Pros People who don't know what they are doing buy it?
Cons Useless - that could be a "Pro" for those above
Summary PowerPoint is the perfect product for people whose idea of a presentation is to flash a up a slide and then to read to the audience what they are seeing on the screen. It is essentially useless for anything more than that. (See Tufte if you don't know what I mean.) For anyone who knows how to use graphs to convey data (assuming that the audience is intelligent enough to read them, which presumes a lot), there is only one product - Harvard Graphics. It is more powerful in its DOS version than HG will ever hope to be.
Pros Nicer Than Office 2000.
Lots Of Features.
Easy To Use Slide Show.
Cons Buttons All Over The Place.
Very Small Editing Area.
I Dislike The Font Arial Highly.
Summary PowerPoint 2003 is a nice piece of software but can be a little tricky to use. The real issue is the crowded buttons all over the screen and its not so nice. The font Arial is the main font and is so classic which i do not like at all.
Pros It's THE standard in offices everywhere
Cons It's THE standard in offices everywhere
Summary Microsoft Office and each of its components has such a foothold in the majority of offices around the world that there is very little incentive to change.
Everyone in need of an office suite knows about MS Office. why not take some time and actually educate your readers on the scope of office software available?
A better review would have also listed the alternatives to powerpoint and how they stack up on a value per dollar comparison.
Pros absolutely none.
Cons Microsoft Office is a useless application that everyone in the world has been forced to use because of the company's monopoly on all PCs and productivity software.
Summary Microsoft sucks. It's also pretty sad that CNET is coming out with a review for this product 3 YEARS after it was released!