What’s New in PowerPoint 15.17 for Mac

The new upgrade 15.17 available in Microsoft Office for Mac introduces two new features for PowerPoint users along with bug fixes.


1. Insert Screenshot

Now you can take simple screen captures of any open application or clip a portion of the screen and then insert the graphics into your PowerPoint slides. This feature was already available in PowerPoint for Windows but Mac users needed to rely on a 3rd. party software or the Mac built-in screenshot tool insert they screenshots into the slides. Now, it is possible to create demo presentations or tutorials of your favorite software directly in PowerPoint.

To insert a new screenshot, look for the Screenshot button under Insert menu.


Then, a new popup will appear with all the windows you have open in your computer, plus you can click Screen Clipping to define the region in your computer from where you want to take the screenshot.


2. Open OpenDocument Presentation Files in PowerPoint for Mac

Until this upgrade, if you wanted to open a presentation created in OpenOffice or LibreOffice Impress, you needed to have the software installed in your computer. But now you can open it directly from PowerPoint. PowerPoint introduced a new file format in the Mac version that let you open .odp OpenDocument Presentation files and convert them to PowerPoint. Unfortunately you cannot save it back to an odp, but this is a new feature for users who want to open or view an existing odp presentation in PowerPoint.

The background featured in the cover image is from the free Business PowerPoint template concept that you can found here.

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