Microsoft PowerPoint 2017 is the latest computer application which was developed with the aim of facilitating its users with developing eye catching slide show presentations. Microsoft had acquired Presenter software and launched it with the new name in 1990 and since then it has been a part of Office Suite. It is due to the ever increasing popularity and usability of the software that Microsoft Corporation has introduced its separate versions for different devices. It can be used on computers as well as mobile devices and is compatible with Windows, Apple Macintosh, iOS and Android Operating Systems.
The software is easy to use for beginners who wish to create full featured presentations for their school tasks. In order to simplify the designing of slides for them, there are various templates available with the application that can be used as theme for whole file. You can choose from the options of Ion, Badge, Slice, Headlines, Retrospect, Integral, Depth and many more. Advanced users can opt for Blank Presentation and place new images in background as per their requirement. These templates are visible on the Welcome screen as well as in the Design menu.
Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to store your presentations on your OneDrive, SkyDrive and SharePoint accounts online. You can share these files with anyone by sending them the link. Further, you can specify the authorizations to determine who is allowed to view, edit, comment and download these documents. This feature is very useful when are looking forward to work in collaboration with your colleagues or team members. Saving the prepared slide show presentations online helps you access them via your mobile phone, tablet PC or any other device by logging in to your account.
The newer versions of Microsoft PowerPoint provide support for audio and video files. You can easily import images, videos and audio in the slides and edit them to make them more suitable for your presentation. This feature has eliminated the need of downloading and using an additional image processing application. The options for image processing include adjusting brightness, contrast, color saturation and blur and you can apply various filters to make them more attractive. Once the slide show is ready, you can convert them into video files by using Rehearse Timing option in Presentation View.
Microsoft PowerPoint enables you to highlight your content with the help of Animations. Transitions can also be applied to animate slides when you are switching from one to other. If you do not want to install the software on your system but still want to avail its benefits then you can use PowerPoint Online for creating slideshows online. For just viewing the slides on PC, you can use another app named Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2017 is an efficient application to make slide based presentations for presenting your ideas. It creates files with extension of PPT and is a licensed tool. It is one of the most popular computer software of its type.