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  1. Allow exit from full-time window editing with Esc button!

    Can't you do an exit function from full-time window editing with Esc button! it is so inconvenient to switch between MS PowerPoint windows as well as to other apps! and also improve recovery of the most recent file! lost 1 hour of work bc of this bug!

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  2. Prompt to keep ink annotations when exiting

    Please include the feature along with the ability to save Pen markings during a slideshow on OS X. This is a huge oversight!

    4 votes
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  3. Put back the right-hand vertical scrollbar please

    In all previous versions of PPT there has been a right-hand scrollbar for the main slideview. This has been removed in the latest version and is now only available through the thumbnails view on the left-hand side (which forces you to always have thumbnails open whether you need/want to or not). Scrollbars are essential, particularly when working with longer documents. Also comparing 2 docs side by side is difficult now as you have to have thumbnails open on both in order to move through them, taking up valuable screen space (and the thumbnails window must also be a certain size…

    3 votes
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  4. Please add back "combine union intersect subtract" editing functions.

    Please add back "combine union intersect subtract" functions - these are essential for creating custom shapes that are missing in the "Shapes" selection panel.

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  5. using Powerpoint with an Apple BT mouse, the presentation is hypersensitive to the scroll movement and advances the slides at 10 or more at

    using Powerpoint with an Apple BT mouse, the presentation is hypersensitive to the scroll movement and advances the slides at 10 or more at a time

    2 votes
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  6. Save existing background images to disk (like PowerPoint for Windows)

    You can save the image in PPT for Windows, but not in PPT for Mac.
    Workaround: duplicate slide, remove any objects, export slide as image – but I don’t trust the result re: quality…
    The new feature should save the custom background image in full (available) resolution to the disk.

    1 vote
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  7. Add option to export animations into separate images

    As a user I want to have the option to export animations as additional images.

    Background: I produce videos of my talks by exporting all slides to single images. Afterwards, I import these PNGs into a video editor like iMovie or Premiere and add an audio track which I recorded separately during my talk. Here's the thing: When I export the slides to PNGs, animations aren't exported – only the "final" version or end state is exported as an image. My current workaround is, not to use animations and to built these animations manually by duplicating the slide and adding the…

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  8. Leaving a presentation to find a file is jarring

    You lose the audience when you have to leave the presentation to play a video file. They automatically tune out. It is also a gamble to trust that your computer can connect to whatever internet is or is not available when presenting on business trips.

    2 votes
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  9. Transparent Full Slide Background Color

    As part of a design or a theme, allow me to set a full slide Background Color as an ALPHA channel, with Transparency levels. This way, when I run a presentation (in presentation mode), I can display PPT on top of a desktop background including video files. This would require quite a bit of work, as the presentation mode would have to display the "desktop" below it. It would introduce tons of creative possibilities for screen recording.

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  10. Automated image editing for comparison of "before-after" images.

    Powerpoint would automatically offer to adjust the editing functions (zoom, crop, pan, tags etc.) of "after" image to that of "before" image.

    When presenting in radiology it is important to present before-after images in the most consistent way; when I present an image of a brain at a baseline study and after six months, I want the two images to fit to each other as much as possible, almost like it's the same image, so the audience can focus on the differences between the two. To allow them focusing on only the relevant differences, we need to get rid of…

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  11. 3 votes
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  12. New Office Theme with different background color

    There are two themes: "Colorful" and "Classic". In both cases the color BEHIND the slides is white. With white slides it makes it impossible to tell where the slide ends.

    Previous versions had a grey or blue color behind the slides.

    6 votes
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  13. Found Temporary Fix for no Transistion sounds in PowerPoint 2016 vers 15.19 through to current

    This is a work around while you fix issue with no transition sound.
    1) Make a copy of Sounds located in Media Folder in the Office2011 Folder.
    2) rename to PowerPoint sounds.
    3) Now place in top level of User Folder.
    4) Now open the folder and add the .wav extension to each sound file.
    5) Close up everything, then open PowerPoint 2016 now go to Transitions then click sounds button. Choose Other sounds and pick any of the sounds just added, after browsing to location.

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  14. 1 vote
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  15. create agenda from Sections

    Would love to right click SECTIONS, and create one, two or more agenda slides with section headers.
    Would love to set options:
    a) Number of text entries per agenda slide
    b) one or two column text per agenda slide
    c) include (or not) hidden sections

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  16. Please add sound alerts to PowerPoint

    This seems to be an oversight by Microsoft where there are no embeded sound alerts in the Mac version. You can't have a decent presentation without transition sound effects. Please fix

    3 votes
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  17. endnote

    being able to use endnote as for windows

    1 vote
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  18. 4 votes
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  19. Rehearse specific section

    Instead of rehearsing the whole presentation, please provide an option to rehearse timing of a speicifc section.

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  20. Vertical Text Box in Japanese

    Vertical text box in PowerPoint for Mac should show Japanese texts standing naturally and flow vertically. Now it shows only horizontally flowing texts lying 90 degree, just like Roman characters.
    In fact, earlier updates of PowerPoint for Mac 2016 displayed vertical characters properly. But from some update version, it is a problem.

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