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  1. can't insert .avi video into powerpoint 2019 for Mac

    I couldn't insert .avi video into powerpoint 2019 for Mac these days.

    it shows a message like this:
    'PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file. Verify that the path and file format are correct, and then try again.'

    But it worked not long ago when I handled my work with powerpoint 2016 embedded Flip4Mac.

    I just wonder why this happen and how to resolve this problem.

    2 votes
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  2. Add Paste Link to Paste Special when Pasting Excel data

    On Mac OS, when pasting Excel cells or worksheets in Word, you have the option to paste the data as a link so that the Word document is updated when the data in Excel is updated. This should also be available in Powerpoint. Currently, you can paste the data in Powerpoint, but data does not update when the Excel worksheet is changed.

    7 votes
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  3. 1 vote
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  4. Interupt Video Playback when video in fullscreen mode

    When videos embedded in a slide are played in fullscreen mode on a tablet, we only have the option to pause and play the video. The video needs to finish playing before it will revert back to the home slide.
    There is no way to obviously return to the home slide and on a tablet, there is no ESC to hit. The ability to add a home action button that is visible on top of the playing fullscreen video would be a huge help.
    We are setting up tablets in an Expo Environment and the presentation needs to be super…

    1 vote
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  5. Add Sections to the Master Template

    Add sections to the Master in PPT so that you could categorize the type of slides in the layout selection tool. If you didn't add a sections feature, even adding a way to categorize the type of slide would be incredibly helpful from a user perspective when dealing with corporate decks.

    4 votes
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  6. 2 votes
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  7. Deleting Cropped margins of a video. Can delete edges of a cropped image, how can I discard deleted part of a video

    Want to discard cropped margins of a video. I can delete cropped edges from my file so it is not discoverable

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  8. Schooling options

    Students in high school / college ( Or some form of education) should be eligible for a year (or some amount of time) of free use for all of Microsoft's programs so that way they can use and become proficient in all / most Microsoft's programs and that will in turn get them to like your systems better so that way when their year is up they will pay in order to keep your the platform that they prefer more.

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  9. Resize the presenter screen

    When presenting it will be great if you could resize the presenter screen, so you could manage better with zoom and similar

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  10. While editing slides, I discovered.

    Different parts of Haile Selassie's autobiography indicate that Adefrsew Yenadu died in either 1950 or 1960.

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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Standardize the designs for headings and categories

    I would like to be able to select one design for all Heading 1, another for Heading 2, etc. I don't like it when the Design changes halfway through the document or won't allow me to use it again if I add something to the document.

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  13. Make presentation features on MAC the same as PC particularly when presenting on dual monitors

    On the PC version when presenting slides with presentation on a second display monitor, you can edit the powerpoint slides on one display while presenting on the other - this is not possible on the MAC version and the closest I have seen to a solution is having two copies of the powerpoint slide open, and presenting one copy while using the second to edit

    4 votes
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Use PowerPoint as a virtual webcam

    It would be great if powerpoint could present itself as a virtual webcam to apps like ZOOM, that way it could present as a "Panelist" in a webinar rather than a screen share which has some limitations. This would be extraordinarily useful for people running virtual events!

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  16. SmartArt Graphics folder missing

    Mac users can't add new SmartArt glox files to their installlation. In Windows, the Templates folder contains a SmartArt Graphics folder where additional Glox files can be downloaded. Then the SmartArt file list incluides them in the program. Mac installations are missing this folder. Creating a SmartArt Graphics folder in the Templates folder, then placing a Glox file inside, does NOT add to the SmartArt menu in Office for Mac.

    4 votes
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  17. Custom slideshow improvements

    The functionality for custom slide show is very far from usable, at least on Mac, and I would like to suggest the following improvements:

    When adding more slides to a custom show, they are always placed at the end. It should be possible to define where to put the new slides, simply by selecting one of the slides already present - the added slides then should be placed directly after this slide in succession.

    It should be possible to add multiple slides in one go.

    When removing slides, the list should stay in place, instead of bumping to the top.

    2 votes
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  18. 1 vote
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  20. Fix the full-screen glitches!

    For many years the developers of Mac for Powerpoint have somehow overlooked a really troublesome glitch which interferes with the switching between PPT documents:

    Scenario:

    There are one or more PPTs in full-screen mode; and one or more PPTs as a norrmal document window, floating on desktop.

    When having played a full-screened PPT's slideshow to view it, after pressing ESC, the other document(s) will also then suddenly be in full screen.

    Not only does this cause chaos to the organisation of all open applications, putting numerous PPTs next to each other in full-screen-mode, which is often undesirable and very awkward.…

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