enable morph in powerpoint professional
I'm a decision maker for the software & hardware for 17000 people in our organization. I've been resisting an anti Microsoft camp, but my experience with office16 on the surface pro has turned me around hard this weekend. mostly the disabled morph feature in ppt & the inability to disable the handwriting panel. I wish it didn't have to be this way
The Morph feature should be available on PowerPoint Pro, for all Office 365 subscribers.
On your machine at home, are you logged in as an Office 365 subscriber? And, is your app build number higher than 16.0.6366.2025? If the answers to both questions are yes, please post your issue, along with your app build number, on the Office Answers site (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2016) and we’ll follow up with an investigation. Thanks!
Magnus MK commented
I am an Office Professional Plus 2016 user through my company. However, we cannot see the Morph feature. Why?
And what if my build number is not higher than 16.0.6366.2025? What do I do then?
i have convinced the IT department in my company to download and buy microsoft office professional plus 2016 because of the morphing feature.
and now after we bought it you tell me the feature is not available for all users?!
I've just discovered the morph transition in order to make beautifull transition ala Prezi. So I've launched my PowerPoint 2016 on my new computer and -> no morph transition available...
I will ask for a Prezi account in my company.
[Cue: Pretty Woman Music ]
"Big Mistake Microsoft - big, big mistake... off to find a better solution now"
... and a little helpful tip Microsoft, if you do want to maintain and generate brand loyalty, alienating your full paying retail 2016 users is NOT the way to achieve it.
I do hope that you will eventually see sense and correct this dreadful impasse.
Morph should have been released for PowerPoint 2016 perpetual version since these customers paid more money for the non-subscription copy of Office than what the subscription people paid in 2-3 years. For the duration that 2016 is in mainstream support, it should have also gotten the updates released for subscribers. This is such a crappy way to piss off your perpetual version buyers that I swear I will never buy a 365 subscription again. I have LibreOffice and KingSoft to choose from. Yes they don't have fancy transitions but they get the job done.
After years of waiting, I finally get to beta 2016 at work, only to find the one feature is turned off for my version of Office. Go tell my IT department I need a subscription and see what they say. How crappy to leave the end users hanging... and so much for not using Adobe products.
Microsoft is backing down on fierce competition such as Prezi. Taking away Morph transition lowers the prowess that MS always had. Please bring back the Morph transition
This is riduclous
Luke T commented
Isn't it a bit ridiculous to release a clever new feature on your Office Subscription service for several years that is not useable, or even accessible, to a massive proportion of Office users on standalone versions of Office?
It effectively renders that feature worthless to anyone who needs to send the file to anyone else's computer or play it on a different machine than their own.
It's bad enough that different companies, and even staff within the same company, are running different versions of the same software (Office 2010 vs 2013 vs 2016), but now even concurrent software (Office 2016 and Office 365) are not fully compatible.
I am aware that Office 2019 will contain morph and zoom, but this hasn't helped all the poor souls who have been trying to make use of it since it was brought out on 'limited release', and it won't prompt us to upgrade our software if it's just going to remain incompatible with what everyone else is still running.
When I heard these features had been added, I was almost tempted to return to the anachronistic dinosaur that is Powerpoint as a presentation tool, but I don't know if I want anything to do with the muddled shambles that is the uneven toolset across platforms.
Rickey Wages commented
I have an Office 365 account through the college I work for. I download the Office 2016 desktop from my account and installed it. The morph transition was there. I've created several Powerpoints using the morph transition but now it is gone. I can only run the PowerPoints with the online version. I thought the online version was supposed to be the watered down version. Now I guess there are a lot of things that don't work on the desktop version!
Some of us just don't have the benefits of using a cloud enabled product like Office 365 due to security concerns. How can I get Morph & Designer enabled without using Office 365?
I totally agree. I had it at my old employers as they used office 365. At my new employers they prefer to buy the full box product as a one off cost and this doesn't include Morph in PP 2016.
Pleeeeeaase can it be added as part of one of the updates? As 'Anonymous' commented you can add it via the 'All Commands' but then it's greyed out when you try to use it.
It's a fantastic feature, please don't limit it's user base.
I agree, it's annoying that this is not enabled. I have powerpoint professional and morph isn't available. I don't see why this is such a difficult thing to add in. I use it at work but can't edit anything at home without it if I've used the morph feature. I would have thought this was a simple add in. I can see it iin "All Commands" under the "Customize Ribbon" but when I add it, it's greyed out.
Can someone PLEASE add this. It surely can't be that difficult.
Echo Swinford commented
I don't understand. Morph shouldn't be disabled in PowerPoint Pro.