What is PowerPoint? What are its features and use?

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What is PowerPoint?

PowerPoint is a presentation software and comes with the Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft company develops this software and it is also known as Microsoft PowerPoint, MS PowerPoint.

PowerPoint is mostly used to create business presentations and training course materials. Presentation created on PowerPoint is called PowerPoint Presentation or PPT.

For smartphones, PowerPoint is available in free and paid versions. In the freeware version, you have limited features. To access the premium version with all the features, you can purchase a subscription to Office 365 which is available for Windows, Android, Mac and iOS operating systems.

Features of PowerPoint

  • It is available for all popular operating systems
  • PowerPoint is very easy to learn and use
  • You can add photos, audio, video, charts to your presentation
  • You can apply animation effects to slides and content
  • You can make a video of your presentation
  • PowerPoint can be integrated with other software such as Excel
  • Getting regular updates from Microsoft company

Use of PowerPoint

You can use PowerPoint to create presentations for your company's products or services. For example: If your company is going to launch a new phone, you can create a PowerPoint presentation to present about the phone in front of a large audience.

In addition to business presentations, you can use PowerPoint to:
  • To prepare training course material
  • To create an eBook and save it in PDF format
  • To design advertising banners, posters, pamphlets, brochures etc.
  • To create an infographic
  • To create a video tutorial on a course
  • To design thumbnail for YouTube videos
  • To make visiting card


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