Monday, January 25, 2010

Free Microsoft PowerPoint Download Alternatives


Microsoft PowerPoint downloadMicrosoft PowerPoint is an application that we need to make slides or a presentation. Today many people are looking for free Microsoft PowerPoint download because it is a standard application for making slides and doing modern presentations, for example to present the product sales, project planning, explain a product, presentation at school / college. No doubt, this software is one of the pioneers in the world of modern presentation. Can you imagine how important this software? However, as part of Microsoft office suite, it is not a free software, so there is no way we can get free Microsoft PowerPoint download but thanks to open source world, with office suite freeware now we can use all features on Microsoft PowerPoint for free.

Open source office programs basically use openDocument formats (the new international standard for office documents), but don’t worry, if you stuck with Microsoft formats (.ppt or .pptx for Microsoft PowerPoint) you can still use them on these open source software, so you can open, edit and save the files as ms office formats.

Here I give you some opensource alternatives for free Microsoft PowerPoint download , only the best office suite software and high compatibilities with ms office file formats.


1. OpenOffice Impress
OpenOffice Impress, Microsoft PowerPoint Free Download AlternativeThe powerpoint application within the office suite in openoffice called Impress. This is a well developed open source software, very stable and has been used by a large number of users around the world. Download the latest version of OpenOffice software. As a free PowerPoint, Impress has all basic and advanced functions to make slides or to do a presentation. Plus an easy to use interface and high compatibilities with microsoft office powerpoint 2007 formats. OpenOffice supports almost all OS including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

2. Oxygen Office Impress
This software is an advanced version of openoffice suites because there are some extras in oxygen office suite, for example VBA support, fonts, cliparts, samples and templates. Build by SourceForge community, Oxygen Office available for free download. The name of powerpoint freeware is the same as OpenOffice.Org has, it also named with Impress. Maybe some advanced features are not as user friendly for standard microsoft powerpoint users but some people tend to choose oxygen office rather than OOO because it has more options. This software can run on Windows and Linux.

3. IBM Lotus Symphony Presentations
Another good alternative for free microsoft powerpoint download. IBM Lotus Symphony presentations allows you to create slides and make a presentation easily. It supports all powerpoint functions and features such as graphic, animations, drawing, slide’s format, presentation settings and modes, timer, tabbed documents, notes, templates and more. Lotus Symphony is also compatible with microsoft office files. IBM Lotus Symphony is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Free Online Based Powerpoint Applications
There are some online free powerpoint applications you can use. They could be useful if you don’t want to install the software in your computer, as long as you have an internet connection you can use them on any computers anywhere, everywhere. Access Google Docs (log in to your google account) with your browser to create, open, edit, share and save / download powerpoint documents, there is no need to install additional software. Another alternative is Zoho Show, create an account to use their service for free.

And finally it is up to you what software you like to use. All opensource software are legal. I hope one of them will be your favorite office suite and become an alternative solution for free microsoft powerpoint download.

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