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PowerPoint/Keynote/Google Presentation

Overview

Applications like PowerPoint, Keynote and Google Presentation are designed to create a sequence (often referred to as a "stack" or "deck") of "slides."  These slides can contain, text, images, audio and video.

Quickstart

There is good online document of all these applications.  For information on how best to use these tools in presentations, see:

How Do I...? > Presentations > Create a Presentation

Powerpoint

Custom Gudes > Quick Reference

Lynda Tutorial > Movies > PowerPoint

PowerPoint is available for both Macs and PCs, but there are difference, particularly with respect to audio and video.  For more information on these differences, see:

OfficeHelpForMac > PC to Mac and Back

Keynote

KeyNote is a Mac only desktop application.  KeyNote can import and export as PowerPoint and PDF

KeyNote Tutorial

Google Presentation

Google Presentation is a web application that is part of Google Apps.  As such it works the same on Macs and PCs.  Presentations created with Google Presentation can also be downloaded in PowerPoint and PDF format

Google Docs Help > Presentations