Microsoft PowerPoint viewer is a presentation program based on slides which was officially launched by Microsoft on May 22, 1990. It was designed by Dennis Austin and Thomas Rudkin, and it was first called “Presenter”. However, due to some trademarks problems it had to be renamed.
Microsoft PowerPoint viewer was designed for the Macintosh computer, which is a product developed by Apple Inc. The Macintosh computer was created for homes, for professional markets and for educational purposes. Furthermore, it represents the main factor that influenced the evolution of computers, so it is one of the tools that were used for the development of new technologies.
There are many domains that require PowerPoint presentations. They represent great methods of expressing certain points of view while giving the audience a chance to follow the main idea by analyzing the information that exists in the slides. The slides that this program is based on are also called individual pages, and they can contain images, text, sounds, graphics, movies and other types of data that can be arranged by the user as he thinks is best.
A presentation can be displayed live on a computer, or it can be navigated through by the one who made it. Furthermore, the presenter can control it as he likes. Students who need to present certain projects in front of a big audience can use a video projector in order to allow anyone to have access to the displayed information.
Here are the three types of movements that are provided by Microsoft PowerPoint viewer:
• The Custom Animations option is the one that controls the introduction, the emphasis and the exit of the elements that are integrated on a slide.
• The movements that take place between slides are called transitions, and they can be animated in many interesting ways.
• The user can turn to Custom Animations as a way to develop small story boards. This function can be used to animate pictures to move, enter, or exit.
PowerPoint represents a great tool when it comes to adding flexibility to a professional presentation. It includes lots of features that provide the ability to present a project in a practical and effective way. One of the most interesting properties that it integrates allows the user to create a presentation that contains music which can be heard throughout the whole presentation. However, depending on people’s preferences, they can opt for including sound effects that can be played only for particular slides.