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PowerPoint for Mac: How to Get it

Mar 16, 2022
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If you're an Apple fan, but you want to use Microsoft PowerPoint on your Mac, don't worry! We've got you covered.

Fortunately, Microsoft 365 provides a range of utilities for Apple users, such as Microsoft PowerPoint.

This article will answer some of the frequently asked questions on this topic, highlight some of the benefits of using PowerPoint for Mac, and also highlight how you can download it for your Apple device.

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Quick Summary

  • Launch the Microsoft PowerPoint app from the app store on your Mac.

  • To do this, head to the search bar and type in "PowerPoint."

  • The first option should be Microsoft PowerPoint, but if it isn't, it will be near the top. Once you find it, select "Get" and then "Install."

  • Your Apple ID will allow you to register and start the download.

  • Once the app has finished downloading, select the "Open" button that has appeared.

  • Select "Get Started" from the pop-up, sign in to your Microsoft Office account, or register for a one-month trial.

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Frequently Asked Questions about PowerPoint for Mac

Is PowerPoint for Mac free?

To use Microsoft PowerPoint for free, head to Office.com and register for a free Microsoft account, so you can create your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

Is there a Mac version of PowerPoint?

If you have purchased a Mac computer, you may have noticed that Microsoft Office is not pre-installed. Instead, Mac software called Keynote is their version of PowerPoint.

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Why you might want PowerPoint on your Mac

Work on the go

For starters, Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac is available in the App Store, which allows users to download it to their phone or tablet. Having the App available on the go allows users to add, remove, or tweak slides from almost anywhere on Mac Microsoft PowerPoint.

Even when using the App, you can add slide-by-slide notes, record slide show slides, or edit a recent presentation from your Microsoft account.

Design quickly

Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to create wonderful customizable presentations that can help you bring any project to life. The tool lets you do this quickly, without any unwanted bundled software.

Cinematic motion

With office apps like PowerPoint, you have the power to bring your vision to life. You can copy files, merge them together, or move them from the current slide to the next slide. The possibilities are almost limitless.

Flexibility

There is no right way to use PowerPoint. You can be as creative as you want with your presentations. You can customize slides to perfectly suit your needs, swap slides and designs, and so on.

How to get PowerPoint on your Mac

The first thing you need to do is download PowerPoint from the Mac App Store. You can either subscribe to Microsoft Office 365 or use a free trial.

From there, here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Launch the Microsoft PowerPoint app from the app store on your Mac.

  • To do this, head to the search bar and type in "PowerPoint."

  • The first option should be Microsoft PowerPoint, but if it isn't, it will be near the top. Once you find it, select "Get" and then "Install."

  • Your Apple ID information will allow you to register and start the download.

  • Once the app has finished downloading, select the "Open" button that has appeared.

  • Select "Get Started" from the pop-up, sign in to your Microsoft Office account, or register for a one-month trial.

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