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How to Browse Clip Art in Office 2011 for Mac

Office 2011 for mac has two distinctly different ways of browsing your Clip Art collection. The quick, easy way is to use the Clip Art tab of the Media browser. A more robust way of working with your clips [more…]

How to Download New Clip Art with Office 2011 for Mac

Sometimes the Clip Art that exists in your Office for Mac gallery doesn’t include the exact picture you need. You can download as many pieces of Clip Art as you want to your computer and use them however [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Changing Clip Art Categories and Keyword Tags

The Clip Art you download to Office 2011 for Mac from Office Online enters the Clip Gallery with default keyword tags and automatically placed in the Favorites category. However, you can change the default [more…]

Inserting Symbols and Special Characters in Office 2011 for Mac

Inserting symbols and unusual characters to your document is easy with Office 2011 for Mac. Symbols for foreign languages, math and science, currency, and so on, are quickly accessible in Office 2011 for [more…]

How to Insert Shapes in Office 2011 for Mac

In Office 2011 for Mac, the Media browser is where you can find an assortment of shapes to add to your documents, workbooks, and presentations. You'll also find the same shapes on various places on the [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Applying Styles to Text Boxes

In Office 2011 for Mac, a style is a collection of formatting settings. If you select a text box or shape and then click the Ribbon’s Format tab, in the Text Styles group you may see the icon or the gallery [more…]

Apply Text Effects to Text Boxes in Office 2011 for Mac

You can create all sorts of text effects in Office 2011 for Mac. When you click the Effects button on the Format tab of the Ribbon, you can choose from the following effects, each of which has a submenu [more…]

Format Text Boxes in Office 2011 for Mac

You’ll want to use Office 2011 for Mac’s Format Text dialog for the precision control of text formatting it offers. You can get to the Format Text dialog in a bunch of ways. The three easiest ways to get [more…]

Check Spelling and Grammar in Office 2011 for Mac

Thankfully, Office 2011 for Mac can help you fix most spelling errors. Don’t let that make you think you don’t have to do any checking of your own, though, because even Microsoft Word’s advanced grammar [more…]

How to Save as a Template in Office 2011 for Mac

When you open a template in an Office 2011 application, a copy of the template is opened with a new filename so that the template file itself remains unchanged. That way, you can reuse the template whenever [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Copying Excel Charts to Word or PowerPoint

If you're working with Office 2011 for Mac, you’ll be glad to know that it’s easy to move your charts from Excel to Word and PowerPoint. You can even create a chart directly in Word 2011 for Mac and PowerPoint [more…]

Make a Chart in Word or PowerPoint in Office 2011 for Mac

You can make charts a few ways in Office 2011 for Mac. Starting a chart from Word or PowerPoint is almost the same as starting one in Excel, but not quite. Here are some tips to keep in mind when making [more…]

How to Copy and Paste in an Excel 2011 for Mac Worksheet

The first thing to consider when copying and pasting content into Excel in Office 2011 for Mac from Excel (or some other application) is to think about the nature of what you're attempting to copy. Cells [more…]

Open the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery in Office 2011 for Mac

The default behavior for opening PowerPoint 2011 for Mac is to display the All Themes option of the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery. You can also display this Presentation Gallery by choosing File→New [more…]

Choosing a PowerPoint Slide Layout in Office 2011 for Mac

If you're using PowerPoint in Office 2011 for Mac, you'll find that each time you add a new slide to your presentation, it'll have a PowerPoint slide layout consisting of placeholder boxes. The Blank layout [more…]

Working with Text Placeholders in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Formatting the text, as well as the borders and fill of text, in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac placeholders works the same as with any other text box. You use the Font group on the Office 2011 for Mac Ribbon’s [more…]

Inserting Content into a PowerPoint Slide in Office 2011 for Mac

The Ribbon in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac lets you add content using the options on Home tab, in the Insert group. Each time you add something to a slide, it's placed in a layer on top of all existing objects [more…]

Aligning Content on a PowerPoint Slide in Office 2011 for Mac

When arranging content on slides, you can toggle several alignment features on and off in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. These features are designed to help you place objects in alignment with each other or [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Rearrange Text, Objects on a PowerPoint Slide

As you arrange (or order) text and objects on a slide in PowerPoint 2011, you become aware that each object is on its own layer, as if it were on a transparent sheet. Reorder these [more…]

PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Build and Edit Slides in Normal View

Office 2011 for Mac includes PowerPoint, an essential tool for presentations. The workhorse editing view in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac is the Normal view. In Normal view, you build presentations by adding [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Organize PowerPoint Presentations with Slide Sorter View

Office 2011 for Mac includes PowerPoint, an essential tool for presentations. The Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac (choose View→Slide Sorter) is used for several purposes. You can use it to [more…]

Choosing Transitions for PowerPoint Slides in Office 2011 for Mac

In PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, transitions are effects that add animation or sound to the movement of the change between one slide and another, depending on which transition style you choose. It's important [more…]

Using the PowerPoint Notes Page View in Office 2011 for Mac

Every presentation created in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac has a secret alter-ego of sorts, and that alter-ego is none other than Notes Page view, which you display by choosing View→Notes Page. Notes pages [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: File Formats for Saving PowerPoint Presentations

The switch to standards-based open XML file formats has brought a much-needed revolution in the way Office stores multimedia in its documents, and PowerPoint 2011 is no different. All the XML formats listed [more…]

PowerPoint Animation Options in Office 2011 for Mac

After you apply an animation to an object on your slide made with PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, you can use PowerPoint's Animation Options group on the Animations tab. Each effect comes with its own collection [more…]

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