How to Make Powerpoint on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user looking to create a captivating presentation? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of making a PowerPoint presentation on your Mac. Let’s get started by exploring the steps below:

Step 1: Launch PowerPoint

To begin, open the PowerPoint application on your Mac. You can find it in your Applications folder or by searching for it in Spotlight.

Step 2: Choose a Design

Once PowerPoint is open, you’ll be presented with various design templates. These templates can save you time and effort by providing pre-designed layouts and styles. Select a design that suits your presentation’s content and audience.

Step 3: Add Slides

Now that you have chosen a design, it’s time to add slides to your presentation. To add a new slide, click on the “New Slide” button located in the toolbar or use the shortcut Command + Shift + N. You can choose from different slide layouts such as title slide, content slide, or even blank slides.


If you want to change the layout of an existing slide, select the slide from the sidebar and then click on “Layout” in the toolbar. A drop-down menu will appear with various options for different slide layouts.

Step 4: Add Content

Your slides are like empty canvases waiting to be filled with engaging content. To add text to a slide, simply click on a text box and start typing. You can format your text using HTML elements like bold, underline, or even create lists using


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    • Keep your content concise and avoid overcrowding slides with too much information.
    • Use bullet points or numbered lists to organize your content and make it easier for your audience to follow.
    • Consider using images, charts, or graphs to enhance your visual storytelling.

    Step 5: Customize Your Presentation

    To make your presentation truly unique, you can customize various elements such as fonts, colors, and backgrounds. You can access these customization options by clicking on the “Format” tab in the toolbar. Experiment with different styles until you find the perfect combination for your presentation.


    Remember to maintain consistency throughout your presentation by using the same fonts and colors across slides.

    Step 6: Add Transitions and Animations

    To add a professional touch to your presentation, consider incorporating transitions between slides and animations for individual elements. You can access these options in the “Transitions” and “Animations” tabs in the toolbar. Be sure not to overuse transitions and animations, as they can distract from your content.

    Step 7: Save and Present

    Once you have finished creating your PowerPoint presentation, it’s important to save your work. Click on “File” in the menu bar, then select “Save” or use the shortcut Command + S. Choose a location on your Mac where you want to save the file and provide a name for it.

    To present your slideshow, click on the “Slide Show” tab in the toolbar and select either “Play from Start” or “Play from Current Slide”. You can navigate through slides using arrow keys or by clicking on them with a mouse or trackpad.

    Congratulations! You now know how to create a stunning PowerPoint presentation on your Mac. Remember to practice your presentation and engage with your audience to deliver a memorable experience.

    Thank you for reading this tutorial. We hope you found it helpful. Happy presenting!

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