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Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac

(as of 12/16/2015)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Industry-standard, widely used presentation tool
  • PowerPoint Online enables presentation editing and sharing
  • Pre-installed themes and custom template support
  • Built-in image manipulation and custom shape drawing tools
  • Support for dynamic animations and other media files
  • Built-in shapes and flowchart diagrams

Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac is a program used to create presentations and slide shows. It is one of several standard applications, along with Word for Mac and Excel for Mac, included with Microsoft Office for Mac.

PowerPoint for Mac is commonly used in business and educational environments to present information to an audience. The software allows you to create slides that support many different kinds of content, including text, drawings, images, audio, and video. The program provides a variety of effects that can be applied to the objects within a slide, such as image fading, scrolling text, and bullet sound effects. You can also apply transitions, such as ripple, rotate, and wipe, between slides.

The program enables you to directly edit images in your presentation, you can adjust the color and saturation of, apply filters to, and remove the background in your images. The program also allows you to quickly reorder objects to cut down on constant clicking and dragging. When you are finished, you can view your presentation with Presenter View. This function allows you to take notes, rehearse, check timing, and integrate recorded narration. PowerPoint for Mac saves presentations in the Office Open XML (OOXML) .PPTX format, while still supporting the older .PPT format.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac is an industry-standard application used by business professionals, teachers, and home users. It give you the tools to create and display business figures, lessons, photo slideshows, and more. For Mac users that don't want to use or learn Apple's rival presentation software, Keynote, Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac is a quality substitution.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.PPTX – PowerPoint Open XML Presentation

Other file extensions used by Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2016

Supported File Types
.BMPBitmap Image File
.CRTXOffice 2007 Chart Template File
.EFTXOffice 2007 Theme Effect File
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.POTPowerPoint Template
.POTMPowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Presentation Template
.POTXPowerPoint Open XML Presentation Template
.PPAPowerPoint Add-in
.PPAMPowerPoint 2007 Add-In
.PPSPowerPoint Slide Show
.PPSMPowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Slide Show
.PPSXPowerPoint Open XML Slide Show
.PPTPowerPoint Presentation
.PPTHTMLPowerPoint HTML Presentation
.PPTMPowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Presentation
.PPTMHTMLMicrosoft PowerPoint MIME HTML Presentation
.THMXOffice 2007 Theme File
.TIFTagged Image File
.XPSXML Paper Specification File
Additional Related File Formats
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.ASFAdvanced Systems Format File
.AUAudio File
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.GRAMicrosoft Graph File
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.MHTMHTML Web Archive
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.MPGMPEG Video File
.OLBOLE Object Library
.PRELotus Freelance Graphics File
.RELSOpen Office XML Relationships File
.RRTRhapzode Resource Template
.RTFRich Text Format File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.VMLVector Markup Language File
.VSSVisio Stencil File
.WAVWAVE Audio File

Updated: December 16, 2015