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    • Change Picture and keep same cropping

      PLEASE allow users to replace a picture with a new one and keep the same cropping. Whenever I change out a picture, even though it is the same size (I edited it in photoshop), when I replace the picture it resets the cropping and I have to resize the image. Linking the image does not seem to work on my mac version of Powerpoint.

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      • Fix bugs in recording audio slideshow where audio is intermittently dropped

        In theory, I love the feature within PowerPoint (desktop version, not available in online format of PPT) where you can "record slide show" and audio is attached to each slide, which is super easy to update as needed, and then export as a video file to use on youtube, etc. HOWEVER, it's been a known issue for at least 15 years (per forums I've found online) that this feature is super glitchy. Most significantly, the audio file doesn't always record, but you don't know until your "recording session" is done and saved and you realize all or half your slides…

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        • Make it easier for us to quickly find the icon on the toolbar that we need

          Currently the new PPT for Mac looks like a hipster designer updated the icons on the toolbar - but when three are the same shade of blue they are VERY hard to differentiate quickly - adding to our cognitive load. If the design team can't make their updates easy for ongoing users to adapt to - then let us change the colours etc

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          • Keep embedded fonts when copying slides to another presentation

            It's fantastic to finally have font embedding in the Mac version of PowerPoint, but it would be even better if it was possible for embedded fonts to stay embedded if slides are copied to another presentation that uses a different theme.

            Presentations (especially for conferences or collaborative pitches) are very often assembled using slides submitted by different presenters from different organisations who have different templates and themes. At the moment it seems that some of the formatting (backgrounds, colours etc) can be preserved when pasting slides, but embedded fonts are substituted and do not display. Fonts are just as integral…

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            • Support ligatures in PowerPoint for macOS

              Just like Keynote or Word does it, ligatures such as "Fi" of "Ff" should be automatically formatted by PowerPoint on the Mac. Pretty much every font supports them. This being 21st century, text—especially in headings—looks unprofessional without ligatures.

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              • rethink master templates

                Please rethink master templates...

                - Make easy to manage and deploy master template iterations and across a landscape of 500+ presentations (HTML?, CSS?)

                - Text boxes with multiple typographic styles such as paragraphs, lists, tables, h1 - h4. This way the text box in the template can define alignment, position, and breath-ability across more design patterns. (Think web content management)

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                • Fix the PDF export and import !!!! (and re-enable the personalisation of the toolbar)

                  I recently updated all my computers (work and personal) to Powerpoint 2018 (version 16.21) from an older version (I think 2016) and I was already quite annoyed by the fact that we cannot peronnalise the toolbar anymore without getting a 365 subscription. Your software is already expensive enough that buying it should make it possible to use it completely without the need to pay again. But I could live with a non-personalised toolbar, but now I discover that I cannot save my presentations as pdf anymore, since the quality of the images get super crapy and given the number of…

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                  • Reapply Master to Notes pages missing in PPT 16.2

                    Where did Reapply Master to Notes pages disappear to? This is a vital function in our shop, and it seems to have gone missing in the latest Mac version of PowerPoint.

                    You must bring it back!!!!

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                    • Please allow images in PDF format to be pasted into PowerPoint (/Word) without destroying their quality

                      I love being able to take PDF screenshots or figures and paste them into presentations, so that the quality of the presentation remains high and the images aren't pixilated.

                      Unfortunately, with the latest updates to Office 2019 / Office 365 (at least with 16.21 190117), images inserted into PowerPoints and Word files as PDFs become pixilated and desaturated as soon as the file is saved. The results look awful on any high quality display, and are unusable for presentations or reports (even sometimes illegible altogether).

                      This has made it capturing screenshots on a Mac or exporting high-quality images from other…

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                      • Screen Rash Corruption is occurring with increasing frequency in 16.16.6 & Mac OS 10.14.3

                        Myself, and other colleagues are experiencing increasing amounts of "Screen Rash" corruption with PowerPoint 16.16.6 & Mac OS 10.14.3. The screen rash looks like lines of pixels in various areas of the screen. In the old days this would look like a computer who's video section is going out. It occurs in Presentation Mode. It is getting bad enough that many of us must use Keynote to present our Decks.

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                        • Insert place holders so we can edit large files without getting it laggy/buggy until export

                          Insert place holders for images/videos win a simple preview so we can edit large files without getting it laggy/buggy until export

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                          • Insert place holders so we can edit large files without getting it laggy/buggy until export

                            Insert place holders for images/videos win a simple preview so we can edit large files without getting it laggy/buggy until export

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                            • 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.

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                                • More flexibility with videos (embed, unembed, file names, ...)

                                  Usually, I do not embed videos in my PPT files, but rather link to them (they are still being played inside the presentation, they are just not embedded in the file).
                                  This is a good feature, because it reduces space usage on my hard disk (I often need to mix and match slides).

                                  However, sometimes, I would like to embed all the videos that are already included in the presentation, so that I can send it someone else.
                                  Sometimes, I can imagine, people would like to do the reverse: extract all videos from a PPT file, save them on disk,…

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                                  • Do not make PDF's bigger than the PPT file

                                    The PDF file reported from PPT should never be bigger than the PPT file itself.
                                    However, I have a number of PPT files that, when exported to PDF, triple in file size. This is not good.
                                    I was told PPT might be trying to create "high quality" images (the PPT file contains lots of images), but I don't see how image quality can be increased beyond what is already there in the PPT source.

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                                    • CLEAR RECENT FILES HISTORY WITH ONE CLICK OPTION

                                      You have to delete these one by one – might as well delete the entire suite and reinstall than take a full day doing it manually.

                                      Personally, eerytime that I unsync a local file from Dropbox and I open PPT, it automatically downloads the file from Dropbox, all of them, that are in the recent files history. It's insanely annoying, and there's no way to control it.

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                                      • Allow users to sync a powerpoint presentation with their mobile so they can change slides from their phones

                                        When presenting a powerpoint allow users to sync with their mobile so they can control the slides from their phone - Apple's Keynote allows this! This will also be useful when you have multiple presenters - everyone can access the ppt on their mobile and they can control their portion of the slides through their phone!

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