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Microsoft PowerPoint (MS PowerPoint) Notes

 Microsoft PowerPoint


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History (Source : Wikipedia)

Creation at Forethought (1984–1987)





On July 5, 1984, Forethought hired Robert Gaskins as its vice chairman of product development to make a replacement application that might be especially suited to the new graphical personal computers, like Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh. Gaskins produced his initial description of PowerPoint a few month later (August 14, 1984) within the sort of a 2-page document titled "Presentation Graphics for Overhead Projection." By October 1984 Gaskins had selected Dennis Austin to be the developer for PowerPoint. Gaskins and Austin worked together on the definition and style of the new product for nearly a year, and produced the primary specification document dated August 21, 1985. This first design document showed a product because it would look in Microsoft Windows 1.0, which at that point had not been released.



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