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Bring Developer Tab to PowerPoint for Mac

Put a Developer's Tab in PowerPoint for mac.

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Thanks for your feedback! Though PowerPoint for Mac 2016 does not include a dedicated Developer tab like PowerPoint for Mac 2011, the developer tools are still available.

These tools can be found here:
- Editor: Choose the Tools | Macro | Visual Basic Editor option
- Macros: Choose the Tools | Macro | Macros… option
- Add-Ins: Choose the Tools | Add-Ins… option

Remember, this site helps us to prioritize our backlog so the more votes a suggestion gets, the more likely it is that we’ll do it. If having a dedicated Developer tab is important to you, be sure to give it a vote!


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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I need the ability to lock objects in PPT mac. Where is that option in the mac version?

  • NR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OMG it's 2019, can we get this feature on the MACs already.

  • Heather Forester commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Really really need to be able to enter text from slide show. Is this another function that I'm unable to perform without the developer tab? Figured out how to do it on PC btw, just can't seem to manage it on my Mac. Ahhhhh

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just want to lock individual objects on my slide canvas. Like in any other software on the planet. It's like powerpoint supports only every second letter of the alphabet.

  • Florence LE DEUFF commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm really upset that there's no Developer tab in Powerpoint for Mac. This will be so useful for many users who use or write macros.

  • Danielle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I attend Grambling State University with a major in Computer Information Systems. I can not express how important the developer took is not just for making simple powerpoint but for computer programing! #DeveloperIsNeeded

  • EB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This function is essential for business and building forms.

  • Christine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add a developer tab... I need it for macro development and I want whatever I create to work for both macs and PCs. I use both at work and need the consistency

  • Hamad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    i need to control my template please add the tab of developer.

  • Oh!!! commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So ridiculous!!!!
    Don't discreminate Mac User.
    Why you make much inconvinient version than Windows, Microsoft?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am starting to develop an app that must run under PowerPoint. The developer tab provides consistency between windows and mac versions.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I beg your pardon, but the Administrateur response must be a joke!? I've tried it, no way to find ALL the developper's possibilities we previously had. Is that a progress? (I am very angry with Microsoft)

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