PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Help

Customer support and troubleshooting for Office for Mac 2011 ended October 2017. To get all the latest features, upgrade to Office 365 for Mac. 

Design a presentation



About designing a presentation

Understand the differences among common PowerPoint design elements such as slide masters, layouts, and themes.

Start with a template to create a new document

Learn how to find templates for presentations, content slides, calendars, and more by using the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery.

Create or change slide layouts

Create or change a slide layout to define how content appears on a slide.

Change slide backgrounds

Apply or change a slide background, independent of the slide theme.

Add and format pictures, layers, and other objects



Insert pictures in Office for Mac

Add a picture to a presentation from the Media Browser and other locations.

Apply or change a style or effect for a picture

Apply creative effects such as predefined picture styles and reflections to give pictures an interesting look.

Convert text to a SmartArt graphic and vice versa

Quickly transform a basic bulleted list into descriptive information graphic.

Add actions, sounds, and movies to a presentation



Add, edit, or remove transitions

Apply transitions, such as dissolves and fades, between your slides.

Animate text and objects

Change the way that text and objects appear and exit from a slide.

Record a slide show

Record a presentation so that narration is included when you present.

Insert and play a video file from your computer

Embed or link to a movie that you want to play in a presentation.

Collaborate, save, and share



Save a file in Office for Mac

Save a presentation to OneDrive or SharePoint so that you can share your presentation with team members.

Save a presentation as a movie file

Save a presentation as a QuickTime movie so that computers that don't have PowerPoint installed can view your presentation.

Run a presentation as a movie at a kiosk

Set up a presentation so that it can run unattended on computers that don't have PowerPoint installed.

Sharing documents with other versions of Office

Learn about the different formats in which you can share a presentation, template, or slide show with other PowerPoint users.

Prepare and present



Rehearse and set slide timings

Record how long you spend on each slide, and then use those timings to advance slides automatically.

Use an Apple Remote to move through your slide show

Learn how to use an Apple Remote to advance through slides.

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PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

See the full list of keyboard shortcuts, organized into logical categories.

Customize the ribbon and toolbars

Rearrange, show, and hide tabs on the ribbon.

Fixes or workarounds for recent issues in PowerPoint for Mac

See a list of known issues as well as potential workarounds.

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