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  1. The eyedropper tool it hasn't worked in my Mac

    Mac system : Catalina version 10.15 Beta
    Office :365 description / version 16.29
    The eyedropper tool doesn't worked for the all office application, include word/powerpoint/excel/onenote etc.

    8 votes
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  2. No-fill data point markers on line charts should knock out to background color

    Currently, when you have a marker on a line chart with a reasonable size, with a marker stroke but no marker fill, it shows the line intersecting the midpoint of the marker. Preferably, the lines would join to the outside of the marker, not the middle of the marker. Either that or have the marker fill knock out to the slide BG.

    1 vote
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  3. Paste a PDF image into PowerPoint, save it, close the file, and then reopen it to improve the compression of the image.

    (1) Even if the [Image quality] item is set to [Use original quality] in [Compress diagram], if you save the file with an image attached, the image will be compressed.
    PowerPoint for mac : No events occurred at 15.xx.
    PowerPoint for mac: I want the Use original quality setting to take effect on 16.xx.

    PowerPoint for mac : 15.xx When you save and avoid it, the resolution of the image decreases when you print it.) Don't lower the resolution when printing.

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    タイトル (日本語) : PowerPoint for mac : 16.xx にて PDF 画像を貼り付けて保存してファイルを閉じた後再度開くと、 [元の品質を使用する] に設定していても画像が圧縮されてしまうのを改善してほしい。

    本文 (日本語) : (1) [図の圧縮]…

    2 votes
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  4. Save As Picture doesn't work for charts

    Selecting a chart in PowerPoint and choosing Save As Picture does not appear to work.

    1 vote
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  5. Define 'default text style' for charts

    PowerPoint automatically sets the text style in charts to about 30% brighter off Text/Background Dark 1, and this is not part of the theme colors. I understand it's designed for it to be somewhat visible on both dark and light backgrounds, but it's making the charts details out of place design-wise; off-theme, off-brand.

    Please allow us to set the formatting as a Master, thanks!

    1 vote
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  6. Create different paths through a deck in Screen show for different people.

    People often build decks for use my multiple different type of people - sales, technical, management etc but you still want them to use some common charts. Rather than build multiple decks it would be good to be able to define multiple paths through a deck depending on different needs. Simple mix could ask the person putting it in screen show, which path they want to take

    1 vote
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  7. Please enable superscript when creating charts in PowerPoint

    When creating charts within PowerPoint and it launches into Excel, I can highlight the text in Excel and change the text to superscript and it looks correct in Excel but when it displays the formatted chart back in PowerPoint it is not superscript. Please fix this bug. Thanks.

    1 vote
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  8. Please add ability to display data labels as percentages in 100% stacked column/bar charts (similar to pie charts).

    Other versions of PowerPoint have this capability but the 365 version for some reason does not. It should easily convert the raw data entered to a percent, just the way it does for pie charts.

    1 vote
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  9. Allow for Audible speaker notes in powerpoint to make it more accessible

    I am Autistic, I struggle to make and follow notes, I don't think I am dyslexic but when I look at notes the words jump around, which causes me to lose my train of thought. Not having this feature limits the accessibility of the product to people that are blind, partially sighted, learning disabled, illiterate and Dyslexic. Being able to listen to an audio prompt on each slide would work much better for me and I'm sure other disabled people

    5 votes
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  10. Allow 'Print Hidden Slides' remain ticked, either as a preset or always on by default.

    Allow 'Print Hidden Slides' remain ticked, either as a preset or always on by default.

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  11. Paste Special Linked water fall graph from excel to Powerpoint.

    With the new Waterfall Graph in excel you can not paste a linked graph into Powerpoint.

    10 votes
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  12. Allow Custom Quick Access Toolbar to be placed below ribbon like in PC (with short keys)

    PC QAT was a super efficient way to format slides and achieve uniformity across slides, presentations. It was placed right where one can simply click next to slide. Alternatively, one just had to memorize the custom shortkey (Alt+1, Alt +2 ...etc.)
    In Mac, the placement is odd, right at the top & needs too many clicks there to access options. Further, the shortcut keys require pressing 3 buttons to achieve what can be done by 2 simultaneous keys in PC.

    6 votes
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  13. Add Chinese fonts

    PowerPoint 365 for Mac should allow more installation of Chinese fonts without much restrictions.

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  14. Please add cluster stacked chart in the chart type

    Currently one can make either charts with clustered column/bar or stacked column/bars. Given Hierarchal chart are already introduced, can we expand that capability to give stacked columns that are also clustered?

    Use case example: Region-wise performance (X-axis) of different products (stacks in column), in current year vs previous year (cluster columns)

    2 votes
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  15. Enable changing source files of linked Excel charts from Powerpoint

    When an excel chart is inserted in powerpoint the data och the chart is linked to an excel spreadsheet.

    In the windows version it is possible to change the source file of the linked data. It is not possible to do this in powerpoint 2016 for Mac.

    128 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion and will consider it in future planning rounds.

    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!

  16. Paste Excel chart without data link (default experience pastes chart with linked data)

    In powerpoint the paste chart options provide for:
    1 - paste chart with data linked to Excel (default)
    2 - Embed excel file in PPT
    3 - Paste picture

    I think we need to have two essential features:

    First the obvious one:
    4 - Paste chart WITHOUT data link to Excel (it is a mystery why this

    And since we now have so many inked charts in our PPT files now, we also need a solution (as in Windows) to review, edit and break data links to Excel. Can we really believe this is not in Office 2011 for Mac?

    33 votes
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  17. Add more connector points to shapes

    Please add more points on shapes for connectors to linlt to.
    For example on the corners of rectangles and go from eight to sixteen on circles...

    8 votes
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  18. Allow ungrouping of charts for powerful design

    It used to be possible with Powerpoint for the Mac to ungroup charts from Excel. This was a crucial power feature to customize and design charts beyond the fixed default format of Excel. A very useful function indeed.

    Unfortunately, this is no longer possible on the Mac even though using the Enhanced Metafile format it still seems to work on Windows.

    Bring back chart ungrouping, so we can make professional and personal charts again using Powerpoint. Excel and PPT formats are too limited and don't satisfy the requirements of many companies and publishers. Re-enabling chart ungrouping would make Office much…

    50 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion and will consider it in future planning rounds.

    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!

  19. Allow specific font search in font menu and apply changes to the selected text.

    To apply the specific font to text, one needs to go to font and search from drop-down menu instead of having it automatically.

    Need to have an auto select drop down with the fewer text of font name.

    Like when I enter "Arial N", it should display "Arial Narrow" font for easy selection.

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  20. Allow custom data labels for scatter plots

    This has been a feature in the windows version for forever! I don't understand why it can't be added in mac. Seriously.

    2 votes
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