Learn about the slide area in PowerPoint 2011 for mac, and what you can do to make your slide editing easier and more productive.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X
Figure 1: Elements of Slide Area
The Slide area includes:
We discuss each of these individual interface elements next.
This is the actual slide where you can add slide objects such as text, pictures, charts, etc. When you use Slide Show view to display your
PowerPoint presentation, you only get to see objects that are placed within this area.
You normally click on a text placeholder and type some text to replace the dummy text in the placeholder, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Text added in an existing text placeholder
PowerPoint provides three extra interface features that help in placing the elements properly on the slide. These are part of the slide area but you'll be not able to see them until they are activated.
This is the gray area behind the slide -- although any object you place here can be edited and animated, they won't show up in Slide Show view.
This makes the Workspace a convenient place to store stuff that you might want to use later -- or maybe a slide object animates from the Slide Workspace into the actual slide! Also any sound object you place in the Workspace plays -- fortunately, sound is only heard and not seen!
Figure 3 shows a slide that has objects within the actual slide and in the extended Slide Workspace.
Figure 3: A slide object placed outside the slide in the Workspace
There are two scroll bars:
Figure 4: Scroll Bar
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