OTHER POWERPOINT TOOLS. Sticky notes, a helpful tool to add comments to your slides and share them with your teamworkers. Stamps, a solution to instantly mark or un-mark all your slides as 'Draft' or 'Confidential' Mini-slides, to refer to a slide from earlier in the presentation, Slide summaries, listing the titles of all selected slides.
If you’ve ever run or written a macro for PowerPoint, Excel or Word on a Windows PC you’ll probably be familiar with the Developer tab. Move over to the Mac and you’ll be able to turn on the Mac Developer tab for both Excel and Word but it simply doesn’t exist for PowerPoint. Until now!
- Activate the Mac Developer tab add-in in PowerPoint as follows: Start PowerPoint. Click Tools / PowerPoint Add-ins. Click the + symbol, browse to the folder where you saved the add-in, select it and click Open. Click the OK button to finish. Depending on your version of macOS, you may be prompted to grant access for PowerPoint to control.
- Method 2: Download add-ins from inside Microsoft PowerPoint. Go to the Ribbon Insert Add-Ins Group Get Add-Ins. Use the Store pane to browse for add-ins and install them. All installed add-ins will be listed under My Add-Ins. Give your permission to Microsoft and allow the installation to proceed.
- Storyboard Powerpoint Template; Storyboard Powerpoint For Mac Pro; Powerpoint Storyboard Tab; PowerPoint’s presentation features make it a great tool for creating storyboards that demonstrate the.
The developer tab allows you to run macros in a file and develop them yourself. On a Windows PC in PowerPoint this tab is not visible by default, you have to go to the customisation settings to turn it on via File / Options / Customize Ribbon. Similarly, to access the developer tab in Excel on a Mac you have to turn it on under Excel / Preferences / View as you can see at the bottom of this window:
In the Microsoft 365 Mac version of PowerPoint, there’s no such option. There have been lots of folk requesting that Microsoft bring the Developer tab to PowerPoint but for now, the request has been turned down. So what can we do about it?
Introducing the BrightCarbon Developer tab add-in for PowerPoint Mac
We’ve developed a simplified version of the Mac developer tab seen in Excel that you can download for free. You’ll need to be running the 2016 or Microsoft 365 version of PowerPoint (as there’s no ribbon in PowerPoint 2011).
Here’s what you need to do:
- Download the Developer Tab for Mac add-in file and save it in this folder*: (you might need to create the Add-Ins folder yourself)
~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Add-Ins
- Download the supporting DevTabMacPPT script file and save it in this folder*:
- Activate the Mac Developer tab add-in in PowerPoint as follows:
- Start PowerPoint
- Click Tools / PowerPoint Add-ins…
- Click the [+] symbol, browse to the folder where you saved the add-in, select it and click Open
- Click the OK button to finish.
- Depending on your version of macOS, you may be prompted to grant access for PowerPoint to control your computer. This is required for the script file to send keystrokes. If you’re not asked, you need to do this manually in System Preferences / Security & Privacy / Accessibility where you can tick the box next to PowerPoint:
*To access the ~/Library folder in Finder, click the Go button whilst holding the alt key and then click Library. You can then navigate to the required folder and then drag it to the side bar to create a shortcut.
You can now see the brand new Developer tab ‘lite’ in the ribbon:
It’s referred to as ‘lite’ because the controls group that you find on Windows is missing:
This is because ActiveX controls are built on a Windows-only technology and hence Microsoft cannot support this type of control on Office for macOS. You’ll see ‘controls’ in the Excel for macOS developer tab but these are Form Controls and again, ActiveX controls are not available there either.
And there’s more.
Powerpoint Templates For Mac Free
You see that row of icons in the top orange title bar on macOS? That’s called the Quick Access Toolbar and we’ve got another free customisation file that you can download here to elevate your presentation creation productivity to new heights. Learn more about our QAT for Mac.
Soon after power users install a new application, they want to customize their menus and toolbars so that their most often used commands areaccessible with fewer clicks, or even custom keyboard shortcuts. And even if you are not a power user, you should explore a very useful option that weexplain in this tutorial, this will make your tasks easier, and quicker.
Powerpoint Repair Tool For Mac
PowerPoint has no toolbars other than the Quick Access Toolbar. Almost everyone who uses this toolbar just calls it theQAT, and that's the name we will use for the rest of this tutorial. The QAT's raison d'être is customization, and all optionsavailable in QAT may be available elsewhere. However, populating QAT with your favorite commands is a great way to have them more easilyaccessible.
In PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, by default, the QAT can be found right above theRibbon tabs, as shown highlighted in bluewithin Figure 1. Also, the default commands you can find within QAT are File, Save, Undo, andRepeat. Do note that you cannot choose to move the QAT to below the Ribbon, as you can do within Windows versions of PowerPoint.
Figure 1: Quick Access Toolbar (or QAT)
You can add more commands to your QAT through customization. The area where the QAT isplaced is not large enough to hold many commands. When you have plenty of commands added to the QAT, you'll have to click the double-arrowbutton that appears at the end of QAT (highlighted in green within Figure 2, below) to see them. This brings up adrop-down menu showing these extra commands, as shown highlighted in blue within Figure 2, below.
Figure 2: Plenty of commands on the QAT
You can add and remove commands on the QAT. We explain more in ourCustomize Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac tutorial.