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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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      35 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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        63 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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        • 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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                • 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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                  • highlight text

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

                    14 votes
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                    • 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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                        22 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        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!

                      • 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!

                        • Add a report a bug button

                          How about a button where you can report bugs in your software? Given that your internet presence is to put it mildly: horrifyingly bad, why not add a button under the 'help' section where you can report a bug in your program. I do understand that it may look bad on the surface to have have a 'report a bug in our program' button as it implies that there are lot of bugs in the program. But once you discover one as a customer, it does really help you to further improve your software. In addition, it saves me from…

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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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

                                  • "Preserve Formatting" option

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

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      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!

                                    • 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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                                        30 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]

                                      • 1 vote
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                                        • 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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