The software program PowerPoint (PP) is synonymous with on-screen presentations. This is not surprising as this is an area where it excels. The range of use for PP is the surprising part. Read on to learn 5 ways that PP can be used in your business.


 

1.PowerPoint Informational and Infographic Videos

PowerPoint is a powerful visual program for creating infographics. You can import vector iconographic images and change colours, fonts and shapes at the touch of a button. The animation of these infographics using PowerPoint’s slide transitions and object animation functions is less common. Creating a well designed infographic in PP is a powerful way to convey a message to your audience. PowerPoint’s ability to export slides as videos means that your infographics can become internal ‘explainer’ videos.

Here are some examples of infographic videos created in PP.

 

 

2. Product ‘explainer’ videos

Need a video on how to use a software product? You can create one in PP. The in-built animations make it easy to create an ‘explainer’ video while still being fully editable. You can change branding (fonts, text, shapes, colours) easily using PP.

Here are some example of product ‘explainer’ videos created entirely using PP.

 

 

3. Testing webpage designs interactively

One way to test a web page or user-interface is to create it as a PP file. You can give your client an interactive experience using the UI program before you do any of the time-consuming coding. PowerPoint’s availability on tablets and mobile phones allows you to create interactive UI examples to test on multiple platforms.

Here is a video on how you can use PP as an interactive tool. This video was made entirely using PP.

 

4.PDFs for your website

PDF files that are downloaded from websites look like they are just on-screen presentations saved as PDFs. There is an alternative though. You can set up PP slides that look like magazine pages. You can create beautifully designed PDFs by using general graphic design layout techniques. No one will ever suspect that they were created in PowerPoint!

PowerPoint, 5 Surprising Ways to Use PowerPoint in Your Business

5. Everyday print design

You can also create print documents in PowerPoint. However, the colour grade can be an issue when creating print documents in PP. PowerPoint uses the RGB spectrum. Although this is less important for in-house printing, commercial printers generally use CMYK ink, which is a different colour make-up. You can, however, use the Adobe plug-in to export and print a high-resolution PDF in CMYK format.

Here is a video showing the advantages of using PP as a printing tool. It was made only using PP.

 

 


 

One other way PP is used is for temporary office signage. Click the below link to download the free office signage templates, created in PowerPoint.

 


 

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