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If you have a bunch of commands that you use frequently, you may want to keep them more accessible within PowerPoint 2016 for Mac by customizing your Quick Access Toolbar. You populate the QAT with commands you use often. Over a period, these customizations may become a valuable asset you want to save or share. However, PowerPoint 2016 on the Mac does not let you import or export customizations.
PowerPoint 2016 for Mac allows you to customize the Ribbon in a number of ways. You can add Ribbon tabs, add Groups, and populate these with commands. And if you think you made a mess and were better off with the defaults, then you can always get back to square one by choosing to reset changes made to one tab of the Ribbon, or even all tabs.
We first feature Mike Parkinson, who talks about his new book, A Trainer’s Guide to PowerPoint. In a guest post, Philippa Leguen de Lacroix from Presented UK discusses Why Should You Be Using and Mastering PowerPoint’s Triggers? Gordon Adams of Toastmasters explains How to Make Your Presentation Fly.
Sway users can learn how to create a new Sway presentation. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows can explore how they can Change Slide Layouts, and get up to date with Keyboard Shortcuts. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can learn about Transparency for Shape Fills, and how they can Add Services, such as OneDrive. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last week.
We already showed how you can add connected services in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac. Although it may seem that you are adding these services to PowerPoint, you are essentially connecting them to all programs and platforms connected with your Microsoft account, including OneDrive, all of Microsoft Office, and sometimes, even your Mac OS. Wherever used, these connected services help you access your settings and recent files or templates across all your devices, including laptops, tablets and even smartphones. Additionally, some services allow you to access media and document files.
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