We explain what PowerPoint is, the famous program for creating presentations. Its history, functionalities and advantages.
What is PowerPoint?
Microsoft PowerPoint is a computer program that aims to make presentations in the form of slides . It could be said that the three main functions of this program are: insert a text and give it the desired format through an editor, insert and modify images and / or graphics, and show the slides continuously with a certain system, this function is the most characteristic of Power Point.
PowerPoint was born in 1987 along with the rest of the programs included in Microsoft Office, by the hand of Bill Gates. In its beginnings, the slides were black and white and possessed the most basic tools when it came to drawing. However, the graphic presentations would never be the same after this fantastic invention.
Both in the workplace, to make presentations at a conference, or in the educational field, used to explain classes, the use of this program is very frequent, in combination, if desired, with others. s included in the package Office (as is the case of Word and Excel).
At the same time, it offers its users the possibility of combining images and texts, in addition to being able to add music or animations. It offers us a great variety of options and functions so that our works can be as creative and attractive as possible to the spectators. It will be a challenge for the user to be able to achieve a perfect presentation and be able to represent their ideas and their objective in these slides.
To make its work more complete, PowerPoint offers a wide variety of templates, font designs, default images and animations so that the presentations are even more original. Being a specific program for presentations, it is much more effective than, for example, the Word program.
Currently, PowerPoint offers its users various functions that help create unique presentations . To be able to create slides between several users in different computers, to be able to combine and compare different versions of presentations, to be able to edit and work videos within them, to create 3D slides, to add screenshots and to be able to automatically save the works in case they close by accident, they are some of the many features that the latest version of PowerPoint has today.
See also: Slide.