Run Windows PowerPoint on Mac

Run Windows PowerPoint on Mac

Do you like the features and user experience provided by the Windows version of Microsoft PowerPoint better, but otherwise prefer to use a Mac?

You don’t have to give up your Mac to enjoy the full Windows PowerPoint feature set and functionality.

Run the Windows version of Microsoft PowerPoint and enjoy the advanced features you need on the Mac hardware you love.

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"My Mac Pro Retina 2015 wouldn’t run the newest Office by Microsoft. Parallels Desktop fixed the problem without having to buy a new Mac Pro just to run Microsoft Office, and the follow-up was phenomenal. I'm a professor. I build comprehensive lesson plans that require Word, Excel, and PowerPoint."


"I have a Mac from my employer, but I need Windows software. Parallels Desktop is stable and allows me to use ClassPoint which is an add-on for PowerPoint along with other windows software for education e.g., Eclipse."

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"I use a MacBook for 80% of the things that I do on a computer. However, there are a couple of critical programs that I use, like PowerPoint, and I like the Windows version better. For the first time in 10 years, it's very nice to only need one computer."

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See how PowerPoint is better on Mac with Parallels Desktop

Many of the most popular PowerPoint features are available in the Mac and Windows versions. For power users, however, certain features and functionalities may be lacking in the Mac version, including...

Animation and design capabilities
Integration with Windows-only services
Graphic and multimedia features
Add-ins and extensibility
Integration with VBA

See what features are available in Windows PowerPoint vs Mac PowerPoint

Feature PowerPoint for Mac PowerPoint for Windows
Certain animations Some animation capabilities Yes
Keyboard access to the Ribbon No Yes
AI tools No Yes
VBA capabilities No Yes
Remote presentation support No Yes
Closed captioning No Yes
Voice recording No Yes
Support for file formats like Windows Media and QuickTime No Yes
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  • Use 200,000+ Windows apps
  • Access the full range of PowerPoint features
  • No need for a second Windows machine
  • Switch between macOS and Windows effortlessly

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Access the full power and capability of Microsoft PowerPoint on your Mac starting at a year with Parallels Desktop

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