A quick walkthrough of the Toolbox in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

When you are working with one or two presentations in PowerPoint, you can easily access slides within any of them, compare the presentations and edit the content. And it is also easy to copy or move slides from one presentation to another. However, the situation may not be the same always. Let's imagine you have four presentations open -- and presently you can only see the one that is active. What about the other three presentations? How do you navigate to those presentations without having to close or minimize the active presentation? In this tutorial, you will learn how to switch between multiple open presentations in PowerPoint 2011, which is different from how you do so in PowerPoint for Windows.

Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 OS: Mac OS X

Avec PowerPoint 2011, les modes de distribution des présentations sont variés.

Learn how to insert a text box in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

While presenting, annotation can play a large role in how you interact with your audience. In PowerPoint 2011, you can use the Pen tool that can change your static slide into a whiteboard upon which you can doodle and write! In this tutorial, we will learn how to use Pen tool in PowerPoint 2011 -- follow these steps to learn more.

Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 OS: Mac OS X

The documents open fine in 2010 but not so in PowerPoint 2011, they crash with what appears to be a graphic or font issue but I'm not sure but it is always at the same point in the respective documents. The Office version is 14.3.2 and the OS is either 10.8.3 or 10.7.5, I've tried both and the document is being emailed thru Exchange and opened with Outlook 2011.

Learn about the Outline pane in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Use animations to jazz up entrances and exits of text and images on your slides. Or apply emphasis effects to draw the eye to important slide content. Animations in PowerPoint 2011 are easier than ever to use. In addition, you can now create motion paths for objects on your slides to follow. You can use the pre-defined lines and arcs, or create your own custom paths.You know that with your purchase of PowerPoint 2011, you have a professional, creative, and powerful application for the desktop. But did you know that PowerPoint now also gives you access to your documents anywhere, anytime? The Microsoft PowerPoint Online, an online extension of PowerPoint on your computer, extends your workspace to the Internet. Now, whether you’re in the office, at home, or on the road, you can use Microsoft PowerPoint Online to easily post, access, edit, and share your documents—all in one place. You can share documents with anyone, anywhere, even if he or she doesn’t own PowerPoint. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and a supported browser. You can edit photos directly in PowerPoint 2011. Click any picture in your presentation to open the Format Picture tab on the ribbon, where you’ll find robust photo editing tools. Enhance and customize graphics by adjusting exposure or by adding color. Apply special artistic filters, crop to remove unwanted artifacts, or remove a background by using the powerful new background removal tool. Use the enhanced offerings of Picture SmartArt to create presentations that convey your unique message. Compress photos to make presentation files easier to send, post, and share. When you access the Save As dialog in PowerPoint 2011, you can choose the file type you want to save your active presentation as (see Figure 1).


Figure 1: Save as type
Follow these steps to learn how you can insert a text box in PowerPoint 2011:

Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 OS: Mac OS X

Other than the menus, the toolbars, and the , PowerPoint 2011's interface contains a floating set of tabs called the Toolbox. The Toolbox (see Figure 1) has four tabs:

Learn how to insert an Action button on a slide in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Learn about viewing and hiding guides in PowerPoint 2011.

PowerPoint's, Slide Layouts are a very useful feature because they let you use a boilerplate arrangement of placeholders repeatedly, resulting in slides that are laid out consistently. And, you can also create your own custom Slide Layouts. While very few users create their own custom Slide Layouts, even fewer will create a custom Slide Layout with pictures! That's unfortunate since Picture Slide Layouts can make your slides look so unique. In this tutorial, we will show you how you can easily create your own Picture Slide Layout in PowerPoint 2011.

Figure 3: Toolbox button within the Standard toolbar in PowerPoint 2011

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Custom Shows can add a completely different dimension to your presentations -- the same slides can be used for multiple Custom Shows and can help you decide what you want to show to any given audience. Creating and using Custom Shows is an advanced use of PowerPoint -- here are some tips that will help you get more from this amazing feature in PowerPoint 2011.