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  1. cmd-s does not work sometimes, sometimes it does. Why?

    Cmd-S is the standard key combination to save your file. It is even listed in the File menu, yet it only works sometimes. I have no idea why this would be the case.
    It's annoying, please fix it.

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  2. Add CMYK picture warnings

    When many clients build presentations on the Mac, it allows them to insert images in the CMYK color space. They do NOT translate well to PC and either don't display or display poorly. Provide a warning that the image is CMYK and offer to convert to RGB.

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  3. Multiple Document Support For iPad

    Please support multiple open documents on iPad, so that I can copy/paste between 1..N documents!

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  4. Adodb support in VBA on macOS

    I have developed some VBA Macros to support a Line of Business function that pulls data from SQL Server to update the weekly reports. Problem is ... these only work on Windows because of the ADODB ActiveX library. Am I missing something obvious that would let me get them working in PowerPoint for Mac as well ... if not, would love to see ADODB support (SQL Native Client v11 specifically) added... (though happy to re-write these however needed to get it working cross platform!)

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  5. PowerPoint Bug when running to slides after running Slide Show

    PowerPoint Bug when running to slides after running Slide Show with more than one PowerPoint document open. When clicking esc key or ending the slide show the file being displayed is not the same file being used for the slide show

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  6. We need better standard MS fonts (New Fonts)

    We need better standard fonts. Microsoft needs to make an investment in legitimate typography like Google has.

    We are being forced back to Microsoft Office from G-Suite and my documents look like garbage because there are not any fonts with weight ranges or design appeal that are suitable approximations for our brand identity. I realize we can now embed fonts, but it goes out the window when someone else edits the document and doesn't have the font. It doesn't really help if everyone on the platform doesn't have the same fonts. The best solution is for Microsoft to up their…

    2 votes
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  7. When will you fix the audio narration export to video feature for Mac users?? You promise that it works in PPT 2019, but NO IT DOESN'T

    This is criminal! Stop saying that this feature now works for Mac users in PPT 2019. It doesn't. ADMIT IT, and then let us know when it will work again.

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  8. Copy and paste a slide should display paste options

    All available Help links that I could find give instructions on copying slides from one file to another with the option of changing the background by clicking the Paste and Paste Options button. Problem is that the Paste Options button is nowhere to be found! I would appreciate a solution. Thanks

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  9. Add animation before slide transition (or automate slide transition after click-activated animation is done playing))

    I frequently find myself wanting an exit animation for the content of my slide immediately before the transition to the next slide (for example, the text might zoom out of view before the whole slide dissolves). Currently, the only way to do this is to duplicate the slide and set automatic timings on the duplicate, which means that if anyone wants to edit the slide, they must edit both copies. It would be really nice if you could tell Powerpoint to advance the slide after a certain animation plays (maybe a special "advance slide" event in the animation timeline?) or…

    9 votes
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  10. when EXPORTING a jpg slide - please can we change the DEFAULT to jpg instead of having to select it each time

    to save INDIVIDUAL slides in JPG format you have to click on EXPORT and then CHOOSE the JPG option because the PDF option is set as the default... is there any way that you can make Exporting PDF slides as the default - so that you do not have to select pdf every time

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  11. Load all fonts in Powerpoint from Font Book

    Why is it that powerpoint can not load all fonts from the computer on MacOS in 2019? Keynote has no issues with this, but powerpoint fails to render fonts accurately much less significantly limiting my choices from the fonts I have available in adobe programs, keynote etc.

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  12. Multiple subtitle languages simultaneously

    Please add ability to translate multiple languages simultaneously. Up to 4 at a time would be appreciated.

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  13. Fix ‘Compress Images’ option (Removes image transparency when compressing images)

    Currently, when compressing a presentation using the option under the FILE menu, PNG files often lose their transparency. This has been happening for MANY versions of PPT with no apparent solution...

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  14. Changing Page Setup Scale Changes Font

    Changing the scale of the slide using Page Setup and then selecting to scale the objects up causes the font to change. It seems to default back to Calibri even though the slides are set in a different font.

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  15. Notes Page - Substandard Programming

    In PowerPoint 2016 and 2019 for Mac, the notes pages have substandard programming. The right-click menu is a simple copy of the right-click menu for slides. It can't be called context-aware, because it isn't. In all Windows versions, the right-click menu for Notes Pages includes a command to reapply important features of the Notes Master (Notes Layout). This menu is missing in all versions of PowerPoint for Mac. Instead, a lazy programmer has added the right-click menu that applies only to slides.
    This need is especially relevant because PowerPoint Online currently corrupts Notes Pages when they are edited. Windows users…

    4 votes
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  17. Provide option to reset SVG's to original colours

    Say I insert an SVG icon to PowerPoint that has two colours - red + black. I then change the entire fill colour of that SVG icon to white. Further down the line I need to reset the colours to the original red + black. I would like a 'reset' button to revert the colours back to what they were when I inserted it.

    2 votes
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  18. 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.

    14 votes
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  19. Bring back slide build printing, Please! Aren't updates supposed to improve the products?

    Hey! you used to have a "slide build" option when printing powerpoint files. It used to be available from very early versions of PPT. It was also available for PDF export via printing on a Mac. It is very useful for people who use animations but want to hand out a PDF version. What ever happened to it?

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  20. Button to Change Color Background to White

    An easily accessed button that creates a print or a presentation version of my creation. Print = white background. Presentation = full-bleed color background. I constantly double my work to account for each.

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