What Is Presentation Software?

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Presentation software is a type of computer application that allows the user to present information using text, images, audio and video content. The information is arranged in a slide show, which can be set to advance frames by clicking a mouse or to run automatically by timer.

Presentation software is used in both educational and business settings to allow presenters to keep their audience focused on the message being delivered by using a format that appeals to different learning styles. There are both free and paid versions of presentation software available, with both OpenOffice and Microsoft Office containing particularly robust presentation applications.