Microsoft PowerPoint 16.45

Create slideshow presentations with transitions and animations.
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Microsoft PowerPoint is a well-known presentation creator. In this respect, it has a lot of features that allow designing decent presentations in practically no time. Having poor graphic design skills is no reason to worry, as there are multiple templates to start with. Some of them come in the installation package but many others can be downloaded from the Internet. Besides, there are themes to customize your presentation a little bit further.

The application’s interface layout is similar to those of other Office products, which means that you feel quite comfortable with it if you have had some experience using Word, for instance. Its modern layout has ribbons instead of toolbars, which have the advantage of adapting to the kind of task you are performing at the moment.

The best way to describe a PowerPoint presentation is as a series of slides. In addition, to make it look more fluid, it is possible to use transitions between your slides. Luckily, there are multiple of these transitions to choose from.

It is great that you can insert any type of contents in your slides. So, besides text boxes, you can also insert photographs, graphs, images and shapes. Fortunately, just like Word, Microsoft PowerPoint comes with various language and proofing tools, which include spellchecking, translation and comments. Older versions only allowed linking to external video and audio files. Now, it is possible to fully embed all types of media contents within the presentation file. What is more, it lets you capture video from the screen. more

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Pros

  • Supports embedding all types of media contents
  • Multiple templates and themes
  • Various ways to show a presentation
  • Supports planning animations with a timeline
  • Automation by VBA code
  • Allows syncing presentations

Cons

  • Not enough freedom in creating branching presentations
  • No panning and zooming transition effects

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Gustav Olafsson
Well, I don't think that PowerPoint is the best presentation tool possible and is absolutely flawless. It has rather many drawbacks and shortcomings that prevent it from being a real great program, but... there's nothing better than that. Absolutely nothing. It's like that Roosevelt's phrase about Somoza: "He may be a son of a b*tch, but he's our son of a b*tch."

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