Learn about the Formatting Toolbar in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X
Like the Standard Toolbar, the
Formatting Toolbar continues to exist in PowerPoint
2011 for Mac even though this new version has the
Ribbon. You can see the Formatting Toolbar right
below the Standard Toolbar, as shown highlighted in red in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Formatting Toolbar in PowerPoint 2011
If you can't find the Formatting Toolbar within the PowerPoint 2011 interface, select the View | Toolbars | Formatting menu option as shown in Figure 2 to make it visible. Conversely, deselecting the same menu option will hide the Formatting Toolbar.
Figure 2: Formatting Toolbar option in View menu
Now let us explore the options within the Formatting Toolbar as shown in Figure 3. The options within
the Formatting Toolbar will be grayed out if you have not selected any text placeholder, text box, or a shape.
Figure 3: Icons within Formatting Toolbar
The icons within the Formatting Toolbar are explained below, as marked in Figure 3, above:
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