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PowerPoint 2011 (Mac)

Microsoft PowerPoint lets you create slideshows and presentations. The following table explains some new features. To learn how to perform a given task in PowerPoint, visit the Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 Help web site.

Feature Description
Office Ribbon The Ribbon replaces the Formatting Palette and Elements Gallery of Office for Mac 2008. It appears under the menu bar. Options on the Ribbon change depending on what you are working on.
Presenter View This view lets you practice your presentation. It clearly displays slide notes and has a stopwatch feature.
Photo Editing You can now edit photos in PowerPoint.
Reorder Objects Instead of reordering objects by choosing Move to Back and Move to Front, this feature shows you all objects on the page, allowing you to see objects' exact locations and move them to the correct place.
Visual Basic This allows you to record macros and use any macros you have created for other versions of Microsoft Office. Macros automate tasks; you could create macros to add animations or transitions to your slides.
Broadcast Slide Show This allows you to let anyone with an Internet connection view your PowerPoint presentation as you present. As you go through your presentation, your chosen audience will see the slides change.
Microsoft Office Apps These allow you to work on Office documents from computers that do not have Office installed. They require an Internet connection.
Coauthoring Using SkyDrive or a SharePoint server, multiple people can work on the same document simultaneously and share their changes. Once a change is shared everyone with access to the document will see the changes. However, you must be careful to share, rather than save, each time you make a change.