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Working with Templates in Office 2011 for Mac

Templates are documents, workbooks, or presentations that are used in Office 2011 for Mac as starting points to build new files upon. When you save a file as a template, it becomes available in the templates [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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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