Part of: Microsoft Office Suite
Comparable: Google Apps, OpenOffice, Prezi, Sway, Keynote
Microsoft Powerpoint is slide show presentation software. The user develops slides with text, graphics, charts, animations, videos, sounds, and other multimedia content to display during a presentation. The slides proceed in a linear fashion either at a timed pace or according to the user prompt. Slides can then be exported to pictures, PDF documents, videos, or web pages. Powerpoint is available on the MacOS and Windows platforms.
Powerpoint has also been used for basic graphic design, flow charting, and digital signage. Though other tools are often more appropriate for this kind of function, a user can save time by using a tool they are thoroughly proficient in. For other tools proficient in these functions see GIMP, Inkscape, or Dia.