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Microsoft PowerPoint on Mac Scores Powerful New Features

Microsoft PowerPoint is getting plenty of cool new tools for Mac, including some available right now and others coming soon.


Users of on 's Mac devices are getting a new update this week. Users of the popular Office presentation application can also see what changes has coming in future releases.

Perhaps the standout additions on the “coming soon” list is a tool that allows Microsoft PowerPoint to record videos of a presenter during a slideshow.

As the world continues to shift to a remote work and education environment, this seems like a timely tool. It allows the presenter and presentation be on the screen at the same time. Certainly, it will help to make presentations and classes more dynamic and interesting.

According to Microsoft, PowerPoint on Mac will also support the recording of inking on a slide, as well as laser pointer movements. Again, this is a good feature for presenters, especially those who make recorded work to show later or online.

It is worth noting this record ability is currently in preview. Office Insiders on Mac can check it out, but regular users will need to wait a bit.

New Features

Don't worry, though, Microsoft has some PowerPoint features rolling out now. Specifically, users can now record audio files and insert them directly into a presentation in real-time. Furthermore, presentations can now be exported as animated GIFs, including being able to set the quality and time for each frame.

Another very useful new addition is the ability to create links for individual slides in a presentation. All these features are available no for Microsoft PowerPoint on Mac.

While this is not an extensive change, the new features can be filed under “extremely useful.” In fact, all of them notably enhance the PowerPoint experience. It is worth noting all the new tools are already available on the Windows 10 version of the app.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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