Presentation program

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A presentation program is a software package used to display information in the form of a slide show.wikipedia
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Slide show

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A presentation program is a software package used to display information in the form of a slide show.
Slide shows are sometimes still conducted by a presenter using an apparatus such as a carousel slide projector or an overhead projector, but now the use of an electronic video display device and a computer running presentation software is typical.

Hewlett-Packard

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The first commercial computer software specifically intended for creating WYSIWYG presentations was developed at Hewlett Packard in 1979 and called BRUNO and later HP-Draw.
The HP 2640 series included one of the first bit mapped graphics displays that when combined with the HP 2100 21MX F-Series microcoded Scientific Instruction Set enabled the first commercial WYSIWYG Presentation Program, BRUNO that later became the program HP-Draw on the HP 3000.

Bruno (software)

BRUNO
The first commercial computer software specifically intended for creating WYSIWYG presentations was developed at Hewlett Packard in 1979 and called BRUNO and later HP-Draw.
BRUNO was the first commercial computer software program for creating presentations (Presentation program) using a WYSIWYG user interface.

Film recorder

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As these programs became more common in the late 1980s several companies set up services that would accept the shows on diskette and create slides using a film recorder or print transparencies.
The terms "slide" and "slide deck" are still commonly used in presentation programs.

VCN ExecuVision

The first software displaying a presentation on a personal computer screen was VCN ExecuVision, developed in 1982.
VCN ExecuVision was the first presentation program for the personal computer.

Audience response

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Certain presentation programs also offer an interactive integrated hardware element designed to engage an audience (e.g. audience response systems, second screen applications) or facilitate presentations across different geographical locations through the internet (e.g. web conferencing).
Systems for co-located audiences combine wireless hardware with presentation software, and systems for remote audiences may use telephones or web polls for audiences watching through television or the Internet.

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Software

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A presentation program is a software package used to display information in the form of a slide show.

Genigraphics

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Early presentation graphics software ran on computer workstations, such as those manufactured by Trollman, Genigraphics, Autographix, and Dicomed.

Dicomed

Early presentation graphics software ran on computer workstations, such as those manufactured by Trollman, Genigraphics, Autographix, and Dicomed.

Slide projector

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Originally these programs were used to generate 35 mm slides, to be presented using a slide projector. The "slide" analogy is a reference to the slide projector, a device that has become somewhat obsolete due to the use of presentation software.

Floppy disk

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As these programs became more common in the late 1980s several companies set up services that would accept the shows on diskette and create slides using a film recorder or print transparencies.

Transparency (projection)

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As these programs became more common in the late 1980s several companies set up services that would accept the shows on diskette and create slides using a film recorder or print transparencies.

Liquid-crystal display

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In the 1990s dedicated LCD-based screens that could be placed on the projectors started to replace the transparencies, and by the late 1990s they had almost all been replaced by video projectors.

Video projector

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In the 1990s dedicated LCD-based screens that could be placed on the projectors started to replace the transparencies, and by the late 1990s they had almost all been replaced by video projectors.

John F. Dunn

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The first microcomputer-based presentation software was Cromemco's Slidemaster, developed by John F. Dunn and released by Cromemco in 1981.

Cromemco

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The first microcomputer-based presentation software was Cromemco's Slidemaster, developed by John F. Dunn and released by Cromemco in 1981.

Microsoft PowerPoint

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PowerPoint was introduced for the Macintosh computer in 1987.
Microsoft PowerPoint (or simply PowerPoint) is a presentation program, created by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin at a software company named Forethought, Inc. It was released on April 20, 1987, initially for Macintosh computers only.

Macintosh

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PowerPoint was introduced for the Macintosh computer in 1987.

Pamphlet

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Presentation programs can either supplement or replace the use of older visual-aid technology, such as pamphlets, handouts, chalkboards, flip charts, posters, slides and overhead transparencies.

Obsolescence

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The "slide" analogy is a reference to the slide projector, a device that has become somewhat obsolete due to the use of presentation software.

Image file formats

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The slides can also be saved as images of any image file formats for any future reference.

Clip art

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Many presentation programs come with pre-designed images (clip art) and/or have the ability to import graphic images, such as Visio and Edraw Max.

Edraw Max

Many presentation programs come with pre-designed images (clip art) and/or have the ability to import graphic images, such as Visio and Edraw Max.

Flickr

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Some tools also have the ability to search and import images from Flickr or Google directly from the tool.