Death by PowerPoint is a much bandied-around saying that is hugely unfair to a very slick piece of software. It’s not the fault of PowerPoint that you had to sit through a boring presentation – it was surely the fault of the presenter themselves. In fact, PowerPoint does a lot to make most presentations more interesting, easier to understand and easier to grasp the salient points of the discussion. But PowerPoint isn’t all about creating learning materials and marking pitches – it has a range of other more creative uses, especially with the 2016 version taking it up a notch or two. Need to entertain your grandchildren? Then use PowerPoint to create a comic book using their favourite cartoon characters. Want to start plotting your family tree? PowerPoint’s SmartArt graphics can help you visualise your genealogy, making it simple to explain to other family members, no matter how complex the relationships are within your lineage.
PowerPoint 2016 - a capable application improved to extend versatility