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  1. Please add the ability to save real-time, automatic captions or subtitles in PowerPoint for Mac

    As a college student diagnosed so far with autism, anxiety disorder and dyspraxia with possible auditory processing disorder and mixed language disorder, I need to have the ability to save real-time, automatic captions or subtitles in PowerPoint for Mac because I currently own a 2017 MacBook Pro with Touchbar and this very very needed feature is not currently for PowerPoint for Mac at all and is currently only available for Windows right now.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Windowed slideshow mode

    I often follow presentations with a copy of a ppt on my computer. I would love to be able to view a slideshow in presentation mode through a non-fullscreen window. This would allow me to view the presentation as-intended without seeing spelling and grammar recommendations or other chrome from editing mode.. but still multitask on a desktop with multiple other windows open.

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  5. Please put in show all slides on the presenter view

    So, for some reason the navigation pane on the presenter view will only show the first seven slides and then I can't see any of the slides. So if I want to go back to some slide, I don't know what to click on cause I can't see it. I will be able to do this if I can see all slides, or if the mac PowerPoint has a show all slides button/icon like windows. Please put it in!!!

    6 votes
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  6. 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.

    2 votes
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  7. Accurate Grid / Guide setup

    Please make it easier, quicker and more accurate to setup grids and guides. It should be as simple as inputting number columns / rows and gutter width and they the guides would be created.

    I currently create my gris in InDesign and then paste an image into PPT and create the guidelines one by one....

    160 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Allow MULTIPLE presenter view outputs in a multi-monitor setup like Keynote does.

    Allow PPT to output DIFFERENT views - notes only on one output, Full presenter view on another and Presentation on a third?

    This works very easily on Apple's Keynote where you can configure the presenter view differently for each monitor on a multi-monitor setup.

    5 votes
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  10. Ability to resolve marked up comments

    Comments posted within powerpoint files with action items should be able to be resolved and or marked as 'complete'.

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  11. Allow a default table style to be set

    The ability to set a default table style in a presentation is a major omission from PowerPoint. Currently when you insert a table it takes the formatting of one of the built-in table styles, which you can then change by choosing another one of the built-in styles.

    Most brands require a specific format for their tables - e.g. a certain colour of header row, a certain style of borders, etc. It would be very helpful if these attributes could be baked into a template so that new tables automatically take on the correct styling.

    Currently the only workaround for this…

    65 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Audio does NOT export, as promised. No embedded fonts, as promised.

    The instructions for PP on a mac (365) assure us that embedded fonts are a thing. LIE. There isn't even an option! The instructions for PP on a mac (365) talk about exporting with audio. LIE. The audio won't export as an embedded recording in the file. WHY??? What the freaking heck is the problem with Microsoft??? Had I not just spent weeks creating these presentations I wouldn't be angry as %&#*#...but I have.

    4 votes
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  14. Please make voice dictation available for MAC Catalina Powerpoint. You have it for Mac Word

    Please make voice dictation available for MAC Catalina Powerpoint. You have it for Mac Word

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  15. Ungroup emf files in powerpoint (currently doesnt work on emf)

    can u please add a break tool which can help the emf file to break into vector format. this issue is only the powerpoint mac user. not sure if its a bug issue from your end. Let me know

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  16. Insert Special Characters feature

    Add an Insert Special Characters feature so hyphens, nonbreaking spaces, etc., can be added easily.

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  17. Add 'Show/Hide Invisibles'

    Add a Show/Hide Invisibles feature so hidden characters can be seen.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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