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  1. 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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      51 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We sincerely apologize for the experience you had, due to the recent regression!

      The fix has been rolled out to all users. Please update your build to 16.15 (180709) or higher and let us know if the problem is not fully resolved.

      Thanks!
      PowerPoint Team

    • 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.

      448 votes
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        65 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        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…

      • 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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          19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable Summary Zoom feature

          Please enable Zoom for Powerpoint for Mac

          331 votes
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            148 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            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

          • 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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              489 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              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

            • 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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                737 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                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

              • Enable gridlines

                My son says that in windows based powerpoint he can enable the grid. This helps him place his text frames easier so that it can fit any type of screen. If not, a person can design their slides and then view the on a screen that won't show the edges. I couldn't find this option on the Mac. He said that it looks like the slide is in a graph paper form.

                51 votes
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                  41 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for your feedback! This functionality already exists in PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

                  To more easily align objects on a slide, you can snap your objects to vertical and horizontal guide lines that run through the slide. You can also use dynamic guides—lines that run through the center of other objects and the center of the slide and appear when you drag an object—to align an object relative to another object.

                  To turn snap to grid on or off: Click View > Guides > Snap to Grid.

                  To turn dynamic guides on or off:Click View > Guides > Dynamic Guides.

                  Hope this was helpful! Please remember to continue to vote for the features you’d most like to see in PowerPoint for Mac.

                  - Emily [MSFT]

                • 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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                  • Ability to trim video clip

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

                    897 votes
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                    • 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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                        12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        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

                      • 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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                          27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          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.

                        • Export to PDF options

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

                          249 votes
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                            87 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            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!

                          • 111 votes
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                              16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thank you for your feedback! This bug has been fixed in the latest update (15.25). The build has been deployed to Insiders, and will reach the rest of our customers in a week or so. Please give it a try, and keep voting on other features on your wish list. Thanks!

                            • Fix issues related to language settings

                              Working in parallel in presentation in several languages, I find the language setting functions in PPT 2016 cumbersome.
                              - Why can't I simply in 1 click resent absolutely all the text in an existing presentation to another language?
                              - Why, after selecting all objects in a slide and specifying a given spelling language, the text in smart object still not set to this language ?

                              Please review and fix.

                              29 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for your feedback and we apologize for any issues that these problems might have caused. Language settings and proofing behavior in PowerPoint for Mac 2016 have been addressed and remedied as of build 16.11.18021400 (released to production on January 14, 2018). We hope this fix will improve your PowerPoint experience.

                                Remember if there is a feature or fix you would like to see come to PowerPoint, please make sure to vote for it accordingly. The more votes a feature has, the more likely we are to implement it.

                              • Accessibility Checker

                                Please include the accessibility checker feature that is available for Windows.

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                                  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thank you for your feedback! This feature should be available in the latest update (15.25). The build has been deployed to Insiders, and will reach the rest of our customers in a week or so. Please give it a try and keep voting for features on your wish list. Thanks!

                                • 8 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    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!

                                  • Animation and Video triggers

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

                                    296 votes
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                                      115 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      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

                                    • PowerPoint 365 for Mac has the Online Picture option grayed out.

                                      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?

                                      2 votes
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                                      • 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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                                          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          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

                                        • 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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