What is Microsoft PowerPoint?
• It is an example of application
software.Microsoft PowerPoint is the name of
a proprietary commercial presentation
program developed by Microsoft.
• It was officially launched on May 22, 1990 as a
part of the Microsoft Office suite, and runs on
Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS X
History of Microsoft PowerPoint
• Originally designed for the Macintosh computer, the
initial release was called "Presenter", developed by
Dennis Austin and Thomas Rudkin of Forethought, Inc.
• In 1987, it was renamed to "PowerPoint" due to
problems with trademarks, the idea for the name
coming from Robert Gaskins.
• PowerPoint introduced many new changes with the
release of PowerPoint 97.
• PowerPoint 2000 (and the rest of the Office 2000
suite) introduced a clipboard that could hold multiple
objects at once. Another change was that the Office
Assistant was changed to be less intrusive.
Operations of PowerPoint
• PowerPoint presentations consist of a number of
individual pages or "slides". The "slide" analogy is
a reference to the slide projector,
• Slides may contain text, graphics, sound, movies,
and other objects, which may be arranged freely.
• The presentation can be printed, displayed live
on a computer, or navigated through at the
command of the presenter. For larger audiences
the computer display is often projected using a
Movements of PowerPoint
• PowerPoint provides three types of movements:
1- Entrance, emphasis, and exit of elements on a
slide itself are controlled by what PowerPoint
calls Custom Animations.
2- Transitions, on the other hand, are movements
between slides. These can be animated in a
variety of ways.
3- Custom animation can be used to create small
story boards by animating pictures to enter, exit
Main features of PowerPoint
• Allows the electronic presentations.
• Add graphs, clip arts, charts, tables, excel files,
• The text and the appearance of the objects
can be controlled by the user.
• The order of the slides can be changed simply
by dragging them up and down.
• In addition to slides, other notes can also be
Functions of PowerPoint
• Title bar
• Menu bar
• Standard toolbar
• Formatting toolbar
• Place holder
• Outline view button
• Side view button
• Slide show button
• Drawing toolbar
• Status bar
• Office assistant
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.