Learn how to customize the Clip Art categories within Media Browser in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X
You have learned how to use the Clip Art tab of the Media Browser in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. This tab shows the clip art that is installed as part of Microsoft Office 2011 -- you will notice that the clip art collection is divided into convenient categories, as you can see highlighted in red in Figure 1. However, you'll find only a few categories -- and there is no obvious way to create your own categories. However, we discovered a solution outside Microsoft Office altogether that lets you get over this limitation.
Figure 1: Categories within Clip Art tab of Media Browser
Using the process explained on this page, you can add/remove clip art graphics within the existing categories and even create a new category. This process of adding new categories, or customizing the existing categories is not done within PowerPoint or another Microsoft Office program -- so before you start, it is a good idea to ensure that PowerPoint or any other Microsoft Office program is shut down.
Follow these steps to add a new category within the Clip Art tab of Media Browser:
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