Follow this roadmap of training and Help topics to learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011 in a systematic, step-by-step approach.
1. Become familiar with PowerPoint
|Video: What’s New in PowerPoint for Mac 2011
||Download this series of videos that provide a short introduction to some of the new and important features in PowerPoint for Mac 2011.
|Video: PowerPoint for Mac 2011 basics
||Whether you’re new to PowerPoint for Mac 2011 or need a refresher, download this series of videos that provides an overview of essential concepts to help you become productive quickly.
|Tutorial: PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Basics
||Download this .pdf for a step-by-step tutorial covering the same concepts as in the PowerPoint basics video, only using text and images.
|Video: Up to speed with the Office for Mac ribbon
||Get familiar with the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 ribbon, which combines the Formatting Palette and Elements Gallery from previous versions of Office, giving you quick and convenient access to the features and tools that you use the most.
2. Design a presentation
|About designing a presentation
||Understand the differences among common PowerPoint for Mac 2011 design elements such as slide masters, layouts, and themes.
|Start with a template to create a new document
||Learn how to find templates for presentations, content slides, calendars, and more by using the PowerPoint Presentation Gallery.
|Tutorial: Design with Themes, Part 1: The Basics
||Download this .pdf and learn to apply and customize a theme, which is a coordinated set of fonts, colors, and visual effects.
|Create or change slide layouts
||Create or change a slide layout to define how content appears on a slide.
|Change slide backgrounds
||Apply or change a slide background, independent of the slide theme.
3. Add and format pictures, layers, and other objects
4. Add actions, sounds, and movies to a presentation
5. Collaborate, save, and share
6. Prepare and present
7. Explore other useful resources
What's New in PowerPoint for Mac 2011
PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Training
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