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PowerPoint 2011 For Mac Review: What’s New?

Undoubtedly Microsoft PowerPoint stands out among the list of presentation programs available out there. Like Windows-based Office 2010 includes new features in PowerPoint, Mac-based PowerPoint 2011 has also been improvised with new features, tools, and functions, eventually provides best environment for creating presentations.

To get you started with newer PowerPoint version, firstly you will be asked to choose a template, from the big list of built-in presentation templates. Like it’s counterparts, it also includes fluent UI (User Interface) ribbon, proving all the essential presentation tools, groups and galleries right up front.

Along other improvements, it includes VB language support for controlling presentations. Through Macros feature you will be able to make more cohesive presentations. With enhanced SmartArt graphics, you will be able to instantly insert complex diagrams like: organization charts, Venn diagrams etc. Adding more, under SmartArt tab, you can easily manipulate graphics through changing colors, design and styles.

Under Transitions tab; you can choose an effect from multiple new transition effects, set duration and change effect options, and add sound etc.  Along with new Ribbon improvements, you will also be able to change the ribbon items, groups, commands and tab order.

Another flamboyant feature is inclusion of more enriched Themes, now you will easily change the presentation theme. Under Themes tab, you will find list of groups, having multiple options to add theme, colors, font styles, backgrounds, and importantly create & save customized theme instantly.

Take a visual tour of PowerPoint 2011 below.

Template List

Powerpoint 2011--templates

PowerPoint Main Window

Powerpoint 2011--main window

Enhanced themes

Powerpoint 2011--themes

Tabbed Interface

tabbed interface

Animation Gallery

Powerpoint 2011--animations

Slide Show Gallery

Powerpoint 2011--slide show

Enrich SmartArt Graphics

Powerpoint 2011--smartarts

Enhanced Table Styles

Powerpoint 2011--table styles

Transition controls

Powerpoint 2011--transition effects

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