PowerPoint for Mac

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  1. Customizable ribbon

    I think that a customizable ribbon on PowerPoint enables huge productivity gains... Shortcuts help you to rearrange and align very quickly the elements for instance. The less you click, the faster you work!

    29 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! The ability to customize your PowerPoint ribbon is available for Office 365 subscribers.

    To customize the ribbon in PowerPoint:
    - Go to app Preferences and click Ribbon and Toolbar.
    – On the Ribbon tab window, select the commands you want to add or remove from your Ribbon and click the add or remove arrows.

    Hope this helps!

  2. SELECTION PANE!

    Add the selection pane that is in the Windows version to the Mac version. In fact, why not include most/all of the same functionality in the Mac versions as in Windows? Very frustrating and it's absolutely killing my ability to switch over.

    27 votes
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  3. Draw/inking function

    Drawing on Powerpoint slides is a very useful function in many contexts.

    24 votes
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  4. Please enable the Laser Pointer

    In powerpoint 2016 for mac we cannot press Ctrl + mouse click to change our pointer in to a LASER pointer, which is inconvenient.

    18 votes
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  5. Please add full RTL support for PowerPoint on the Mac (Arabic, Hebrew, etc.)

    We are subscribers of the Office 365 and some members of the family are on Windows and others are on the Mac. We can't believe that in 2016 Microsoft does not support RTL languages (Arabic, Hebrew and such) on the Mac!!!!! This is such a basic requirement of the top productivity tool in the world. Please don't send us looking for alternatives. This applies to Word, Excel and Outlook too and I will post the same request for these tools as well.

    17 votes
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  6. Add full language support for Czech

    Many customers in Czech Republic would love to see full Czech language support = localized interface and grammar check. Both features are available in Office for Windows

    17 votes
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  7. highlight text

    There appears to be no way to highlight/de-highlight text

    14 votes
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  8. 3D models support

    3D formats that can be added in windows are great to express motion (e.g. rotating an earth globe). Why are features so limited for mac users

    12 votes
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  9. Ability to fade audio in and out

    I needed the ability to fade the music in my powerpoint out for work, and was unable because it was not included in this version

    11 votes
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  10. Include Print button in QAT

    where this the icon of printer in the applicatory ones of office 2016? It must have an icon of printing in the icons of fast access

    10 votes
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  11. Disable design ideas

    Design Ideas is a big heap of instrusive rubbish. Every time I want to add an image and manually size it, this pops up. Just a way to untick it so it never shows up is absolutely vital. I have been using Powerpoint for what is coming up to 15 years, this is a couple of extra clicks every time. this might be useful for some people but it must be possible to disable it for the rest of us.

    9 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! The ability to disable “Design Ideas” (PowerPoint Designer) is already available in PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

    To disable Designer:
    1. Select Preferences from the PowerPoint menu.
    2. Under Authoring and Proofing Tools in the Preference dialog, select General.
    3. In the General dialog box, under PowerPoint Designer, clear the Automatically show me design ideas check box

    We hope this helps, and remember to keep voting for features that are important to you – the more votes a feature gets, the more likely we are to bring it to the product.

    - PowerPoint for Mac product team

  12. Allow to safe PowerPoint slides directly in pdf format

    In earlier versions it was possible to safe presentations in pdf format (Save under--->ppt). In the 2016 version you can do it for Word and Excel but not for PP. You have to use the export function for it.

    8 votes
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  13. 8 votes
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    Thank you for your feedback ! Keyboard shortcuts for subscript and superscript actually already exist in PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

    For superscript, press Ctrl, Shift, and the Plus sign (+) at the same time.
    For subscript, press Ctrl and the Equal sign (=) at the same time. (Do not press Shift.)

    Hope this helps!

  14. Add words to custom dictionary

    DANGER - PowerPoint 2016 for Mac spell checker does not change custom dictionary to Add words!!!

    The issue reported here was fixed:
    PowerPoint 2016 for Mac spell checker does not Add words to custom dictionary
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_powerpoint-mso_mac/powerpoint-2016-for-mac-spell-checker-does-not-add/42729402-f9c9-488b-9360-90b9129eb6be

    But further to that, I have noticed that when "Tools - Spelling" to Add words, PowerPoint 2016 version 15.31.0 (170216) does not automatically select the correct custom dictionary in "Add words to". Word does it right, but PowerPoint fails as said.

    This is particularly dangerous, since you may add words to the wrong custom dictionary, for instance when you work with English and Spanish…

    6 votes
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  15. Context menu doesn't appear when multiple table cells selected !!!! Please Fix

    Context menu doesn't appear when multiple table cells selected !!!! Please Fix -- very frustrating and counter productive

    6 votes
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  16. Mac OS color palette no longer works in 16.10 (180204)

    If you select "more fill colors" to browse the OS-level color selection options, there is a palette of 18 custom colors on the bottom that is consistent across all apps. If you click on a color, it will highlight the color, but there is no longer any way to select the color for use on the item in your slide. Before, you could select the color, click OK, and the color would be applied to the object. But now, the palette is non-functional.

    Microsoft's color palette management is so poor, this is like adding insult to injury.

    5 votes
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    Thank you for your feedback! We cannot reproduce the issue you reported in the latest Office build, so we are closing this request as “Completed”.

    This UserVoice site is designed for submitting feature requests, instead of reporting bugs. If you are still hitting the color palette problem after updating to the latest Apple and Office build, please post the problem on the Answers forum (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum), and we’ll take a deeper look at your case.

    Thanks!
    PowerPoint Team

  17. 5 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! This issue is now fixed in PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

    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!

  18. "Preserve Formatting" option

    Bring back the option to "Preserve Formatting" when inserting PowerPoint slide(s) from another program.

    5 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! This feature is available in PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

    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!

  19. 4 votes
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    Thanks for your suggestion! PowerPoint for Mac has the ability to insert locally stored videos already. If your suggestion is regarding online video support, please add your vote to the Online Video suggestion which is one of the highest requests we have so far. Thanks for voting!

  20. PowerPoint QuickStarter

    Please, add the new fetaure PowerPoint QuickStarter in the Mac version too.
    PowerPoint QuickStarter builds you an outline to help you get started researching a subject of your choosing.

    3 votes
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