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The following table compares some key features between PowerPoint for Mac 2011 and PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Feature included Feature is included    Feature improved Feature is improved    Feature not included Feature is not included


PowerPoint for Mac 2011

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Threaded comments

Reply to comments in your presentation.

Feature not included Feature included

Theme variants

Change the presentation styles with different colors schemes for a theme.

Feature not included Feature included

Smart Lookup

Get more information about a term in your presentation from the web without leaving your app. Select the term, CONTROL + click, and then click Smart Lookup in the context menu.

Feature not included Feature included

Multi-Touch gesture support

You can now zoom in and out with your trackpad: spread two fingers to zoom in, pinch to zoom out.

Feature not included

Feature included

Choose an Office Theme

Apply the Classic or new Colorful Office theme.

Feature not included

Feature included

Slide transitions

Supports PowerPoint 2013 for Windows slide transitions, making it easier to share files between platforms.

Feature included Feature improved

Conflict resolution

Visually compare differences between versions, so you can choose the right version to keep.

Feature included Feature improved

Presenter view

Helps you edit notes and see next/previous slide, preview, timer, clock.

Feature included Feature improved

Animation pane

Helps you manage your animations in one place.

Feature included Feature improved

Audio/Video support

Improves performance when playing media from a presentation.

Feature included Feature improved

Improved ribbon

Newly designed ribbon organizes tools and formatting similar to Office for Windows.

Feature included

Feature improved

Improved sharing

Share your documents as attachments or links, or invite people to work with you on documents stored in the cloud.

Feature included

Feature improved

Access your files anywhere

Seamless integration with Microsoft 365, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint. Access your files across devices by signing-in with your Microsoft account.

Feature included

Feature improved

Save as Movie

Saves your presentation in a video format.

Feature included Feature not included

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