PowerPoint: Making presentations and posters

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PowerPoint is the presentation software part of Microsoft Office suite. It allows you to create slides and combine these into a presentation. You can include different kind of material: text, images, diagrams, sound, video. PowerPoint will allow you to control the design of the slides and the transition between them in many different ways. You can also use PowerPoint for designing conference posters.

PowerPoint is made available as part of the Microsoft Office suite and also sold separately.


This task will give you a flavour of how PowerPoint might be used in your research. You can try this task on your own, although it was designed to be done in a classroom with a teacher to support you.

For this task, you will need PowerPoint (version 2007 or later) software installed on your computer. Talk to your IT support person about this.