PowerPoint Is Not Word or Excel

Created: Tuesday, September 14, 2010, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 7:53 am



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Many bad presentations are a result of not using PowerPoint as a slide creation tool at all. Does that sound like a cryptic statement? Then let me encrypt it for you: many PowerPoint users just think of PowerPoint as an extension to Word and Excel, the other program that Microsoft included free of cost in the Office box.

It gets worse. Not only do some users believe that PowerPoint is like Word or Excel, they even use it that way. Imagine approaching PowerPoint with a Word or Excel approach? Since Microsoft has kept the interface in all these three programs so similar, Word and Excel users are comfortable with PowerPoint from the minute they start using it. In fact, some of them don’t even notice that they are not using Word or Excel!

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Why do people use PowerPoint like an extension of Word or Excel, and end up creating slides that are akin to PowerPoint disasters?


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