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On-premise customizable presentation software that helps organizations of all size create and modify presentations with templates, themes, clipart, audio & video integration, cloud-storage and more.

Product Details

Industry leading presentation software with many different design themes. Typically bundled with Microsoft Office.

Contact Details

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com

Founded in 1975

Located in United States

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Starting Price

  • $126.89/one-time/user

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • Not Offered

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

PowerPoint Features

3D Objects
Animations & Transitions
Audio Content
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Templates
Media Library
Offline Editing
Offline Presenting
Screen Sharing
Search/Filter
Video Content

PowerPoint Reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5

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Amy S.
Marketing Consultant
Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 1, 2019

“Far more robust than most give it credit for”

OverallPowerPoint does it all for me: In-person presentations, plans and proposals, social media graphics, animations, digital and print ad design, poster and brochure design. I reach for PowerPoint more than any other Microsoft program. When it comes to presenting ideas with strong visual impact, I think in PowerPoint.
ProsLike most professionals who've ever had to give a presentation, I began using Powerpoint 10+ years ago as a presentation tool. Over the years, I've created more and more elegant documents, slideshows, etc., and have recently begun using Powerpoint to create digital and print ads, social media posts, posters, brochures and other collateral materials. I've appreciated how easy it is to place text and images, adjust colors, create transparent images, rotate and layer elements, create animations, and much more. Powerpoint is really a fairly intuitive tool for the professional who is capable, but not a graphic designer by trade. There are many things that Photoshop does better, of course, but I'm amazed at how much I can do with Powerpoint with far less swearing. So far the biggest limitations are the size of document you can create (under 50 inches); it doesn't set up in pixels, and it takes a little finesse to produce a high-res output. For my small marketing consultancy, where it helps to keep as much work as possible in-house without paying outside designers for certain types of projects, Powerpoint has become my constant companion. I produce proposals, plans, mockups, and even some finished work all from this one, indispensible program.
ConsAdmittedly, this is not marketed as a graphic design program, but there are only a few small things that would make Powerpoint an easy-to-use tool for simple design: 1., a slightly-easier-to-use "remove background" tool (that doesn't leave the resulting image pixelated); 2., the ability to export or save documents as a Photoshop PDF; the ability to set up a document in pixels, 3., the ability to select dpi.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 1, 2019
JAMES C.
OWNER / CHIEF TECHNOLOGIST
Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 28, 2019

“PowerPoint Does It All”

OverallWell I would have to say my experience is a little more unique, building Advanced animations that can emulate a Flash type of product, but having been a Flash animator I understand those types of items. I have no problems with PowerPoint I know how to use Word to build an outline... I know how to link the data in from Excel... bring that data from a database and instead of spending two days building a report on Friday I simply just open up the files... let them all update print - publish and I'm ready for the meeting.
ProsOver the years PowerPoint has seen an evolution through Z learning video production and other items around it without being included in those worlds. When the truth is Powerpoint was the foundation for all of those other tools and nobody just really recognized it by blowing it off as just another Microsoft product. It's unfortunate that many people don't learn the advanced animations and items available for production, especially the record video and Publishing out to if you have Office 360 the new Microsoft stream service. Too many people are using tools like Captivate, Articulate, Camtasia, and other products that, while yes they do hold some Advanced features for their Silo of targeted audience, PowerPoint has many of these features available with skill sets you already know in an application interface you've been familiar with for over 25 years. I hate to see people waste a lot of money on the other products with time and training, when you'll notice every one of them has what... A PowerPoint import.
ConsIt can seem a little clunky at times to people who aren't as familiar with it, which I've got to put in Microsoft's court because people who know how to use Word and basically a PowerPoint is a dynamic word application based around bullet points and presentations. The trouble is enough people don't learn how to build a good presentation by building their outline in Word, focusing on the content, and then letting PowerPoint build a slide deck based on the items. It's called PowerPoint for a reason not PowerParagraph. The reason I make the distinction here as a con is because I think it has to do with the dissemination of the product information through the manufacturer and people's assumptions of its lack of capabilities or difficulty of use hasn't really been addressed, because even has an advanced experience user it can seem a little clunky at times.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 28, 2019
Caitlin R.
occupational therapist
Medical Practice, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 17, 2019

“Easily the most flexible presentation creator on the market”

OverallHaving used this product to create multiple educational experiences with my staff, the ability for them to be able to retain both the presentation on the computer as well as to print a note taking version prior to the lecture is very beneficial. In our field (rehabilitation), PowerPoint allows the user to connect short video excerpts to get a detailed look at a specific skill and then return to a general presentation seamlessly. As updates with software or new laws enter into our field, PowerPoint can be used alongside a webinar platform to instruct many offices at the same time, ensuring that all employees receive the same information and have a way to bring the new information out into the field with us.
ProsPowerPoint allows basic users to take a well designed template created by Microsoft and create a finished product by merely inserting information and pictures within its framework. Employees with more skill can develop more unique and integrated presentations, set them to automatically move through time within the talk, or incorporate outside video, music, or podcasts. This entire process can be downloaded into slides for people who are receiving the presentation to take notes on or to refer back to at a later date.
ConsEmployees with limited computer skills can find it difficult to see so many icons for choices on how to create slides. While the initial learning curve is moderately steep for these people, they seem to almost uniformly overcome it quickly and acquire a base level of user ability within a few presentations. The leap from basic to high end use does seem to require some know how with computer savvy in general, though I would surmise this to be true of any product in this field.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 17, 2019
Barbara S.
Truly best and simple presentation tool
Information Technology and Services, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 21, 2019

“Truly best and simplest tool for any presentation”

OverallI work for global technology company with multiple offices in US and internationally (Europe, Asia). I use PowerPoint for all my presentations to employees, management, Board of Directors, international employees and external parties. PowerPoint is a widely -used tool by all my company's management and employees in US and internationally. It allows us to make all presentations in highly-professional format, standard and concur to corporate presentation methods irregardless of whether presentation was created in US or international office.
ProsI like most that PowerPoint allows to create excellent presentations in a very simple way. It is easy to create, easy to read, widely used and truly best tool for presentations to senior management, outside parties and basically, anyone. I work in finance. I do all my presentations in PowerPoint. It allows to focus on right level of details and keep information well organized. Giving presentations in PowerPoint allows me to look professionally and speak well to both financial professionals and people outside of my profession, providing them right level of details. I like that I can create presentations in PowerPoint using wide range of tools, including tables, graphs and insert pictures from Internet. I also like that at creating each presentation, I can convert it to pdf-format and distribute to high-level of management. This way, they have well-prepared and well-presented document in a format that they can't inadvertently modify. I really could not think of a better tool than PowerPoint for any presentation. I use it for all my professional presentations.
ConsI really like PowerPoint. I often use Excel graphs (Excel build-in) linked to the presentation. I believe that there is some opportunity of improvement in those Excel build-in, when it links to Excel file. I would like to see the presentation changed automatically when Excel changes and continue to work even if Excel file got moved to a different folder. Also, I would like to see more graphic opportunity in Power Point, maybe offering some standard widely used graphs which would be easy to build in and use for presentations.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 21, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Music, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 8, 2019

“The Well-Deserved Leader of Presentation Software”

OverallPowerPoint is used regularly across the business by office workers and senior executives alike. It is one of the most common forms of displaying information in meetings, and will no doubt be used in this way for many years to come. Information and support can be found in abundance online, and everyone it seems is familiar with the concept of PowerPoint and can navigate its UI well.
ProsPowerPoint is very well established and as such everyone has experience with using the software in various situations and can navigate its UI well; this has meant we have had to provide less training than we normally would need to provide. There is an abundance of support information online for if users run into issues. From a technical standpoint, PowerPoint was incredibly easy to deploy as part of an Office installation package and can be maintained via GPOs. PowerPoint is filled with features; you can import media such as videos or pictures, use slide design templates to spruce up a presentation, and create slide transitions to add some magic when moving from slide to slide in presentation view. When presenting in a dual-screen mode, the presentation will display on one screen and notes/next slide previews will show on the other, which is useful for presenters.
ConsPowerPoint can struggle with extremely large video files (upwards of 1GB) when inserted into a presentation, however it does provide a compression utility in the application to decrease video file sizes to improve performance. The basic design template can come across as a little boring (white background and black text), but this can be altered using slide design templates and text formatting tools.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 8, 2019
Rosa G.
Marketing Specialist
Education Management, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 4, 2019

“Microsoft PowerPoint Review”

OverallMS PowerPoint has been a must have software for me since like forever. I believe it has manage to keep up with the competition, even though upon its release it was a pretty much unique software. It has upgraded and keep pace inspite of all the crazy changes that the latest technological revolution has brought. MS PowerPoint has never disappointed me, it has always been my tool for choice in creating slideshow presentations for most of my academic, profesional and personal projects. I personally find all of the animation options to be really good and useful.
ProsMS PowerPoint is well-known among the academic and work industry. It is one of the most popular softwares for creating and sharing slideshow presentations and for being part of the Office 365 suite. Pretty much a basic in the software world, Microsoft PowerPoint it´s an extremely intuitive software, easy to use and a very powerful tool. MS PowerPoint has a lot of advantages, beginning with its long history and already proven quality, not to mention its great reputation, ending up with its flexibility to work with multiple files, export in multiple formats and be compatible with pretty much every device. It has a wide selection of templates that are pretty decent and aesthetic, a nice fonts library, animation and graphic options, in summary all of the fancy tools that you require to give your presentations the ultimate touch. I personally like the fact that it is very easy to access this software from anywhere and the fact that it has a friendly mobile version is also very useful.
ConsI would say that one of the main downsides of this software is the fact that you can´t directly publish your slides online in platforms like Youtube, FB, or other similar socialmedia. Also, you can no longer purchase it by itself, it is included in the Office 365 suite.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 4, 2019
JAN MICHAEL U.
United States General Manager
Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 12, 2019

“Microsoft PowerPoints Powers Presenters to Take Point in Your Success”

OverallI personally use PowerPoint every day of my life. I have 3-4 business reviews to do each week, so I heavily rely on PowerPoint. I love what Microsoft has done over the years to improve the UI and rich features of the client. My favorite features include the new presenter mode where I can see my slide notes on one screen and the slides on the projector screen. I use the laser pointer a ton, so it helps me to get precise on what points I want to land with the audience. I also love the co-authoring features, the read out loud feature, the icon features they integrated to create infographic type of presentations to drive a simple message to the audience, the ease of inserting media, and the professional transitions that they've incorporated. Overall, I would rate PowerPoint as 5 out of 5 stars for ease of use, creating professional presentations in minutes, and the effectiveness of this platform in helping me deliver excellence in my presentations in a way that allows my audience to learn and apply my points well.
ProsThe biggest differentiated value to Powerpoint are as follows: 1. It is both consumer and enterprise ready. It's rare to find platforms that present content that covers all audience levels 2. The ease of use. PowerPoint is built in a way that is self explanatory to learn with an easy to use navigation bar. I have taught my grandmother how to use PowerPoint before in the past, and she figured out how to use it within a few minutes. 3. The rich features that come with PowerPoint. From PowerPoint Translator to Office Mix, PowerPoint is more than just presenting slides. PowerPoint has the power to bridge language gaps, serve the accessibility community, and enable all audience levels to become better presenters. 4. Collaboration - The PowerPoint rich client or PowerPoint online enables co-authoring, bridging the gap and breaking down walls on collaborating to make great presentations even when various parties are spread across the world. I personally have experience doing this, and it is powerful to work with other folks on preparing for important presentations globally through their co-authoring features.
ConsPowerPoint does not integrate spreadsheets as cleanly as other Office related products. The formatting gets thrown off, and it does not do a clean copy and paste. PowerPoint can get very heavy on the file size by simply adding an image. It is not as easily shareable as other Office products due to the high file size. Microsoft could do a better job compressing the rich features they built in for users to use in a way that can be attached to emails.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 12, 2019
Sadiyya A.
Registered Practical Nurse
Hospital & Health Care, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 9, 2019

“PowerPoint Review”

ProsI have used PowerPoint since elementary school for school projects. As I graduated from the nursing program not to long ago, PowerPoint was always my go to program to create interactive presentations that would engage my audience. There are many reasons I loved the PowerPoint program: 1) PowerPoint has many interactive features that make your project look authentic, personal and professional. These features especially help when you are transitioning between slides in your presentation, or if you are trying to make an emphasis in your presentation as well. 2) PowerPoint allows for enhancement in your creativity as it has many features which allow you to be creative, something I personally had fun with when I used the program. PowerPoint allows for one to create colourful designs using the themes provided by the program itself. These themes can also be modified to fit your needs as well while creating your presentations. You can easily create charts, tables, diagrams and add pictures to the various slides allowing for the audience to be better engaged with your work. 3) PowerPoint allows for one to easily save files you have created in various formats which is compatible with most computer programs and operating systems. You are also able to easily save your file on a USB or CD, and carry your work around rather than having to lug round your laptop.
ConsPowerPoint is a great program that allows one to be creative, however during my time while using PowerPoint in school, I found there were some flaws with the usage and setup of the program as well. For instance, you can spend hours creating a beautiful presentation, but in order to project your piece of work, you need further equipment like a projector, HDMI wire, and computer to set up your presentation. Another disadvantage to the PowerPoint program I found was that the program is linear in nature, thus only allowing you to create slides in a bullet-point nature which may hinder complex decision-making or stagger the audience away from fully grasping the complex information you are trying to present. PowerPoint minimizes your information back to the basics, which may sometimes hinder the quality of information being presented.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 9, 2019
Caleb J.
Junior Developer
Information Technology and Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 28, 2019

“PowerPoint - One of the best presentation application”

OverallYet another amazing app by the MS team. With this software, you can take control of the show. I have been working with this application since 2007 to present and don't think I will move to any other app on the market.
ProsPowerPoint - One of the best presentation application on the market. It has been a pleasure working with this software on a daily basis while doing New Hire Training at the company I worked. It has the familiar ribbon that all Microsoft Office users have come to love and adore. This piece of software is like a masterpiece with numerous advance feature that you might not completely take advantage of throughout your lifetime. Just to name a few of its' madness: * It has the amazing File menu with loads of configurable options. * The Insert ribbon houses tons of cool insert options to add pictures, audio and video to your customized slide and slide shows. * The cool draw option give you the sketch feel to markup on the presentation to draw attention to the viewers. * Under design you can select from a selection of templates or better yet, create your own which can also be saved to the list. * Transition give your slides that in or out effect when moving from one slide to another. * Animation add yet another dimension to the presentation, which allows the presenter command the content on the slide to do something cool and amazing to keep the focus. * like other apps in the MS suite, PowerPoint also has macros and VBA, allowing you to make things happen on the fly.
ConsI have no dislikes at the moment for this software.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 28, 2019
Daniel T.
Growth Pastor
Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 22, 2019

“Presentation Software for Business and School”

OverallOverall, this software has been incredibly valuable. I have been using it now for almost 20 years. I have always loved the way the software works, the ease of use, variety of customization settings, and its ability to present anything I need. I currently use it to teach lessons in a church and school setting with video, text, and charts/spreadsheets. It has helped me numerous times present content in a simple, fun, and engaging way.
ProsMicrosoft PowerPoint is an essential tool in my business and school toolbox. I use PowerPoint weekly to create mostly text presentations that teach and share ideas. What I like most: 1. Ease of use: - There are built in templates ready for me to begin designing my slides. - All the tools I need to create slides are at the top and right hand side easy for me to access. - A slide pane on the left helps me see where I am in my presentation and select individual slides for editing. - Presentation is simple, just the click of the spacebar, arrow, mouse, or presenter allows me to advance my slides or go back. 2. Autosave: There are times when I have to leave my desk and my project will auto save. 3. Presentation Mode: I use this mode when I "extend my desktop" for use with a projector (you can access this setting by typing "project" in the search bar on a Windows 10 computer). Presentation mode allows me to see what slide I am currently on, what slide is next, and has a timer to see how long my presentation has been going. It also has features like play, back, forward, etc... 4. Embedding: PowerPoint allows me to embed audio files, video files, spreadsheets, word docs, or pdf into the slides. It is great to be able to incorporate the necessary things I need to present my project or lesson. 5. Transitions and Animations: The transitions and animations feature is helpful because it includes a lot of pre-programmed settings to creatively change between slides or text.
ConsHere are a few things I dislike about the software: 1. The presentation software only works linearly. What I mean by that is I cannot jump between slides or make a uniquely motioned presentation like Prezi. PowerPoint simply goes from one slide to the next to the next. While PowerPoint more than makes up for this with the animations and transitions offered and its ease of use, I do wish it had some of the unique features of Prezi. 2. I find the animations feature to be a bit difficult. It isn't as intuitive as I would like. What I mean by that is when I do bullet points for a lesson outline I have to select the text I want to animate, then select the animation I want, then select "Move Forward on Click" in order to get the presentation points to go 1, 2, 3, 4, etc... instead of the default, which is all at once. I find it a bit cumbersome. 3. One could argue that while customization is a bonus of PowerPoint, it can also be a negative. The software requires a bit of a learning curve.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 22, 2019
muhammad w.
student
Higher Education, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 18, 2019

“power point review”

Overallwith its great features and abilities Microsoft power point had made the life easier for whether it is a professor,student or businessman As in the recent times every one is short of time so you need to be very specific and accurate in your providing your data,so Microsoft power point provide all the features so that one can present a very long topic in very short and organised manner saving his and the audience time over all Microsoft power point had the ability to suites and meet the needs of every specific audience. Microsoft power point also had a high value in education and are used by professors and students to add values to their lectures and notes power
ProsMicrosoft power point is an excellent tool which provide lot of features for animating,designing layouts,editing,quality and stability of presentation. below are some pros and cons of Microsoft power point 1)Microsoft power point provide anyone with the need to present information creatively and professionally with the ability to develop presentation quickly easily and effectively 2)Microsoft Power point user interference has make it easier to create present and share presentations 3)With the help of diagram tool one can easily convert bullet lists to diagrams making it easier and time saving 4)The slide library of Microsoft power point allows you to reuse content between different presentations 5)By adding animation,charts and diagrams to the presentation one can make a boring document interesting and time saving. 6)By adding digital signature to your presentations you can prevent anyone from changing the content of your document
ConsAlthough Microsoft power point is an excellent tool still it lacks some features. 1)The main defect of power point is that you cannot open or run it on a system without having power point installed on it. 2)Microsoft Power point work cannot be publish to social media site like YOU TUBE,face book etc 3)Microsoft power point does not provide the feature of running the picture slide show on all mobile devices
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 18, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 8, 2019

“Presenting the PowerPoint.”

OverallIf you've already invested in Microsoft Office Suite for your business, then PowerPoint is an incredible tool for you to use when creating presentations and slideshows. If you intend of getting the Microsoft Office Suite just for PowerPoint (I honestly do not know why you would want to do that), then you're better off using the free, online version of it, or you might want to consider other presentation creation software that could give you more bang for your buck. However, if you want to use it alongside other Microsoft Office applications, then I honestly think that the Microsoft Office Suite is well worth it, given how seamlessly integrated all of the software are. While I honestly feel PowerPoint is one of the most essential software that you need in your computer, the price just ain't cutting it.
ProsFor starters, Microsoft PowerPoint is fairly easy to use. Microsoft has been tailoring this software since the dawn of the dinosaurs, a.k.a the late 1980's, familiarity with every version of PowerPoint over the years has improved ever since. I'd like to consider it as the industry standard when it comes to presentation creation software. The UI is intuitive, as it should be, and users could technically produce a really well structured presentation with just a little bit of practice and knowledge about its basic function. There are also advanced functions (animations, embedding videos from YouTube, inserting audios) for the more experienced users. The variety of templates and also the Master Views (this gives us the Slide Master option) allows users to create really impressive presentations in no time. Just like other Microsoft Office software, integration with other Microsoft Office software also gives it a lot of flexibility. An example scenario for this would be displaying a chart from With it's ease of use and variety when it comes to creating a presentation, Microsoft PowerPoint could easily be one of the best presentation creating software in the market.
ConsOne of the biggest con I have to say about Microsoft PowerPoint would be the price. Needing to buy the entire Microsoft Office Suite package just to use it might be a little bit overkill. I know there is a free, online alternative out there, but the lack of features it has really makes it feel rather lackluster compared to the paid version. While I did praise PowerPoint for having variety. In terms of visuals, PowerPoint might be lacking behind its competition. Other presentation creation software like Prezi, in my opinion, have better transition animations compared to PowerPoint. PowerPoint feels like it's going through cards (that's why it's called slides) when transitioning from one slide to another, it just does not feel seamless compared to the far superior animation quality that Prezi provides. If only PowerPoint gave us the option of having animations like that when creating a presentation. With that being said, the animation that PowerPoint provides to us, users, can often times feel 'low-quality', while they often do capture people's attention, overusing them does make the presentation feel incredibly distracting, while not using them at all makes it really boring. TLDR: PowerPoint does not give visually impressive animations that other software does, and the animation it does give us can often times feel 'low-quality' if they are used in excess.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 8, 2019
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Christina M.
Pharmacist
Pharmaceuticals, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 15, 2019

“Best and easiest presentation software to use”

OverallMy overall experience with PPT has been amazing. Have been using it for about 2 years now at my work place whereby being in patient and pharmaceutical data analysis department am required to make numerous presentations of data and reports. PPT has allowed me to present graphics, images and texts at a professional level using appealing slides which helps with making presentations attractive and therefore capturing attention of the audience while presenting crucial data. Also given that i work in a multi department organization where everyone might not be physically present for meetings power point has a feature that allows for presentations to be transmitted as a live broadcast over the web solving the problems of having to assemble in one area. Given all these amazing features I strongly recommend power point for anyone in academia or business as the graphics and backgrounds will allow you to make dynamic professional presentations.
ProsPower point has been an invaluable software in making presentations. The feature I find most useful is having pre-designed templates which makes it easy to quickly make professional presentations. I particularly like the animated descriptions infographics sampler as they provide me with a creative and visually attractive way to describe my data. Additionally power point allows for download of additional designs and transitions from Microsoft website providing a wide range of templates. I also like the fact that to promote user friendliness and ease of applicability PowerPoint has a user guide that outlines how to make slide shows with software tools.
ConsThere are a few features that i like least about power point and would improve it tremendously if improved in subsequent versions. These include lack of photo frame template option which makes it less suitable to make creative photo presentations. Also inability to share slide shows by directly uploading them to you tube or face book limits sharing of presentations on social media and file sizes getting large sometimes makes it difficult to share presentations.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 15, 2019
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María José M.
Asesora turística en Medellín
Public Relations and Communications, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 16, 2018

“ PowerPoint flexibility and customization”

OverallAs a journalist, it is one of my favorite tools because it is useful and easy to handle. Benefits I have had many, among the most outstanding I can say, integration of information, preparation of journalistic products for various formats and platforms, advertising strategies designs, allows me to play with creativity when it comes to offering in the sales approach, in my case, tour packages. It is a program that adapts to the responsibility that you have at work.
ProsThe tools and resources of PowerPoint make it an easy program to use, I as a user can use predesigned templates and customize them according to what I want to project. It is very useful for me, since I can present concrete data as statistical elements, images and graphics according to what I am going to report. In my case, journalistic information and tourist packages. PowerPoint for me is a very important tool for the business sector, especially because I manage the sales and public relations part. Always with the slides I am looking for an attractive way to project data and all that illustrative content that allows me to share relevant information about the products, services or corporate image that is being represented.
ConsSome details that can be adjusted, very brief elements, the theme of the templates should always be updated, you should have more options, especially business formats. The topic of the size of the formats, currently PowerPoin is a tool for the Community Manager, should adapt it for those demands. For the rest I think that its elements are focused, only that they must constantly update them due to the technological evolution that we have.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 16, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Fine Art, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 15, 2018

“ It Can't Actually be BAD, but...”

Overall All in all, PowerPoint has been there for me since the start. I consider myself to be a power user, and would have no qualms about recommending it to complete beginner. If it's already installed, if I don't have to pay for it, if a client wants me to use it, then fine. I'll use it. But if it's up to me, if we're talking about buying the program instead of just using the program, if I have a tight deadline and can't deal with the ribbon, then, tragically, PowerPoint would not be my first choice anymore.
Pros It's powerful software, I'll give them that. In fact, I have no doubt that Microsoft are the pioneers behind many of the features that make presentation software so ubiquitous today. Having taught at University for over 15 years, I've created hundreds, if not thousands, of PowerPoint presentations in my day. That said, I've also created hundreds of non-PowerPoint presentations using dozens of different apps and software programs in that time as well. What I appreciate most about PowerPoint is that the procedure is always the same and so is the output file format. I may not like that procedure, and it might be easier for me to get the finished product I want using another app, but there's something to be said for a reliable and valid process. Other apps and programs often have their own workflow, their own procedure for customizing templates, and often, they will only allow exports in proprietary formats that most of my students or audience members or auditorium computers have never heard of, much less installed. That's a problem. In sum, the best thing about PowerPoint is its reliability.
Cons The thing I hate most about PowerPoint, and indeed all of the Office products for the last decade, is the "ribbon" control strip. I can't stand that format. It's hard for me to see, and harder for me to make use of. Aka YES, it is, in fact, a deal-breaker in my case. Another thing I am not too pleased with is the current pricing of this product; I can understand such a high fee back when they were not only the industry standard but the only game in town. Now, however, there are hundreds of wonderful and useful apps that make beautiful presentation slides much more easily- and all for the price of a glorified coffee. PowerPoint is the price of an espresso machine. This is not to say that I subscribe to the mentality of, "software should be free," or just "I don't want to pay for stuff." It's just that I can't justify the cost in my own work and life, especially since I feel so strongly about the ribbon thing.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 15, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Higher Education, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 6, 2018

“Excellent Presentation Tool”

OverallIn the past few years, I've had colleagues who have told me to use "Prezi" instead of PowerPoint. Although it's a different presentation tool, I do not think it's quality is better than PowerPoint. I think the user is responsible for creating a presentation, and many users do not know the best practices (not overloading slides, too small text, too many transitions, colors that don't work on projection screens) thus a good or a bad presentation is made by the user, not the software. The advantage prezi seems to have is the ability to save it online and pull it up anywhere. I do not yet have Office 365, which may make this easier. Looking through PowerPoint templates online is a big help, and can assist in creating better presentations.
ProsI have used PowerPoint for about 10 years and have evolved the types and styles of presentations I create. It's very effective to have a variety (but not too many) template options, but also the flexibility to create your own custom backgrounds, transitions, color schemes, etc. I don't think most people know how much flexibility is with this software. I recently started using the SmartArt options, which are great and easy way to dress up your information in a more visually appealing format. It takes practice to create more complicated animations and get timing correct, but it is worth it for more interesting and visual presentations. I really enjoy the presenter mode, with the timing option and ability to see the next slide. This was a great upgrade. Looking through the tabs, I see there are many other options that I have not used but look forward to exploring.
ConsI have had some trouble imbedding or linking videos. I had a presentation where the embedded video played, but then ended before the video was finished. I couldn't figure out if this was a maximum time issue. Also, I tried to use the Video > Online Video Option, and found it difficult to find the specific video I wanted to use. Not sure if that has been upgraded since then, as today I tried it again and more easily found it. I struggled to get the videos to playback as part of my presentation. When doing a presentation, sometimes the presentation mode doesn't allow for easy playback of videos either vs. duplicate mode, if you need to click to start the video. Also, sometimes I've had issues in presenter mode if I want to click on a website during the presentation, then getting back to the presentation. Not always sure what the right method is to accomplish that. I think I can work through most of those issues though as I continue to learn the functions/options of PowerPoint.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 6, 2018
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deba o.
IT Support executive
Oil & Energy, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 27, 2018

“Best and only presentation software I have used.”

OverallWith powerpoint, our courses presentations are enjoyable while remote collaboration for slide correction and preview has been enhanced amongst clients and workgroup. With powerpoint, Slide preparation is always almost a flawless.
ProsI have been using powerpoint for 8 years to prepare the presentation for meetings and for course facilitators. My best version yet is the 2016 version and I am finding it hard to update to newer ones. It offers diverse editing options for photo text and even pictures, numerous transition effects and I sometimes feel like am underutilizing it. The newer version should be better than 2016 but I am just comfortable with it. You can insert pages, add and merge audio, video, slides and remove slides as you want. The user has total control over his elements. They have numerous built-in amazing template to choose from. You can even go online to source for more but I hardly do that as the ones built in are good enough for me The ability to add chart directly from the menu has made my job easier. they have reorganized Ribbon menu and it now offers larger toolbar while the Quick Access Toolbar just makes it seamless to change between tools. The makers, Microsoft dishes out reliable support options which are splendid. I once had an issue with the product and I was resolved within 4 minutes via chat. There is even an option to present your slide online from your room for others to view from their browser remotely and is a free service too.
ConsI really would love if I can present my picture slideshow on mobile devices with powerpoint but It does not support it. Slide presentation cannot be viewed on any system without power point installed and cannot be shared and viewed on social media. It should be made to support at least YouTube. Powerpoint for the same reason above is not compatible with MPEG or AVI formats players. Files from this version usually bulk up in size over a few slide pages compared to previous versions. Lower spec systems are a drag with this version. Get at least a 4 gig ram system to use it smoothly. Inserted Audio files do not play automatically during presentation unless you click it first which is good and also bad. The user should be deciding how they want it to function.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 27, 2018
Nathaniel M.
RN
Hospital & Health Care, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 15, 2018

“Best presentation software for windows platforms”

OverallThis has been a tool used in my life since I was in grade school. The evolution of presentations varied greatly over that time. I have seen integrated media, animated slides, advanced templates allowing for various trivia game style presentations and presentations designed to present themselves. PowerPoint has been a staple tool for communication in the same way that email and telephones have been staples to businesses or other organizations. I never found any issue with PowerPoint that was not easy to solve with tools built into the program. Any advanced presentation styles could be found online and easily implemented.
ProsThe best aspect of this software is that it is user friendly. Slideshows come with preset themes with easily alterable color schemes. Integration of media content with or without internet access. Best of all, as a leading software in the market, any PowerPoint presentation can be read on Windows and Mac platforms whereas slideshow programs originating on Mac do not always cross over well to Windows. Use of advanced slides is made simple as they can be downloaded as a new template scheme. One example of this is using PowerPoint to play Jeopardy style trivia to engage the audience. This presentation tool is a staple for education in any setting. Medical professionals' training and conferences, business place meetings and marketing, schools or universities, and as updates and newsletters through email. The versatility is remarkable.
ConsThere is a lack of collaborative features in real time. Currently many features of what Google has introduced with Docs and Slides allow people to work on the go in real time. PowerPoint is more sophisticated than any online platform but if it were to integrate even a few of the collaborative features available to other Microsoft products such as OneNote then there would be nothing to complain about.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 15, 2018
Bonnie M.
educator
Higher Education, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 20, 2018

“PowerPoint”

OverallI work in both business and higher education fields in everything from application software set-up, international communications, or budget timelines to educating teachers in the integration of technology into the classroom from Early Childhood Development up through high school and/or Special Education as well as adult Organizational Management and Leadership, and Business Data and Information Management all of which requires presentations and dissemination of information in an effective and manageable way. Using PowerPoint for all of these needs has truly been a successful venture. With the ability to add graphics, hyperlinks, voice over recordings, embedded videos, music, timed and professional transitions and the options to save as editable presentations, or view only automated slide shows and Digital Stories, I have been able to create robust and interactive presentations that I share on a regular basis. Whether it's a live, in-person presentation, or an emailed or uploaded slideshow or digital story, I can trust that PowerPoint will help me share and educator others.
ProsIn today's technologically infused world I engage daily in both business and higher education fields (both public and private), and I find time after time that PowerPoint (PPT) is my go-to presentation software program! I think its versatility and ease of use (without any formal training) has to be my favorite thing about PPT. I can provide an editable version of a PPT presentation to my students (or staff), or I can provide them with an automated slide show/video that they can simply watch to receive the desired information.
ConsI think if I had to ask for any improvements it would be that the program would automatically prompt the user upon saving the file, if he/she would like to "compress pictures/graphics to reduce the size of the file." I have many students who have complained that they cannot upload their presentations or that it takes was too long for their files to upload into our online classes. This often can be due to the size of their files which can be quite large because of their inserted pictures/graphics. I know to always compress my graphics before saving the file, but even when instructed to do this students will often forget when under the pressure of submitting a graded or important presentation/slide show. I have experienced this with staff and other faculty/colleagues as well. Offering a simple prompt upon saving the file that asks the user "Would like to compress pictures/graphics to reduce the size of your file?" with the same 'Target output' options that are available on the Compress Pictures tool, would save effort, size, and time!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 20, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Airlines/Aviation, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 14, 2018

“It's the presentation standard, if you know how to use it properly”

OverallSince the late 90s. It has continuously been improved, yet it's been the bane of all tortuous training programs. You'll call it death by PowerPoint for good reason. Often is because the user doesn't how to design good training programs. Some of the options that they do provide are over-the-top and unnecessary, especially the sound effects when the slides transition or start. Those things can just go away! Overall though, it's been very helpful and useful with other programs that integrate with PowerPoint, particularly for creating online training courses. For that I have to say I do like PowerPoint a lot. I don't even know of any other options besides PowerPoint. Yes, I know of Google Docs, but it's not the same. Close, but not the same.
ProsOverall it is easy to use and there are a lot of excellent features for animating the presentation, designing layouts, editing of photos, with lots and lots of options.
ConsThe software is good, and they do offer a lot, but many of the features are unknown. Maybe I need to do more reading, but it seems like some features are buried to for deep or in not intuitive locations. Yes, not everything be so easy, because if it's too easy, that means it's only meant for beginners. PowerPoint can be used by beginners and experts. One thing I don't care for, but I suppose it's a necessary evil, is every so often as we've seen, they modify the ribbon. When that gets modified, then it's look for the features all over again. One feature I wish was in it is the ability to make the text in the Notes pane different sizes and fonts. I don't necessarily need all kinds of wild fonts, but at least allow me to use either sorry for Sans Serif and give a few options. Additionally, I don't like that the size is fixed. Sometimes I want to have a bigger font I can't do it, or at least I don't know how to do it. Maybe there is a way, I just have figured it out yet.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 14, 2018
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Maryorie H.
Docente
Education Management, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 14, 2018

“PowerPoint presentation program, dynamic, practical with multi-tools.”

OverallPower Point has allowed me to make presentations with slides, where I develop the content of the classes to transmit them to my students in a dynamic, interactive and with the largest number of applications that makes the transmission of knowledge more practical and easy, and even makes Students are more attracted to the content developed. As a researcher it is a tool used to develop presentations of research results for presentations at academic events. Both as a teacher and researcher this tool has allowed me to develop my presentations according to the target audience, with the use of many applications (texts, photos, images, sounds, videos, tables, graphics, among others), it has allowed me to connect my presentations with other files that interests me at particular times show. It really is a practical tool, and very important for the development of my functions.
ProsWithin the tools offered by Microsoft Office, PowerPoint is an excellent program for presentation with dynamic and attractive slides, which has many types of templates that can be modified and apply designs according to the need to have when mounting a presentation, designs among which you can choose the predesigned ones in the same program or adapt different ones. For the design of the templates you can add texts with different types of letters, sizes and colors, you can also add images, photos, tables, graphics, videos, audios, among others according to the taste, need and user criteria. It also gives us tools to show the presentation as animations, sounds, effects that help to improve the aesthetics of the presentation. Another important aspect is that it allows you to add hyperlinks to connect with other files that may be considered important in some part of the exhibition at the time of showing the presentation. It is easy to save in PC memory and can be reopened and modified if required without any problem, additional can be saved in different formats. It has the option of allowing you to review the slides as they are made, to be corrected in the same process, additional has the view of moderates on the side of the screen. It also allows to add time for the practices prior to the formal presentation, and even to establish and meet the stipulated time for the presentation. It is a very practical program and can be used to present research results, as a help tool in class
ConsPower Point is a tool of daily use in my work as a teacher - researcher and I have never had problems with the use and application of it in the day to day of my duties, I have no objection to the program, rather it seems a tool very valuable in the educational - business environment.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 14, 2018
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Casey J.
Legal Assistant
Construction, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 17, 2018

“The Premium Presentation Program ”

OverallOverall, my lifetime experience with PowerPoint has been great. I have created dozens of PowerPoints and seen thousands. PowerPoint has, more than any other program, improved the way information is disseminated in group settings. Informative business meetings can now be even more so with the help of a slideshow presentation. Class lectures now allow for more retention by placing important points in front of the audience. The digital nature of PowerPoints allows for data to be saved and pulled up later. As well, changes can be made on the fly to adapt a PowerPoint to a specific audience or account for new, ever-changing information.
ProsMicrosoft PowerPoint is the premier application for creating, editing, and reviewing presentation slides. While PowerPoint does come at a price, as opposed to other, free slideshow editing software, the features that are provided justify every cent of the price. Features include basically ever edit/insert imaginable and are intuitive to find. If you have to make a slideshow for any purpose and can afford it, there is no reason to deny yourself this program. Ultimately, there is a reason slideshow presentations are now colloquially referred to as PowerPoints!
ConsFrankly, price is one of the largest issues I have with this product. Given that this is one of the most common, standard-setting applications on the market, it is disappointing to see that there are not many options available when it comes time to purchase. Namely, PowerPoint is not available separately and can only be purchased as part of the Microsoft Office Suite. This program suite includes several other programs, some used frequently while others are not used by me at all, and can only be purchased either annually, or permanently on one device. As a Geek Squad agent, I have helped several individuals set up their PowerPoint software and have found in several situations the setup can be quite a hassle. Specifically, I would input their key code into the program and it would not authenticate their account. This was easily remedied by refunding their product and using a new key, but if someone is setting their account up without support one may run into trouble.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 17, 2018
Brittney C.
Marketing Assistant
Publishing, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: GetApp
August 3, 2018

“Awesome application with endless features!”

ProsI have been using PowerPoint for years for my own presentations and to edit presentations for c-level executives at conferences. I've learned that PowerPoint can do a lot more than I thought. One of its capabilities I love the most is that I can insert vector files from Adobe Illustrator onto a PowerPoint slide and the formatting doesn't change. This is great when someone from sales needs an infographic I previously designed added to their presentation. And when I'm building something from scratch within PowerPoint, there are a lot of design features that allow me to build graphics just as vibrant as those built with an Adobe application. The shapes and icons that are already installed look great, I can format their dimensions to make everything look uniform, the animations are easy to apply to each image or shape, and it's honestly even easier to use than Illustrator. PowerPoint is way more than just text on slides. You can easily create a visually dynamic presentation if you take a closer look at its design features. I love all of them.
ConsThe hardest part about using PowerPoint is when you're trying to create slide templates using the Slide Master feature. The logos, fonts, colors, headers or whatever you use on the template will stay put on the slide unless you go back into Slide Master mode to made edits to the template. But there were times when the person I shared a template with wanted to make a change or remove something from the template to make an especially large graphic fit on a slide. This created extra work for me because PowerPoint's Slide Master mode is a bit difficult to understand and I end up having to go back and help people make changes, which defeats the purpose of having a template. I wish it were easier to use for beginners.
Reviewer Source 
Source: GetApp
August 3, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2018

“No better way to present data to others using a tool other than this”

ProsMicrosoft Powerpoint is one of the best and most sophisticated tool for creating powerpoint presentations. It really helps to put our ideas across by using combinations of different media elements. It is best platform tool used by corporates, education institutes, etc. I personally demonstrate new features to my class students using powerpoint slides. It is easy to design a slide, provide good backgrounds, templates, colors, etc. It is very easy to place text and images on a slide in any place in any manner. Slide animation and individual elements animation really adds a boost to this platform as it can be used accordingly while representing data to others. Slide master helps to set a proper template across all slides and we can use in-built or custom themes too. There are various other features that are provided by MS PowerPoint and it indeed helps a lot in the long run.
ConsPowerPoint has become very outdated although MS Office keeps on updating providing it a bit of new added features. However, those in the technology field would know, the new tool Microsoft Sway launched few years back can also provide almost similar features like the MS PowerPoint, as it is preferred for storyboard telling. MS Office suite is pretty expensive but a value for money for all the features they provide. Macros in PowerPoint is really tough when compared with MS Excel, as they need to be custom programmed instead of being captured and run automatically, making it tougher to use.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2018
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César M.
Petroleum Geologist
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2018

“ This program has been an essential tool in my professional development, I use it since 1996.”

OverallThis software has allowed me to show professional presentations in a short time and thus meet the requirements of the oil business.
ProsWhat I like most about this software is that it is easy to use, it is adaptable to any business and engineering activity, showing graphics, images and text in presentations at a professional level. I have always had the impression that was designed thinking about the oil industry, most of the daily reports and meetings in the oil business use the PowerPoint format, in these are shown specialized schemes and graphics among others. The connectivity feature and direct compatibility with other Microsoft tools such as Exel and Word are very useful and save time in the daily activities and requirements of the oil business. In my place of work daily they request presentations and reports, using PowerPoint we can solve in time. I use this program since my beginnings in the oil industry, back in 1996, it was the PowerPoint95 version, since that time it has been an essential tool in my professional development.
ConsWhat I like least about this software are some graphic limitations in terms of bitmap image resolution and the high use of RAM memory that require the best graphic resolution vector images. Although these features have been improving over time, I would like in the future to be able to compare PowerPoint with a Canvas type tool in terms of the graphic quality of objects and images. Another feature that can be improved is the incompatibility of files generated in more recent versions of the program with older versions.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2018
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Mariana H.
Social Media Manager
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2018

“As a Community Manager, Power Point has become in my best friend, it's very useful for me”

OverallThanks to Power Point I can give an idea to the graphic designer about how I want my design to look, in this way the contents are delivered with greater speed to the clients. In addition, I have learned certain notions of graphic design that have helped me to grow in my profession of Community Management, allowing me to offer a more complete service.
ProsPower Point is very easy to use, it allows me to create presentations with a good visual appeal thanks to its miles of functions to compose image of professional quallity. I can build a contet grid for the Social Media accounts I manage, and in that way I can show my work to my clients in a dynamic way. They really love my job because of that. Nevertheless, what I like the most about Power Point is that I can turn my presentations to PDF, so I can save that content on my Smartphone and schedule all post in an easier way. Power Point its very easy to learn how to use it, you don't really need a guide or something like that. Also, if you are a begginer or you don't have any ideas to start your presentation, this program gives you several template options to choose and make a sucessful job. But wait a minute, I don't only use Power Point for my Social Media content, I used it to create business documents, so that way is easier for the company's graphic designer to build the design for the final presentation. As well, Power Point is very useful for my academic issues, I ussually create the material support for my oral evaluations, and it really helps to keep the attention of my classmates and it makes funny and dynamic a complex subject.
ConsI don't know if this is because of my computer, but sometimes the program gets frozen, just for a few minutes, but the frequency of that problem I can count it with the fingers of one hand, so it's not a big deal. I think I don't have something I like least about this software. I really love all Microsoft products.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 1, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 19, 2018

“PowerPoint contributes in my work environment to transmit ideas and project them in a professional ”

Overall During my studies it was a tool that I could use throughout my career to develop projects and add value to the exhibitions I had to do. In my work, PowerPoint has allowed me to work dynamically for many years and to make known my ideas and different contributions in the activities and projects developed by the institution where I work, as well as in the activities that I carry out as a facilitator of courses in different themes
ProsIt allows to edit and segment information and present it with greater efficiency, clearly and concisely, in order to create a graphical user interface that is effective and maintains the attention of the public during its presentation. One of the elements that most characterizes it is its portability, since it can be moved without any problem, using any web medium or portable storage means. It offers users a range of predetermined templates as well as the ease of incorporating new custom designs, as well as allowing to combine images, animations, videos, texts, sounds and hyperlinks in the presentation that allowed the user to produce a high level presentation. It is a tool that is widely used in the educational field and in the business world, since it allows adding value to the different activities and projects that must be carried out. In its latest updates, the PowerPoint 2016 version emphasizes the functionality of facilitating the collaboration of the work teams, for which a presentation can be accessed and modified at the same time, thus being able to monitor the accesses and define if they are maintained or not changes made by another team member in it.
ConsEven when PowerPoint presentations can be stored on any computer or device, the disadvantage that the file can be affected by a virus or accidentally deleted can be lost if the information is not backed up. But I think it's a problem that occurs on all platforms because when you have permission to create you can also delete. In relation to its portability, a disadvantage is that at the time of its presentation, all the provisions regarding the elements incorporated in the design must be taken, since there may be problems in generating errors if the necessary files are not stored in the system. equipment in which it is going to be carried out, and the compatibility in other equipment is not guaranteed. In the case of the use of hyperlinks in this aspect of portability, it must be verified that the linked data has not been moved and is in the correct location, verifying the access path of that source file, and thus avoiding Problems at the time of the presentation. Another disadvantage that can be mentioned is when saving the presentation, given that its compatibility must be specified for those cases in which it is necessary to work with previous presentations of the program, among them it must be saved in extension .ppt so that it can be visualized in other versions and thus access the functionality in its entirety.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 19, 2018
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Frederic V.
IT Senior Consultant
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 11, 2018

“I work with this software for years now and I use it on a daily basis for various purposes.”

OverallImproved my reputation as IT expert and UX specialist. People call me to design their presentations.
ProsAs IT project manager and Business Analyst, I'm using Powerpoint on a daily basis. It's is very easy to use and powerful. I can start from a blank page and produce a impressive presentation or diagrams very quickly. I particularly appreciate the slide view that helps me to re-order my slides to create my story line. I also appreciate the "hide slide" function that I use to customizemy presentation for specific audiences. The fact that PowerPoint is commonly use in my business sector is also a plus. It's de-facto a standard that people can use to exchange ideas. It's also very easy to find video tutorials and free templates on the web. I also use it for non-presentation tasks like creating Wireframes, UX diagrams, comic strip for communication or small advert pictures that I can use on social media (in jpg format). During the presentation, the presenter view is really great and deserve to be improved.
ConsIf you want to create an impressive presentation, you have to start from a blank page, period. There a no theme that looks great or attractive. When you compare it with Keynote on Mac, it's quite disappointing. So I do it manually and copy paste one of my previous presentations for the layout. Your design could crash when you try to play your presentation on a guest PC. Most of the time due to some missing fonts. I know that you can change the save option to embed it but it is not intuitive and it's easily forget when you are in a rush. Alignement of objects is not always easy. I would appreciate some dynamic guides when I move an item on the page. The file size is often very big. Especially when you start to include images. As previously mentioned, the presenter view is really great and deserve to be improved: bigger fonts for notes and more flexibility in the presenter view layout.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 11, 2018
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P Christopher B.
Office Assistant
Higher Education, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 6, 2018

“This is a Must-Have Program for any Business”

OverallThis has saved me both time and worry in the realm of presentations. It is a must-have for anyone who wants to include a visual with any of their business presentations.
ProsThere are so many pros, it is hard to know where to begin. PowerPoint is chock-full of different features. - Themes are included to give an easy layout for your business presentations - Simple image editing has been included so other programs do not need to be used - Animation, both simple and more advanced, is a breeze in PowerPoint - Transitions between slides can make for a more seamless presentation - PowerPoint supports dual monitors so you as the presenter can see more information than the audience - An export feature allows you to export slides as a PDF or basically any kind of document you could want if you would rather display your information a different way - Text editing is as simple as it is any Word Processing program - While it is feature-heavy, the user interface allows for even beginners to create visually appealing presentations That is a list of just some of the advantages to this software. However, the most important advantage is its speed. I can have a decent presentation created in less than 15 minutes. The amount of time I have saved using this program is certainly shocking, and I have not had to sacrifice quality to do it.
ConsUnfortunately, PowerPoint is included with Microsoft Office, meaning it is certainly not freeware. However, considering its Power (<-- that's a pun if you missed it), it is certainly worth it. On another note, sometimes it becomes difficult to create animations, especially if you are looking for something more complex. While they have done a good job with layout, it can still be time consuming to get everything to look exactly right and to have everything fly in or dissolve exactly when you want it to. Including Videos has been the most difficult hassle, however. For some reason, PowerPoint and videos do not work well together. I cannot tell you the number of times I have seen videos fail during presentations. Maybe I am missing something or not setting it up right, but it should be more consistent about this. This one feature alone, because if its need in today's business world of presentations, is enough to give a quality rating of only 4 stars.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 6, 2018
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Wilson Enrique Á.
Técnico electrónico
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 3, 2018

“Preparation of presentations, functional modeling of web pages and digital catalogs”

ProsPowerPoint is an application used for the creation and distribution of presentations in meetings, courses and events, quite functional and very complete, capable of making simple presentations to very complex designs. I think PowerPoint is a super powerful tool totally underused. It is excellent in the sense that if you do not master specific design programs such as illustrator or Photoshop, and want to create other types of documents such as an ebook or an infographic, you can create your own template, generate the content and then export your presentation as PDF or as an image to share it. It has a huge amount of automatic tools, such as the alignment of objects, the ability to combine them according to the needs, make transparencies for more professional finishes and something very great that has is the ability to create and use keyboard shortcuts in the autocorrector helping us to save weather. It can also be used to create more visual and infographics, filling forms with images. For example, you could create a bar graph, copy it and paste it back as an image, and use it to fill in a silhouette. it gives the ability to add audios and narrationsyo our slides, giving us the possibility to make small editions and a total control of these to unify them with the presentation.Finally, PowerPoint offers a world of possibilities and very useful tools for companies,characterizing it because anyone is able to use it, but if you put a little more effort you can make great slides.
ConsCreating attractive PowerPoint slides can be a task takes a lot of work compared to creating a projected presentation, a whiteboard or other visual materials. Most people do not have time to develop content and then learn how to turn it into a motivating and impressive presentation. If the PowerPoint slides seem rushed or flawed, it could seem that no time was spent preparing, decreasing the effectiveness of the presentation. What appears on the slides is not always what appears in the presentation, the colors and font types displayed on the computer will not necessarily be the same in your presentation.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 3, 2018
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Claudio Ulises S.
Coordinador SISOA
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 28, 2018

“I use it every day, I love it”

OverallPowerPoint always helps me to capture the attention of those to whom I present my material. As Security Coordinator I train and train more than 3000 people per project, in the different branches of my specialty.
ProsI have used Power Point for many years, I use it very well, it is a very easy tool to use with a great variety of predesigned template that facilitates the use, but also gives you all the necessary tools to create them according to your needs, this program has a variety of extensions with which the file can be saved, among which are the native extensions of the program such as PPT which is the extension with which you can edit the slide that is being made and PPS which is the extension with the that the program recognizes the slide and executes it. The PowerPoint is one of the most widespread, versatile, and sensitive programs and has a very extensive range of tools with which you can customize the slides we make, such as: The use of templates; that can be done by the user, in addition to those that are already pre-established, you can enter texts varying the color and size of the letters according to the needs and tastes of the user. You can insert images facilitating a better understanding of what the slide is about and inserting texts to the images complementing the exhibition. It has animation tools, with which you can give effects to texts and images, giving it a better appearance. In the audio you can vary between inserting music, explanations, narrations, or related talks that can be adjusted. Among other.
Cons The disadvantage, the PowerPoint user has gives you the tools to make an excellent presentation, fun, bright, entertaining and interesting among other qualities, but you as a user can make it boring, overloaded with effects with unusual templates, is as creative as you want it to be
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 28, 2018
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Jose de Jesus R.
Gerencia de Área Plataforma Tecnológica
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 27, 2018

“My experience using Microsoft Power Point”

OverallThis software has allowed me to share my experience with a product that has helped me a lot in my professional environment, as well as see the evaluations of other professionals before acquiring it and have a good opinion of them and know their benefits.
ProsI am a user of Microsoft Power Poin which I use daily, it has been a very useful work tool, since I can make presentations with professional quality, not only within the institution where I work as a leader of the Technological Platform but also in other private organizations to which I work giving advice. It seems to me that the tools of text editing, the incoportacion of images, photographs and videos give a great professionalism to this great tool. The effects of transition gives a very attractive option which causes the participants to have their attention to 100% of the subject. Also, the incorporation of Data from Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access complements the information that I want my listeners to be attentive. I can widely recommend the use of this great tool that gives a very important touch to my work, being able to project all the ideas and important concepts of the activity.
ConsAs a regular user of Microsoft Power Point, I can say that one of the few disadvantages that it has is the use of new versions that incorporate functions that when opening or running on a computer with an old version, these wonderful effects are lost. have been used, what we have to do frequently if we want to share is to save for previous versions. Also, it has against this software that we must always be protected with a good anti virus, that protects the operating system from malicious software and that at the time of sharing our presentations is not infected and we cause disloyalty to our colleagues. Something very interesting is not to include too many animations that distract the attention of the participants. Also, the file would be very heavy with a lot of megabits.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 27, 2018
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Thierry J.
Business Administrator
Hospital & Health Care, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 5, 2018

“I use PowerPoint on a daily basis with the objective of creating training content for my team. ”

OverallThis software allows me to really deliver training content to my peers and employees. It is useful even when creating e-learning content using other recording software in tandem with PPT. I believe that it is an absolute requirement to learn and understand how to use Microsoft PowerPoint. The updates and improvements made by Microsoft have really made this product a must use for corporations and single users alike.
ProsPowerPoint is a very straightforward and comprehensive software, when used for the simple task of delivering quick, text-centric content it is a cost-effective and simple tool to use. Users have the ability to create fast and easy to read presentations for a wide variety of purposes. There is a reason why MS. PowerPoint is a standard application and a requirement for most professionals. The application has an added benefit of being accessible on tablets and mobile devices. Another great feature is the "presenter view" which allows the presenter to view and anticipate the content being presented when creating a presentation you can also add comments to further add details to your slide.
ConsPowerPoint's slide-based model is one of the oldest tricks in the book, it is absolutely the simplest format one can think of to deliver content aside from emails. However, in 2018 there are far better options out there such as Adobe Captivate and Camtasia (which has PowerPoint integration). The hyperlinking is faulty at times and can use some improvement. The files can get damaged when transferred, especially via email. Adding audio or video to PowerPoint could prove slightly complicated at times if you are not well versed in how to use it. PowerPoint requires creativity if you want your slides to not be boring.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 5, 2018
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Mariana M.
Analista Control de Calidad
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 28, 2018

“The Power Point Software, has very versatile tools to create presentations in slides and is a progra”

Overall1. Allows you to easily create a brainstorm 2. Provide more energy and visual impact to presentations. 3. You can organize and print the slides in a more efficient way 4. You can organize information thousands of times 5. It helps you not to exceed your length when writing 6. Performs tasks and assignments more quickly 7. Create high quality presentations and you can add, photos, graphics, tables, music, among others 8. You can work together with several users who also make dynamic presentations and you can organize the files to bring the order of the presenters in a very practical and efficient way
ProsIt has several advantages among these are the following: 1. An editor, which serves not only to write text but also to give it the desired format (size, typography, color, alignment). 2. A system that is responsible for being able to insert both photographs and audios and even video files. All these elements that complement and reinforce the textual content. 3. A system that proceeds to show all the content, whatever the type, in an absolutely continuous way. 4. You can insert images that give a better presentation to the slide, making it easier to understand what the slide is about, as well as being able to insert texts to the images complementing the exhibition. 5. It has animation tools, with which you can give effects to texts and images, giving it a better appearance. 6. Make graphics. 7. Add videos and audios.
ConsOne of the biggest disadvantages is: 1. What happens with this software is with the versions with which the original file has been saved and the user that was sent or sent could not view the presentation due to not having the program installed on the computer. 2. It can be saved and sent easily, but there is a risk that it will be damaged by a virus 3. Presentation of ideas hierarchically, which can be a distraction for the audience. 4. It is a presentation that tends to distract the public by the number of movements and does not pay attention to the information that is being delivered
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 28, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 22, 2018

“Old but good”

OverallI have been using this product for years and it gets better and easier with every version. It is dependable and solid. I find it easy to use, and easy to explain to others how to use it (I am considered and expert of this tool in the company I work at). Although some features are hard to find even though they are highly needed - like resizing of files - I still think this is a good tool with high value for money.
ProsPowerpoint is easy to use. Once you understand that the secret is an extensive use of the mouse right click - you can get almost anything done. The color, fonts, sizes and other features behave the same as in all other MS products. So if you ever worked with Word or Excel it is a pretty seamless experience even for beginners. A lot of the available features change according to the item that is currently selected, thus predicting your next steps and needs. This behavior in the product has been improving more and more from one version to the next.
ConsThere is a difference between the product version for Mac and PC. I find the PC version more robust and friendly. Presentations, especially those with a lot of graphics can become very heavy. The feature allowing to reduce presentation size is hidden, and you have to be an advanced user to easily find it. It is still frustrating when you copy slides from one presentation to another and all the design changes. In order to keep the original design you have to know where to look for the "keep original design" command. I have seen this happen many times and waste a lot of people's precious time, all because this feature is hidden. That is a shame.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 22, 2018
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Susan D.
Founder
Design, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 11, 2018

“PowerPoint is my primary design tool”

OverallI'm making this my home business. After 10 years of social media marketing, I've come back to the basics of business and specializing in design projects that primarily utilize PowerPoint. However, it is not stand alone. For example, I sometimes use it in conjunction with online services such as Canva, ColorZilla, and purchased graphic assets from Creative Market.
ProsMost of all, PowerPoint is user-friendly which is my number one criteria for software. I think of all the Microsoft business software, PowerPoint is the easiest to learn, the most fun (because I love design.) And, it's not just for slide shows anymore! Change the size, turn the grids on and you've got powerful design software for any design project. I like the way they've integrated it with the cloud for saving files. This makes it even more versatile from the desktop. The new 'Design' utility in Office 365 is outstanding! I am an ongoing self-taught designer and this new feature has my full attention. I like it!
ConsThis is a big, powerful piece of software that can be cumbersome. It sometimes crashes (which I believe is the reason they have their 'restore' utility on point at all times.) However, I have to interject that it is not as cumbersome as Adobe products that slow my poor little lap top down and makes me pray for a solid state drive. So, if I have to choose between the two, I choose Microsoft. On my home system, it works better. When I worked 8 - 5 in business offices with high-speed internet, there was no noticeable difference between the speed of the two products, but at home, there is a big difference.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 11, 2018
Elena C.
Employee Engagement Manager
Human Resources, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2018

“I use PowerPoint all the time. It is my primary presentation software.”

OverallWe are able to create attractive bespoke presentations for internal use as well as client projects with ease.
ProsI find ppt very easy to use, and have been using it since I can remember. It has all of the essentials I need to create a good looking, professional presentation, and features that make it look like I know a lot more about design than I do. Designing a background by uploading a file and making it transparent, for instance ... looks stellar. Adding in some animation also makes your presentation feel more interactive, but doesn't take much effort at all. The available icons make it look more modern. There are a number of features that contribute to ease of use as well. It is easy to paste graphics/text in (for instance, ours or a client's company logo) and insert other pictures and files. Things are easy to insert, move around, play with, duplicate and edit. I also appreciate that there are templates you can choose when you aren't feeling very inspired. There are usually multiple people who are looking at the same ppt in our company, so the ability to insert comments is also super helpful. All of this being said, I think the software has a lot of other capabilities and functionalities that I have most likely not explored. For instance, every time I ask my Director of Marketing about something related to ppt, she usually shows me something I did not know before, and says that she discovers these features solely by Googling how to do something.
ConsOne thing I would say that I would love to see is some sort of process map feature. When I need to make a very custom process map I use Gliffy, export the diagram, and copy/paste it into my ppt presentation. Also - and this is a big one - for whatever reason, I have a lot of trouble when I am using the Slide Master View to insert a logo which needs to be on every page. I have Googled it, played with it, and always end up doing it manually (as in, pasting our logo onto every single slide). To be honest it drives me NUTS.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 28, 2018

“Support tool in my activity as a Teacher and Analyst of Investments and Business Opportunities”

OverallPortability of ideas, easy to outline and compile content to be exposed to various public, harmony of content, ease of operation, low consumption of resources on the PC and friendly and intuitive operability for the achievement of effective presentations.
ProsI have used PowerPoint as a support tool in my professional activity as a teacher and analyst of investments and business opportunities, finding in its functionality the answer to my didactic, strategic and operative needs for the diffusion of knowledge, the explanation of diverse topics and the schematization of a great variety of contents destined to the visualization of audiences of very varied nature in environments of face-to-face and viirtual learning, as well as in environments of discussion, negotiation and socialization of plans and projects. This allows me to affirm that it is a tool that facilitates team work, the organization of content for its dissemination and the synchronous and asynchronous projection of topics. PowerPoint is a friendly and intuitive software that allows the production and editing of content for both beginner and expert users, providing facilities for the inclusion of images, animations, and a great diversity of multimedia resources. Considering the basic minimums in terms of content organization, color harmony and selection of relevant graphics and images, is an excellent companion in the execution of meetings, classes, tutorials, brainstorming sessions, among other forms of exchange and individual and / or group job with teamworks. In addition, the possibility of exporting the product made with PowerPoint as a video, gives it a plus that can not be ignored, as it obtains greater portability of the resources produced with this tool.
ConsIn some versions, design elements are lost due to incompatibility with previous versions and, mainly, due to incompatibility with free software. Similarly, as a frequent user of the program, I would expect more freedom and openness for the edition of the SmartArts in response to the needs of the users without presenting such noticeable alterations in the proportion and distribution of the graphics that make them up.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 28, 2018
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alfredo r.
ventas
51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 13, 2018

“is a useful and easy to use effective program for school executive presentations and other projects ”

ProsI like this software that can now be used in different operating systems in addition to having user-friendly tools allowing generating ideas and creativity with each of these tools within the software. The ability to download this tool on any device facilitates the creation of executive and school presentation work. The templates that are predetermined are attractive that facilitate the creation of a dynamic graphic and visual content. Recommended for anyone, whether it's for a high school student or a senior executive... In a professional environment, I think it is the simplest and has many features (add-ons) to express any complex idea in a simple way to the end user or in a team meeting. Microsoft PowerPoint is an easy-to-use and powerful program. Continue to improve the program and continue to benefit from these products that allow us to teach others and share details. I have been using Powerpoint for more than 10 years to create presentations in all areas of my life. At work, when I was at school and at home with children. I really like the simplicity of the program and its ability. It makes my presentations fun and interesting due to its features such as animations, color-coded themes and fun templates. Let me start by saying that it is the software of all the educators and presenters (at least in my field) like me. It makes it easy not only to present information professionally, but it can also be used to edit photos, create instructions and format photos and text in
ConsIts license is very expensive, it loses the structure of the slides when it is used in free software. Computers must have a lot of capacity to implement presentations without problems. Your files are very capable. Maybe I can say that this is the problem of Powerpoint:when you want to insert large files as videos, it takes a long time, but I do not know if it is a program or a computer. Although PowerPoint offers many different types of templates for you to use in your presentations, which makes it much easier to create professional-looking slide shows, you can not edit these templates. This has been a big negative for me, since there are many times when I want to use a template but I do not want everything to be included; You may need to delete a graphic or a form, but it is not possible. When you use a template, you must keep the funds the same. This often means that I can not use a template and I have to create my presentation from scratch. From a design point of view, Powerpoint still has a lot to do to increase ease of use. The whole concept of inserting shapes and selecting multiple shapes at the same time to change something like the thickness of the color or stroke is very difficult. I would really like to see an improvement in the design tools they offer in the program, not only to make it easier but also to allow a more complex design to occur. To say that I do not like something about Powerpoint would be false for me, since I do not really see anything i
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 13, 2018
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MILADY D.
Coordinador
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 25, 2018

“Is an excellent program to present a topic in an exhibition in sequence in an organized and dynamic”

Overall It is a tool that facilitates the presentation of the work assigned to me, to expose the results of the activities that are carried out in my work space, where I demonstrate and project with clarity the results and the different alternatives to obtain solutions of the problems that have been presented in the execution of the activities.
ProsI like it because in a slide nothing is arbitrary, everything is relevant, that is, all the elements that make up a slide must have a relationship, a visual connection. In this way the sum of the elements is made part of a whole. In my work there are many presentations of statistics, representation of graphs and tables and this tool makes it possible to insert them so that the results of the project are understood clearly and simply, you can make your presentation something harmonious, placing a template that correspond to what you submit to attract the attention and understanding of the public, combining all the elements that make up your work, there must always be a homogeneity in terms of typography, sizes, colors, as well as other important aspects such as images, transitions and alignments that this tool allows you.
ConsThis tool is used many times because there are many presentations of a specific topic with different groups of individuals interested in this topic, the files can be saved and sent easily, but there is a risk that it is easily damaged because of some virus It must be taken into account that this is one of the most frequent disadvantages and several backups of the information must be carried out.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 25, 2018
F Y.
IT Management Consultant
Information Technology and Services, Self-employed
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
November 3, 2016

“PowerPoint is THE industry standard presentation tool”

OverallI have been using Microsoft PowerPoint since the Office 97 days. I cannot imagine work life without this great tool. The importance of presentation quality cannot be underestimated because it usually provides the first impression about your company, product, or self. 95% of all presentations you see are made with Microsoft PowerPoint. There are over 1 billion PowerPoint users so that right there tells you how great of a product it is. PowerPoint's strength is in its intuitive user interface that follows the look and feel of other Microsoft Office products. So, if you have used MS Word before for example, then you can easily navigate through PowerPoint and create a presentation quickly. For each presentation, you can choose a template theme that defines its color and gives your presentation a consistent and professional look. Microsoft provides a ton of templates to download from within PowerPoint itself right at the welcome screen. As for the presentation elements, your presentation is made of individual slides (pages) and each slide can contain just about any type of material you want like images, text, video, animated GIFs, tables, graphs, etc. Adding any of these elements is as simply as clicking Insert-picture for example. PowerPoint also includes a powerful and equally simple to use animation engine to animate your slide's content (like making text fly in or out) or animate the way slides progress (called Transition effects). One thing most PowerPoint users don't know is that PowerPoint is very often used to create video presentation slides and backdrops for webcasts. There are several high quality professional PowerPoint plug-ins like Camtasia Studio that allow you to turn your presentation into a video with background music, onscreen graphics, and much more. PowerPoint has moved from just a presentation tool into a platform in itself where developers are now creating tools that run on PowerPoint's engine. Checkout iSpring Suite for example which turns PowerPoint presentations into online eLearning courses that are SCORM compliant and can be integrated into most Learning Management Systems. In summary, PowerPoint helps you build strong and professional first impressions about your company and products. It is a very powerful platform with countless features and very powerful 4rd party add-ons. It's worth every single penny you will spend buying it.
ProsTypes of content supported, simple interface, powerful engine, superior quality, stability, support for other Microsoft Office products.
ConsThis is the only software that I cannot think of a single con for!
Recommendations to other buyersPowerPoint is an absolute necessity for any working professional regardless of line of business, you will always find yourself preparing material to show others and there is no better way to do it than in a PowerPoint presentation.
Source: Capterra
November 3, 2016
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Ravinder B.
Consultant
Legal Services, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 3, 2019

“Microsoft power - Think about a presentation powerpoint is the best tool !!!”

OverallPowerpoint presentation are easy to understand, so it saves a lot of time. We used powerpoint based presentation for meetings, trainings and exhibitions as everyone can relate easily to the content presented. Further, it saves a lot of time when you update an old presentation to include some new data.
ProsMicrosoft powerpoint allows you to create simple presentation or slides to much complex presentations (i.e. which include animation/videos) easily. User interface is quite simple and easy to learn. Master slide option allows you to change the template across all the slides. It includes some default templates which you can leverage easily for your presentations. Given that Microsoft powerpoint comes as a by-product in Microsoft office 365 family, so you can store it in the cloud which means your are never away from your presentation. By accessing your office 365 account, you can review, edit and share your presentation any time. Microsoft office 365 has desktop as well as mobile support for Mac or Android, so you can access your presentations on the mobile also. The best thing is that Microsoft has always been improving powerpoint features since its beginning which makes it one of the best software available in the market.
ConsThere is no option to buy standalone powerpoint product, it always comes as a part of bundle in Microsoft office 365. Sometime it becomes difficult to put more content into a slide, so i would say slide space is limited. Security against virus or damage could be an improvement area.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 3, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Design, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 28, 2018

“Simple and Easy to use design software alternative”

OverallI have been using Powerpoint since I was around 10 years old. Back then I was using it to create funny animations (well what I thought were funny at age 10 anyway.) Now I am a Graphic Designer working for a major entertainment company. I have extensive background in pro design suites such as Adobe, but I have found that even in a creative role, Powerpoint is the go to software for creating easily editable templates and tools for other members of my team who do not have the expertise for pro softwares. I can easily design most requested documents in PowerPoint and substitute custom artwork from Adobe into my design. By using PowerPoint I am able to share files for the team to easily update as needed. I would have a lot more work on my hands doing simple updates without it. Oh, and did I even mention this software wasn't even designed for the Print material I use it for?
ProsI am a Graphic Designer who uses Adobe Creative Suite, but I find I need to use Powerpoint to make documents that are easily editable by my peers. I can create presentations, emails, printed artwork, documents, and more right in the PowerPoint software. It truly is a power house of software for basic communication needs.
ConsPowerPoint is really designed for digital presentations, but I use it more for printed publications than anything else! I think the Team at Microsoft needs to look at rebranding PowerPoint into the application it truly is. If they could combine other features of Microsoft Publisher into PowerPoint and rebrand it, it would be such an amazing all in one print and digital design software. This isn't really a negative, but more of a branding and development topic for this application.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 28, 2018
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Sherri J.
Senior Minister
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 27, 2018

“I create power point presentations weekly”

OverallCreate customized presentations to really tell your story. Choose from several prefab slide templates if you don't know how to create your own.
ProsThis software is easy to use. I create a weekly presentation for an online class I teach. I really don't do anything super fancy. I'm proficient in power point but not sophisticated. PowerPoint is great for presentations. Even if you've never used the software, I believe you can figure out how to use its basic features very easily. It's fairly easy to intuit your way through the program. One of the features I like is the ability to hide slides. I may reuse a presentation for a different audience and I don't want to create a new presentation but I also don't want to use all the slides I'd used before. I can easily hide slides that I don't need and bring them back when I do need them. Another feature I like is the slide show mode. I'm able to have each individual slide fill the entire screen for a presentation. I'm generally using it for online presentation. There are hidden buttons in the lower left hand side of the slide that allow me to go backwards and forwards in the absence of a clicker. Finally, you really can create any style presentation you want. I tend to use the prefab presentations offered in the templates. But with a budget or some know how you can create a really awesome presentation that wows your audience.
ConsWhat I like least about the software is probably not Microsoft's fault. I see really fancy presentations and I never find those templates when I'm creating the presentation. I don't know if I need to go to a special site or what. There's also a ton of functionality that I'm missing out on because I don't fully know how to use the software. I could probably benefit from a Lynda.com course to fully understand what this program can do.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 27, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 14, 2019

“Business essential if not boring”

OverallI have used PowerPoint in both academia industry for about 20 years now. In that time, I've seen everything from disorganized, fragmented notes masquerading as a presentation tool to visuals and accompanying text that could hold their own in an art museum. This tool gives everything you need to create effective presentations but cannot do the presenting for you.
ProsPowerPoint is the gold standard for creation of presentation materials. The feature-set is highly extensive and gives everything needed to create attractive presentations.
ConsI imagine we have all been trapped in a meeting where the presenter is simply reading PowerPoint slides to their audience--because of these experiences, audiences can be dismissive of presentations when they learn that PowerPoint will be used. In my eyes, this is not an issue with PowerPoint itself but rather ignorance of principals for effective public speaking. Depending on a PowerPoint as the core of any presentation is setting up for failure--the real magic comes in engagement with your audience; the slides should only be something to help you illustrate your point. In other words, PowerPoint is just a TOOL for presentations, not a self-contained presentation. I would like to see improved version control with SharePoint. We produce a similar deck tailored for each client on a monthly cadence. The ability to easily apply a 'view' on a master presentation so that it is tailored for a particular customer would be very useful. The slide master lets this happen from a cosmetic perspective, but to adjust filters on the accompanying charts and graphs would take it to the next level. Powerpoint's drawing utilities are not on par with dedicated graphic design software such as MS Visio. In particular, the snap-to settings can behave strangely and make it tough to draw and perfectly straight/perpendicular lines when drawing objects with multiple lines on one edge.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 14, 2019
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Shayne H.
Director of Sales
Internet, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 19, 2019

“The only presentation tool I've used my entire life!”

OverallI've used PowerPoint from the time I was in Middle School. I was introduced to the application when I had to create a presentation on the ill-effects of smoking back in the 6th Grade. Since then, till this day, I'm still loyal to the application and I have mastered it. PowerPoint has been an integral part of my life and will continue to be.
Pros1) Time/Place Utility: You can easily download and use PowerPoint virtually anywhere! Plus, it's highly likely that you'll find PowerPoint in most professional settings, if not all of them. 2) An Aide to your Narratives: With the average human attention span being about 9 to 10 seconds, PowerPoint lets you create visual presentations that will aide your narration and reduce the element of boredom. It can also lead to an increase in the concentration power of your audience and can facilitate an engaging exchange between you and your audience. 3) Highlight what is important: Powerpoint lets you insert images, alter their size, move them across a slide and many other things. But what's even better is that you can add pointers or shapes to highlight specific key information from your slide. 4) Animation: Too much of animation is a bad thing, but you can animate pointers, shapes or any sort of information, in order to draw the attention of your audience to key information. 5) Hand-Outs: PowerPoint lets you print hand-outs and give them to each participant so that your audience can follow up or track where you in your presentation. Not only does it help people with weak vision (probably those who sit far away) but it can also increase the retention power of your audience as they can go through it much later. 6) Dual Monitors: PowerPoint has a 'dual monitor' option where you can see more information in one monitor as opposed to what your audience sees in the other monitor.
Cons1) Distraction: If you don't strike a balance between your presentation and your narratives, chances are that your audience may get distracted by the elements of your presentation and lose track of what you are saying at the moment. But this is a personal factor and there's nothing much that can be done by PowerPoint for this.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 19, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 16, 2018

“Still One of the Best Presentation Tools on the Market”

ProsMicrosoft PowerPoint is a well-featured and easy to use program for creating and presenting presentations. PowerPoint makes it very easy to create visually appealing presentations with its templates, transitions, animations, and SmartArt. The interface is capable without being too cluttered and makes it easy to quickly create and reformat slides. After creating a presentation, there are a variety of formats for exporting to both digital and physical media, which I believe is one of the best features of the program. For example, a .ppsx file can be created that will automatically boot to the slideshow after opening, or a presentation can be printed out in 6 slides per page with space for annotations. PowerPoint also integrates with other programs in the Microsoft Suite such as Excel and Publisher where excel and publisher charts and graphics can easily be transferred over..
ConsPowerPoint is paid software and typically part of the Microsoft Office Suite. This means that you must seriously consider the benefits of using PowerPoint over an option like Google Slides, which may not have some of the features but is offered for free. Competitors like the ones found in the Google Suite also have some more features that are either on Google due to it being on the cloud. This includes autosaving and collaboration, easy embeds of online images and videos, and being able to use the Google Sheet on any platform.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 16, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Medical Practice, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2018

“Proven Presentation Tool”

OverallYou really can't go wrong with PowerPoint and if you own a business, you should expect to have it on your computers. You'll either need it to present to your employees and colleagues, or other companies will send reps who will assume you have the program as well.
ProsPowerPoint has been tested and tried as a proven presentation tool for decades now. The best thing about PowerPoint is the ability to customize slides in so different ways for so many different settings. You can embed videos into specific slides and have the video play in the program; you can place markers to note in what order each line of words or each photo pops up as you click the presenter button; you can make texts easily visibly by adding shadows and text art; you can make images rotate with clicks of buttons; the list is endless. I've used PowerPoint for presentations for work (both simple and complex presentations), for board meetings, for church worship slides, etc. It is also very simple to copy and paste slides from previous PowerPoint files into new ones. If you save the file into a flash drive and carry it around with you, it can easily be opened in a majority of computers wherever you travel. You cannot go wrong with PowerPoint.
ConsThe basic functions of PowerPoint are pretty simple to learn, but the more complex functions require a little bit of a learning curve. For example, embedding videos to play when you get to the slide and clicking on it took me a little longer to figure out. In addition, because PowerPoint (Microsoft Office) often updates their software into new versions, sometimes older files do not carry over well into the newer versions. This has been a little annoying because it requires a little bit of time and fine tuning to correct the positioning of pictures and fonts in some files.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2018
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Lana S.
Business Development Manager
Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 7, 2018

“Most effective and fascinating way of presenting information.”

OverallOverall it is absolutely right to say that power point is considered to be the backbone of my work, without it my work would have been rather difficult enough. I have been taking help out of it since when I was a student; I kept on using at all levels. For me PowerPoint has a big part behind my every success.
ProsIf I have to write about positive aspects they are really uncountable, the most fantastic tool that consist of numerous editing tools in order to make presentation more and more colorful. It is the most reliable and preferable application for crating professional presentations. PowerPoint is much highlighted product of Microsoft that keeps much value in our lives. Like this is the product we use and by the help of it we try to attract others towards our actions. It is full featured tool and it also comes with unbelievable shortcut commands for making our work easier and faster. It is all about the best quality product.
ConsI am fully satisfied with this outstanding software. I feel really difficult to find any cons. One of the thing that I consider not a major problem is that, sometimes when I prepare my presentation and try to save my work in different formats here the issue comes, while saving work in PDF file it breaks the file and gives an error. But after some attempts I receive the correct response. Well this is the issue I had but not a major issue. I do not go against this product because I have a strong connection with PowerPoint and I have to depend on it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 7, 2018
Gabrielle A.
Student
Research, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 6, 2018

“My go to tool. ”

OverallEvery time I use PowerPoint, I find another useful tool. Although I consider myself au fait with the software, I could clearly have some pointers on it to understand its full potential.
ProsPowerPoint is my go to presentation software. It is user friendly and does everything I need it to. I like multiple features of PowerPoint but some worth mentioning include the tools for timing, the slide transition features and the ready made themes. Often, I use PowerPoint for images. I like to edit and play with images in PowerPoint because it is not as tedious as doing this in Word. I always insert my screenshots into PowerPoint for example. I like that it has no bugs and is seamless in its screen view. I can rely on PowerPoint to not go wrong during important presentations. Given that most people use Microsoft office, PowerPoint files are widely accepted, especially in academia. I like this because when I see presentations in conferences, I notice certain aspects that I would be able to do for my own produced presentations.
ConsFor me, one particular thing that bothers me is attached files. It is frustrating that if giving a presentation that had a video in it to play (or a recording), I need to ensure that that file path has been set for it to work. Too many times I have seen presentations using PowerPoint where the presenters have been unable to play their media. Additionally, I do not appreciate the high costs to receive Microsoft office. If it weren't for me being a student, I would struggle to equip my computer with this software. Luckily, they offer student discount and some universities offer the suite, but what about those who need such a productive software but cannot afford it? Even if older versions were offered to these people, it would be helpful. The basics is all one needs.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 6, 2018