The presentations that are created by users are often used for business or educational purposes. Each presentation is composed of slides. Each slide is designed with a template as the basis, with placeholders that can be added or removed according to the user’s wish. A template can have different designs or be very simple. Within each placeholder, a user can add text, images, video, or charts. In addition to showing the presentation, the presenter can print handouts for the audience composed from the slides.
Multiple slides compose a presentation. The entrance of each slide or text on a screen is what is referred to as an animation. As the presenter is demonstrating the slideshow, he can summon new slides by clicking a mouse or a controller. In addition to media inserted onto each slide, the presenter can also play music along with the presentation.
Each version of PowerPoint that has been released has been increasingly user-friendly. It is obvious that Microsoft is aiming to make the lives of each user more convenient. Currently, users can create a presentation and save it to SkyDrive, a cloud drive for Microsoft users. It makes it possible to save a file to the cloud that is accessible from many different locations. Now, instead of carrying around a presentation file on a USB drive or other device, a user has to simply log into SkyDrive from any device connected to the internet to present a slideshow. In addition to SkyDrive, a user has the option of saving a presentation as a video. When it is saved as a video, it can be burned to a DVD, uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, or shared on Facebook. Microsoft has given users many of different options to share a presentation.