PowerPoint for Mac

Welcome to the PowerPoint for Mac feedback forum! This is the place for users to send us suggestions and ideas on how to improve. If you think you have found a bug, please send us feedback in-app instead! To do so, please click “File”, then “Feedback”, then “Send a Frown” in PowerPoint. This way, we will get detailed information that will help us better diagnose the problem.

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  1. Ability to trim video clip

    Please add the ability to trim an audio or video clip on PowerPoint for Mac

    899 votes
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  2. Disable design ideas

    Design Ideas is a big heap of instrusive rubbish. Every time I want to add an image and manually size it, this pops up. Just a way to untick it so it never shows up is absolutely vital. I have been using Powerpoint for what is coming up to 15 years, this is a couple of extra clicks every time. this might be useful for some people but it must be possible to disable it for the rest of us.

    9 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! The ability to disable “Design Ideas” (PowerPoint Designer) is already available in PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

    To disable Designer:
    1. Select Preferences from the PowerPoint menu.
    2. Under Authoring and Proofing Tools in the Preference dialog, select General.
    3. In the General dialog box, under PowerPoint Designer, clear the Automatically show me design ideas check box

    We hope this helps, and remember to keep voting for features that are important to you – the more votes a feature gets, the more likely we are to bring it to the product.

    - PowerPoint for Mac product team

  3. Ability to trim audio clip

    Please add the ability to trim audio and videos. It saves a bunch of time.

    313 votes
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  4. Add export as video to PPT 2016

    Add export as video file with narration to PPT for Mac 2016

    563 votes
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    Thank you for your feedback! This feature is now available to all Office 365 subscribers via the June updates.

    Note that it’s a known limitation in the current version that the embedded video and audio can’t playback in the exported video yet. Please vote on the request below, if the playback functionality of the embedded media files is critical to your scenario, and we’ll prioritize it accordingly:

    https://powerpoint.uservoice.com/forums/288925-powerpoint-for-mac/suggestions/14811522-export-narrated-powerpoint-to-video

    Again, thank you for your patience and support!

  5. Add Hyperlink support for PDFs made from PowerPoint

    It's a little crazy that hyperlinks get stripped out upon making a PDF.
    We really need them to carry over like they always have on the PC.

    75 votes
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    In Office 2016, PDFs generated from PowerPoint do support hyperlinks. This feature can be found in PowerPoint for Mac today

    Thanks again for your feedback, and remember to keep voting on features that are important to you – the more votes a feature gets, the more likely we are to implement it in the product.

  6. Export to PDF options

    Allow users to customize PDF export (ie. image quality, file size)

    249 votes
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    As of April 2018, Export to PDF options are now available on PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

    PDF options can be accessed through Settings > General > Print Quality (Paper/PDF). You can choose between High, Medium, or Low image quality. For print, we recommend using high quality; for export to PDF, we recommend using low or medium quality (depending on your optimal file size).

    Anything else you’d like to see in PowerPoint for Mac? Don’t forget to vote for the feature on UserVoice – we use this feedback to help us prioritize our backlog. The more votes a feature gets, the more likely it is that you’ll see it in our product!

  7. 111 votes
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  8. Fix issues related to language settings

    Working in parallel in presentation in several languages, I find the language setting functions in PPT 2016 cumbersome.
    - Why can't I simply in 1 click resent absolutely all the text in an existing presentation to another language?
    - Why, after selecting all objects in a slide and specifying a given spelling language, the text in smart object still not set to this language ?

    Please review and fix.

    29 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback and we apologize for any issues that these problems might have caused. Language settings and proofing behavior in PowerPoint for Mac 2016 have been addressed and remedied as of build 16.11.18021400 (released to production on January 14, 2018). We hope this fix will improve your PowerPoint experience.

    Remember if there is a feature or fix you would like to see come to PowerPoint, please make sure to vote for it accordingly. The more votes a feature has, the more likely we are to implement it.

  9. Draw/inking function

    Drawing on Powerpoint slides is a very useful function in many contexts.

    25 votes
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  10. Needs some sort of photos and video editing functions for slide show

    If PowerPoint has own photos and video editing capabilities,we don't need to rely on other software and no hassle for video or picture import,

    30 votes
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  11. Applescript support for Office Mac 2016

    I cannot use apple script with this version of Office Mac. It is unbelievable. KEEP SAME FUNCTIONS OF OFFICE MAC 2011, please

    39 votes
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  12. Accessibility Checker

    Please include the accessibility checker feature that is available for Windows.

    1 vote
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  13. Customizable ribbon

    I think that a customizable ribbon on PowerPoint enables huge productivity gains... Shortcuts help you to rearrange and align very quickly the elements for instance. The less you click, the faster you work!

    30 votes
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    Thanks for your feedback! The ability to customize your PowerPoint ribbon is available for Office 365 subscribers.

    To customize the ribbon in PowerPoint:
    - Go to app Preferences and click Ribbon and Toolbar.
    – On the Ribbon tab window, select the commands you want to add or remove from your Ribbon and click the add or remove arrows.

    Hope this helps!

  14. 8 votes
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    Thank you for your feedback ! Keyboard shortcuts for subscript and superscript actually already exist in PowerPoint for Mac 2016.

    For superscript, press Ctrl, Shift, and the Plus sign (+) at the same time.
    For subscript, press Ctrl and the Equal sign (=) at the same time. (Do not press Shift.)

    Hope this helps!

  15. Footnotes for PowerPoint

    PowerPoint needs footnote capabilities like Word.

    2 votes
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  16. Live Close Caption

    What if there was a live close caption generated while the speaker is presenting.

    1 vote
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  17. Animation and Video triggers

    Add ability to set up animation or video triggers into my deck

    296 votes
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    We are excited to announce that the Animation and Video Trigger feature has been released to all Office 365 subscribers! Please update to build 16.17.180909 or higher, and try setting a special start against your animations, either via the Ribbon → Animations → Trigger button, or via the “Triggers” settings in the Animation Pane.

    Thank you again for your support! Please keep voting other feature requests on your wish list :)

    Cheers!
    PowerPoint Team

  18. Mac OS color palette no longer works in 16.10 (180204)

    If you select "more fill colors" to browse the OS-level color selection options, there is a palette of 18 custom colors on the bottom that is consistent across all apps. If you click on a color, it will highlight the color, but there is no longer any way to select the color for use on the item in your slide. Before, you could select the color, click OK, and the color would be applied to the object. But now, the palette is non-functional.

    Microsoft's color palette management is so poor, this is like adding insult to injury.

    5 votes
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    Thank you for your feedback! We cannot reproduce the issue you reported in the latest Office build, so we are closing this request as “Completed”.

    This UserVoice site is designed for submitting feature requests, instead of reporting bugs. If you are still hitting the color palette problem after updating to the latest Apple and Office build, please post the problem on the Answers forum (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum), and we’ll take a deeper look at your case.

    Thanks!
    PowerPoint Team

  19. 3D models support

    3D formats that can be added in windows are great to express motion (e.g. rotating an earth globe). Why are features so limited for mac users

    12 votes
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  20. Export to PDF makes high quality pngs look terrible no matter the setting

    no matter how the png was created (quality, size, program, etc.), added to powerpoint or sized and used in powerpoint, no export to pdf the pngs look absolutely terrible all of a sudden. this was not an issue in previous versions.

    2 votes
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