Don’t let your audience suffer “death by PowerPoint” with the presentations you create in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. Spruce up your slide presentations with these handy PowerPoint 2011 features:

  • Cross-platform presentations: To play your presentations on other platforms, install Flip4Mac, a free QuickTime codec that enables you to play Windows Media Video format in QuickTime.

  • Print handouts: To print handouts with lines for taking notes, choose File→Print. Look for the Print What pop-up menu and choose Handouts (3 Slides per Page).

  • Create a PowerPoint package: To create a package that has all DRM-free media properly linked, choose File→Save As. In the Format pop-up menu, choose PowerPoint Package.

  • Notes Page View: Choose View→Notes Page to work in a special view that allows you to see your slide and create extensive notes.