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  • 1. 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 operating system.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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 video projector.
  • 4. 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 or move.
  • 5. Main features of PowerPoint • Allows the electronic presentations. • Add graphs, clip arts, charts, tables, excel files, etc. • 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 added.
  • 6. 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