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  1. You don't have an option to record a laser pointer in a PowerPoint 365 presentation on the Mac.

    You need to give the Mac version the same capability as the Windows. Also, you need to have instructions on how to do it with a trackpad.

    5 votes
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  2. Lock Object Position on Slide

    Please make it possible to lock the position of an object (e.g,. image) on a slide. The feature is in Keynote and is indispensable when adding labels and layers to an underlying image.

    4 votes
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  3. Document System Calls

    Office on the Mac uses many proprietary calls to dylib libraries that duplicate Windows System libraries. Office for Mac programmers could expand the range of services to macOS clients if Microsoft would document these libraries. Please hire a couple of competent people to make this possible.

    3 votes
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  4. 9 votes
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  5. Standard page setup

    Who was the fuckwit who set it up so that the ONLY page size was "widescreen". I would like it so that it opens up as A4 each time (ie an ability to change defaults

    2 votes
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  6. Tabs for multiple files

    macOS offers native tabbed file support in all applications if they want to take advantage of it. It would be an excellent feature in PowerPoint to be able to open multiple presentations in a single window instance with tabs for the files.

    This would immediately save screen real estate. It is not unheard of in Office apps, as worksheets in Excel are effectively the exact same thing.

    2 votes
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  7. Support paste SVG from clipboard.

    Because of the poor LateX user-interface/experience in powerpoint and to have more flexibility for the equations I write them using a different editor. I then export it as SVG and then import it in the powerpoint. My LatexEditor does support copying as SVG but the paste from clipboard in powerpoint simply ends up pasting it as an XML document. Adding clipboard based pasting for SVG will simplify this process.

    3 votes
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  8. Red screen when playing slides in Presenter View

    Using my iMac in presenter view, cannot see current slide

    6 votes
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  9. To convert a selected bulleted list to a SmartArt is missing

    Available in Windows but missing in Mac.

    You select a bulleted text
    Control + Click will present Convert to SmartArt

    2 votes
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  10. For heaven's sake - would you give us the facility to hide the Paste Options button! It's making Powerpoint for Mac virtually unusable

    For heaven's sake - would you give us the facility to hide the Paste Options button! It's making Powerpoint for Mac virtually unusable

    5 votes
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  11. Right Click to access Slide Layout

    Just like on the Windows version of PowerPoint, you should be able to right-click on a slide to access Slide Layout. This can't be that difficult to add.

    5 votes
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  12. PowerPoint handling of large multimedia files when co-authoring

    The background:

    Our customer has experienced a number of issues with co-authoring in PowerPoint. Issues such as the application freezing in the middle of a co-authoring session of 5 or more people, the ‘Auto-save’ switch at the top turning itself off, issues with files being duplicated on SPO with the system hostname appended to the filename.

    The customer is a creative agency so they’re working with large, high quality multimedia elements in their presentations.

    From the conversations we’ve had with our customer, it transpires that they aren’t the only company to have issues with PowerPoint co-authoring – so much so…

    19 votes
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  13. Dynamic table of contents based on sections

    The idea is pretty simple and - I think - useful: auto-generate table of contents (ToC) based on the name of each section in PowerPoint.

    For example, you have three sections: introduction, sample projects, and further reading. The aut-ToC would allow you to insert a ToC including the names of each section, and e.g. the number of the first slide in that section (1,8,15), and potentially other info (e.g. number of slides in that section). As you add/remove/change the sections and their names, the ToC would adjust automatically.

    There would be different lay-outs for the ToC, e.g. with bullets points,…

    8 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Ungrouping emf or svg images on Mac

    I've already purchased the latest version of Microsoft 2019 for Mac, and this function that works on Windows still isn't supported.

    We need to be able to ungroup emf/svg images on Mac. Please update this!!

    2 votes
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  17. Enable Laser Pointer for Recording with MacBook Pro

    I'm a teacher using a MacBook Pro. I need to be able to record using the laser pointer. Apparently this feature is not enabled for Mac use. Please make this operational

    2 votes
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  18. 2 votes
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  19. Right click align tool please

    Right clicking on an object, text box or image is second nature for designers. On Mac Powerpoint it is difficult to hunt for the Align icon on the menu bar every time, and interrupts what could be a speedy workflow!

    4 votes
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  20. 2 votes
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