Enable Developer Tab in the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Learn how to enable the Developer tab in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X
The Developer tab in PowerPoint 2011 has options that let you work with VBA content and macros. By default, this tab is not visible and has to be turned on. Follow these steps to make the Developer tab visible (or invisible):
- Launch PowerPoint 2011. Select the PowerPoint | Preferences menu option, as
shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Preferences option selected within the PowerPoint menu
- This opens the PowerPoint Preferences dialog box, as shown in Figure 2 -- make
sure that Ribbon tab is selected.
Figure 2: Ribbon tab within the PowerPoint Preferences dialog box
- Within the Customize section, from the Show or hide tabs, or drag them into the order you prefer
list, select the Developer checkbox (highlighted in red in Figure 3). Conversely, deselecting the
same checkbox will hide the Developer tab in the Ribbon. Click OK to apply changes
and exit this dialog box.
Figure 3: Developer checkbox selected
- Now the Developer tab is visible in the Ribbon, as shown in
Figure 4: Developer tab made visible in the Ribbon
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