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  1. 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.

    175 votes
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  2. 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…

    58 votes
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  3. Paste Excel chart without data link (default experience pastes chart with linked data)

    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?

    45 votes
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  4. The eyedropper tool it hasn't worked in my Mac

    Mac system : Catalina version 10.15 Beta
    Office :365 description / version 16.29
    The eyedropper tool doesn't worked for the all office application, include word/powerpoint/excel/onenote etc.

    15 votes
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  5. Allow Custom Quick Access Toolbar to be placed below ribbon like in PC (with short keys)

    PC QAT was a super efficient way to format slides and achieve uniformity across slides, presentations. It was placed right where one can simply click next to slide. Alternatively, one just had to memorize the custom shortkey (Alt+1, Alt +2 ...etc.)
    In Mac, the placement is odd, right at the top & needs too many clicks there to access options. Further, the shortcut keys require pressing 3 buttons to achieve what can be done by 2 simultaneous keys in PC.

    12 votes
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  6. Paste Special Linked water fall graph from excel to Powerpoint.

    With the new Waterfall Graph in excel you can not paste a linked graph into Powerpoint.

    11 votes
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  7. RECORDING ON POWER POINT IS NOT CONSISTENT, NOT WORKING, VERY UNRELIABLE AND TIME WASTING

    RECORDING ON POWER POINT IS NOT CONSISTENT, NOT WORKING, VERY UNRELIABLE AND TIME WASTING

    10 votes
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  8. Add more connector points to shapes

    Please add more points on shapes for connectors to linlt to.
    For example on the corners of rectangles and go from eight to sixteen on circles...

    9 votes
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  9. Allow for Audible speaker notes in powerpoint to make it more accessible

    I am Autistic, I struggle to make and follow notes, I don't think I am dyslexic but when I look at notes the words jump around, which causes me to lose my train of thought. Not having this feature limits the accessibility of the product to people that are blind, partially sighted, learning disabled, illiterate and Dyslexic. Being able to listen to an audio prompt on each slide would work much better for me and I'm sure other disabled people

    5 votes
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  10. Sparklines in PowerPoint

    I would to be able to copy and paste a table with Sparklines from Excel to Powerpoint. Better yet, include Sparklines in PowerPoint.

    4 votes
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  11. Please provide sketched outlines for lines and arrows (not only for boxes etc.)

    Boxes etc. provide options for "sketched" outlines. That's great. Regular lines and arrows apparently do not support these yet – the option is inactive in the menu.

    Please provide sketched outlines for all shapes, especially lines and arrows.

    Thank you.

    4 votes
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  12. Base slide size on pixels, not cm or inches

    Powerpoint is an application in which you can create presentations. As a designer i'm pretty frustrated by the fact that the standard size unit is set to cm's. I mean, the actual size output is dependent on the screen it is projected on.

    If i want to set a presentation to 1920 x 1080 px i can convert the size to cm's on unitconverters.net (a link i got from a Microsoft support employee). Convert 1920 to cm's and the answer will be 50,8 cm. Now my screen is set to 1920 px, but the width of the screen is far…

    4 votes
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  13. Define 'default text style' for charts

    PowerPoint automatically sets the text style in charts to about 30% brighter off Text/Background Dark 1, and this is not part of the theme colors. I understand it's designed for it to be somewhat visible on both dark and light backgrounds, but it's making the charts details out of place design-wise; off-theme, off-brand.

    Please allow us to set the formatting as a Master, thanks!

    3 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Infographic Icon Lists

    It would be super cool to have an in-built icon list generator for info graphics that could possibly plug into the smart art section. It's a little bit like one-item histograms.

    For example: Have a generator that lets us pick an icon to use to represent count of something, then enter the count, and automatically generate X number of icons arranged neatly beside a header based on total count.

    Something like this: https://visual.ly/community/Infographics/science/how-many-people-have-ever-been-born

    2 votes
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  16. font preview

    A live preview for fonts when scrolling throughout the font section is much needed.

    2 votes
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  17. Drag icons into smartart image containers.

    Drag built-in icons to any "picture" smartart image container.

    2 votes
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  18. Bring Power Point coach to GCC please

    I notice that android had this feature but me need For GCC and for IOS

    2 votes
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  19. Bug in Mac OS powerpoint

    Open powerpoint in Mac OS

    Create a shape

    Then change its transparency level

    Then paste it as pciture

    Again, open this file in windows OS, you will see - colours are different

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  20. Paste a PDF image into PowerPoint, save it, close the file, and then reopen it to improve the compression of the image.

    (1) Even if the [Image quality] item is set to [Use original quality] in [Compress diagram], if you save the file with an image attached, the image will be compressed.
    PowerPoint for mac : No events occurred at 15.xx.
    PowerPoint for mac: I want the Use original quality setting to take effect on 16.xx.

    PowerPoint for mac : 15.xx When you save and avoid it, the resolution of the image decreases when you print it.) Don't lower the resolution when printing.

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    タイトル (日本語) : PowerPoint for mac : 16.xx にて PDF 画像を貼り付けて保存してファイルを閉じた後再度開くと、 [元の品質を使用する] に設定していても画像が圧縮されてしまうのを改善してほしい。

    本文 (日本語) : (1) [図の圧縮]…

    2 votes
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