PowerPoint isn’t just for presentations

15 02 2008

I’ve found time and time again that Powerpoint isn’t being used as just a presentation medium. Have you ever thought about using Powerpoint to prototype your software or a webpage? Maybe create flow charts?Let’s face it, there are prototyping software out there, but it costs a fortune, and there is always a learning curve. I think Powerpoint sucks as slideshow, but when you want to rapidly mock up diagrams its pretty simple out of the box. Some may argue, “thats what Visio is for” but when your company only has an Office License (Visio doesn’t come standard) what are you going to do?Next time you open up Powerpoint, rethink what you can do with it. 

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20 02 2008
Brent Hopkins

I am not a big fan of Visio. It’s clunky. OpenOffice.org’s Draw does a better job and for free. Free compared to what, $100/license? How many times will the “everybody uses Microsoft” line be repeated before somebody realizes that “nobody wants to” anymore?

26 06 2008
chirax

Sheehan, rightly pointed out here are my crazy usage of PPT

1) Making quick diagrams from my blog
2) Converting any image to “png, jpg”
3) Cropping Images
4) Stories
4) and As you said creating UI Mock up and Advertisement Mockups .

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