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  1. PowerPoint 2011 does play OK but PowerPoint 2016 does not play movies

    PowerPoint 2011 does play OK but PowerPoint 2016 does not play movies.

    In summary, PowerPoint 2011 plays the movie on both original ".ppt" and saved as ".pptx" without deleting and inserting it, yet PowerPoint 2016 does not, unless I delete the movie and insert it again. Any idea to fix the PowerPoint 2016 issue other than deleting and inserting again the movie? As said I have hundreds of movies on many PowerPoint files and doing it on a one-by-one movie basis would take months or work! Thanks.

    More information and files to download and reproduce the issue:

    Cannot play ".mov"…

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    • Save most recent export settings

      Everytime I go to export a slide the save as settings revert back to PPT's default settings. If I'm exporting a slide over and over I'd like the destination and output settings to remain as my most recent.

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      • keyboard shortcut to insert equation

        There is no keyboard shortcut to insert equation in PowerPoint for Mac version 16.8. Please add a shortcut, or add a menu item so users can set the shortcut in macOS System Preferences

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        • Link mpeg4 videos from web server other than YouTube

          I would like to link videos that I have hosted on an internal web server in my presentations. The videos are large and cannot be hosted on YouTube due to legal restrictions but I need to share the presentation amongst various colleagues. This would allow us to utilize our web server for our videos and keep our presentations in PowerPoint. As for your YouTube solution...it assumes everyone can post their content on YouTube, which we can't. If I could, I might as well use Google's Slides.

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          • My Powerpoint is 15.41 2016 office 365 it’s not typing hindi words correctly please help

            My Powerpoint is 15.41 2016 office 365 it’s not typing hindi words correctly please help

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            • highlight text

              There appears to be no way to highlight/de-highlight text

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              • 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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                  • Right click option to data ignore

                    When data typing, noticed there is a right click option and ignore all, wish there is a new option for single data element ignore.
                    PowerPoint Mac 2011

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                    • 3D models support

                      3D formats that can be added in windows are great to express motion (e.g. rotating an earth globe). Why are features so limited for mac users

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                      • add storyboarding please

                        Can we please have the option of storyboarding

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                        • 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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                          • 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

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                            • Ability to add action to quick access tool by right click action on the ribbon action

                              I am heavy powerpoint user and I used mostly for UX mocks
                              As such, I need to have an efficient quick access tool
                              In the PC I was able customize and add action to the quick access tool by right click on the actino at the ribbon
                              However, I just moved to Mac and there is no such option
                              Instead I need to endlessly browse to quick access customization window and search for the right commands which is hard!
                              Please please add this feature!

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                                • Fix "Stop Previous Sound" not working on Mac

                                  When you Select from Transitions tab, "Stop Previous Sound" it does not work on PP for Mac 2016. It does work on PP for Mac 2011. Please fix this as without this feature working correctly, the program is useless for my applications. Thank You

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                                  • Allow presentations to have mixed orientations

                                    Allow portrait and landscape in same presentation

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                                      Thanks for your feedback! The PowerPoint for Mac team is reviewing your suggestion to allow presentations include both landscape and portrait orientations and will consider it in future planning rounds.

                                      Remember, this site helps us to prioritize our backlog so the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it. If this is a feature that is important to you, be sure to give it a vote!

                                    • add reference tab in powerpoint

                                      ad reference tab in powerpoint,

                                      this is already a part of other applications

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                                      • Cutting and Pasting

                                        I'm suddenly started having problems cutting and pasting into PPT. I could always do this before. Now I have to go to Edit - Paste Special - which is very cumbersome and time-consuming! What is the problem here, and will you please fix it?

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                                        • 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…

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