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Over the years, PowerPoint has gone through a number of graphic improvements. Our goal is always to provide the best environment for you to visualize and communicate your ideas. At the beginning of this release, we looked at how advancements in motion graphics have transformed visual storytelling in broadcast TV and movies. We knew we wanted to bring the same capabilities to presentations.
For PowerPoint 2010, we are making the biggest visual update to Slide Show in nearly a decade. PowerPoint's graphics engine is completely rebuilt using DirectX. Everything in slide show (text, shapes, animations, and more) is rendered in full 3D using your machine’s graphics card. Over the next few weeks, we’ll show you how to use PowerPoint 2010’s new tools and effects to improve your presentation.
As we like to say here at PowerPoint, if a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a video is worth at least 24,000 per second:
- Jason Zhao and Christopher Maloney
Program Manager, PowerPoint Slide Show
August 25, 2009
Is there a source .pptx file to download?
Wow.. my KeyNote application has been able to do EVERYTHING you guys just demoed for a few years and it didn't cost me $500. So it MS' business strategy no just wait for Apple then copy what they create but be sure to add in a healthy dose of bloat and MS interface kludge for good measure. Like the poster above... where's the source file?
@Vojtěch Zicha & Non Believer: Stay tuned because we're going to show you how to create these effects using the new PowerPoint in a series of future posts. @Non Believer: The great thing about PowerPoint 2010 is that it will run very smoothly even on a very cheap Netbook PC (~ $300) – which overall costs significantly less than the hardware and operating system required to run the application you mention above. Office also includes a full suite of very powerful software to run your entire business, which in the long run will save you lots of money. Furthermore, many of the core Office 2010 applications will be available for free on the web to everyone in the world. It's hard to beat $0 for some of the best and most reliable productivity software ever written. In the end, it's not about who's first. The important thing is that we're enabling everyone to create high-quality presentations which in turn enable a higher level of self-expression. You are free to use whatever software you like, and we hope you'll see that there are a lot of great reasons to use PowerPoint. -Christopher Maloney
Not an impressive video at all. I would rather have founded this video impressive, if, at the end, it did not have slide saying it was done by ppt 2010. Rather than that, the presenter presses escape, yields the ppt 2010 GUI and changes a certain aspect (i.e. add a final slide) and put the slide show back running on the screen. That would take some breaths away. Come on, wonderful product, be creative . .
@ abbasa When we said the entire thing was created using PowerPoint 2010, we really meant everything *including* the video that you just watched. To be clear, this video is *not* a screen capture. @ Billy As you can tell from my response to abbasa, yes, you will be able to save these files as a video. Stay tuned to see how. @ question Yes, take a look at video in this post: blogs.msdn.com/.../the-new-powerpoint-media-experience.aspx
Hi Guys, I really like the stuff that is possible to create with Powerpoint 2010, but for my understanding, why did you guys create a demo that looks like something that was created by Apple /w keynote?
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@ Martien I actually see the comparison with Keynote as a good thing. We've heard from customers that there were a number of things that Keynote was doing better than we were. We took this feedback to heart and spent some of our resources this release responding to that feedback. So when I hear that we're just like Keynote, I actually take that as a compliment: not only does it mean we succeeded in our endeavors here, but it also means we're generating great looking output. I see it as a win-win for everyone. That said, we've also made a number of improvements in PowerPoint that are unique to our product. I suspect that the Keynote guys are busy going over our technical preview and tweaking their plans. All in all, this is great for customers: each team pushes the other to do better. Please keep the feedback coming. We're listening. Shawn Villaron
Group Program Manager, Microsoft Office PowerPoint
I really like it! Keep up the good work.
How long did it take to make that video using PowerPoint 2010?
Loved it. As a heavy user of PowerPoint I am looking forward to taking this thing out for a drive. Keep up the good work.
@ Patrick The video was created in an afternoon. Glad you liked it :).
Is this stuff in the technical preview already? As far as I can tell the UI for animations hasn't changed at all (in terms of timeline, etc.) Also, slide show mode appears to run jerkier than before, so I'm hoping the DirectX engine isn't in yet...
It's great to see all these Keynote 2003 features integrated into PowerPoint. I think what is to remember is not the “what a nice rip-off” part but the “now this 98% of computer users have access to those features” part. Be it a mere copy of other work or not, this does results in a big improvement of PowerPoint, and this does is a lot of work done.
Some animations lack the “sweetness” of the original — hard to tell what it is exactly though — but overall the result is nice.
I have to be a bit negative on two points though:
First, the application I mentioned above was/is relying on core system technology designed to render graphic compositions very efficiently, if I got it right — it means that it was indeed able to run on not-so-high configurations (by 2003's standards).
Second the graphical “theme” here is really Apple keynote-ish. While background gradients, white text, white backgroundless charts and clear slides with few words are indeed generic and follow good rules of slide-making, the particular combination you used is clearly Apple's own style. The problem here is that it's difficult to know how to understand it — is it a provocation? an error, like what these kids copying their neighbor's name along with the test's content were doing? something else entirely? This use of the graphical style distracts Keynote-aware persons and finally lower the perception of the quality of what you did. Because overall, this is really good work, and will finally allow a lot of people to create good-looking presentations without having to purchase an expensive machine. So… thumbs up.