Microsoft Powerpoint 2019
For one user / one device
Works on Windows 10 operating systems
Open Business Licensing
Licensed for both Home and Commercial use
Microsoft Powerpoint is a presentation program, used to visualise and screen information in the form of a slide show. It's three major functions include an advanced editor for text formatting, methods and tools that enable users to insert and even modify, edit or manipulate graphic images, insert other mediums such as videos, 3D models, graphs, animations and visual effects, and a slide-show system with various options to make the display of your presentation slides stand out, yet stay professional and true to your intent. Powerpoint is an included product of the Microsoft Office suite and is available to acquire bundled up with several other Microsoft applications, but can be purchased as a standalone product as well. Powerpoint was initially developed to be available for Macintosh computers only, but when Microsoft purchased the software from its original developers, it became available for Windows as well.
Despite being designed with businesses in mind, it has grown to be more than just a presentation software for market purposes. Powerpoint is estimated to have 95% of the worldwide market share of presentation software as it provides a versatile set of tools for business and even beyond. Powerpoint is capable of far more than just bullet points, photos and scrolling your words across the screen. Create infographics to share a bunch of information in an easily digestible format with Powerpoint's SmartArt feature, create engaging and visually interesting overviews to break complex topics down in an animated environment, create photo albums to showcase a story of a lifetime, or even make quizzes, animations, a Digital or Multimedia resume, and much more.
What Can Microsoft Office PowerPoint Do?
At its very essence, Microsoft PowerPoint is a slideshow presentation application that works seamlessly with other Microsoft Office products. This alone is an incentive for many to purchase this product. However, its capability ends far from just creating a simple slideshow. With animation features, customizable design options, and almost all the formatting and text options that come in Microsoft Word, users can create a specific and targeted presentation through PowerPoint for any occasion.
Microsoft PowerPoint works on a simple slide and deck based system. Each slide is built individually to spec by the user. Multiple slide types are structured out in templates if someone doesn’t know where to start, or you can simply start from scratch with a blank slide. For example, if you are presenting construction plans and want to feature an image of a future site, you could create a blank slide with just the image and corresponding text on the previous or following slide. Let’s say you need a slide with a data graph and text included; you could select one of the many templates, and being a part of the Microsoft Office suite, import a graph from Excel right into your slide alongside the descriptive text. Decks are compiled of multiple slides. Most users have one deck per presentation, but it is useful to have an older deck open alongside a new one when updating a previous version of a presentation with new information. Decks are also printable, an invaluable tool when presenting to a larger audience or a small yet attentive one that may want to take notes. Printed decks include the entire slideshow so an audience can easily follow along, or go back to add notes to a previous slide.
Like other Microsoft Office products, templates are a great reason to purchase any of their applications, and PowerPoint is no exception. PowerPoint has templates and themes. Templates are more structurally based, categorized by content and layout rather than design. These options range from title cards, image and description, to bulleted lists for talking points. Themes are separated by design, from clean and straightforward formats to more adventurous options with images superimposed in the background. Of course, themes can be customized to your liking. This customization is essential for enterprise organizations with in-house presentations; administrators can customize layout and design options to incorporate company logos and colour schemes for a uniform look for every slide.
To keep presentations fresh and interesting, Microsoft PowerPoint also comes with many animation options, with slide to slide or line by line settings. Slide transitions can fade in or out, expand to fit the screen or scoot out as if it were taking off. Text animations have similar options and are useful in bulleted lists, such as data results or essential talking points, so the present can go point by point and line by line as opposed to having all of the information available at once. This eclectic mix of serious and fun options gives users the ability to customize slides and text to their heart’s desire and improve presentation performance to keep audiences engaged and involved.