank you for voting this request! If you are an Office 365 subscriber, you may now export your presentation to a video with a playback of the narration audio! Please upgrade to version 16.19(181109) or higher, and give it a try.

    Again, thank you for helping us improve the product, and please keep voting the other features on your wish list :)

    -PowerPoint Team

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