Included and intuitive
October 20, 2020

Included and intuitive

Adam Cain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Powerpoint

We use PowerPoint to visually communicate in most of our meetings from team level up to corporate level. It helps drive home key points in a meeting and provide visuals that help data make sense. As an included part of the Microsoft Office Suite it works well with other apps such as Excel for utilizing charts and graphs.

Pros

  • Animations of objects on a single slide
  • Transitions from slide to slide
  • Dynamic sizing of fonts to make items fit

Cons

  • Video backgrounds rather than stills that can continuously play from one slide to the next
  • Wizards to create templates as that part is not intuitive
  • Ability to link text from one slide to the next like Publishers ability to bleed over from one text box into a next
  • Reduces printing costs as you can view data on screen in a room rather than flipping thru pages of information.
  • Helps control meeting flow reducing time wasted off topic
Looked at some free open source but in the end stick with Powerpoint because it is part of Microsoft Office and supported when issues arise.
I have never had to use the actual support. Most of my questions are "how to" questions and there is a rich internet full of users sharing their tips and tricks with this application. Sometimes I find the answers on Microsoft support site but often I don't
Very intuitive interface especially if you are familiar with tools like Word and Excel.

Do you think Microsoft Powerpoint delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Microsoft Powerpoint's feature set?

No

Did Microsoft Powerpoint live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Microsoft Powerpoint go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Microsoft Powerpoint again?

Yes

It is well suited for factual information sharing. It is not well suited as a full presentation package for church needs as it lacks the ability to use video feed as background, import lyrics, etcetera.

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