Keynote for Mac, iOS, and iCloud lets you make dazzling presentations. Anyone can collaborate — even on a PC. And it’s compatible with Apple Pencil. The Ribbon in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac includes several tabs and each tab is named as you can see in Figure 1. Figure 1: Ribbon in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac Tip: If you want more screen estate for a while, you can quickly hide the entire Ribbon while still showing just the tabs by pressing ⌘ + Option + R keyboard shortcut. Get the PowerPoint at Microsoft Store and compare products with the latest customer reviews and ratings. Download or ship for free. For 1 PC or Mac. Create, collaborate, and effectively present your ideas. Compatible with Windows 10 or macOS.
The Ribbon made its debut inPowerPoint 2011 for Mac. Unlike the PowerPoint versions on Windows though,the Ribbon did not replace all the menus and toolbars that were found in PowerPoint 2008 and older Mac versions.
The Ribbon is essentially a long strip that's fixed in size (see Figure 1) so that you cannot change its width or height. TheRibbon in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac includes several tabs and each tab is named as youcan see in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Ribbon in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
The Ribbon contains many interface elements:
- Tabs: The Ribbon consists of fixed tabs such as Home, Desing, Animations,etc. Each tab contains sets of tools to create and edit presentations.
- Contextual Tabs are special tabs on the Ribbon that are not visible all the time. They only make an appearance when you areworking with a particular slide object which can be edited using special options. Figure 2 shows the Shape Formatcontextual tab (highlighted in blue) which is only activated when a Shape is selected on the slide.
Figure 2: Shape Format contextual tab on the Ribbon
- Group: A bunch of related tools placed within a tab is known as a Group. Figure 3 shows theShape Styles group (highlighted in red) within the Shape Format contextual tab.
Figure 3: Shapes Styles group
- A Gallery is collection of styles or properties. Most galleries can be seen as drop-down galleries as shown inFigure 4. To access the drop-down galleries, click the More button (explained next). The figure below shows theShape Styles drop-down gallery, all available styles can be seen as small preview thumbnails.
Figure 4: Shape Styles drop-down gallery
- The More button expands a gallery within a tab so that all or more options can be seen. Figure 5shows you the More button (highlighted in red) for the Shape Styles. TheMore button only appears when you place your cursor over the row of thumbnails repersenting various Shape Styles (or Themes,Animations etc, depending on the Ribbon tab you selected). Just click the More button to open the related drop-down gallery. The twoarrow buttons at the right and left end of the Shape Styles thumbnails row are used to scroll inside the Shape Styles drop-down gallery withoutexpanding it.
Figure 5: More button
- The Down Arrow is a small downward pointing triangle that's placed next to many buttons within various Ribbon tabs. When clicked, thisdisplays a drop-down gallery or an additional option/submenu related to the button it is associated with. In Figure 6 you can seethe Down Arrow (highlighted in red) next to the Shape Fill button.
Figure 6: Down Arrow