Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program designed for a very wide audience and is therefore as easy to use as possible. Even people who are very rarely aware of the existence of this Microsoft Office component are aware of it and are not familiar with the software.
PowerPoint doesn't have many functions: the program allows you to add unlimited number of slides, transitions, music and simple animations to your presentation. The slides themselves can contain text and graphics, videos, hyperlinks and interactive keys. Generally speaking, in the latest versions of the program there appeared quite a lot of tools for setting up the slide structure in it. The user can select an area for header, footers, footers, etc. There are tools to create charts, simple tables and charts, as well as a small library with sounds and clip-art.
Switching of presentation slides can be done automatically (according to the set schedule) or manually - by mouse click. The user has a timer, a timeline and a preview function. All of this helps to "put" the presentation to bed" in the allotted time.
When adding graphical elements to a project, Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to "play" with sliders responsible for various color parameters, add frames and make all kinds of changes to the images using the tools from the "Draw" panel. New versions of PowerPoint use their own codecs to play multimedia elements (audio, video), so that no additional software is required. Another benefit added to the program relatively recently is support for cloud-based synchronization of project changes using the OneDrive cloud service.
Those who are not going to create their own presentations, but only want to see the ready-made ones, not necessarily download and install the full version of the program. Just use the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer tool.
- Create slides and use text, graphics, interactive and multimedia elements
- their own libraries with transitions, clipart and sounds;
- preview of the project directly in the program interface;
- a handy slide show;
- Synchronize project changes with the OneDrive;
- tools for drawing and creating charts/diagrams;
- a built-in timer;
- ready-made templates for presentations on a variety of topics.