What is Microsoft PowerPoint?

Microsoft PowerPoint is a complete package of tools of Microsoft Office used to create a stunning professional presentation. In the presentation, we can use word processing, schematics, drawings, graphics, images, clip art and much more. In the latest versions of PowerPoint, document save with the (.pptx) extension whereas, the old file extension of the PowerPoint versions is (.ppt).

Bob Gaskins, a Berkeley student, had the great idea of ​​taking advantage of emerging graphic technologies to make presentations. Bob partnered with the firm “Forethought” and the product was launched as PowerPoint in 1987, designed for the Apple Macintosh. In 1987, the software company mentioned in conjunction with its PowerPoint product was acquired by Microsoft. The version for Windows created in 1990. The fact of belonging to the Microsoft Office suite, among other things, has allowed this software of presentations is currently the most popular in the world.

What is Microsoft PowerPoint used for?

PowerPoint is used to create professional presentations. Presentations are essential because they allow information and ideas to be shared visually and attractively. For example, 

  • It allows communicating information and ideas in a visual and attractive way.
  • Save the time and resources involved in creating real slides.
  • The exposure of the results of an investigation.
  • As visual support in a business meeting or conference.
  • Present a new product.
  • And many more…

A PowerPoint presentation consists of a slide set, documents for the participants, notes for the speaker, and the outline. Everything is stored in the same file. As you create each of the slides, you will be creating a presentation. In other words, it will be reflected throughout the presentation you create.

Microsoft PowerPoint is a collection of tools using for creating stunning professional presentations. It is a part of the Microsoft Office package.


The slides constitute the “pages” of a presentation. Slides can have titles, text, graphics, drawn objects, clip art and visual elements and graphics created with other applications. You can print the slides as black and white or color transparency, or in a 35mm slide projector format through print service provided by independent companies or using a movie player.


In order to accentuate the effect and influence of your presentation, you will have the option to print documents to distribute among the participants. These documents consist of printed thumbnails of your slides; either 2, 3, or 6 slides per page. In addition, if you wish, you can print additional information (your company name, date and page number for example) on each of your pages.

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