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Gaskins says that he thought of "PowerPoint", based on the product's goal of "empowering" individual presenters, and sent that name to the lawyers for clearance, while all the documentation was hastily revised.
I said, "Bill, I think we really ought to do this;" and Bill said, "No, no, no, no, no, that's just a feature of Microsoft Word, just put it into Word. And I kept saying, "Bill, no, it's not just a feature of Microsoft Word, it's a whole genre of how people do these presentations.
When PowerPoint was released by Forethought, its initial press was favorable; the Wall Street Journal reported on early reactions: The New York Times reported: Forethought makes a program called PowerPoint that allows users of Apple Macintosh computers to make overhead transparencies or flip charts.
Forethought would remain in Sunnyvale, giving Microsoft a Silicon Valley presence. The unit will be headed by Robert Gaskins, Forethought's vice president of product development.
Microsoft's president Jon Shirley offered Microsoft's motivation for the acquisition: Forethought was first to market with a product in this category. This was at first an alternative to overhead transparencies and 35mm slides, but over time would come to replace them. Please assume that we stay ahead in integrating our family together in evaluating our future strategies—the product teams WILL deliver on this.
The move from bundling separate products to integrated development began with PowerPoint 4. The integration is so good, you'll have to look twice to make sure you're running PowerPoint and not Word or Excel.
Succeeding versions of PowerPoint introduced important changes, particularly version New development techniques shared across Office for PowerPoint have made it possible to ship versions of PowerPoint for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and web access nearly simultaneously,[ citation needed ] and to release new features on an almost monthly schedule.
Jeff Raikes, who had bought PowerPoint for Microsoft, later recalled: PowerPoint was used for planning and preparing a presentation, but not for delivering it apart from previewing it on a computer screen, or distributing printed paper copies.
Robert Gaskins, one of the creators of PowerPoint, says he publicly demonstrated that use for the first time at a large Microsoft meeting held in Paris on February 25,by using an unreleased development build of PowerPoint 3.
Although the PowerPoint software had been used to generate transparencies for over a decade, this usage was not typically encompassed by common understanding of the term. In contemporary operation, PowerPoint is used to create a file called a "presentation" or "deck"  containing a sequence of pages called "slides" in the app which usually have a consistent style from template mastersand which may contain information imported from other apps or created in PowerPoint, including text, bullet lists, tables, charts, drawn shapes, images, audio clips, video clips, animations of elements, and animated transitions between slides, plus attached notes for each slide.
A smartphone remote control built in to PowerPoint for iOS optionally controlled from Apple Watch  and for Android  allows the presenter to control the show from elsewhere in the room.
In addition to a computer slide show projected to a live audience by a speaker, PowerPoint can be used to deliver a presentation in a number of other ways: In practice, however, presentations are not always delivered in this mode.Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Microsoft Office language packs serve the needs of people who want to use Microsoft Office in languages other than English which is the default. It is useful especially for people who either want to use Office in their own language or want to use a multilingual setup so that they can work with multiple languages at the same time in Office installation.
Jul 31, · In Word one has the option of choosing displaying/editing Hindi numerals.
But in Powerpoint (same release) one can only display/edit Arabic numerals. In the Options Menu there is no tab for Complex Scripts, and under fonts the complex script option is for general font choice.
The ARABIC function syntax has the following arguments. Text Required. A string enclosed in quotation marks, an empty string (""), or a reference to a cell containing text. PowerPoint was created at Microsoft's Graphics Business Unit in Silicon Valley over the five years ‒, where I was the head of the new Microsoft group during that entire period.
The Home tab of Microsoft PowerPoint has outlining options that include Roman numerals, located in the Home tab's Paragraph section.
You can select the default Roman numeral setup for your outline, or you can go a step further and customize the appearance of the numerals.