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Templates for Mac PowerPoint 2011

Posted on: Nov, 2010 By: Art Holden
PowerPoint 2011 for Mac is new and it is good.  It takes all the best things from PowerPoint 2010 and incorporates them into an awesome presentation system for the Mac.

So how does PowerPoint 2011 work with our animated templates you ask?  Very well indeed.  You can simply download any of the templates for PowerPoint 2011.  No more linked video files.  All the files are embedded directly in the templates.

 

Mac PowerPoint 2008

You can also use our templates with Mac PowerPoint 2008. If you experience any difficulties getting the template to animate properly, make sure PowerPoint 2008 is up to date by completing the following:

Our animated templates require that Mac PowerPoint 2008 is running certian updates and bug fixes that Microsoft has released over the last couple of years.  If you are experiencing difficulty with the animations playing properly, most likely the cause is your software need to be updated.  This is a simple process.  In PowerPoint 2008, click the help tab on the top bar, and then select "Check for Updates".  Be sure to install any updates you are missing.  Restart your computer after any updates.

PowerPoint 2008 Check for Updates

Discover the future of PowerPoint presentations with our animated templates for PC and Mac versions of PowerPoint.  Here are some examples of the newest animated templates we have created.

Puzzle Piece Pie Chart An animated PowerPoint template by PresenterMedia artist Judd Albrecht. Download this template for Mac PowerPoint 2011 here.

Business Skyscrapers An animated PowerPoint template by PresenterMedia artist Josh Doohen. Download this template for PowerPoint here.

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By: Art Holden
Art Holden has been involved in presentation and animation graphic content since 1990. He had the pleasure of creating one of the very first animation websites on the internet, Animation Factory. For 13 years he managed and created media for Animation Factory. He is now a part-owner and an employee working full time at PresenterMedia. His hobbies outside of work revolve around being involved in the bicycling community in Sioux Falls, SD. He never misses an opportunity to get on his bike and enjoy a ride.

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May 26, 2011 -
sia
Hi, I am using microsoft office 2008 for mac. I have recently subscribed to presenter media. I am unable to use templates as the file format is not recognized by the power point. I downloaded the service pack 2 as indicated by you but unable to install it as it says "office 2008 12.2.0 update cant be installed on this disk. A version of the software required to install this update was not found on this volume." What does this mean. If I am using the specified software then what does it mean by this volume. Please I need an urgent help. My presentation is next week. If I cant use presenter media then it wont be of any use for me.
May 26, 2011 -
Art Holden
Hello Sia, PowerPoint 2008 on a Mac works great with PresenterMedia. Do these two things to make sure everything is up to date on your computer: 1. In PowerPoint, under the help tab, choose "Check For Updates". Install any updates to PowerPoint that it finds. This ensures you are running all the current patches and updates from Microsoft. 2. Install the free QuickTime plugin - Flip4Mac. Flip4Mac enables Mac computers to play Windows Media Videos which some of our templates you. Flip4Mac also makes our video animated templates cross compatible between Mac and PC versions of PowerPoint. Here is the link to Flip4Mac. Close PowerPoint and restart your Mac after making these updates. Let me know if you still are having difficulty. Art Holden PresenterMedia
Jun 21, 2011 -
Christina Zampitella
Hello Art - I am having the exact same issue as Sia (above). I am up to date with the updates and have installed the flip4mac already. Yet when I open the powerpoints, it has a banner at the bottom, a black screen, and then a bunch of scrunched up white words at the top. The slide show will not start. When in the create mode, everything is there (obviously not animated yet), but as soon as I hit "play slide show" it goes right back into the weird screen. Does it have anything to do with the fact that I have the home and student edition and not the professional one? If not, what's the next step? thanks again!
Jun 21, 2011 -
Art Holden
Hello Christina, The problem you describe sure sounds like what you would see if the Flip4Mac plug in is not installed. Can I have you double check to make sure it is installed? Make sure you have closed PowerPoint and restarted the computer for good measure to make sure the Flip4Mac plug in is recognized in PowerPoint. Once you restart PowerPoint, all should be well going forward. Art Holden PresenterMedia
Jun 22, 2011 -
Christina Zampitella
thanks so much! I restarted my computer a second time and viola! it's working perfectly. I am so impressed with your site. Thanks a lot for such an amazing product! Dr. Christina Zampitella
Oct 22, 2011 -
Colleen
Hi there Art At the risk of sounding like a broken record, like the ladies above I have the same problem with 2008, so I completed the suggestions restarting it twice and I still have the same issue. Please help
Oct 24, 2011 -
Art Holden
Hello Colleen, Just to be sure, you are playing the slideshow? (On the Slide Show tab, under under Play Slide Show, click From Start or From Current Slide And you have checked for updates when you are in PowerPoint 2008 and you have installed the Flip4Mac plug-in? What are you seeing when you play the slide show? If you see a still picture where the video should be in slide show mode, it usually means you are missing an update to PowerPoint. If you see a black box with garbled text where the video goes, then Flip4Mac is not installed properly. Art Holden PresenterMedia
Oct 24, 2011 -
Colleen
Thanks Art I am definetly playing it and it still is as though I have not installed Flip4mac but I know that I have, in fact I uninstalled and reinstalled it just to be sure. I used the link above ... hmmmm
Oct 24, 2011 -
Art Holden
Colleen, can I have your tell me what version of PowerPoint 2008 you are using? It's under: PowerPoint/About PowerPoint when PowerPoint is open. The most current version of PowerPoint 2008 as of today is: 12.3.1 Is that the version number you have? Art
Oct 24, 2011 -
Colleen
No I have 12.2.8 - hmmm I ran the software update from the apple menu and it said I have nothing further to install. I better check that out
Oct 24, 2011 -
Colleen
Aha !!! Ok so am updating internally from powerpoint, I just assumed that if I were updating software from the apple menu that it would include office updates ... You know what they say about assuming lol, will let you know how I get on Thanks Art
Apr 17, 2012 -
Michael DeWaal
Art, I downloaded the application "Flip4Mac" from the microsoft website. It installed. Upon opening the template file, a warning pop-up window appeared stating that unless I bought the "upgrade" to "Flip4Mac" for $29.00, there would be a permanent watermark over the template presentation. No where in any of the documentation, from your site to the Microsoft site, did that condition appear. So, your claim that the "Flip4Mac" is free is a farce. Upon opening the template, while the animation is working, there is a huge watermark of "Flip4Mac" plastered across the template. Now Art, be honest here: why would I present your template being cool as it is, with "Flip4Mac" on all presentations requiring "Flip4Mac" when 1. it doesn't even mention your site and 2. it ruins any presentation using your templates forcing it as a sort of "pimping" of "Flip4Mac"? Why would I be so inclined to refer you to any of my employees or partners or potential clients to up their game with this going on? Please advise, Michael CFO/COO Velocity BioGroup Inc.
Apr 17, 2012 -
Art Holden
Thank you for the comments Michael. You are right, Flip4Mac has changed its policy towards PowerPoint and Keynote at the end of March. We have been in discussions with the Flip4Mac manufacturer and they indicated that Flip4Mac will no longer be a free plug-in for Mac PowerPoint and Keynote, very disappointing. They did change their position about PowerPoint, stating that they would again make their plug-in free for PowerPoint users in a future release of Flip4Mac. However, we have decided to make our Mac templates no longer dependent on this plug-in. We are currently rebuilding our templates to use Quicktime videos for Mac users. As of today about half of the templates on the site have been converted. Please let me know which template you downloaded and I will have it updated for you today. We have no direct relationship with Flip4Mac and receive no monetary compensation from promoting their products. Please let me know if you have additional questions. Art Holden Co-owner, PresenterMedia
Dec 10, 2012 -
Glenn Willis
How do I download a Keynote Presentation to my iPad? I cannot find any way of doing it through iTunes and it wont download straight to my iPad, unless of course I am doing something wrong? Any ideas? Many thanks and keep up the good work.
Dec 11, 2012 -
Kara Jones
Glenn: iPads don't download content the same as a computer, so to get the Keynote presentations to the iPad here are the steps. 1) Download to your Mac computer (or PC if that's your only option) 2) Save it to your iCloud account or your iTunes account http://support.apple.com/kb/PH3497 3) Open from your iPad by using the "New" and then "From iTunes" or "From iCloud" options and there it will be. Keynote can open PowerPoint files, but the animations will be lost (entrance and exit effects). The video backgrounds will still work if you download a Mac 2011 version of a template (as opposed to a PC PowerPoint 2007/2010 version). Please let me know if you have any additional questions. ~Kara Jones
May 08, 2015 -
Crystal
I downloaded one of your animated customized working scientist powerpoint slides and it says I need to download flip4mac at a $29 rate in order for the animation to play. Is there a way I can get around having to pay this additional $29 dollars? I have a presentation on Monday and would love to have a working feature. Thanks in advance for your time.
May 15, 2015 -
Mike Weber
You should not need the flip4mac unless you are going to use it on a PC. This use to be free but the other company decided to charge for this now.

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