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Encyclopedia > Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Office PowerPoint (Windows)
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Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 in Windows Vista.
Developed by Microsoft
Latest release 12.0.6211.1000 (2007 SP1) / December 11, 2007
OS Microsoft Windows
Genre Presentation
License Proprietary
Website Microsoft Office PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint (Mac OS X)

Microsoft PowerPoint:Mac 2008 running on Mac OS X 10.5.
Developed by Microsoft
Latest release 12.1.1 Build 080522 (2008) / January 15, 2008
OS Mac OS X
Genre Presentation
License Proprietary
Website Microsoft PowerPoint: Mac 2008

Microsoft PowerPoint is a proprietary presentation program developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Office system, and runs on Microsoft Windows and the Mac OS computer operating systems. Power Point or Powerpoint frequently refers to Microsoft PowerPoint, a presentation software program, but may also refer to: Domestic AC power plugs and sockets Power Points from the Pokémon series Power points used in the Psionics Handbook, part of the Dungeons & Dragons role playing game Power points used in... Image File history File links OfficePowerPoint. ... Windows Vista (pronounced ) is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... For other uses, see Software developer (disambiguation). ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Code complete redirects here. ... An operating system (OS) is a software that manages computer resources and provides programmers with an interface used to access those resources. ... Windows redirects here. ... For other uses, see Presentation (disambiguation). ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... Proprietary software is software with restrictions on copying and modifying as enforced by the proprietor. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Mac OS X v10. ... For other uses, see Software developer (disambiguation). ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Code complete redirects here. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... An operating system (OS) is a software that manages computer resources and provides programmers with an interface used to access those resources. ... Mac OS X (pronounced ) is a line of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... For other uses, see Presentation (disambiguation). ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... Proprietary software is software with restrictions on copying and modifying as enforced by the proprietor. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Proprietary software is software with restrictions on copying and modifying as enforced by the proprietor. ... A presentation using PowerPoint. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Microsoft Office is an office suite from Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X operating systems. ... Windows redirects here. ... This article relates to both the original Classic Mac OS as well as Mac OS X, Apples more recent operating system. ...


PowerPoint is widely used by business people, educators, students, and trainers and is among the most prevalent forms of persuasion technology. Beginning with Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft revised the branding to emphasize PowerPoint's place within the office suite, calling it Microsoft Office PowerPoint instead of just Microsoft PowerPoint. The current version is Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. As a part of the Microsoft Office suite, PowerPoint has become the world's most widely used presentation program. Persuasion technology is technology that can be used for presenting or promoting a point of view. ...

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History

Microsoft Office PowerPoint was originally developed by Bob Gaskin and software developer Dennis Austin under the name Presenter for Forethought.[1] Forethought, Inc. ...


Forethought released PowerPoint 1.0 for the Apple Macintosh in April 1987. It ran in black and white, generating text-and-graphics pages for overhead transparencies. A new full-color version of PowerPoint shipped a year later after the first color Macintosh came to market. The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, upgraded to a 512K Fat Mac. The Macintosh or Mac, is a line of personal computers designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Apple Computer. ...


Microsoft Corporation purchased Forethought and its PowerPoint software product for $14 million on July 31, 1987.[2] In 1990 the first Windows versions were produced for Windows 3.0. Since 1990, PowerPoint has been included in Microsoft Office suite of applications -- except for the Basic Editions of the suite. Windows redirects here. ... Windows 3. ... Microsoft Office is an office suite from Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X operating systems. ...


The 2002 version, part of the Microsoft Office XP suite and also available as a stand-alone product, provided features such as comparing and merging changes in presentations, the ability to define animation paths for individual shapes, pyramid/radial/target and Venn diagrams, multiple slide masters, a "task pane" to view and select text and objects on the clipboard, password protection for presentations, automatic "photo album" generation, and the use of "smart tags" allowing people to quickly select the format of text copied into the presentation. A screenshot showing PowerPoint 2003s Custom Animation. ... A Venn diagram of sets A, B, and C Venn diagrams (or set diagrams) are illustrations used in the branch of mathematics known as set theory. ... For the clipboard software, see Clipboard (software). ... A password is a form of secret authentication data that is used to control access to a resource. ...


Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 did not differ much from the 2002/XP version. It enhanced collaboration between co-workers and featured "Package for CD", which makes it easy to burn presentations with multimedia content and the viewer on CD-ROM for distribution. It also improved support for graphics and multimedia. Look up Multimedia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ...


The current version, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, released in November 2006, brought major changes of the user interface and enhanced graphic capabilities. [3] Microsoft Office 2007 (officially called 2007 Microsoft Office system) is the most recent version of Microsofts productivity suite. ... The user interface is the part of a system exposed to users. ...


Operation

PowerPoint presentations consist a number of individual pages or "slides". The "slide" analogy is a reference to the slide projector, a device that has become somewhat obsolete due to the use of PowerPoint and other presentation software. [carousel slide projector, the most common form of projector] A slide projector is an opto-mechanical device to view photographic slides. ... Obsolescence is a made up word referring to the state of being which occurs when a person, object, or service is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order. ...


Slides may contain text, graphics, movies, and other objects, which may be arranged freely on the slide. PowerPoint, however, facilitates the use of a consistent style in a presentation using a template or "Slide Master".


The presentation can be printed or displayed live on a computer and navigated through at the command of the presenter. For larger audiences the computer display is often projected using a video projector. Slides can also form the basis of webcasts. Projected image from a video projector in a home cinema. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


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

With callouts, speech bubbles with edited text can be sent on and off to create speech. The overall design of a presentation can be controlled with a master slide; and the overall structure, extending to the text on each slide, can be edited using a primitive outliner. A screenshot showing PowerPoint 2003s Custom Animation. ... Four different shapes of speech or thought balloons Speech balloons (also speech bubbles or word balloons) are a graphic convention used in comic books, strips, and cartoons to allow words (and much less often, pictures) to be understood as representing the speech or thoughts of a given character in the... An outliner is a special text editor that allows text to be structured as an outline. ...


Presentations can be saved and run in any of the file formats: the default .ppt (presentation), .pps (PowerPoint Show) or .pot (template). In PowerPoint 2007 and Mac OS X 2008 versions, the XML-based file formats .pptx, .ppsx and .potx have been introduced, along with the macro-enabled file formats .pptm, .potm, .ppsm. A file format is a particular way to encode information for storage in a computer file. ...

Office PowerPoint 2003
Office PowerPoint 2003
Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 running under Windows 2000
Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 running under Windows 2000
The about box for PowerPoint 1.0, with an empty document in the background.

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 719 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1009 × 842 pixel, file size: 22 KB, MIME type: image/png) A screenshot that I took of Microsoft Powerpoint 2000 running on Windows 2000. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 719 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1009 × 842 pixel, file size: 22 KB, MIME type: image/png) A screenshot that I took of Microsoft Powerpoint 2000 running on Windows 2000. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PPT1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PPT1. ...

Compatibility

As Microsoft Office files are often sent from one computer user to another, arguably the most important feature of any presentation software—such as Apple's Keynote, or OpenOffice.org Impress—has become the ability to open Microsoft Office PowerPoint files. However, because of PowerPoint's ability to embed content from other applications through OLE, some kinds of presentations become highly tied to the Windows platform, meaning that even PowerPoint on Mac OS X cannot always successfully open its own files originating in the Windows version. Apple Inc. ... Keynote is a presentation software application made by Apple for its Mac OS X operating system. ... OpenOffice. ... Look up ole, olé in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Windows redirects here. ... Mac OS X (pronounced ) is a line of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ...


Cultural effects

Supporters and critics generally agree[4][5][6] that the ease of use of presentation software can save a lot of time for people who otherwise would have used other types of visual aid—hand-drawn or mechanically typeset slides, blackboards or whiteboards, or overhead projections. Ease of use also encourages those who otherwise would not have used visual aids, or would not have given a presentation at all, to make presentations. As PowerPoint's style, animation, and multimedia abilities have become more sophisticated, and as the application has generally made it easier to produce presentations (even to the point of having an "AutoContent Wizard" suggesting a structure for a presentation—started as a joke by the Microsoft engineers[citation needed] but later included as a serious feature in the 1990s), the difference in needs and desires of presenters and audiences has become more noticeable. A screenshot showing PowerPoint 2003s Custom Animation. ... Look up Multimedia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Versions

Versions for the Mac OS include: This article relates to both the original Classic Mac OS as well as Mac OS X, Apples more recent operating system. ...

  • 1987 PowerPoint 1.0 for Mac OS classic
  • 1988 PowerPoint 2.0 for Mac OS classic
  • 1992 PowerPoint 3.0 for Mac OS classic
  • 1994 PowerPoint 4.0 for Mac OS classic
  • 1998 PowerPoint 98 (8.0) for Mac OS classic (Office 1998 for Mac)
  • 2000 PowerPoint 2001 (9.0) for Mac OS X (Office 2001 for Mac)
  • 2002 PowerPoint v. X (10.0) for Mac OS X (Office:Mac v. X)
  • 2004 PowerPoint 2004 (11.0) for Mac OS X (Office:Mac 2004)
  • 2008 PowerPoint 2008 (12.0) for Mac OS X Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac

Note: There is no PowerPoint 5.0, 6.0 or 7.0 for Mac. There is no version 5.0 or 6.0 because the Windows 95 version was launched with Word 7. All of the Office 95 products have OLE 2 capacity - moving data automatically from various programs - and PowerPoint 7 shows that it was contemporary with Word 7. There was no version 7.0 made for Mac to coincide with either version 7.0 for Windows or PowerPoint 97.[7].[8]. Mac OS X (pronounced ) is a line of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... Mac OS X (pronounced ) is a line of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... Mac OS X (pronounced ) is a line of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... Office 2004 for Mac is the current version of Microsoft Office developed for Apples Mac OS X operating system. ... Mac OS X (pronounced ) is a line of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... A Mac OS X version of Office 2007 is also being developed, by Microsofts Macintosh Business Unit called Office 2008 and slated for release in the second half of 2007. ... Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) is a technology that allows embedding and linking to documents and other objects, developed by Microsoft. ...

Microsoft PowerPoint 4.0 - 2007 Icons (Windows versions)

Versions for Microsoft Windows include: Image File history File links PowerPoint_Icons_2. ... Image File history File links PowerPoint_Icons_2. ... Windows redirects here. ...

  • 1990 PowerPoint 2.0 for Windows 3.0
  • 1992 PowerPoint 3.0 for Windows 3.1
  • 1993 PowerPoint 4.0 (Office 4.x)
  • 1995 PowerPoint for Windows 95 (version 7.0) — (Office 95)
  • 1997 PowerPoint 97 — (Office '97)
  • 1999 PowerPoint 2000 (version 9.0) — (Office 2000)
  • 2001 PowerPoint 2002 (version 10) — (Office XP)
  • 2003 PowerPoint 2003 (version 11) — (Office 2003)
  • 2006-2007 PowerPoint 2007 (version 12) — (Office 2007)

Note: There is no PowerPoint version 5.0 or 6.0, because the Windows 95 version was launched with Word 7.0. All Office 95 products have OLE 2 capacity - moving data automatically from various programs - and PowerPoint 7.0 shows that it was contemporary with Word 7.0. Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) is a technology that allows embedding and linking to documents and other objects, developed by Microsoft. ...


File formats

PowerPoint Presentation
File name extension .ppt
Internet media type application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
Uniform Type Identifier com.microsoft.powerpoint.​ppt[9]
Developed by Microsoft
Type of format Presentation

The binary format specification has been available from Microsoft on request but since February 2008 the .ppt format specification can be freely downloaded and implemented under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise patent licensing.[10] A filename extension is a suffix to the name of a computer file applied to indicate its type. ... An Internet media type,[1] originally called a MIME type after MIME and sometimes a Content-type after the name of a header in several protocols whose value is such a type, is a two-part identifier for file formats on the Internet. ... A Uniform Type Identifier (UTI) is a string that uniquely identifies the type of a class of items. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... For other uses, see Presentation (disambiguation). ...


In Microsoft Office 2007 the binary file formats were replaced as the default format by the new XML based Office Open XML formats, which are published as an open standard. The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. ... Not to be confused with OpenOffice. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ...


See also

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Image File history File links Wikibooks-logo-en. ... Wikibooks logo Wikibooks, previously called Wikimedia Free Textbook Project and Wikimedia-Textbooks, is a wiki for the creation of books. ... A screenshot showing PowerPoint 2003s Custom Animation. ... Slideshow is a modern concatenation of Slide Show. A slideshow is a display of a series of chosen images, which is done for artistic or instructional purposes. ... The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of office suites. ... A presentation program is a computer software package used to give presentations, normally in the form of a slide show. They typically include three major functions, the slide show system to display content in a linear fashion, an editor that allows text to be moved around en-mass from slide...

References

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