How to Use and Edit the History Timeline PowerPoint Template

by Chillibreeze on September 3, 2012

Robert Gaskins invented PowerPoint; he managed the design and development of PowerPoint as a startup where it attracted the first venture capital investment ever made by Apple Computer.
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PowerPoint was first released for Macintosh in April 1987; soon after, it became the first significant acquisition ever made by Microsoft. http://blog.indezine.com/2012/08/powerpoint-at-25-conversation-with.html

The initial release was called “Presenter“, developed by Dennis Austin and Thomas Rudkin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerpoint

1984: Dennis Austin was the first architect who designed the PowerPoint program http://blog.indezine.com/2012/08/powerpoint-at-25-conversation-with.html

1986: Thomas Rudkin joined him in, and they developed all of the PowerPoint 1.0 software http://blog.indezine.com/2012/08/powerpoint-at-25-conversation-with.html.

1987: “Presenter” was renamed to “PowerPoint” due to problems with trademarks, the idea for the name coming from Robert Gaskins http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerpoint

Major versions over first five years, 1987 to 1992:

1987: PowerPoint 1.0 – made black-and-white overheads http://blog.indezine.com/2012/08/powerpoint-at-25-conversation-with.html.

1988: PowerPoint 2.0 (for Mac) – added color 35mm slides http://blog.indezine.com/2012/08/powerpoint-at-25-conversation-with.html

1990: PowerPoint 2.0 (for Windows)- added color 35mm slides http://blog.indezine.com/2012/08/powerpoint-at-25-conversation-with.html

1992: PowerPoint 3.0 (for Mac and Windows) – added video effects so video could replace “multimedia” shows http://blog.indezine.com/2012/08/powerpoint-at-25-conversation-with.html

2003: PowerPoint 2003 (version 11) added New animation effects and animation schemes http://academic.scranton.edu/department/training/ms-ppintro.html http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Features_of_Microsoft_PowerPoint_2003

2007: PowerPoint 2007 (version 12) added SmartArt and effects like shadow, reflection, 3-D etc http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/what-s-new-in-microsoft-office-powerpoint-2007-HA010074226.aspx

2008: PowerPoint 98 (8.0: for Mac OS classic) – added Enhanced graphics capabilities http://www.macworld.com/article/1131597/powerpoint2008.html

2010: PowerPoint 2010 (version 14) – added PowerPoint To Video Conversion http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/microsoft-office-powerpoint-2010-whats-new/

2011: PowerPoint 2011 14.0 (for Mac OS X) – added a new Arrange Slide feature, Online collaboration and sharing http://grok.lsu.edu/article.aspx?articleid=15008 http://www.macworld.com/product/671499/microsoft_powerpoint_2011_for_mac.html

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