Where is the Developer tab in PowerPoint for Mac?

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While PowerPoint for macOS doesn't have a Developer tab, the features you want are still available:

  • Editor:    Choose the Tools > Macro > Visual Basic Editor option

  • Macros:    Choose the Tools > Macro > Macros option

  • Add-Ins:    Choose the Tools > Add-Ins option

The Developer tab isn't currently a feature of PowerPoint 2016 for Mac or PowerPoint 2019 for Mac. You can vote for this feature by going to the PowerPoint for Mac suggestion box about this subject and clicking the vote button. This helps us prioritize new features in future updates.

PowerPoint expert Geetesh Bajaj has written about macro and developer tools on his site, indezine.com: Missing Developer Tab of the Ribbon in PowerPoint for Mac.

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