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  1. 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.

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      686 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      RENDERING FOR EMBEDDED FONTS NOW AVAILABLE ON MAC PPT!

      After much anticipation, the PowerPoint for Mac product team is pleased to announce that as of 2/21/2018, rendering support for embedded fonts has officially shipped to Office 2016 builds >= 16.10.210.0. This functionality is available for both perpetual and subscription (Office 365) users.

      With embedded fonts rendering support, PowerPoint for Mac will properly display fonts that were embedded on the Windows version of PowerPoint. You can now rest assured that your slides will look the same on all platforms – no more surprises!

      At this time, the embedded fonts feature is limited to rendering support only and does not allow you to save embedded fonts from within PowerPoint for Mac. Full support for saving embedded fonts on Mac is currently in progress (exact ETA is still TBD). The team will plan to post updates periodically so please stay tuned.

    • Embed videos from online sources (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

      please add the 'online video' feature on ppt 2016 for Mac !!!!

      1,159 votes
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        135 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is excited to announce that support for Insert Online Video has been started and will be released in the upcoming months.

        Stay tuned for updates and remember to continue voting for the features you most want to see come to PowerPoint for Mac!

      • 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!!

        619 votes
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          287 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion to include audio narrations when exporting to video and will consider it in future planning rounds.

          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!

        • Embed live webpages into PPT

          Put simply, beyond embedding video (e.g., YouTube), it's crucial to allow embedding a live webpage on slides - not just a hyperlink, but a secure interactive page.

          There are many reasons - teaching, grabbing the latest news or stock information, etc.

          This is *already* possible in Windows..

          It's possible in Office 2013 on Windows to embed a live (secure) website into PowerPoint (http://speakingpractically.com/2015/06/01/need-to-show-a-website-while-you-present-two-quick-tricks-using-powerpoint/). There's also been a *very* popular Add-In (LiveWeb - http://skp.mvps.org/liveweb.htm)

          527 votes
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            23 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion to support live web page embedding and will consider it in future planning rounds.

            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 ability to compare and combine two PPT files

            Add ability to compare and combine two PPT files

            274 votes
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              28 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion to provide a way to compare and merge two PowerPoint files. We would also like to have this feature and will consider it in future planning rounds.

              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!

            • Animation and Video triggers

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

              273 votes
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                99 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is excited to say that this work has been approved and started. Please stay tuned for updates as to when it will be completed.

                Thanks again for your feedback and remember to keep voting on features that are important to you – this helps the team triage the work.

              • Bring Developer Tab to PowerPoint for Mac

                Put a Developer's Tab in PowerPoint for mac.

                273 votes
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                  29 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for your feedback! Though PowerPoint for Mac 2016 does not include a dedicated Developer tab like PowerPoint for Mac 2011, the developer tools are still available.

                  These tools can be found here:
                  - Editor: Choose the Tools | Macro | Visual Basic Editor option
                  - Macros: Choose the Tools | Macro | Macros… option
                  - Add-Ins: Choose the Tools | Add-Ins… option

                  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 having a dedicated Developer tab is important to you, be sure to give it a vote!

                • Enable Summary Zoom feature

                  Please enable Zoom for Powerpoint for Mac

                  206 votes
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                    76 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion to bring the Summary Zoom feature to Mac and will consider it in future planning rounds.

                    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!

                  • Allow presentations to have mixed orientations

                    Allow portrait and landscape in same presentation

                    81 votes
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                      16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion to allow presentations include both landscape and portrait orientations and will consider it in future planning rounds.

                      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!

                    • Animation Timeline

                      Please add the advanced animation timeline view (that is available in the PC version) so that you can see all the animations on a slide laid out visually.

                      75 votes
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                        15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion and will consider it in future planning rounds.

                        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!

                      • Ability to lock items on a slide

                        In Keynote, you can lock items so they won't move. Can you implement that in PowerPoint?

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

                          Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion and will consider it in future planning rounds.

                          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 the functionality to use the iPhone or iPad as remote

                          Apple's Keynote makes it possible to use the iPhone as a remote and the iPad is the presentation device, for example. In PowerPoint, there is !no! possibility to use a device as a remote, and I think, this function should have been integrated much versions earlier! So please, implement it! It's really important to make a good presentation and I don't want to use third-party apps!

                          70 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion and will consider it in future planning rounds.

                            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!

                          • Enable changing source files of linked Excel charts from Powerpoint

                            When an excel chart is inserted in powerpoint the data och the chart is linked to an excel spreadsheet.

                            In the windows version it is possible to change the source file of the linked data. It is not possible to do this in powerpoint 2016 for Mac.

                            69 votes
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                              16 comments  ·  Charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion and will consider it in future planning rounds.

                              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!

                            • Office Mix for Mac

                              Office Mix is an adding that makes it easy to turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive online lessons and share them with your students and colleagues in OneNote, on the web, or in your learning management system. Office Mix is available for Windows PowerPoint only - we want it on Mac too!

                              68 votes
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                              • Customize Presenter View

                                Presenter View is an essential tool of Powerpoint helping us present with notes, a timer, a preview, and a slide overview. But many things remain to be improved. Join me in pushing for the following essential features and bug fixes.

                                1) Allow customization. Not everybody needs the same things from the Presenter View. Allow users to activate/inactivate elements to their needs.

                                2) Create a couple additional widgets for the Presenter View that fit less frequent user requirements like a countdown timer to end at a specific time, a slides left counter, a centralized notes field to be saved with the…

                                64 votes
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                                  20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion and will consider it in future planning rounds.

                                  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!

                                • Print for comments

                                  Add option to print slides with annotations and comments. Why is this missing?

                                  60 votes
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                                    40 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion and will consider it in future planning rounds.

                                    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!

                                  • Allow ungrouping of charts for powerful design

                                    It used to be possible with Powerpoint for the Mac to ungroup charts from Excel. This was a crucial power feature to customize and design charts beyond the fixed default format of Excel. A very useful function indeed.

                                    Unfortunately, this is no longer possible on the Mac even though using the Enhanced Metafile format it still seems to work on Windows.

                                    Bring back chart ungrouping, so we can make professional and personal charts again using Powerpoint. Excel and PPT formats are too limited and don't satisfy the requirements of many companies and publishers. Re-enabling chart ungrouping would make Office much…

                                    38 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion and will consider it in future planning rounds.

                                      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!

                                    • See live preview of character spacing

                                      Previous versions of PPT allowed live previewing of condensing or expanding of font character spacing. It is now no longer available and it a lot of time gets spent trying out a spacing value and having to go back and forth to get it just as needed. Please bring Live Preview back.

                                      36 votes
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                                        8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion and will consider it in future planning rounds.

                                        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!

                                      • 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

                                        35 votes
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                                          Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion and will consider it in future planning rounds.

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                                        • Support to lock guides

                                          Please make the guides lockable so that they aren't continually moved whenever trying to resize an object whose handles are near the guides.

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

                                            Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion and will consider it in future planning rounds.

                                            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!

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