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  1. Support for Embedded fonts

    Allow powerpoint for mac to support embedded fonts like on windows and previous versions. It makes the format a lot more portable that way, otherwise we end up having to only use pdf files to share.

    4,617 votes
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    After flighting the Font Embedding feature to Office Insiders for almost two months, we now officially enabled it for the rest of the Office 365 subscribers! Please update to build 16.17.180909 or higher, and try embedding fonts in your presentations, so wherever your files goes, your fonts go too :)

    Please see this article for more information on the feature:
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/embedded-fonts-in-powerpoint-for-mac-53046a60-0111-4ca4-bb58-26be3926a9d3

    Again, thank you for your support to our product! Please keep voting for the other features on your wish list.

    Cheers!
    PowerPoint Team

  2. Embed videos from online sources (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

    please add the 'online video' feature on ppt 2016 for Mac !!!!

    1,167 votes
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  3. Export to Video with audio narrations included

    This seems to be something thats been voted upon, and had been "completed". However, there is not a hint of the narration in the exported video. Please add!!

    1,002 votes
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    Thank you for voting this request! If you are an Office 365 subscriber, you may now export your presentation to a video with a playback of the narration audio! Please upgrade to version 16.19(181109) or higher, and give it a try.

    Again, thank you for helping us improve the product, and please keep voting the other features on your wish list :)

    -PowerPoint Team

  4. Ability to trim video clip

    Please add the ability to trim an audio or video clip on PowerPoint for Mac

    899 votes
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  5. Add export as video to PPT 2016

    Add export as video file with narration to PPT for Mac 2016

    563 votes
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    Thank you for your feedback! This feature is now available to all Office 365 subscribers via the June updates.

    Note that it’s a known limitation in the current version that the embedded video and audio can’t playback in the exported video yet. Please vote on the request below, if the playback functionality of the embedded media files is critical to your scenario, and we’ll prioritize it accordingly:

    https://powerpoint.uservoice.com/forums/288925-powerpoint-for-mac/suggestions/14811522-export-narrated-powerpoint-to-video

    Again, thank you for your patience and support!

  6. Add support for SVG and icons

    Allow ability to insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) files into your documents on Mac. I used to be able to insert .emf files and then ungroup them into shapes which I could edit. It's very frustrating that there is no option for this now on the Mac.

    456 votes
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    As of April 2018, Insert Icons and SVG support are now available in Office 2016 for Mac.

    To insert an icon in Office 2016 for Mac: Go to the Insert > Insert Icon. Scroll through the icons or jump to a category by clicking the name in the navigation pane at the left. Choose an icon and then click Insert at the lower right. Insert multiple icons at the same time by clicking each of them before clicking Insert. Use the Graphics Tools ribbon to rotate, color, change style or resize your icon.

    To insert an SVG file in Office 2016 for Mac: Go to Insert > Pictures > Picture from file to insert your SVG images.

    Anything else you’d like to see in PowerPoint for Mac? Don’t forget to vote for the feature on UserVoice – we use this feedback to help us prioritize our backlog. The more votes…

  7. Provide full feature parity with Windows PPT

    It would be really great if all the options that one finds on the PC version were also available on the Mac version

    361 votes
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    Thanks again for your feedback! The PowerPoint Product team has been actively working to close the feature gap between the different PowerPoint endpoints, most recently bringing features found in WinPPT like real time collaboration, trim media, QuickStarter, and Trim Media to the Mac platform.

    As we continue to bring over more WinPPT features to MacPPT, we will use this site to help us prioritize the work. If there is a specific feature from WinPPT that you would like to see on MacPPT, be sure to vote for it!

  8. Enable Summary Zoom feature

    Please enable Zoom for Powerpoint for Mac

    331 votes
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    Thank you for voting up this request! The Summary Zoom feature has been released to all Office 365 subscribers! Please upgrade your version to 16.19 (181109) or higher, and give it a try.

    Again, thank you for helping us improve the product, and please keep voting the other features on your wish list :)

    -PowerPoint Team

  9. Ability to trim audio clip

    Please add the ability to trim audio and videos. It saves a bunch of time.

    313 votes
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  10. Animation and Video triggers

    Add ability to set up animation or video triggers into my deck

    296 votes
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    We are excited to announce that the Animation and Video Trigger feature has been released to all Office 365 subscribers! Please update to build 16.17.180909 or higher, and try setting a special start against your animations, either via the Ribbon → Animations → Trigger button, or via the “Triggers” settings in the Animation Pane.

    Thank you again for your support! Please keep voting other feature requests on your wish list :)

    Cheers!
    PowerPoint Team

  11. Export to PDF options

    Allow users to customize PDF export (ie. image quality, file size)

    249 votes
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    As of April 2018, Export to PDF options are now available on PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

    PDF options can be accessed through Settings > General > Print Quality (Paper/PDF). You can choose between High, Medium, or Low image quality. For print, we recommend using high quality; for export to PDF, we recommend using low or medium quality (depending on your optimal file size).

    Anything else you’d like to see in PowerPoint for Mac? Don’t forget to vote for the feature on UserVoice – we use this feedback to help us prioritize our backlog. The more votes a feature gets, the more likely it is that you’ll see it in our product!

  12. Draw table

    In insert table there is no possibility to draw it, as in Word.

    I must say I am really deceived with Office Mac 2016. Office Mac 2011 was more complete. Why don't keep same functions?

    Best regards,

    Peter

    185 votes
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  14. Add Hyperlink support for PDFs made from PowerPoint

    It's a little crazy that hyperlinks get stripped out upon making a PDF.
    We really need them to carry over like they always have on the PC.

    75 votes
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    In Office 2016, PDFs generated from PowerPoint do support hyperlinks. This feature can be found in PowerPoint for Mac today

    Thanks again for your feedback, and remember to keep voting on features that are important to you – the more votes a feature gets, the more likely we are to implement it in the product.

  15. pdf resolution bad since last update

    since the version 16.14.1 (180613) pdfs are exported in a bad quality even when setting the resolution to "high".
    Happens when exporting to pdf as well when printing to pdf.

    48 votes
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  16. Please put back the "change picture" command in Power Point. Gone when did update to Office 16.10

    PowerPoint in Office Mac 2016. Did update to 16.10, and "change picture" command is now gone. Others are posting about it in the forums too. Does not help to change Mac OS version. Happening in all versions of the OS. Please put feature back.

    41 votes
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  17. 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

    39 votes
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  18. Full Quick Access Toolbar support for Office for Mac 2016

    PC QAT is a boon and better than customizing PPT for Mac 11, now we have neither option. It would be great if the exported QAT files would work across MAC and PC but that is a minor issue compared to being able to create a QAT and move it under the ribbon like in the PC versions.

    37 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! You can now get this functionality via the Insider Fast update (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_insider-registration/announcing-the-first-ever-office-insider-fast/de603f73-3405-49d4-a6ee-d017773cb8a0). It will also be gradually deployed to the usual Insider channel and eventually get pushed to all users in a week or two.

    Enjoy the feature, and please keep voting on what you’d like to see next. Thanks!

  19. Automatic animation of objects between slides

    Ability to easily create animation of objects across slides.

    31 votes
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  20. Needs some sort of photos and video editing functions for slide show

    If PowerPoint has own photos and video editing capabilities,we don't need to rely on other software and no hassle for video or picture import,

    30 votes
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