BrightSlide features on Windows and Mac

Our free BrightSlide add-in is available for PowerPoint running on Windows or Mac. If you’ve used PowerPoint on both platforms you may have noticed that the Mac version doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that the Windows version has. The same is true for add-ins since Microsoft don’t support everything under the hood. The table below shows what’s available on both platforms.

FeatureWindowsMac
InstallerEXEDMG
Alignment Tools
Align to Selection
Align to First Selected
Align to Guides
Align to Slide
Alignment Tools
Distribute to Grid
Format Tools
Match Size
Character Spacing
Paragraph Spacing
Colour Tools1
Format Painter
Adjustment Painter2
Table Format Painter2
Selection & Object Tools
Select Objects
Selection Lock/Unlock
Selection Show/Hide
Merge Text
Split Text
Selection Pane Collapse/Expand
Swap Objects
Add to Group
Animation Tools
My Animations
Animation Painter
Animation Painter+2
Motion Paths
Waterfall Delay
Grow/Shrink Calculator
File & Master Tools
Guides
Theme Colors
Custom Colors
Color Contrast Report
Delete Recent Colors
Batch / Assign Layouts
Batch / Insert Layouts
Batch / Clipboard & Selection6
Batch / Pictures
Review / Presentation Language3
Review / Speaker Notes / Word Count
Review / Speaker Notes / Export to Text File
Review / Speaker Notes / Export to Excel File5
Review / Speaker Notes / Export to Word File
Review / Speaker Notes / Delete All
Review / Hyperlinks
Review / Navigate all Presentations
Save Selected Slides as New File7
Save All Slides as Individual Files7
Export Selected Slides as Images7
Export Media Files7
Productivity Shortcuts4
Contextual Tools
Table Copy/Apply Cell Format
Table Sort
Table Transpose
Table Convert to Text
Straighten Line
Move Section Tools
Color Contrast Checker
Legacy Tools
Size & Position Tools
Shapes / Join Shapes
Text / Styles8
Text / to Outline
Text / to Placeholder
Color / Insert Theme Colors
Color / Insert Color Info
Transitions / Timing Pro
Presentation / Check Pictures
Windows / Resize

TBT – To Be Tested
1 eyedropper not supported
2 lasso mode not supported
3 under development
4 can cause PowerPoint to crash on some PCs
5 not currently working due to a Microsoft issue and no solution currently available
6 not working for cmd+v or PowerPoint ribbon but OK via BrightSlide ribbon
7 may require you to Grant Access to your chosen folder
8 styles must be created on a PC before they can be used on Mac

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