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.
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.
I'm on 16.16 and it's NOT better.
Has anyone tested if the issue still present in the current update packages (16.29)? Can't believe the last okay version is 15.41... There seems to be something very wrong with build 16 really
I am having this issue on a Mac with version 16.23. Also having to send everything to a PC with an older version of office. Have there been any updates??
Same problem with version 16.22, which I just updated to. This has been a continuous/unresolved issue for several months now. I've resorted to using an older laptop with an older (unaffected) version of powerpoint just to export pdf's from .ppt's made on the new laptop, which is totally ridiculous and unsustainable.
I have the same problem in powerpoint 16.21 for Mac. Help !
When will Microsoft finally fix this issue? They just seem to never address it on any of the last 5 updates or 6 months! What a joke!
Using version 16.21 here, still an issue. This is really not acceptable for a commercial software to have an issue going on for several versions (at least since 16.14 from what I've read) ! @PowerPoint Team, the issue is definitely NOT completed !
Also have this issue, it's very frustrating as a business owner
Just experienced this issue today as well. Super frustrating as I was able to convert my mac pptx file to pdf on my PC and worked just fine (and file size was much smaller). This is a serious issue. What's the progress on resolving this conversion issue on macs? Definitely NOT completed
Still having this issue and it seems like its only on macOS.
Even did the update to Version 16..22 (190107)
How can this be an ongoing issue with almost every update? Does anyone know of any easy workaround while I wait for the Power Point Team to get their stuff together?
I just tried save into PDF. It looks severly unprofessional and ugly now. This shall poorly affect my sharing of materials with other business users.
This issue is still not resolved on PowerPoint 16.20 (used on MacOS 10.14.1).
Really poor pdf conversion that renders it unusable for business purposes when trying to share our materials.
This should not be called completed by the PowerPoint Product Team - it is still badly broken and is screwing up my workflow. Please reopen the bug and let us know when it will be fixed.
I am still experiencing these issue.
hello I'm on 16.19 and the same problem still occurs.
It makes life really challenging !!!
Jon Giegengack commented
Having the same issue on 16:19. Very challenging problem please fix.
I'm not sure if this is related, but if I right click a group on a slide then "save as image" and choose PDF, any image in the group (e.g. if I imported a .png, then added PowerPoint drawing objects, grouped, then exported) come out horribly blurred. This is a huge problem, as I use PowerPoint to make figures for publication.
Same problem here (Mac 10.14.1 and Powerpoint 16.19) - unacceptable.
The problem is still there in version 16.16.4 (181110). Please fix it!
Mike Leber commented
MS Powerpoint seems to have a general problem generating PDFs on Mac and I'm about to ditch it forever. It just seems like there is no quality assurance at Microsoft for this product anymore!!! Current issues: pictures will have frames where the original has none, colors are way darker than the original ones. Result is really bad and unacceptable in a professional environment!!