How to Update PowerPoint on Mac?

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Are you having trouble updating PowerPoint on your Mac? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Many Mac users have encountered the same issue, and it can be frustrating to try and figure out what’s wrong. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get your PowerPoint presentation back up and running smoothly.

First of all, make sure that all your windows and applications are closed before attempting to update PowerPoint. On the Apple menu, click “Force Quit” to make sure nothing is running in the background. Next, remove any PowerPoint preferences that may be causing issues by going into System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items.

After removing any preferences, perform a clean startup by restarting your Mac and holding down the Shift key until you see the Apple logo appear onscreen. This will ensure that no extra programs or applications are running in the background when you attempt to update PowerPoint.

If these steps don’t solve your problem, try creating a new user account with administrative privileges and attempting to update PowerPoint from there. You may also want to try running “Repair Disk Permissions” from Disk Utility as this can sometimes help resolve software-related issues like this one. Finally, if all else fails, it might be time to uninstall and reinstall Office itself – this should definitely solve your update problems!

Hopefully, these steps will help get your PowerPoint presentation up and running again! However, if none of these solutions seem to work for you then it would be wise to contact Microsoft support for further assistance.

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Finding the Latest Version of PowerPoint for Mac

If you’re using a Mac, the best way to get the latest version of PowerPoint is to open the App Store app, search for Microsoft PowerPoint, and select “Update” when prompted. If prompted, enter your Apple ID and password. Once the update is complete, you’ll have the latest version of PowerPoint available on your Mac. Additionally, if you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you can access the latest version of PowerPoint from the cloud and download it onto your Mac.

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Updating PowerPoint Version

To update your PowerPoint version, you will need to open the PowerPoint application and click on File. From there, click on Account or Office Account under File and the Product Information window will open. Once the window is open, click on Update Options next to Office Updates. This will initiate Microsoft Office checking for available updates. Once all available updates are displayed, select the updates you wish to install and then click Install Updates. The updated version of PowerPoint should now be installed on your computer.

Checking for the Latest Version of PowerPoint

To find out if you have the latest version of PowerPoint, open your PowerPoint program and click on the File tab. From there, click Help and look under the About section. This will show you the version number of your Office program. Compare this number to the version number of the latest version available on Microsoft’s website ( If your version is older than the current one, you should consider updating to ensure you are taking advantage of all the features and improvements that come with newer versions of PowerPoint.

Updating Apps on Mac

Updating apps on your Mac is quick and easy. To begin, open the App Store. In the sidebar, you’ll see an Updates tab. Click this to view all of the apps that need to be updated. If you want to update only a single app, click Update next to it. Alternatively, if you want to update all of your apps at once, click the Update All button at the top right corner of your screen. Once the updates have finished downloading, they will install automatically and you can enjoy the latest features of your apps!


In conclusion, updating PowerPoint on Mac can be a daunting task. Thankfully, there are several steps that can be taken to ensure that the process is successful. These include quitting all applications, removing PowerPoint preferences, performing a clean startup, creating a new user account, using the “Repair Disk Permissions” option, and finally removing and reinstalling Office. Additionally, users can manually check for updates by going to File > Account > Update Options > Update Now or Check for Updates in Windows or Help > Check for Updates on Mac. By following these steps carefully, users can easily keep their PowerPoints up-to-date on their Macs.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.