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Powerpoint

(graphics, tool)
A Microsoft application for creating presentations, speeches, slides, etc.

PowerPoint

The de facto standard presentation graphics program for Windows and Mac from Microsoft. It is the most widely used application for creating a computer-based presentation or slide show. PowerPoint files are saved with a PPS or PPTX file extension, although the original PPS format is used for compatibility with older PowerPoint versions and viewer software.

Even If It Isn't a PowerPoint
People call any computer-based presentation a PowerPoint even if it is created in another presentation program.

Movies Are Linked
Inserting a video onto a PowerPoint slide actually only links the file, and all linked videos must accompany the PPS or PPTX presentation in order to play. Videos spice up a presentation but may be a problem sending via email as the files are very large. See presentation graphics.


Predefined Formats
Predefined templates have text boxes laid out in commonly used patterns.







A Boatload of Transitions
Everyone can be a videographer with all the transition formats to choose from, and there are more than just these.