Microsoft PowerPoint

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Microsoft PowerPoint (Windows)
Developer(s)Microsoft
Stable release
12.0.4518.1014 / November 6, 2006
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypePresentation
LicenseProprietary
WebsitePowerPoint Home Page - Microsoft Office Online
Microsoft PowerPoint (Mac OS X)
Developer(s)Microsoft
Stable release
2004 v11.3.1 / December 12, 2006
Operating systemMac OS X
TypePresentation
LicenseProprietary
WebsitePowerPoint 2004 for Mac
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Microsoft Office PowerPoint is a presentation program developed for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS computer operating systems. Businesspeople, educators, and trainers use it often. It is a component of the Microsoft Office system.

Operation[change | change source]

In PowerPoint, as in most other presentation software, text, graphics, movies, and other objects are positioned on individual pages or "slides". The "slide" analogy is a reference to the slide projector. Slides can be printed, or (more often) displayed on-screen and navigated through at the command of the presenter. Slides can also form the basis of webcasts.

Versions[change | change source]

Versions for Microsoft Windows include:

  • 1993 PowerPoint 4.0 (Office 4.x)
  • 1995 PowerPoint 7 for Windows 95 (Office '95)
  • 1997 PowerPoint 97 (Office '97)
  • 1999 PowerPoint 2000 (Office 2000)
  • 2001 PowerPoint 2002 (Office XP)
  • 2003 PowerPoint 2003 (Office 2003)
  • 2006-2007 PowerPoint 2007 (Office 2007)
  • 2010 PowerPoint 2010 (Office 2010)
  • 2016 PowerPoint 2016 (Office 2016)
  • 2018 PowerPoint 2019 (Office 2019)

Note: There is no PowerPoint 5.0 or 6.0, because the Windows 95 version was launched with Word 7. All of the Office 95 products have OLE 2 - moving data between many programs - and PowerPoint 7 shows that it was as new as Word 7.

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Articles[change | change source]

  • Atkinson, Cliff (2004). "PowerPoint usability: Q&A with Don Norman". Retrieved 2006-05-28.
  • Parker, Ian (May 2001). "Absolute PowerPoint: The software that tells you what to think". The New Yorker (May 28, 2001): 76–87. http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~wilkins/group/powerpt.html. 
  • Tufte, Edward R. (2002) [1997]. "The decision to launch the space shuttle Challenger". Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative (5th rev. printing ed.). Cheshire, Connecticut: Graphics Press. pp. 38–52. ISBN 0-9613921-2-6. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  • "EServer TC Library: Presentations". 2001–2006. Retrieved 2006-05-28.
  • "Making a list, checking it twice: Interiew with Dean Eppler". Astrobiology Magazine. 2005-10-13. Retrieved 2006-05-28. (Astronauts using PowerPoint to replace paper checklists.)
  • Rutledge, Patrice (2003). "Creating Streaming Media Presentations with Microsoft Producer for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003". Retrieved 2006-09-13.
  • Makeuseof, kalygul (2006). "Top 6 Free Online Powerpoints Compared".