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  1. Bring back support for latex-like syntax in equation environment.

    I have just updated to ppt 16.10 for mac, and the support for latex-like syntax has disappeared altogether (see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Linear-format-equations-using-UnicodeMath-and-LaTeX-in-Word-2e00618d-b1fd-49d8-8cb4-8d17f25754f8?CorrelationId=f86c5d17-96ad-474b-97f5-4f8c5510052d&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US)

    Before updating the keyboard shortcuts did work. I'm now using version 15.33 on another machine, and the shortcuts do work.

    Adding a keyboard shortcut for inserting equations would be great too.

    Thanks for your understanding.

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  2. Make an option to change the mouse right click in show mode to enable reverse (instead of the contextual show menu).

    Make an option to change the mouse right click in show mode to enable reverse (instead of the contextual show pop up menu). This option is on the PC version of PowerPoint and should be on the Mac version too. This would enable presenters to quickly reverse and advance during a show, without having to bring up a menu on screen.

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  3. In edit mode, increasing the window size should also increase the zoom

    Currently, when you resize the window, the zoom factor doesn't scale with it. In case of increasing the window size, this results in a large amount of unused screen real estate (until you manually zoom in to correct it again). It would be nice if PPT automatically scaled the content to make it fit the window while resizing.

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  4. Allow custom data labels for scatter plots

    This has been a feature in the windows version for forever! I don't understand why it can't be added in mac. Seriously.

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  6. LoadPicture API needed for dynamic ribbon galleries and user forms

    Please please please can we have the LoadPicture API to enable dynamic content loading in ribbon galleries and userforms? We have an existing add-in for PowerPoint:PC and clients are begging us to port the same functionality to Mac:2016 but it's not possible without this key functionality.

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  7. Change the type cursor flash rhythm (on, off, on etc.). It currently starts in the 'off' position, making it difficult to track.

    When you click on a section of type within PowerPoint, the cursor turns in to a flashing vertical bar. On, off, on, off etc.

    While in the text box, the cursor is persistent. You can then change the position of the cursor: move it around with the arrow keys, type, click elsewhere in the box etc. Any position change 'resets' the cursors flash rhythm.

    So far, so normal.

    However, in the current version of PPT the first flash of the type cursor's flash rhythm is in the 'off' part of the flash. As such, whenever you change the position of…

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  8. Bug: When I select a color and then change the transparency the color changes to white

    Bug: When I select a color and then change the transparency the color changes to white - mac 2017... =(

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  9. Improve Accessibility during Presentation Mode

    I love how much PowerPoint on Mac became accessible in a short period of time!
    I'm on fast track 15.39 (170919), and I have some suggestions to make it easier for Voiceover user to use PowerPoint during presentation mode.
    1. Presenter view:
    Voiceover doesn't seem to be able to read the content of slides during presenter view. It just says image.
    2. Highlight:
    Visually Impaired users cannot use pointer, so it would be great if the texts are editable during the presentation, so we can bold, highlight, and so on during the presentation to emphasize. WE can do it while…

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  10. Paragraph Spacing must be on the right side panel (text options area)

    Add "Paragraph Spacing" options to the right side panel (text options area, similar to Keynote)

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  11. Allow a custom style preset library for type and objects that include colors, gradients, effects etc.

    I'd love to create a style set for a template that has more complex attributes and could be applied by clicking on it in a palete rather than having to do the "Copy Style" "Paste Style" from objects on other pages.

    For instance, like 8 object styles that I'd reuse for a particualr client across multiple presentations. It woucl be great to be able to embed it in the template to make it easy for them to apply consitent styles more easily.

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  12. Allow drag-and-drop of PDF images from other software (notably LaTeXiT for better equation creation).

    You used to be able to drag equations from LaTeXiT directly into PowerPoint in the 2011 version in PDF format so they scaled nicely on different screens and projectors and could be re-sized with no loss of quality. This is broken in 2016, and never worked prior to the 2011 version. It would be even better if such elements could be dragged in-line, but that may be asking a little much.

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  13. Allow inserting images as links from a folder which could be auto-updated

    Allow inserting images as links from folder, so that slides could be updated with one click when images are updated in the folder.

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  14. Bring back "Change Case" under the Format menu (it was there in the previous version)

    Did change text case get moved? It used to be under the Format menu and it appears to have been deleted in 2016, please bring it back.

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  15. Ability to group tables with other elements (Shapes, Images, Text boxes)

    I often use invisible tables with text in them and would love to be able to group those table to other PPT elements such as shapes or text boxes. Right now, a group can include almost everything in PPT except tables, so this causes some heartache...

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  16. Import .pic photos

    Past versions of Powerpoint for Mac has allowed this feature, but now it isn't possible. Please add this back!

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  17. Using a text character (ex. K) as an animation to advance to a specific slide

    allow a user to apply a key, example the "F" key, that then will hyperlink to a specific slide without using the mouse

    example:
    "t" key jumps to slide 5
    "k" key jumps to slide 7...

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  19. Create a keyboard shortcut for placing images

    Create a keyboard shortcut for placing images. We would all save a lot of time. We could save even more time if you linked back to the folder you were placing from rather than click through to it every time. Unlike literally every other program in the world..

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  20. Put Quick Access Toolbar icons in COLOR.

    Powerpoint 2011 used colored icons in the Quick Access Toolbar and they were MUCH easier to locate at a glance. The dull grey icons that now appear are so confusing I seldom use them,

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