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  1. Add a PDF file into a PowerPoint slide

    Please consider adding better embedding of PDF files into slides.
    By that I mean two things:
    - more view options: option to select which page should be shown, two-page view etc.
    - editing: ability to fill out a PDF form during presentation (& also save the inputed data inside the pptx file)

    6 votes
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  2. Create Client Version Button

    Make a "create client version" tool which, with one click would let you remove all notes, create a PDF and keep it under 10mb for easily sending to clients.

    4 votes
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  3. Web Viewer add-on should Support Cookies

    The current Mac-Version of the Web Viewer Add-on does not support Cookies (the Windows-version does). This makes it unusable for many use cases. I assume this is just a Bug in the Mac-Version. Is there any plan to fix this or is there even a Workaround available at the moment?

    4 votes
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  4. Add Chinese fonts

    PowerPoint 365 for Mac should allow more installation of Chinese fonts without much restrictions.

    1 vote
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  5. Bring back double-click and drag to select words!!

    In every other program in the world, you double-click a word and then drag to select additional words. I've been happy that the Mac version of Powerpoint has maintained this standard while this is long gone from the Windows version.

    However, with the latest update to add cloud Autosave (which I'll probably never use), double-click and drag is gone! If you double-click a word, the word is selected, but as soon as you drag, the selection becomes a character-by-character select, even unselecting characters in the original word you double-clicked that are not included in the drag! And I hate the…

    6 votes
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  6. [Slide master] Image on top of picture/object place holder in layout

    Hi

    I would love the ability to to add our logo or an image into one of my slide master layouts and then have it sit on top of a picture place holder. currently one you leave the slide master view the picture objects always covers up the logo in the layout despite the order. I believe this can happen in a PC but not a Mac.

    7 votes
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  7. Option to restore Office default settings

    Some bugs can be solved simply by restoring the default settings of Office. It would be very convenient to have an easy option to do so.

    Right now, restoring the defaults requires to manually delete several files/directories, such as:
    ~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office
    ~/Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.office.plist
    ~/Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.{Word,PowerPoint,Excel,...}.plist

    A "restore defaults" option would be all the more useful as there is no option so far for a full uninstall of office. Right now, when doing an uninstall/re-install, the user settings are maintained: user-setting related bugs thus cannot be solved by an uninstall-reinstall.
    (On the long-run, it would also be useful to get the option to…

    2 votes
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  8. Integrate Office Forms [also applies to Windows version]

    I'd love see a Office Forms integration into PowerPoint (both Windows and Mac of course).

    Here's how I image that:
    You just insert a Forms link (or even create a form completely inside PP) and it will show a QR code and a short link when the slide is loaded during the presentation. The audience opens the form on their smartphones and answer the questions. During that a counter shows the already sent answers. Is everyone done, you can go through each question and how many did it right/wrong and what the average points are.

    3 votes
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  9. Use templates that are stored online (in SharePoint)

    Template is stored in SharePoint because it gets updated regularly by selected users and we need a way for all users to create new slides from the latest version of the template that's stored online.
    Currently, we can only create new slides based on templates stored on hard disk.

    5 votes
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  10. Compatibility between Adobe illustrator and Power point.

    Making live changes on Adobe illustrator to see the difference on power point.

    4 votes
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  11. [Continuous scrolling] Please disable the slide switching by mouse wheel in editing mode! (Slide jumps on zoom)

    When I need to edit some details on the top or bottom of a slide, it is really hard to fix the slide in the right position without jumping to the previous or the next one. The scroll bar makes the same effect. So please disable the disable the slide switching by mouse wheel. When we want to go to different slides, we can just click the thumbnail in the left navigation panel.

    4 votes
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  12. Add support for ActiveX

    Many Windows-users assume that Mac and PC versions of PowerPoint have equivalent functionality and expect Mac users to be able to use PowerPoint presentations with ActiveX built in, which causes difficulties when this is not the case. Things created with one version of the program should be compatible with the other and not having that is a severe oversight.

    5 votes
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  13. [Presentation] In Edit Mode, jump to different slides quickly in long presentations

    1) There is no function to jump to specific slides in longer presentations. In older versions of PowerPoint, I could right click on a thumbnail, see the number of the slide I was on, and choose to jump to a specific slide. Now, I must scroll up and down long PowerPoints to see the slide I need.
    2) When editing long presentations, there used to be a function that would show the slide you were on, and using scrollar, could quickly drag to another slide.
    3) Older versions of PowerPoint had this. It was a real time saver. I could…

    5 votes
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  14. Please add cluster stacked chart in the chart type

    Currently one can make either charts with clustered column/bar or stacked column/bars. Given Hierarchal chart are already introduced, can we expand that capability to give stacked columns that are also clustered?

    Use case example: Region-wise performance (X-axis) of different products (stacks in column), in current year vs previous year (cluster columns)

    2 votes
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  16. Embed Powerpoint Presentation as object in a Powerpoint Presentation

    In Powerpoint on a PC, you can embed a Powerpoint presentation as an object into another Powerpoint presentation. You can't do it on a Mac. You can only embed an excel or Word doc, not a powerpoint. That's crazy! I've suggested this a year ago and nothing has happened with it. It is a real problem. I have to hold on to my old PC just to embed a powerpoint file for my clients. Please, please, please fix this

    9 votes
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  17. Track Changes

    Despite the availability of the "Track Changes" feature in both Word and Excel, PowerPoint continues to lag behind on this development, forcing authors/creators to use the wholly inadequate "Compare" feature.

    For those of us who use PowerPoint in the research world, having the ability to update and edit slides while using a Track Changes feature is essential in order to ensure that our data, references, and images are current and accurate. It also allows for others within the authoring process to check and edit our work, while allowing us to properly accredit them for their changes/edits.

    At this point, it's…

    15 votes
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  18. Please allow MathType or similar equation editor to be integrated into powerpoint for mac

    The built in equation editor is not good. I would love microsoft equation 3.0 to be back. Either that or equation editors like MathType should be made integrable in powerpoint. I wish there were an integrated program to type in latex equation into powerpoint.

    10 votes
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  19. Provide document inspector experience

    add document inspector functionality for Mac - same as it is on PC.

    42 votes
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  20. Reapply notes master to all slides

    You need to provide the ability to reapply notes master to all slides in PowerPoint for Mac. This is available on Windows PowerPoint. It can be a tremendous amount of work to apply new layout to each individual note in a large already existing presentation.

    34 votes
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