How to Make a Power Point Presentation on a Mac
Even if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your Mac computer, you can still create presentations that are compatible with the PowerPoint program. With the Keynote application, part of the iWork suite of programs, Mac users can design slides and slideshows and then export their presentations as PowerPoint documents. These slideshows can then be viewed and edited on any computer with PowerPoint installed on it.
Open the Keynote application by clicking on its icon in the Dock.
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Select a theme for your presentation from the list of options and then click on the "Choose" button.
Click on the "New" button in the upper-left corner of the application windows to create a new slide in your presentation.
Use the text, shape and media options in the top menu bar to add different elements to your slides.
Go to "File" in the top menu bar when you are finished designing your presentation and choose the "Export" option.
Select "PowerPoint" in the pop-up window and then click "Next."
Type in a name for the presentation and decide where to save it. Then click "Export." This will convert your presentation to a PowerPoint compatible file and save it to the location you selected.
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Canvas Rearranges Design Elements when Uploading
If you are a college student and you create a PPT on Mac and you save and then upload itt as an assignment on Canvas, a lot tof tthe design elements get moved around and it makes a mess of the presentaion. pics and texts boxes are no longer where you placed hem, so your design looks bad. What I have to do no is export the presentation to a PDF an dupload that as the assignment, and then email the instructor to tell them that Canvas is wrecking my presentaion so I sent a pdf instead. My college moved from Moodle to Canvas last year and I have had this trouble ever since. When the PPT presentation is saved as a PDF, you lose all the extras you added like voice narration and sound effects, music, notes, etc.
Printing Slides is a Joke
To my knowledge, this is mainly an issue with PowerPoint for Mac as my colleagues who use PCs don't have this issue. When you go to print the slides, they look fine if there are multiple on a page or if you print the notes version, but if you try to print 1 slide per page the images blur when printing! And not just a little fuzzy, they turn out with lines going through them and just look like they never completed loading. This also happens when exporting to a PDF. The PDF looks fine on the screen, and then as soon as you go to print it, a random image will blur out like that. Is it the same image everytime? NOPE! It picks and chooses which image it wants to blur out each time it prints. There is no rhyme or reason to this issue. I exported to PDF, Exported each slide to jpeg, even took screen shots as a last resort and had to just deal with the fact that the color was completely different on the printed screen shot slides. This has been an issue for MONTHS and is all over every forum - the fact that this hasn't been addressed by the MS team is unacceptable! If I'm printing client copies of proposal presentations it shouldn't take me all day due to troubleshooting!
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- From the Mac App Store: Apple Menu > App Store > search for PowerPoint > Get > Install > enter Apple ID if prompted > Open .
- PowerPoint requires a subscription from Microsoft. You can sign up via In-App Purchase or at the Microsoft website.
- Keynote, Apple's alternative to PowerPoint, comes pre-installed on new Macs (and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store).
This article explains how to get PowerPoint on Mac, its requirements—including a subscription—and some free alternatives available on the Mac.
How Do I Get PowerPoint on Mac?
Getting PowerPoint on your Mac is very easy. Just a few clicks, and you'll be ready to start making slides and building presentations. Here's what to do:
Open the Mac App Store by going to the Apple menu > App Store or the Applications folder > App Store .
You can also download PowerPoint directly from Microsoft , but these instructions focus on the Mac App Store.
Search for PowerPoint .
On the search results screen, click Get .
Click Install .
Enter your Apple ID password when prompted.
When the download is finished, click Open to launch PowerPoint.
Once you've opened PowerPoint, you'll need to sign into your Microsoft account or use a free trial.
Is PowerPoint Free for the Mac?
PowerPoint is not free on the Mac (or on Windows, for that matter). Microsoft offers a free, 30-day trial after you download PowerPoint. Once the free trial expires, you need to pay to keep using the app. Options include a one-time purchase price or a monthly or annual subscription , which provides cloud storage features and ongoing technical support. You can subscribe through Microsoft's website or use in-app purchases via your Apple ID.
Do Macs Come With PowerPoint?
No. To get PowerPoint on your Mac, you need to download and install it using the steps from the first section of this article (or, as noted before, directly from Microsoft).
What Is the Mac Version of PowerPoint?
While PowerPoint may be the most well-known program for making slides and creating presentations, it's far from the only one. Your Mac probably came with one of the alternatives pre-installed.
Apple makes a program called Keynote which is a direct competitor to PowerPoint. It offers all of the core features of PowerPoint—creating slides and presentations, animations, templates, presenter mode, etc. It integrates tightly with Apple's other software and services like iCloud.
Keynote comes pre-installed for free on all modern Macs. It's likely in your Applications folder as you read this. If it's not, and if your Mac and version of the macOS are compatible with it, you can download it for free from the Mac App Store by searching for "Keynote."
Need to make slides and want to avoid both PowerPoint and Keynote? There are many other PowerPoint alternatives , but one place to start is Google Slides , which is free, web-based, and integrates with your Google account and other Google productivity tools.
To print PowerPoint slides with Notes on a Mac, open your presentation and select Print . In the Print dialog box, select Show Details . In the Layout box, select Notes . Configure the rest of your printing options and select Print .
The easiest way to record a voiceover in PowerPoint on a Mac is to record by slide. Select the slide where you want to add the narration, then select Insert from the menu bar and click Audio > Record Audio . Enter a name for the narration, select Record , read your script, and select Stop when you're finished recording.
To convert PowerPoint to video on a Mac, open the presentation you want to save and select File > Export . In the export window, next to File Format , select a file format option, such as MP4 or MOV . Choose your video quality, choose whether you want to include narrations, adjust timing, and select Export .
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Keynote User Guide for Mac
- Intro to Keynote
- Intro to images, charts, and other objects
- Create your first presentation
- Choose how to navigate your presentation
- Open or close a presentation
- Save and name a presentation
- Find a presentation
- Print a presentation
- Undo or redo changes
- Show or hide sidebars
- Quick navigation
- Change the working view
- Expand and zoom your workspace
- Customize the Keynote toolbar
- Change Keynote settings on Mac
- Touch Bar for Keynote
- Create a presentation using VoiceOver
- Add or delete slides
- Reorder slides
- Group or ungroup slides
- Skip or unskip a slide
- Change the slide size
- Change a slide background
- Add a border around a slide
- Show or hide text placeholders
- Show or hide slide numbers
- Apply a slide layout
- Add and edit slide layouts
- Change a theme
- Add an image
- Add an image gallery
- Edit an image
- Add and edit a shape
- Combine or break apart shapes
- Draw a shape
- Save a shape to the shapes library
- Add and align text inside a shape
- Add lines and arrows
- Animate, share, or save drawings
- Add video and audio
- Record audio
- Edit video and audio
- Add live video
- Set movie and image formats
- Position and align objects
- Use alignment guides
- Place objects inside a text box or shape
- Layer, group, and lock objects
- Change object transparency
- Fill objects with color or an image
- Add a border to an object
- Add a caption or title
- Add a reflection or shadow
- Use object styles
- Resize, rotate, and flip objects
- Move and edit objects using the object list
- Add linked objects to make your presentation interactive
- Select text and place the insertion point
- Copy and paste text
- Use dictation to enter text
- Use accents and special characters
- Format a presentation for another language
- Use phonetic guides
- Use bidirectional text
- Use vertical text
- Change the font or font size
- Add bold, italic, underline, or strikethrough to text
- Change the color of text
- Change text capitalization
- Add a shadow or outline to text
- Intro to paragraph styles
- Apply a paragraph style
- Create, rename, or delete paragraph styles
- Update or revert a paragraph style
- Use a keyboard shortcut to apply a style
- Adjust character spacing
- Add drop caps
- Raise and lower characters and text
- Format fractions automatically
- Create and use character styles
- Format dashes and quotation marks
- Format Chinese, Japanese, or Korean text
- Set tab stops
- Format text into columns
- Adjust line spacing
- Format lists
- Add a highlight effect to text
- Add mathematical equations
- Add rules (lines) to separate text
- Add or delete a table
- Select tables, cells, rows, and columns
- Add or remove rows and columns
- Move rows and columns
- Resize rows and columns
- Merge or unmerge cells
- Change the look of table text
- Show, hide, or edit a table title
- Change table gridlines and colors
- Use table styles
- Resize, move, or lock a table
- Add and edit cell content
- Format dates, currency, and more
- Create a custom cell format
- Highlight cells conditionally
- Format tables for bidirectional text
- Alphabetize or sort table data
- Calculate values using data in table cells
- Use the Formulas and Functions Help
- Add or delete a chart
- Change a chart from one type to another
- Modify chart data
- Move, resize, and rotate a chart
- Change the look of data series
- Add a legend, gridlines, and other markings
- Change the look of chart text and labels
- Add a chart border and background
- Use chart styles
- Animate objects onto and off a slide
- Animate objects on a slide
- Change build order and timing
- Add transitions
- Present on your Mac
- Present on a separate display
- Present on a Mac over the internet
- Use a remote
- Make a presentation advance automatically
- Play a slideshow with multiple presenters
- Add and view presenter notes
- Rehearse on your Mac
- Record presentations
- Check spelling
- Look up words
- Find and replace text
- Replace text automatically
- Set author name and comment color
- Highlight text
- Add and print comments
- Send a presentation
- Intro to collaboration
- Invite others to collaborate
- Collaborate on a shared presentation
- See the latest activity in a shared presentation
- Change a shared presentation’s settings
- Stop sharing a presentation
- Shared folders and collaboration
- Use Box to collaborate
- Create an animated GIF
- Post your presentation in a blog
- Use iCloud Drive with Keynote
- Export to PowerPoint or another file format
- Reduce the presentation file size
- Save a large presentation as a package file
- Restore an earlier version of a presentation
- Move a presentation
- Delete a presentation
- Password-protect a presentation
- Lock a presentation
- Create and manage custom themes
- Transfer files with AirDrop
- Transfer presentations with Handoff
- Transfer presentations with the Finder
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Keyboard shortcut symbols
Create your first presentation in Keynote on Mac
To create a presentation, you first choose a theme . A theme is a collection of predesigned slide layouts that use coordinated colors, fonts, and graphic elements to achieve a unified look. Each slide layout includes placeholder images and text styled as titles and body content. To add your own content, you replace the placeholder content.
If you want to quickly turn your thoughts into a first draft, or prefer to focus on the content, structure, and flow of your presentation from a high level, you can use outline view to get started.
Create a presentation from a theme
To open Keynote, click the Keynote icon in the Dock, Launchpad, or the Applications folder.
If the theme chooser (shown below) doesn’t appear, click New Document in the bottom-left corner of the dialog. You can also choose File > New (from the File menu at the top of your screen).
Note: If you’d like the ability to format table and chart data using the conventions of another language, choose the language in the bottom-left corner before choosing a theme. See Format a presentation for another language .
In the theme chooser, browse themes by category or click All Themes, then double-click a theme to open it.
Some themes aren’t downloaded to your computer until you choose them or open a presentation that uses one. If your connection is slow or you’re offline when this happens, placeholder images and slide backgrounds in the presentation may appear at a lower resolution until you’re online again or the theme finishes downloading.
Each slide layout offers a different arrangement of text and images that you use as a starting point for your content.
To add your own content to the presentation, do any of the following:
Add text: Double-click placeholder text and type your own.
Choose File > Save, enter a name, choose a location, then click Save.
If iCloud Drive is set up on your Mac, Keynote saves the presentation to iCloud Drive by default. You can change the name of the presentation or change where it’s saved at any time.
To end the presentation, press the Esc (Escape) key. For more ways to show a presentation, see Play a presentation on your Mac .
To close the presentation when you’re finished working, click the red close button in the top-left corner of the window.
Keynote automatically saves your changes, so you won’t lose any of your work.
Select a default theme for new presentations
You can set Keynote to always open a new presentation in a particular theme instead of from the theme chooser.
Choose Keynote > Settings (from the Keynote menu at the top of your screen).
Click General at the top of the window, then select “Use theme” in the For New Presentations controls.
The name that appears after “Use theme” is the currently selected theme.
Click the Change Theme button, select a theme, then click Choose.
To close the window, click the red close button in the upper-left corner.
After you change this setting, you can still open a new presentation with a different theme. Hold down the Option key, then choose File > New from Theme Chooser (from the File menu at the top of your screen).
How to Narrate a Presentation in PowerPoint on a Mac
Follow these instructions to create a narrated PowerPoint presentation on a Mac.
- Make sure your slides are complete.
- Add your script to each slide in the notes.
- Go to Slide 1 .
- On the Transitions tab:
- Uncheck On Mouse Click.
- Check After: (leave number of seconds unchanged)
- Record the presentation. If you make a mistake, just click the rewind button for that slide and re-record the narration for that slide. Make sure you get it perfect before moving on as it's a pain to edit later.
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Share your PowerPoint presentation with others
Select Share .
If your presentation isn't already stored on OneDrive, select where to save your presentation to the cloud.
Choose a permission level, like Anyone with a link , or maybe just people in your company. You can also control if people can edit or just view the doc.
Select Apply .
Enter names and a message.
Select Send .
You can also copy the link and then paste it in an email, social media post, or even a text message.
For info on collaborating with others on a document, see Work together on PowerPoint presentations .
To stop sharing, see Stop sharing OneDrive files or folders or change permissions.
Share by using a traditional email attachment:
If you don't want to share a document with others to collaborate on, simply use a traditional email attachment to send the presentation to others.
From OneDrive for Business or SharePoint, share a PDF or copy of a presentation by email
This feature is only available if you have a Microsoft 365 subscription . If you are a Microsoft 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office .
To send your presentation as a copy or a PDF, select Share .
Select Attach a Copy Instead in the Share dialog box.
Select either PowerPoint Presentation or PDF .
PowerPoint will open the email application and attach the file to a new message. Enter the recipients details and a short message, and click Send .
From OneDrive, share a PDF or copy of your presentation by email
Select Send as attachment in the Share pane.
Select either Send a copy or Send a PDF .
PowerPoint will open the email application and attach the file to a new message. Enter the recipients details and a short message, and click Send .
You can share or co-author a presentation in PowerPoint for macOS. If you allow others to edit your presentation, changes they make will be merged into the original presentation. If you want to share your presentation, you can:
Invite people to view or edit the file located in the cloud, like your OneDrive.
Send a link to your file saved to the cloud.
Send a copy of the file as an email attachment.
Note: If you're looking for information about saving a presentation in JPEG or PDF format, see File formats supported in PowerPoint .
Important: You can simultaneously edit presentations in the .pptx or .ppsx file format that are located on OneDrive or a server that has at least Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 installed. To work with SharePoint in Office for Mac, you have to have at least Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011, Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011, or Microsoft Office for Mac Standard 2011.
Invite people to view or edit your presentation
Save your file to the cloud and then invite people to view or edit it. That way, whenever you update your file, everyone you share with will have the latest version.
In the upper right corner, click the Share icon and then click Invite People .
If the file is on your device, you'll be asked to upload the file to the cloud first.
Invite users by adding their email addresses to the invite field. When adding names for the first time, PowerPoint will prompt to access your Contacts.
To allow your users to edit the file, click the Can Edit check box. Add any comments in the comments field and click Share .
The recipients receive an email with a link to the shared file.
Share a link to your presentation
You can copy the link to your presentation and paste it in another shared file or email to the recipients.
In the upper right corner, click the Share icon and then click Copy Link .
Paste the link wherever you need.
Send your presentation as an email attachment
If you don't want to save your file to the cloud, you can share it as an email attachment.
In the upper right corner, click the Share icon and then click Send Attachment .
Click Presentation or PDF .
PowerPoint will open your email application and attach your file to a new message. Just fill in the details, like email addresses and a short message, and click Send .
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Do you want to have your data in a slide show? If you have Microsoft 365, you can use PowerPoint! PowerPoint is a program that's part of the Microsoft Office suite (which you have to pay for) and is available for both Windows and Mac computers. This wikiHow teaches you how to create your own Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on a computer.
Things You Should Know
- Templates make it easy to create vibrant presentations no matter your skill level.
- When adding photos, you can adjust their sizes by clicking and dragging in or out from their corners.
- You can add animated transitions between slides or to individual elements like bullet points and blocks of text.
- If you don't have a Microsoft Office 365 subscription, you can use the website instead of the desktop app. Go to https://powerpoint.office.com/ to use the website version.
- You can also use the mobile app to make presentations, though it's easier to do this on a computer, which has a larger screen, a mouse, and a keyboard.
- If you don't want to use a template, just click the Blank option in the upper-left side of the page and skip to the next part.
- Skip this step if your selected template has no themes available.
- If you're creating a PowerPoint presentation for which an elaborate title slide has been requested, ignore this step.
- You can change the font and size of text used from the Home tab that's in the orange ribbon at the top of the window.
- You can also just leave this box blank if you like.
- You can also click and drag in or out one of a text box's corners to shrink or enlarge the text box.
- On a Mac, you'll click the Home tab instead.  X Research source
- Clicking the white slide-shaped box above this option will result in a new text slide being inserted.
- Title Slide
- Title and Content
- Section Header
- Two Content
- Content with Caption
- Picture with Caption
- Naturally, the title slide should be the first slide in your presentation, meaning that it should be the top slide in the left-hand column.
- Skip this step and the next two steps if your selected slide uses a template that doesn't have text boxes in it.
- Text boxes in PowerPoint will automatically format the bulk of your text for you (e.g., adding bullet points) based on the context of the content itself.
- You can add notes that the Presentation will not include (but you'll still be able to see them on your screen) by clicking Notes at the bottom of the slide.
- You can change the font of the selected text by clicking the current font's name and then clicking your preferred font.
- If you want to change the size of the text, click the numbered drop-down box and then click a larger or smaller number based on whether you want to enlarge or shrink the text.
- You can also change the color, bolding, italicization, underlining, and so on from here.
- Photos in particular can be enlarged or shrunk by clicking and dragging out or in one of their corners.
- Remember to keep slides uncluttered and relatively free of distractions. It's best to keep the amount of text per slide to around 33 words or less.  X Research source
- Slide content will animate in the order in which you assign transitions. For example, if you animate a photo on the slide and then animate the title, the photo will appear before the title.
- Make your slideshow progress automatically by setting the speed of every transition to align with your speech as well as setting each slide to Advance .  X Trustworthy Source Microsoft Support Technical support and product information from Microsoft. Go to source
- If you need to exit the presentation, press Esc .
- Windows - Click File , click Save , double-click This PC , select a save location, enter a name for your presentation, and click Save .
- Mac - Click File , click Save As... , enter the presentation's name in the "Save As" field, select a save location by clicking the "Where" box and clicking a folder, and click Save .
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Microsoft PowerPoint presentations are great, but they are not as easily accessible as videos. Luckily, you can convert your presentations to videos with a built-in option. We’ll show you how.
Why Convert a PowerPoint to Video?
There are many reasons to turn a presentation into a video. Maybe you want to send someone a presentation but they don’t have PowerPoint installed. Or, maybe you want to upload your presentation to a site that only accepts videos.
PowerPoint has a built-in option to convert presentations to videos. When you perform this conversion, all your original animations, transitions, and media items are preserved. Your resulting video also includes all recorded timings , narrations , ink strokes, and laser pointer gestures (though you can choose not to include these if you want).
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Convert a PowerPoint Presentation to a Video
To turn a PowerPoint presentation into a video, first, open your presentation with the PowerPoint app on your Windows or Mac computer.
In the top-left corner of PowerPoint, click the “File” option.
From the sidebar that opens after clicking the “File” option, select “Export.”
In the “Export” menu, click “Create a Video.”
To the right of the “Export” menu, you will now see a “Create a Video” section. In this section, you will define the options for your video file.
First, choose the quality for your video by clicking the “Full HD” option.
You will see multiple video quality options. Select the one that you think works the best for you. Know that the higher the quality you select, the larger the file size of your video will be.
To include the recorded timings and narrations in your video, then beneath the video quality menu, click the “Don’t Use Recorded Timings and Narrations” option.
Select the “Use Recorded Timings and Narrations” option. If this option is grayed out, that’s because you don’t have any recorded timings or narrations in your presentation.
You will now specify how long each slide appears in the video. Click the “Seconds Spent on Each Slide” box and enter the duration in seconds. By default, this duration is set to 5 seconds.
Finally, at the bottom of the “Create a Video” section, click “Create Video” to start making your video.
Your computer’s standard “save” window will open. Here, select the folder to save your video in, type a name for your video, and click “Save.”
PowerPoint will take you back to the main interface. At the bottom of this interface, you will see the progress of the conversion.
When your video is made, you will find it in the specified folder on your computer.
And that’s how you make your presentations available to a wider audience by converting them to a video format!
Need your video in another format? Use VLC to convert your video to other formats.
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The software that can be used to create a presentation on Mac includes, PowerPoint and keynote among others. In this case, we are going to learn how to make a PowerPoint on mac . There are a number of ways to go by on making a presentation on Mac which includes using Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac, creating a presentation using keynote, or Google docs and export as PowerPoint file (ppt or .pptx).
How to Make a PowerPoint on Mac
In this article, we will use Keynote on Mac to make a presentation and then export it to PowerPoint.
Step 1. Launch Keynote
Click on the “Keynote icon in the Launchpad to open it. A window displaying various theme templates “Theme chooser” will appear. In the case it does not appear, click the option key and on the “File” menu select “new” to open a new presentation template.
Step 2. Choose the Theme of the Presentation
Scroll to navigate in the theme chooser and choose the type of presentation you want to make then double click on it to open.
Step 3. Change the Layout
To change to a different layout, you can click on the “Layout” button, and then select your desired layout.
Step 4. Add Content
There are a number of activities you might need to perfume on the presentation which involves adding your content.
- To add a slide, click on "Add Slide" in the toolbar and then select a layout.
- To add text, there is a placeholder text on the slide which you should double click and type to replace it with your own.
- To add an image, drag and drop or copy and paste an image to the slide from your computer or webpage.
Step 5. Save the File
After you are done with adding your content to the slide and your presentation is ready, you can click on "Save" and enter the file name. Meanwhile, you need to choose the location to save your file, and finally click “Save”.
Step 6. Export to PowerPoint
It is always important to try playing your presentation by yourself before you present it to other people to familiarize with it and make any necessary changes.
- Step 1. To export the file, you can click on “Share” on the menu, and then select “export”.
- Step 2. Click on "PPT" from the menu and then click “Next”.
- Step 3. Navigate to the location you want to save your file and change name if necessary.
- Step 4. Click on “export”. Last but not least, you can open the exported PowerPoint file to confirm the content.
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