We do our best to ensure compatibility with the latest versions of PowerPoint for Mac and Windows and try to support at least one previous version of PowerPoint if possible. As Microsoft updates their software, some features and functionality may stop working correctly; if this happens, we will attempt to fix the issue as soon as possible.
Note that not all features in PowerPoint are supported during an import. Things like transitions and some slide objects that work in PowerPoint don't have an equivalent in ProPresenter and are therefore ignored. Some slide objects in PowerPoint may be converted to image objects.
The list below is the current known compatibility of PowerPoint versions with the last three major releases of ProPresenter. A full version of PowerPoint is required to use the PowerPoint integration in ProPresenter. PowerPoint Viewer, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, or other similar programs are not supported.
PowerPoint 2016 (Office 365): Fully supported in ProPresenter 6, but does not work in ProPresenter 5 or earlier versions.
PowerPoint 2011: Works with ProPresenter 5 and ProPresenter 6 and should work properly with ProPresenter 4. (Note that this will not work on macOS 10.14 (Mojave) as Office 2011 is not supported by Microsoft on Mojave. Read more)
PowerPoint 2008: Works with ProPrenter 4 and ProPresenter 5, but only on systems running OS X Snow Leopard or earlier.
PowerPoint 2016 (Office 365): Fully supported in ProPresenter 5 and ProPresenter 6.
PowerPoint 2013: Works with ProPresenter 4 and ProPresenter 5.
PowerPoint 2007 and 2010: Works with ProPresenter 4. Not tested or supported in newer versions.
Mac vs. Windows
The Mac and Windows versions of ProPresenter interact differently with PowerPoint on each operating system, so things that are supported in one version may not be supported in the other. An example of this is the way native presentations are handled. The Mac version launches a PowerPoint file fully outside of ProPresenter when you drop it into a playlist and select it. The Windows version has access to some tools that allow us to display the slides within ProPresenter, making the transition a little more seamless. PowerPoint is still launching a window above the ProPresenter output, so when you start a native PowerPoint file, you will need to use the keyboard to advance through the slides in order to use the animations and transitions.