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  1. 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)

    561 votes
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      27 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

      389 votes
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        50 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!

      • Bring Developer Tab to PowerPoint for Mac

        Put a Developer's Tab in PowerPoint for mac.

        335 votes
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          59 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!

        • Support text wrapping around image

          Please include the above capability. It's essential in this software and has been in all other versions or Word and, I believe, PPT.

          138 votes
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          • Ability to lock items on a slide

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

            114 votes
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              12 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!

            • 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.

              104 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 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

                97 votes
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                  27 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!

                • 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.

                  91 votes
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                    20 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!

                  • 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!

                    84 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!

                    • 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…

                      78 votes
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                        24 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?

                        78 votes
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                          47 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…

                          48 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.

                            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.

                            45 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.

                              41 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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                              • 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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                                • Add "Publish" feature found in Windows

                                  Please make it possible to gather all the fonts, videos... from a presentation in one folder. I think it was calles "publish" in windows

                                  33 votes
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                                  • Change default pasting text option

                                    When pasting text, please make it optional to change the default settings to something other than "Use destination theme." Eliminating the need to have to toggle down each time text entries are entered.

                                    27 votes
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                                    • PP to word document.

                                      Please I am begging you to enable us to convert from PP for MAC (2011) to a word document. I am seeing all these how to tutorials online and the reality is we just can't do it. PLEASE!!!

                                      26 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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                                      • Data links to Excel in powerpoint for mac 2011

                                        In powerpoint the paste chart options provide for:
                                        1 - paste chart with data linked to Excel (default)
                                        2 - Embed excel file in PPT
                                        3 - Paste picture

                                        I think we need to have two essential features:

                                        First the obvious one:
                                        4 - Paste chart WITHOUT data link to Excel (it is a mystery why this

                                        And since we now have so many inked charts in our PPT files now, we also need a solution (as in Windows) to review, edit and break data links to Excel. Can we really believe this is not in Office 2011 for Mac?

                                        26 votes
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                                        • PDF Compression Capability

                                          PDF compression not possible currently on Mac. Was available earlier.

                                          24 votes
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