Powerpoint – Concept, history, functionalities and advantages

We explain what PowerPoint is, the famous program for creating presentations. Its history, functionalities and advantages.

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PowerPoint offers a variety of templates for creating presentations.

What is PowerPoint?

Microsoft PowerPoint is a computer program that is intended to make presentations in the form of slides. It could be said that the three main functions of this program are: insert a text and give it the desired format by means of an editor, insert and modify images and / or graphics, and show the slides continuously with a specific system, This function is the most characteristic of Power Point.

PowerPoint was born in 1987 along with the rest of the programs that are included in Microsoft Office, by the hand of Bill Gates. In the beginning, the slides were black and white and they had the most basic tools when it came to drawing. However, graphic presentations would never be the same after this fantastic invention.

Both in the workplace, to make presentations at a conference, or in the educational field, used to explain classes, it is very common to use this program, in combination, if desired, with the others included in the Office package (such as is the case of Word and Excel).

In turn, it offers its users the possibility to combine images and texts, in addition to being able to add music or animations. It provides us with a wide variety of options and functions so that our works can be as creative and attractive as possible to viewers. It will be a challenge for the user to be able to achieve a perfect presentation and to be able to represent their ideas and their objective in these slides.

To make your work more complete, PowerPoint offers a wide variety of templates, font layouts, default images and animations to make your presentations even more original. Being a specific program for presentations, it is much more effective than, for example, the Word program.

Today, PowerPoint offers its users various functions that help create unique presentations. To be able to create slides between several users on different computers, to be able to combine and compare different versions of presentations, to be able to edit and work on videos within them, to create 3D slides, to add screenshots and to be able to automatically save the works in cases where they are closed by accident, these are some of the many features that the latest version of PowerPoint has today.