How to Open PowerPoint on Mac


This wikiHow teaches you how to open a presentation in PowerPoint for Mac. Presentations can be opened from the Finder or from within the PowerPoint app.

Part 1
Opening A PowerPoint Presentation from the Finder

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This will open a new Finder window.

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You'll find the search bar in the top right corner of the Finder window. If you can't remember the name of your presentation, try looking in 'Documents' in the Favorites section on the left side of your Finder window.

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If the presentation doesn’t open in PowerPoint, try right-clicking the presentation file, selecting ‘Open With’, and clicking PowerPoint.

Part 2
Opening A Presentation from Within PowerPoint

Opening A Presentation from Within PowerPoint on How to Open PowerPoint on Mac

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PowerPoint is an orange and white icon with the letter ‘P’ in the middle of it.

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The ‘File’ button can be found in the top left corner of the page in the Menu Bar.

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Just like with the Finder, you can search for your presentation in this window, or look in the 'Documents' section of the Favorites section on the left side of the Finder window.

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You can also highlight your presentation and click the Open in the selection window.