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  1. Add ability for users to choose light or dark mode of ppt and excel when mac is set at dark mode

    When using the ppt, excel or word,the main part of the screen is almost light colour or at least not always the dark colour. In this occasion, we may prefer the UI is also at a lighter color instead of the present darker one even though the mac is at a dark mode.

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    • Real-time collaboration on desktop Mac PowerPoint

      Allow real-time collaboration of desktop version of PowerPoint on the Mac with the PC desktop version.

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      • Do not make PDF's bigger than the PPT file

        The PDF file reported from PPT should never be bigger than the PPT file itself.
        However, I have a number of PPT files that, when exported to PDF, triple in file size. This is not good.
        I was told PPT might be trying to create "high quality" images (the PPT file contains lots of images), but I don't see how image quality can be increased beyond what is already there in the PPT source.

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        • Please provide possibility to export powerpoint as mp4 on mac -with embedded video and narration

          After creating the whole presentation, to find out that this is not possible is, needless to say, a shock.

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          • Allow video recording with PowerPoint, like can be done with PC's

            It would be helpful to videotape a PowerPoint presentation (video and audio) with a MacBook Air. PC's allow this, but evidently it is not compatible with Mac's. I can only do an audio recording with my slides. Will this be something worked on for the future? Thank you.

            7 votes
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            • Vector files to PPT

              The design community readily relies on the MAC and Adobe Illustrator for designing, meaning entire page layouts, not just artwork/shapes. I have tried different conversion options for MAC AI to PPT and none work properly. The ability to convert an entire page, pulling over the artwork and text all at once, without disturbance to the layout would be a huge bonus to PPT capabilities.

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              • audio narration on Mac powerpoint presentation

                I signed up for Office 365 with the intent to be able to record narration on presentations and be able to then convert to a video format to load onto the internet (specifically FB). The MOV & MP4 options are the only options I am given on my MAC, and the presentation is converted to video wonderfully BUT with NO audio. I need the narrated audio or it is useless to me. This whole process has been incredibly frustrating.

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                • Update version to work with macOS Mojave

                  When you open Office for Mac 11, it shows that it is a 32 bit version; whereas 64 bit version is what is needed for the mac update. Kindly update OFFICE for MAC also to 64 bit version (true for Word, Excel, Keynote, and Powerpoint all)

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Change Picture and keep same cropping

                      PLEASE allow users to replace a picture with a new one and keep the same cropping. Whenever I change out a picture, even though it is the same size (I edited it in photoshop), when I replace the picture it resets the cropping and I have to resize the image. Linking the image does not seem to work on my mac version of Powerpoint.

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                      • Fix bugs in recording audio slideshow where audio is intermittently dropped

                        In theory, I love the feature within PowerPoint (desktop version, not available in online format of PPT) where you can "record slide show" and audio is attached to each slide, which is super easy to update as needed, and then export as a video file to use on youtube, etc. HOWEVER, it's been a known issue for at least 15 years (per forums I've found online) that this feature is super glitchy. Most significantly, the audio file doesn't always record, but you don't know until your "recording session" is done and saved and you realize all or half your slides…

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                        • Make it easier for us to quickly find the icon on the toolbar that we need

                          Currently the new PPT for Mac looks like a hipster designer updated the icons on the toolbar - but when three are the same shade of blue they are VERY hard to differentiate quickly - adding to our cognitive load. If the design team can't make their updates easy for ongoing users to adapt to - then let us change the colours etc

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                          • remove speaker notes

                            Need to save and share file WITHOUT speaker notes on a MAC, like you can on a PC

                            12 votes
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                            • Keep embedded fonts when copying slides to another presentation

                              It's fantastic to finally have font embedding in the Mac version of PowerPoint, but it would be even better if it was possible for embedded fonts to stay embedded if slides are copied to another presentation that uses a different theme.

                              Presentations (especially for conferences or collaborative pitches) are very often assembled using slides submitted by different presenters from different organisations who have different templates and themes. At the moment it seems that some of the formatting (backgrounds, colours etc) can be preserved when pasting slides, but embedded fonts are substituted and do not display. Fonts are just as integral…

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                              • Support ligatures in PowerPoint for macOS

                                Just like Keynote or Word does it, ligatures such as "Fi" of "Ff" should be automatically formatted by PowerPoint on the Mac. Pretty much every font supports them. This being 21st century, text—especially in headings—looks unprofessional without ligatures.

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                                • rethink master templates

                                  Please rethink master templates...

                                  - Make easy to manage and deploy master template iterations and across a landscape of 500+ presentations (HTML?, CSS?)

                                  - Text boxes with multiple typographic styles such as paragraphs, lists, tables, h1 - h4. This way the text box in the template can define alignment, position, and breath-ability across more design patterns. (Think web content management)

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                                  • Fix the PDF export and import !!!! (and re-enable the personalisation of the toolbar)

                                    I recently updated all my computers (work and personal) to Powerpoint 2018 (version 16.21) from an older version (I think 2016) and I was already quite annoyed by the fact that we cannot peronnalise the toolbar anymore without getting a 365 subscription. Your software is already expensive enough that buying it should make it possible to use it completely without the need to pay again. But I could live with a non-personalised toolbar, but now I discover that I cannot save my presentations as pdf anymore, since the quality of the images get super crapy and given the number of…

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                                    • Please provide possibility to export powerpoint as mp4 on mac -with embedded (editable) video and narration

                                      After creating the whole powerpoint presentation, to find out that this is not possible is, needless to say, a shock.

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                                      • Reapply Master to Notes pages missing in PPT 16.2

                                        Where did Reapply Master to Notes pages disappear to? This is a vital function in our shop, and it seems to have gone missing in the latest Mac version of PowerPoint.

                                        You must bring it back!!!!

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                                        • Please allow images in PDF format to be pasted into PowerPoint (/Word) without destroying their quality

                                          I love being able to take PDF screenshots or figures and paste them into presentations, so that the quality of the presentation remains high and the images aren't pixilated.

                                          Unfortunately, with the latest updates to Office 2019 / Office 365 (at least with 16.21 190117), images inserted into PowerPoints and Word files as PDFs become pixilated and desaturated as soon as the file is saved. The results look awful on any high quality display, and are unusable for presentations or reports (even sometimes illegible altogether).

                                          This has made it capturing screenshots on a Mac or exporting high-quality images from other…

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