I’ve just purchased my version of Powerpoint 2011 for Mac, so this article will continue to be a work in progress.

Unfortunately the ribbon interface has migrated completely over to the Mac edition (goodbye sidebar!).
Fortunately, the ribbon doesn’t suck as much as it did in Windows Powerpoint 2007, and is starting to be usable.

Big plus:

  • Compress image dialogIn the Picture menu, there is now a Compress option, that allows you to crop out unnecessary image sizes, automagically! If the presentation is to be used primarily for presenting on LCD screens, select CompressBest for viewing on screen (150ppi), and watch the file size disappear, especially mining professionals who use massive high-res core samples or doctors with x-ray charts.