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  1. [ActiveX controls] Bring editable TextBoxes to the Mac (real time notes are captured in a slide)

    To avoid confusion, right at the beginning: Obviously, you can use text fields in PowerPoint for macOS. That’s not what I’m talking about.
    As a tutor, I often want the students to take notes, while I’m in the middle of a presentation. Turned out, static bullet points are a bad idea when it comes to student’s input. (Be it that some points are missing, or I want to write down the specific wording I just heard etc.)
    One day I stumble upon an article stating PowerPoint on Windows supports my use case with ActiveX controls. Which is awesome! If the…

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  2. Paste on all slides

    Could we have an option where we could copy and paste to all or selected slides so it sits in the same location

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  3. Free convert character between simply and traditional Chinese in Powerpoint For Mac like Excel and word for mac

    only Chinese version of powerpoint foe mac cannot use "service" to convert simply and traditional Chinese character, the "service" in

    pull down menu doesn't exist.......

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  4. Add an Auto fit option to Notes text

    For all versions of PPT - provide an “Auto Fit” option for notes on all slides to help prevent the need to scroll just for one line of notes. Or provide more robust notes formatting.

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  5. Quickly change text to Lower/Upper case

    To be able to highlight any word/ and instantly change lower case to and from upper case by clicking the caps button.

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  6. Allow for anonymous comments in PowerPoint for Mac

    Microsoft Word allows you to remove identifiable information about a user from comments. This same feature should be available for PowerPoint, too.

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  7. Support swf file type

    I can't add flash files in powerpoint (Mac)

    3 votes
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  8. When saving, instead of "Press the ESC key to cancel sav..." please change to "Saving in Progress." with a button "Cancel Save"

    When saving, instead of "Press the ESC key to cancel sav..." please change to "Saving in Progress." with a button "Cancel Save"

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  9. scrollable Images

    it would be nice to have a feature that allows to have scrollable images (e. g. to show a responsive layout in a Smartphone-Mockup). And maybe just as a simple feature - not as a workaround using Developer-Tools. ;)

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  10. Provide the ability to lock Font Styles on shared presentations

    With multiple users editing a document a frequent required step is bringing all fonts into alignment prior to sending to a client. If a presentation could be shared with the default font locked this would save a large amount of time spent on a low value activity.

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  11. Floating Ribbon Panel

    Hi MS, back in Powerpoint 2007 you could customize the ribbon (which is great) but also you could float it in its own window and move it to where you wanted. Granted the ribbon makes it faster, but clicking at the top of the screen then back down to the slide is a long trip. It was awesome when you could put it right next to where you're working.

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  12. Include a photo slideshow as part of a presentation

    I would like to leave a photo slideshow running during a part of my presentation. It appears this used to be a function but is no longer. Please bring it back (inc for Mac)

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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