About Microsoft PowerPoint

New Microsoft PowerPoint is cleaner and primed for use on tablets and phones, so you can swipe and tap your way through presentations. Presenter View automatically adapts to your projection set-up, and you can even use it on a single monitor. Themes now come with variations, which make it simpler to hone in on the look you want. And when you’re working with others, you can add comments to ask questions and get feedback.

Pricing starting from:

USD 9.99/month

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

Pricing starting from:

USD 9.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Microsoft PowerPoint: 16

  • 3D Objects
  • Animation
  • Audio File Management
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Image Editing
  • Media Library
  • Offline Access
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Projections
  • Search/Filter
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Video Support

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(18,905)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Charles S. Charles S.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The number one presentation software package

Reviewed on 22/11/2019

I've created innumerable presentations for clients big and small. In my many years of using the...

I've created innumerable presentations for clients big and small. In my many years of using the product and sending presentations to people all around the globe, I have never once had someone tell me they could not open a file or report any problems with their presentation. It takes some practice to truly master, but once you've spent quality time working with the software you can do some good stuff.

Pros

PowerPoint is a straightforward tool for making and showing presentations with an interface that is very much "what-you-see-is-what-you-get." It is also the dominant presentation software, meaning that you will probably never find a client or venue that will have problems with any presentation you created in PowerPoint. It is also rather versatile, allowing users to do far more that slide-based presentations. Users can create online slideshows, clickable infographics, and embed original graphics and videos.

Cons

Like all Microsoft products, PowerPoint has it's eccentricities. It could be more user-friendly, which is where some of the competing presentation apps excel. It is absolutely not good for creating original art or illustrations, even though many users seem to think so. If you want original graphics then you should be creating them in some other app (like Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) and then importing them into PowerPoint.

Alternatives Considered

Apache OpenOffice and Prezi

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft PowerPoint

The near-universal accessibility of PowerPoint makes it very easy to create presentations that anyone can watch. You don't want a client to have any trouble viewing or using the product, and PowerPoint is great for that.
Ronald W. Ronald W.
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Get Creative with Powerpoint

Reviewed on 25/02/2021

My overall experience with Powerpoint has been good. It allows me to organize text and images ways ...

My overall experience with Powerpoint has been good. It allows me to organize text and images ways that are visually pleasing and that communicate information effectively.

Pros

I like the ability to import, resize, rotate and animate images with ease that rivals many graphic artist programs. There's several different ways to add and delete slides from a presentation, and advancing or rewinding slides is as easy as pushing arrow keys on keyboard or using a presenter remote. Powerpoint gives access to a large library of design templates and themes to give your presentation its own unique feel, and the program groups some of the most commonly used commands on a ribbon for quick access.

Cons

I don't have any cons to list for Powerpoint, as I've used it for school, business, and personal projects without issues.

Juan carlos ramiro Q. Juan carlos ramiro Q.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Escribir presentaciones con pocos clic y además te diviertes enseñando

Reviewed on 27/10/2021

En la actualidad, Microsoft PowerPoint es un programa de presentación muy fascinante a pesar de la...

En la actualidad, Microsoft PowerPoint es un programa de presentación muy fascinante a pesar de la emergencia de varios otros programas en el mundo. Una de las cualidades más sobresalientes es la facilidad y la rapidez con la que puedes crear tu presentación en este programa, ya sea para que tu mensaje tenga un caracter educativo, de reforzamiento de una idea o para clarificar dudas en alguna información específica. Su uso se adapta fácilmente para cada situación debido a que es un hábito adquirido en las clases de computación, que difícilmente será cambiado por otro programa. Como dicen varios, Microsoft PowerPoint es la "herramienta popular más usada" a la hora de hacer presentaciones. Y con esto lo digo todo.

Pros

Una de las funciones más atrayentes de este software es la facilidad con la que utilizas cada página de presentación, porque uno, dos o tres clic bastan para crearla.
Después viene lo más divertido porque empieza lo más fácil del trabajo:
-Inserté las fotografías desde mi laptop o desde la web con facilidad.
-Los textos y gráficos se disponen automáticamente en un formato claro y de fácil uso.
-Uno no puede cometer errores ortográficos con el corrector automático casi siguiéndote los pasos y va alertándote para que escribas con precisión. A todos nos gusta escribir con claridad y sin errores.
-El modificar cualquier fuente o cualquier tamaño de fuente es muy atrayente para el que desarrolla su presentación.
-Aparte de las funciones de "cortar" y de "pegar" que uno ha aprendido en el uso del Microsoft Word, también es muy importante el uso de "importar" tablas que fue diseñada en este mismo sistema.

Cons

-Sería increíble que PowerPoint asumiera automáticamente que deseo que mis transiciones provengan de la izquierda en lugar de la parte inferior. Nunca utilizó una transición desde abajo.
-Aprender las teclas de control permitió que mi trabajo sea mucho más ágil, aunque el encontrar las teclas de método abreviado aún es un desafío para cualquiera. Sería muy útil un método de este tipo, con un menú para usar las teclas adecuadas.
-Se debería tener las posibilidades de guardar las presentaciones de PowerPoint en mi laptop y también en OneDrive.

John G. John G.
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Missing features and difficult to use

Reviewed on 12/02/2021

I have been using presentation software since Aldus Persuasion. When Adobe, who Aldus merged with,...

I have been using presentation software since Aldus Persuasion. When Adobe, who Aldus merged with, discontinued Persuasion, I had to switch to the much less capable PowerPoint. Over the years, PowerPoint added in some of the cool features of Persuasion. But it took Microsoft several years to make it work as smoothly as Persuasion and they never got it completely right. But it was the only option, at the time. Eventually, Apple introduced Keynote for Mac, which included most of what had been in Persuasion and much more. It took them a couple of years to get it right. But during that time, they kept adding in new features. The more I used Keynote, the less I liked PowerPoint. Today, I only keep PowerPoint around for opening someone else's PowerPoint files. I have found Keynote to be a far superior product, both in features and ease of use. I can quickly and easily do things in Keynote that totally baffles PowerPoint pros. PowerPoint never was all that good, to begin with. It only stayed around because it was promoted as part of MS Office, to be the "standard." It did get better, over the years. But it still lags far behind Keynote. But if you're not a Mac user, it's your only real choice, since Keynote only works on Mac.

Pros

The only pro that I can think of is that you can open those PowerPoint files that you occasionally get in emails. It's probably quite acceptable for simple slide shows, with simple transitions. But that's where it ends. If you want your presentation to look really professional, this is not the software for you.

Cons

It's far more difficult to do some transitions in PowerPoint than in Keynote for Mac. It's like you're doing things that it was not designed to do. There are also some transitions that I do in Keynote that I have yet to figure out a way to do in PowerPoint. It's just awkward to use. It also requires more steps to do certain things (i.e. you have to apply time-consuming kludges to make certain things work). It's very basic and definitely NOT for professional looking presentations.

Alexander W. Alexander W.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Simple PowerPoint Review

Reviewed on 26/08/2021

As an innovator, I use PowerPoint to illustrate problems that exist and how best to solve them, the...

As an innovator, I use PowerPoint to illustrate problems that exist and how best to solve them, the visuals help improve understanding when I am presenting my work in a boardroom full of executives and as well online through screen sharing these days due to Corona.
Listening without seeing makes one not get funding, but the ability to see what I am talking about, makes the listener more captivated, and usually grabs the attention of the executives who usually have a small attention timespan. The time you have to get their attention is very limited, but once you do, you are in business.

Pros

PowerPoint by Microsoft is a wonderful presentation software. It is very easy to manipulate to give you the best outcome as possibly imagined for your presentation.
The software's versatility is very impressive due to the fact that you can detail your file with ease, as result of numerous slide templates available both offline and online that make your presentation making a breeze.
The program is very user friendly, making it easy to navigate and learn fast. Adding videos, images, audio and designing it to how you like or even imagine is very easy for a beginner and expert too. As a college graduate, PowerPoint gives anybody the ability to be effective and improve learning chances through visual aides, making the presentation a success in whatever topic you may be presenting.
You will love the Microsoft PowerPoint, I vehemently recommend purchasing the software to start on the path to great presentations.

Cons

When you add too much media like audio, and videos, the PowerPoint tend to become slow and it makes me impatient, so I have to account for file size not to exceed a certain amount which takes time and may not bring out exactly what I wanted to bring out in totality using the presentation.
As well, inserting a video can be made easier, instead of having to load the entire video into the .pptx file, the software can be made in such a way the user can reference that video location on the internet or locally within the pc or locally within the flash drive so that when that slide is reached, the video can load without slowing the presentation down, because it makes the slides also take long to load.

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Microsoft PowerPoint offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 9.99/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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Microsoft PowerPoint has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Microsoft PowerPoint supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

Microsoft PowerPoint supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Microsoft PowerPoint integrates with the following applications:

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Microsoft PowerPoint offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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