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  1. USE KEYNOTE INSTEAD

    If you are planning on doing a large project in PowerPoint, DON'T DO IT! I lost the 25 slides l created today because the application quit on me. I guess the Mac applications like Keynote have spoiled me with their automatic saving, but I know that next time I will not be using any sort of Windows applications.

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    • 8 votes
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      • PowerPoint Mac 2016 crashes when working with smartart

        It makes unusable the app. When on earth are you going to make an update free from bugs and with the same functionality of Office Mac 2011?

        9 votes
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        • Allow ungrouping of charts for powerful design

          It used to be possible with Powerpoint for the Mac to ungroup charts from Excel. This was a crucial power feature to customize and design charts beyond the fixed default format of Excel. A very useful function indeed.

          Unfortunately, this is no longer possible on the Mac even though using the Enhanced Metafile format it still seems to work on Windows.

          Bring back chart ungrouping, so we can make professional and personal charts again using Powerpoint. Excel and PPT formats are too limited and don't satisfy the requirements of many companies and publishers. Re-enabling chart ungrouping would make Office much…

          30 votes
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          • Print kerning small fonts

            With PP for Mac 2016 suddenly I cannot print properly slides on paper size A4 using fonts like Arial, font size 8 pts. Kerning does not work and text is 'torn' apart. – This seems pretty basic and trivial. Getting such print results makes you feel like a guinea pig as a user. Unbelievable!

            See details and examples here: http://bitly.com/1XlqxTg

            5 votes
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            • Open an excel file without exit from the presentation mode

              In a slide you can insert a file excel/word but in the presentation mode you are not able to double click on it to open it.
              You must exit from presentation mode, open the file and than come back again in the presentation mode.
              During the business meeting I believe that it could be very smart to open the attach file in an embedded mode

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              • 2 votes
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                • Edit and Delete Custom Colors

                  When I create a custom palette and want to tweak one color and re-save, I have to create a new palette, so I just end up with multiple similar palettes which is not very helpful to remember which one is correct.

                  I'm newer to Powerpoint, but it seems in previous versions you had the ability to edit these palettes or delete them entirely. I'd like to go back to having that capability.

                  6 votes
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                  • Restore the open files from the previous session

                    Have the Office apps automatically restore previously open files when reopening the app (maybe I'm doing something wrong?).

                    2 votes
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                    • Reintroduce F5 (and shift-F5) to start presentation

                      Reintroduce F5 (and shift-F5) to start presentation as in PPT 2011 for Mac. Nice to have CMD-Return, but keep also the traditional F5 command.

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                      • 1 vote
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                          • Add the functionality to use the iPhone or iPad as remote

                            Apple's Keynote makes it possible to use the iPhone as a remote and the iPad is the presentation device, for example. In PowerPoint, there is !no! possibility to use a device as a remote, and I think, this function should have been integrated much versions earlier! So please, implement it! It's really important to make a good presentation and I don't want to use third-party apps!

                            39 votes
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                            • Length of spell check wavy line

                              In PP the red spell check line only appears as on short red ^ in front of the first letter. It does not underline the whole word as in Word. Not sure if this is another El Capitan glitch but it makes spell checking while you type difficult.

                              3 votes
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                              • I wish you just had a SAVE PDF button that one could press on the ribbon.

                                Please reinstate the "Save as PDF" from the "Save As" options list. Or even better just put it on the ribbon.

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                                • 1 vote
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                                  • 3 votes
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                                    • 9 votes
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                                      • I make extensive use of PowerPoint for presentations. It's a shame that I have to start movies separately bij Quicktime. Please integrate!

                                        I make extensive use of PowerPoint for presentations. It's a shame that I have to start movies separately bij Quicktime. Please integrate!

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                                        • Implement "OfficeOne Shape Locker" for mac. It should also unlock shapes. (I'm using MS 2011)

                                          Give us the ability to lock a shape's
                                          Position, Size, Grouping, Rotation, Selection, Text Editing, Shape Type, Editing Points, Arrowheads, Adjust Handles. Be certain to include the ability to UN-lock those shapes as well. This is much needed for editing contents of a PPT slide.

                                          11 votes
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