how can i import multiple photos to make a photo album in pp for mac 2011

i used to be able to import a large number of pictures in previous editions of pp (for windows).  i am new to the mac world but cant see how to do it in pp 2011 for mac.  I want each picture on a separate slide.
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Last updated June 15, 2019 Views 63,715 Applies to:
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Hey MACPServes,

There isn't currently a way to do this straight from PowerPoint. If this is a feature you'd like to see in future versions of Office for Mac, be sure to send your feedback by clicking Help >Send Feedback... in any Office application or by clicking on the link below:


That being said, there is a workaround! There's an application on your Mac called Automator. It's designed to automate such tasks and PowerPoint has created actions to make this super easy. Here's how to do it:

  1. Inside your Applications folder, open Automator
  2. For the Choose a type for your document: prompt, choose Application
  3. In the search box, type Ask for Finder Items
  4. From the results, click and drag the Ask for Finder Items action to the workflow area on the right
  5. Under the Ask for Finder Items action you just added to the workflow, check the box for Allow Multiple Selection
  6. Next, type Create PowerPoint Picture Slide Shows in the search box and add that action to the workflow
  7. When you're done, the workflow should look like this:



  8. From the Menu Bar at the top, choose File > Save... and save the application in an easy to access location (the Desktop would be best)
  9. Double click on the application you just saved, choose the pictures you want to use and click Choose

Let me know if this helps!
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PowerPoint Mac has features that PowerPoint Windows doesn't have and vice versa. 

The ability to insert photo albums is one feature that didn't make it to Mac.

So Jim Gordon made it happen:

 

http://www.agentjim.com/MVP/PowerPoint/InsertPicturePowerPoint2011.html

 

Or if you're a VBA tinkerer, this PowerPoint FAQ page has some PC-specific code that shouldn't be too hard to mold into MacGoodness:

Batch Insert a folder full of pictures, one per slide
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00352.htm

PowerPoint Help:
http://www.pptfaq.com/
PPTools:
http://www.pptools.com

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