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  1. Allow pixels as measurement unit

    cm and inches are not useful for digital only presentations, while pixels are a extremely useful unit. Please add native support for this

    20 votes
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  2. Add Diagram Measurement-Style Ends to Arrow Type Options for Lines (┣ and ┫)

    Please add the ability to select ┣ and ┫as Begin and End Arrow Types for lines. This would be very useful for when I have to diagram something and use lines to display measurements (like on a blueprint).

    This can currently only be done by attaching small lines to the ends of the line that spans the measured length, which can be difficult and time-consuming to use.

    20 votes
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  3. Enable the Summary Zoom feature in Version 16.2

    In response to previous requests to enable the summary zoom feature it was enabled and the previous thread mark 'complete'. However, as an office 365 Mac user I seem to have now lost the feature again in Version 16.2? It's a great feature that I was enjoying using and I now have presentations containing the functionality that I cannot edit! Can we have it back please? Many thanks

    19 votes
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  4. Add "Change All Images/Graphics" Option

    Please allow the option to replace all instances of an image in a PP document.

    Currently, if you have a deck that involves a single, repeated image amongst its slides, one must change each instance of the image manually.

    Use cases:
    • Using the morph transition, an image changes size/crop/position across the slides. Instead of tediously replaces every instance, this option would replace all at once.
    • An image is placed on multiple slides throughout the document (some could even be hidden in the selection pane). You're not sure where all of them are, but the image must be updated.…

    19 votes
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  5. Please add the option to create higher quality PDF files from documents (Gray scale does not export to PDF well)

    Using low quality PDF files from Powerpoint for Mac looks unprofessional and could push users like myself to use other programs. Adding the option to create high quality exports would drastically improve the quality of powerpoint.

    19 votes
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  6. PowerPoint handling of large multimedia files when co-authoring

    The background:

    Our customer has experienced a number of issues with co-authoring in PowerPoint. Issues such as the application freezing in the middle of a co-authoring session of 5 or more people, the ‘Auto-save’ switch at the top turning itself off, issues with files being duplicated on SPO with the system hostname appended to the filename.

    The customer is a creative agency so they’re working with large, high quality multimedia elements in their presentations.

    From the conversations we’ve had with our customer, it transpires that they aren’t the only company to have issues with PowerPoint co-authoring – so much so…

    18 votes
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  7. More optimization features to reduce file sizes

    Please add an optimization feature like in the PC version that allows you to compress embedded multimedia files/videos within you presentation to significantly reduce file sizes. Otherwise support in linking visually an online video through an iframe environment from a 3rd party video service would be appreciated as an alternative solution.

    18 votes
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  8. "Save as PDF" option for saving pdf files with various layouts (1 slide per page, handouts, slides notes)

    Being able to export to PDF, single, or multiple slides rather than all of them.

    18 votes
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  9. Hotkeys to move bullets up or down

    Mac users should be able to move bullets up or down in a list with a hotkey like PC users can with Alt-Shift-Right and Alt-Shift-Left.

    At a minimum, give us a way to add the Move Up and Move Down commands to a PowerPoint menu so we can use the Mac OS functionality to create the hotkey. (and Promote, Demote, so we don't have to use the tab key which doesn't work to Promote when the cursor is in the middle of a line)

    Currently the menu items only exist in Outline View on the pop-up menu when you right-click.

    18 votes
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  10. Allow to set default animations

    [Idea copied from windows-ppt site] Please help us reduce the number of keystrokes and mouse clicks needed to create our work. The Animation engine is the biggest culprit, with a set of rigid defaults that do not remember what we have done in the past and no styles whatsoever. Allow us to designate that, say, we want our Fades to default to After Previous and one second in duration (or at least remember that we asked for that the last time). And allow us to create styles or presets (Wipe Left, With Previous, 2 seconds), which we could then apply…

    18 votes
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  11. Enabling to record a slideshow with a video narrative in PowerPoint (Office 365) for Mac OS X Catalina.

    Please, enable to record a slideshow with a video narrative in PowerPoint (Office 365) for Mac OS X Catalina. Unfortunately, it is available for Windows only.
    The link https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/record-a-slide-show-with-narration-and-slide-timings-0b9502c6-5f6c-40ae-b1e7-e47d8741161c#OfficeVersion=macOS is not applicable for Mac OS Catalina. If this feature is implemented, it will be very interesting for users are looking for a way to make some video classes because they could record the slide show and the speaker's video simultaneously.

    17 votes
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  12. import videos into a slideshow page while keeping the background transparent of the video

    Keep the transparent background of a video (alpha channel) when importing into a slide show page

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  13. Don't make me type units

    The fields in the Paragraph dialog box don't compensate when you forget to type the units, even when they're presupposed. It doesn't even fill in the units for you after the alert box pops up.

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  14. Implement a feature in PowerPoint for Mac that records the screen

    It would be great if PowerPoint for Mac could record the screen like the Windows version can.

    16 votes
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  15. Add ability to see new font right after it was installed in system without reboot PPT

    Add ability to see new font right after it was installed in system without reboot PPT

    16 votes
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  16. Add a Column Break command for multiple column text boxes

    Add a Column Break command for multiple column text boxes

    Currently in a multiple column text box, one has to add extra spaces to force a line into the second column, why not have a column break command in PPT as there is in Word?

    15 votes
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  17. Mac PowerPoint Tab-Theme (Slide Size 4:3 to 16:9)

    In PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, I was able to change the size of the slide to 16:9 and all of my side content would stretch to fit. PowerPoint 2016 and newer only lets you change the slide size but the content stays the same. Can you add the option to let me stretch the slide to 16:9 and all the content stretch with the slide size. I use PowerPoint 2011 for this option only. I know I will not get to do this for much longer.

    14 votes
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  18. Add Insert "Online Pictures"

    PowerPoint 365 for Mac has the Online Picture option grayed out. I tried adding it in Preferences, but it still did nothing. I like finding online clipart and backgrounds using this feature. When will it be implemented in the Mac version?

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  19. Animation Toggle to disable specific animations on Animation Panel

    Please add the ability to "hide" or "turn off" specific Animations in the Animation Pane. Like the eyeball in the Selection Pane.

    It would be useful to have an animation applied to an object, but to have it turned off. This feature could be used to view other animations in the stack by themselves, or in the case that you don't need that animation now, but might need to turn it on later (without having to completely recreate it).

    14 votes
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  20. 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.

    13 votes
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