I think that a customizable ribbon on PowerPoint enables huge productivity gains... Shortcuts help you to rearrange and align very quickly the elements for instance. The less you click, the faster you work!
Thanks for your feedback! The ability to customize your PowerPoint ribbon is available for Office 365 subscribers.
To customize the ribbon in PowerPoint:
- Go to app Preferences and click Ribbon and Toolbar.
– On the Ribbon tab window, select the commands you want to add or remove from your Ribbon and click the add or remove arrows.
Hope this helps!
MP Hill commented
No this doesn't help because I don't have Office 365 but instead I'm working with the stand alone version. I think it is kind of short sighted of Microsoft to only include features in the Office 365 version of Mac Office and not the stand alone version as well. It is almost like they are punishing users who didn't want to pay month by month for their software.
If I could sign up for Office 365 for one month and customize my ribbon, then let the subscription laps without having to uninstall the stand alone version and install the Office 365 version, then switch back to the stand alone version, I might do that.
I strongly disagree with this problem being completed. If you don't go for Office 365, this is still broken. And why roll out an important feature like this to only a fraction of users. This makes no sense. I guess, I'm going to stay on the older better version. Goes to show upgrades are a misnomer!
MP Hill commented
We definitely need to be able to add a custom ribbon populated with the functions that we need the most often. Hunting for the right icon in the ribbons is slow and tedious.
I was shocked to find that this function was broken by recent updates on Powerpoint for Mac and never understood why the MS developer killed a great function without paying attention to their users. For me this is like the lost ungrouping function (http://bit.ly/2akgnDt). They are the main reasons why I still use older versions of Powerpoint and Excel.
Allow us to add a custom ribbon, so we can again work more efficiently.
Dave Izzo commented
If your solution to this was the ability to add only the items you all think are important to the QAT, it is totally inadequate. Adobe has no trouble making all of their apps work almost identically across both the Win and Mac OS. I teach PPT across both platforms and get so tired of having to say "Sorry the Mac version does not support this feature". You add features only 10% of people use, and ignore things 100% of people need. Well I guess if Mac users never see the Win version they have no idea what they are missing.