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 buttons provide the same options that you see when you right-click anywhere on the slide while the show is running.
The buttons are:
Left Arrow: When clicked, runs the previous animation. If there are no previous animations, the previous slide is displayed.
Right Arrow: When clicked, runs the next animation. If there are no animations remaining on the slide, the next slide is displayed.
Pen tool: Activates the Pen tool menu.
Show controls: Displays a pop-up menu of controls for your show. The same controls also show when you right-click on a slide.
Using the Pen tool on a PowerPoint 2011 for Mac slide
You can draw on a slide while a slide show is running. This is useful to highlight particular things on a slide and to hide the cursor if desired. To use the Pen tool, follow these steps:
In a running presentation, click the Pen.
From the pop-up menu, choose Pen Color→Color.
Hold the left mouse button down and drag to draw on the slide.
When you’re done, click the Pen Tool button on the slide again. From the pop-up menu, choose Automatic.
Choosing show options in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
When you click the Show Options button, you're presented with a pop-up menu that offers these groups of options:
Next, Previous, Last Viewed
Go to Slide: Choose any slide from the pop-up menu.
Custom Show: Choose a custom show from the pop-up menu. This option is grayed out if you have not made any custom shows.
End Show: (or press the Esc key) Ends the show and displays Normal view.
Screen: Choose from these options:
Black Screen or White Screen