Change default pasting text option
When pasting text, please make it optional to change the default settings to something other than "Use destination theme." Eliminating the need to have to toggle down each time text entries are entered.
This looks a deliberate move from MS to me... as it is such a common and intuitive paste option, when i copy and paste a group of objects, or anything else, it pastes as a picture, so annoying, basically have to go back to pc and use the Microsoft version of ppt
FULL PASTE SPECIAL OPTIONS -- On MAC you can NOT bring in anything from illustrator because there is no EMF option in the paste special.
DUH!! If I'm working on a MAC it's likely because I work in the design world and spend my days in Adobe programs. I need to be able to bring in vector elements and make them editable so things like brand colors can be changed without having to build and bring in 10 different versions of the same item so I have it different colors.
Start playing well with others!!!!
At the moment, when you paste text into a presentation it ignores the slide master styles AND the default text box settings.
This makes copying text laborious because a user has to manually make this change on every piece of text they copy.
Maria Munaro commented
Show Paste Options in Powerpoint version 16.25 for Mac disappeared! You can not paste keeping source formatting anymore! In the preferences , edit section, you do not have the option to toggle on/off the Show Paste options buttons ... I guess that is why afterwards you can not access them while you are working?
Completely agree - especially when you paste text that overflows from the textbox and so doesn't give you the option of changing the paste format!
Muhammad Rusydi Azmi commented
*A shortcut for paste keep text only would be great
Muhammad Rusydi Azmi commented
Yes please. Exactly what Jason Barnes said.
I'm a graphic designer, but use PPT extensively with my current company and it would save so much time to be able to have the (Shift-Command-V) shortcut for pasting without formatting
Jason Barnes commented
This feature would be great: Paste and Match Style or Paste Without Formatting would be excellent choices. Both Mac OS and Windows already support this natively. Shift-Command-V or Shift-Ctrl-V work this way for all applications except for the Office Suite (I think). In PPT on the Mac, Ctrl-Command-V will bring up the Paste Special dialog but you still have to select "unformatted text" so that is no easier than using the little pop-up. Also in PPT for the Mac, Shift-Command-C and V are undocumented commands for copying and pasting object styles (like the little paintbrush tool). So, the command keys might have to be different than standard Mac OS keys.
I also have issues with copying and pasting from PPT to other Office apps, e.g. copy a table from PPT to Outlook and formatting is completely messed up
So I posted a similar post before but it did not receive enough attention. Someone mentioned that we can use "Match Destination Format" upon pasting but that did not work. Recent version showed that the "Match Destination Format" was a joke. Especially, it did not match bullet format and "-->" after pasting became a question mark (unrecognizable format).
The problem has started after some updates.. coping (from PowerPoint) and pasting (to Microsoft Word) has failed to match the destination document format as expected in previous version of Microsoft Office including Microsoft Office 2011. At first, I thought it was my computer's problem. However, after I (1) reinstalled Microsoft office, (2) reset my laptop and (3) changed to a new laptop, the problem persisted until now. I have tested same settings on Microsoft Office 2011 and came to know that Microsoft Office 2011 still function as expected. I tested cross version using copy (from PowerPoint 2011) and paste (to Word 2016) and everything worked as expected. However, the problem happened only when I copied from PowerPoint 2016 and pasted to Word 2016.
In conclusion, the problem that happened was with PowerPoint 2016 and this was an inherent problem not with a Mac but with Microsoft Office settings that was faulty from manufacturer either intentionally or was supposedly a mistake that was overlooked and never corrected.
I have tried to call in and talked with a representative in hope of warning the company of the glitch. However, until now, the problem has yet to be solved. I hope to voice my concerns here of the poor customer service the Microsoft has to customers and hope that everyone who has same problems to voice their concerns in this forum.