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  1. Complete spell checking just like in Word

    The spell-checking feature in PowerPoint isn’t as complete as Word. Spell checking should be through across all office programs.

    7 votes
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  2. Adding animation to Quicktime videos

    Is it possible to animate (float, zooming , spiral in) Quicktime videos in PPT 2011?

    7 votes
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  3. Icon Library Search

    Search functionality in the icon library so we can quickly find what we are looking for rather than scrolling up and down the list.

    6 votes
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  4. 6 votes
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    Hi there! Thanks for sending us feedback. In the latest versions of PowerPoint we now support all of these features (trimming video, adding animation to a video, and selecting an image as the poster for a video).

    You can find all these new features under the “Video Format” tab when you select a video that you added to a slide.

  5. 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/msofficepowerpoint-msomac/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…

    6 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Make it possible to be able to use a non-Microsoft font for the HEADER and BODY text placeholders.

    Sometimes users want to use OTHER font combinations outside of the 10 or so built in MSFT only font combos. When I inquired about this, as usual, I was told "You can do that on the PC version". That's a A POOR EXCUSE. You've been developing PowerPoint for the Mac and the PC for OVER 20 YEARS - and you chage the same for Mac and PC versions, so there's NO EXCUSE for the Mac version of PowerPoint to do ANYTHING LESS than the PC version. There are DOZENS of MAJOR features missing from the Mac version. 20+ years is…

    5 votes
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    Thanks for submitting your feedback. In our newest release of PowerPoint we allow our users to specify any font in the header or footer section.

    Give it a try, select “Insert” → “Header & Footer”, then add your text, select your text and put your custom font such as “AppleMyungjo”.

  8. 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

  9. Ability to add action to quick access tool by right click action on the ribbon action

    I am heavy powerpoint user and I used mostly for UX mocks
    As such, I need to have an efficient quick access tool
    In the PC I was able customize and add action to the quick access tool by right click on the actino at the ribbon
    However, I just moved to Mac and there is no such option
    Instead I need to endlessly browse to quick access customization window and search for the right commands which is hard!
    Please please add this feature!

    5 votes
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  10. 5 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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!

  11. "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!

  12. Facilitate linking a slide in one presentation to one in another presentation like the PC version.

    Facilitate linking a slide in one presentation to one in another presentation like the PC version.

    4 votes
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    Hi there, thanks for submitting this feedback. We do support this functionality.

    Here is how you can use this:
    1. Select the object on a slide that you want to link to a different presentation file.
    2. Go to the “Insert” tab and select “Action”
    3. Expand the “Hyperlink to:” drop down and select “Other PowerPoint Presentation”

  13. 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!

  14. Keyboard shortcuts to move items within a list... like on PC

    On PC, if you press shift+alt+up (or down) you can move items inside a list. This is a great economy of time compared to cut/paste. Please add this to the Mac version.

    4 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Garbled Symbol font after opening file with PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

    Garbled Symbol font after opening file with PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

    Font showed OK with PowerPoint 2016 version 15.19.1.160212 for Mac, but when the file is open with PowerPoint 2016 15.21.1.160411 for Mac they show garbled.

    Apple FontBook and FontGear FontDoctor find no problem. Mac OS X 10.11.4 (15E65) El Capitan.

    I have found that changing Symbol font by Symbol Tiger or Symbol Tiger Expert font fixes the issue and then font shows OK. Amazing!

    How to fix it to show OK also using Symbol font? Or is this a PowerPoint 2016 15.21.1.160411 for Mac bug?  In such a case, I hope it is fixed in next update. Thanks.

    3 votes
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  17. Allow fade in/out of audio clips

    It's possible in windows so why not mac?

    3 votes
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  18. Add ability for users to choose light or dark mode of ppt and excel when mac is set at dark mode

    When using the ppt, excel or word,the main part of the screen is almost light colour or at least not always the dark colour. In this occasion, we may prefer the UI is also at a lighter color instead of the present darker one even though the mac is at a dark mode.

    2 votes
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  19. Export to PDF makes high quality pngs look terrible no matter the setting

    no matter how the png was created (quality, size, program, etc.), added to powerpoint or sized and used in powerpoint, no export to pdf the pngs look absolutely terrible all of a sudden. this was not an issue in previous versions.

    2 votes
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  20. Improve Saving FailSafe's

    You guys NEED to have a better system for making sure people's stuff doesn't get wiped. I was working on a PowerPoint for a day, and it kept saying that some of the slides I'd used were read only, and that I should overwrite the file. I kept overwriting my presentation (seemingly successfully), but when I closed out of the file I lost ALL the changes. I just got back form hospital because I broke my knuckles -- I was THAT angry. There was no AutoSave file - nothing. I'd worked on a DropBox but it didn't even save temporarily,…

    2 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! Now, Office 365 will save your changes as you make them with our new AutoSave feature, so you never have to worry about losing your changes and you’ll be able to access them from anywhere. Simply store your files in OneDrive and make sure the AutoSave toggle at the top left is turned on. Additionally, when AutoSave is on, you’ll be able to collaborate with others in real-time.

    To learn more about AutoSave, please see https://support.office.com/article/What-is-AutoSave-6d6bd723-ebfd-4e40-b5f6-ae6e8088f7a5

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