Microsoft PowerPoint is strong presentation software that was created by the company Microsoft. It is integrated with Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office software products as part of the company’s Microsoft Office suite software.
The application creates complicated commercial presentations, basic instructional outlines, and much more using slides to deliver information rich in multimedia.
Forethought Inc.’s Dennis Austin and Thomas Rudkin created PowerPoint. It was going to be called Presenter, but trademark difficulties prevented that. In 1987, it was called PowerPoint when Robert Gaskins proposed it.Microsoft purchased Forethought for $14 million in August 1987 and incorporated it into its graphics business area, where it proceeded to create the software.
The initial version was released in 1990 alongside Windows 3.0. There was just one way to move slides which was forward direction and the degree of customization was restricted.
Although it was originally designed primarily for Macintosh computers, PowerPoint swiftly became one of Microsoft’s most recognizable products and the company’s first major purchase. Even now, it controls 95% of the presentation software industry.
Users may use PowerPoint to build multimedia-rich presentations made up of a sequence of slides. Because it’s fully connected with the rest of the Microsoft Office suite, users may import material from Excel or Word, as well as other media like photographs, music, and video clips, into PowerPoint. A set of templates is used to build slides, giving the user pre-defined styles for various purposes. That slide is stored as the “master slide” once the presentation’s theme has been established by specifying a consistent font, background color, and layout. The user has the option of changing each subsequent slide individually or editing the master slide to universally apply the change to all subsequent slides.
During a PowerPoint presentation, the presenter can regulate the speed by manually regulating the flow or by having the slides switch at pre-determined intervals, which can vary for each slide. Individual slide elements, like as bullet points or movies, may show when a command is delivered.
In PowerPoint 97, a big alteration was made, with the addition of predefined transition effects and the ability to schedule them correctly so that presentations transitioned automatically. This enabled a presenter to stick to a predetermined path and continue the presentation without stopping to update or read the slides. The “ribbon” interface was introduced in PowerPoint 2007, indicating a significant departure from the previous interface design. Presentations in prior versions of PowerPoint could only be saved in the standard.pptx format. Newer versions from 2013 and 2016 enable users to save presentations in a variety of standard formats, including photos (JPEG, GIF, PNG, and so on), videos (WMV or MPEG-4), and text (PDF).