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Office 2011 for Mac: Make and Format PowerPoint Tables

A table in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac is a much simpler affair than in Word or Excel. In PowerPoint, a table is formatted to look nice, but it can't have Word fields or Excel formulas. If you need a more [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Add Audio Clips to PowerPoint Presentations

Enhance your PowerPoint 2011 for Mac presentation with audio clips. Using sound and music is a great way to engage your audience. In PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, you can choose either of two ways to activate [more…]

Record Sound Directly onto PowerPoint Slides in Office 2011 for Mac

If you don’t have a prerecorded clip to use in your PowerPoint slide show and have to create your own audio, you can record a sound directly onto a slide in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac by following these steps [more…]

Add a Movie to a Slide in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Add movies or movie clips to a PowerPoint slide in Office 2011 for Mac if you need visual aids in the form of videos. PowerPoint 2011 for Mac offers a few ways to do this: [more…]

Adjust and Style Movies in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Have you ever wished you could make brightness, contrast, and other adjustments to a movie as easily as you could to a picture? In Office 2011 for Mac, PowerPoint has just granted your wish! Use the Format [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Using PowerPoint’s Slide Master View

Office 2011 for Mac has a slew of handy PowerPoint features. Use Slide Master view to add, remove, arrange, and format elements on your Slide Master and Slide Layouts. A Slide Master and each Slide Layout [more…]

Working with Slide Master Layouts in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

In Office 2011 for Mac, adding a new Slide Layout to a slide in PowerPoint 2011’s Slide Master view is quite simple a task to perform. Follow these steps to get started: [more…]

Making a Theme for a PowerPoint Presentation in Office 2011 for Mac

Whether you work alone or with a design team, PowerPoint 2011 for Mac has the tools you need to ensure consistency throughout your Office 2011 creations, while making it easy to customize and save your [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Apply Animation Effects to a PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint 2011 for Mac helps you present rich media content that complements the points you make while you give a presentation. Animation and transitions help your presentation flow, just as they do in [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Apply Entrance Effects to PowerPoint Slides

PowerPoint 2011 for Mac offers all kinds of visual effects for you to use in your presentations. When you have a placeholder with bulleted text to work with on your PowerPoint 2011 slide, you can apply [more…]

Text Effect Animation Options in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

In PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, effect options for animation can be applied using the Office 2011 for Mac Ribbon, the Toolbox, or a combination of these two features. When you’re working on your own, you can [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Animating SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint

SmartArt is a fun tool that you can use to animate graphics on your PowerPoint 2011 for Mac presentation. Remember, a well-designed PowerPoint presentation uses animation judiciously — but sometimes it's [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Animate Audio Clips or Movies on PowerPoint Slides

Including media in your animation sequence is a great idea. In PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, you’re no longer restricted to having movies play on top. Movies now behave nicely in their own layer and can be [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Moving Objects Along Paths in PowerPoint

When done artfully, the effect of moving an object along a path in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac can add drama, change the mood, and draw attention to selected objects on your slide. You can select an object [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Present a PowerPoint Presentation to a Live Audience

Near the beginning of each PowerPoint 2011 for Mac presentation, after describing what you’re going to talk about, afford the audience members a brief opportunity to tell you what they expect from your [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Playing PowerPoint Slideshows with Onscreen Options

While a PowerPoint 2011 for Mac slide show is running, you'll see buttons appear when you move the mouse cursor. After a few seconds, the buttons dissolve away but return when you move the mouse. These [more…]

Using PowerPoint’s Presenter View in Office 2011 for Mac

The alternative, enriched way to launch your PowerPoint 2011 for Mac slide show is to use Presenter view. Do remember though that you need two displays for this view to work — either two monitors or a [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Rehearse and Record PowerPoint Slide Shows

You may want to create a narrated version of your presentation in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac that you can distribute or broadcast. You can’t be everywhere, and even though your audience members won’t get [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Using PowerPoint's Custom Shows Feature

In Office 2011 for Mac, PowerPoint’s Custom Shows feature lets you create shorter versions and different-order versions of your slide shows. To set up a smaller version of a slide show in PowerPoint 2011 [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Set Up PowerPoint Presentations with the Ribbon

To set up your PowerPoint 2011 for Mac slide show using the Ribbon, you use the Set Up group. Click the Ribbon’s Slide Show to access the Set Up group. Choose from these options: [more…]

Using the Set Up Show Dialog Box in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

To display the Set Up Show dialog in PowerPoint, click the Set Up Show button in the Slide Show tab of the Office 2011 for Mac Ribbon, or choose Slide Show→Set Up Show from the menu bar. Either way, the [more…]

Broadcast PowerPoint Presentations with Office 2011 for Mac

Wow, your PowerPoint 2011 for Mac slideshow is such a hit , that your boss wants you to broadcast it to the global offices. With Office 2011 for Mac, you can run a PowerPoint slide show with on your computer [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Print Your PowerPoint Presentation

Although it's most common to print handouts on regular-size paper, you can use PowerPoint 2011 for Mac to print large-scale versions of slides to use for poster sessions at booths in conferences or for [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Sharing Your PowerPoint Presentation

You can share the presentations you build in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac in many different ways. Each one is best for specific circumstances and scenarios. Know your audience members and combine that knowledge [more…]

Office 2011 for Mac: Commenting in a Shared PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint 2011 for Mac has commenting tools that help you communicate with others as you all collaborate on a presentation. The Comments group on the Review tab of the Office 2011 Ribbon lets you communicate [more…]

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