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  1. 9 votes
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  2. Easy image panning like PowerPoint 2007

    I cannot figure out how to easily pan an image across a slide. Paths work to a degree but are not smooth. Needs a simple pan animation for long panoramic photos.

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  3. 1 vote
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  4. Navigation

    Isn't it about time that the slide sorter was made more sophisticated. I would like to be able to cluster slides into groups so that I can readily switch topic according to my audience needs. Would be nice to be able to do this via buttons at the bottom or side of my presentation (like you often see on websites.

    2 votes
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  5. Allow "Save As" function to select any folder, rather than the few root folders and few recent folders.

    Because I can't save to the folder I want, I have to clutter my desktop (one of the root folders listed) with files to be saved elsewhere. Makes a mess, causes extra steps killing productivity, and is lame to begin with.

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  6. sorter view

    When you click on a slide in sorter view on the Mac it adds a slide. It would be better if it went to the more detailed view as it does on the Windows version.

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  7. VBA Object Model Bug in CustomLayout

    There appears to be an issue in the CustomLayout object model.

    When typing this in the Immediate window:

    ?activepresentation.slides(1).

    IntelliSense gives up but if I continue typing to here:

    ?activepresentation.slides(1).customlayout.

    ItelliSence kicks in again. However, the real issue is that this returns a value as expected:

    ?activepresentation.slides(1).customlayout.Shapes.Placeholders(1).PlaceholderFormat.ContainedType

    But this fails with a runtime error -2147483640 PlaceholderFormat (unknown member) even though the property is shown in IntelliSense and the enum exists for .type = :

    ?activepresentation.slides(1).customlayout.Shapes.Placeholders(1).PlaceholderFormat.type

    The code works as expected on various PC versions of PowerPoint.

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  8. open pp2011 with pp2016

    I just upgraded from 2011 to 2016, and I face the problem to open my ppt 2011 with 2016, and it is only for the PP.
    It is find for excel and word.

    I presume there is a setting problem; could someone know about to solve this issue. Thanks

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  9. 1 vote
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  10. 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…

    48 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!

  11. powerpoint for Mac in Office 2016 crashes in presentation mode when showing videos. Updated to latest version. Tried on numerous files. Help

    powerpoint for Mac in Office 2016 crashes in presentation mode when showing videos. Updated to latest version (as of 12/25/15). Tried on numerous files. Yes - updated the videos as per the yellow bar. Called in to microsoft help line but all suggestions not useful....still having the issue. Help

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  12. Restore the open files from the previous session

    Have the Office apps automatically restore previously open files when reopening the app (maybe I'm doing something wrong?).

    3 votes
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  13. Length of spell check wavy line

    In PP the red spell check line only appears as on short red ^ in front of the first letter. It does not underline the whole word as in Word. Not sure if this is another El Capitan glitch but it makes spell checking while you type difficult.

    4 votes
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. I wish you just had a SAVE PDF button that one could press on the ribbon.

    Please reinstate the "Save as PDF" from the "Save As" options list. Or even better just put it on the ribbon.

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  16. I make extensive use of PowerPoint for presentations. It's a shame that I have to start movies separately bij Quicktime. Please integrate!

    I make extensive use of PowerPoint for presentations. It's a shame that I have to start movies separately bij Quicktime. Please integrate!

    2 votes
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  17. Default gutter (space between columns) for columned text box need to be .5" or anything other than 0".

    No reason ever for someone to use columned text with a 0" gutter. It always has to be manually changed.

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  18. The tilt wheel on my mouse should scroll left and right

    I design a lot of complex slides where I need to stage content outside the active slide area. In Powerpoint 2011 I could use the tilt wheel on my mouse to scroll left and right to view that content, but in 2016 tilting my scroll wheel left or right advances down through my slides. I don't know if this is an enhancement so much as a fix.

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  19. Restore picture manager from ppt 2004

    Picture manager did it all! Select all. Crop precisely all images
    From right and or top and or bottom and from left. Position images or text boxes. What a wonder for those who work with sequential diagnostic ct orMRI or ultrasound images. Workarounds are so stupid and time consuming. "Macros". Programming. Using 2 computers ( me). Using 2
    OS on same Computer. What is so hard for MS to retrofit and create picture manager for ppt 365. Or allow Jim Gordon to integrate an add in for office 366

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  20. Tables in PowerPoint – Add Tab Stops Gone "ctrl + ⇥"

    In PP 2011 you could add tab stops within tables using "ctrl + ⇥". This keyboard shortcut seems to be gone. You cannot add tab stops in table cells any longer. Pls get this back urgently.

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