Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint
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1. Main Features

  • Support for PPTX and PPT formats, and various other presentation types
  • Pre-installed themes and custom template support
  • Built-in image manipulation and custom shape drawing tools
  • Includes support for dynamic animations, 3D models, and various media files
  • Editing tools for removing the background of images
  • Built-in shapes and flowchart diagrams
  • Morph transition tool for creating attention-grabbing effects and smooth animations

2. Software Overview

Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program for creating presentations and slide shows. It is one of several standard applications included with Microsoft Office and is used in both business and educational environments.

PowerPoint allows you to create slides that support many different kinds of content, including text, images, drawings, as well as rich content such as audio and video. Individual objects within a slide can be displayed all at once or as a series of events. For example, you can choose to display one bullet point at a time instead of listing all the points at once. Several effects can be applied to objects within a slide, such as fading in an image or scrolling text across the screen. Transitions can also be added between slides.

PowerPoint provides several master templates that can be used as slideshow themes, and also allows you to create your own templates for custom-designed presentations. In addition to templates included within PowerPoint, there are thousands of templates in the online repository that can be used for creating presentations. PowerPoint templates are organized by keywords and categories, which helps you find the right design for your audience. Categories include Business, Calendars, Charts and Diagrams, Education, and others. Newer versions of PowerPoint save presentations in the Office Open XML (OOXML) .PPTX format, while older versions use the proprietary .PPT format.

Microsoft PowerPoint is an industry-standard application used by business professionals, teachers, and home users. It gives you the tools to create and display business figures, lessons, photo slideshows, and more. If you use any of the Microsoft Office applications, you should try Microsoft PowerPoint for your next presentation.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.PPTX - Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
Other file extensions used by Microsoft PowerPoint:
# File Extension Name
1 .AW Answer Wizard File
2 .CAG ClipArt Gallery Package
3 .CRTX Office 2007 Chart Template File
4 .CVR Microsoft Crash Report File
5 .DICPROOF Microsoft Dictionary Proofing File
6 .EFTX Office 2007 Theme Effect File
7 .EXD Control Information Cache File
8 .GCSX Microsoft Office SmartArt Color File
9 .GLOX Microsoft Office SmartArt Graphics Layout File
10 .GQSX Microsoft Office SmartArt Styles File
11 .GRA Microsoft Graph File
12 .ODP OpenDocument Presentation
13 .OLB OLE Object Library
14 .PIP Office Personalized Settings File
15 .POT Microsoft PowerPoint Template (Legacy)
16 .POT PowerPoint Template
17 .POTM Microsoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation Template
18 .POTM PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Presentation Template
19 .POTX PowerPoint Open XML Presentation Template
20 .POTX Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Template
21 .PPA Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in
22 .PPA PowerPoint Add-in
23 .PPAM Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Add-In
24 .PPAM PowerPoint 2007 Add-In
25 .PPC Adobe Presenter Audio File
26 .PPCX Adobe Presenter Presentation Audio File
27 .PPS PowerPoint Slide Show
28 .PPS Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show (Legacy)
29 .PPSM PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Slide Show
30 .PPSM Microsoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Show
31 .PPSX Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show
32 .PPSX PowerPoint Open XML Slide Show
33 .PPT PowerPoint Presentation
34 .PPT Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (Legacy)
35 .PPTM PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Presentation
36 .PPTM Microsoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation
37 .PPTX PowerPoint Open XML Presentation
38 .PPTX Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
39 .PRE Lotus Freelance Graphics File
40 .RELS Open Office XML Relationships File
41 .SCM ScreenCam Screen Recording
42 .THMX Office 2007 Theme File
43 .VML Vector Markup Language File
44 .VSSX Visio Stencil File

Updated: June 24, 2020

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