Solved

Need a poor man's PowerPoint

Posted on 2016-11-16
5
75 Views
1 Endorsement
Last Modified: 2016-11-16
What tool can I use for free or for low cost?

I need a PowerPoint alternative.

It's $99/year for home and I have no idea how much for business. This is way too much money for me.

What options do I have?

Thanks
1
Comment
Question by:newbieweb
5 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Brian Matis earned 250 total points
ID: 41890669
I've had good success with Google Slides, which you can use for free:
https://www.google.com/slides/about/

If you're on a Mac or iOS device, Keynote is pretty great and included at no extra cost:
http://www.apple.com/keynote/
0
 
LVL 20

Assisted Solution

by:CompProbSolv
CompProbSolv earned 125 total points
ID: 41890675
OpenOffice or LibreOffice3 have presentation programs (in addition to spreadsheets and word processors) that have some compatibility with PowerPoint.  I've not used either so can't comment on them directly:

http://www.openoffice.org/
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/

You can also get Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as part of Office 2016 Home & Student for $129 (one-time fee, no annual subscription):
https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Office-Home-Student-Download/dp/B0153V62P2/ref=sr_1_4?s=software&ie=UTF8&qid=1479343261&sr=1-4&keywords=powerpoint
0
 

Author Comment

by:newbieweb
ID: 41890683
I have a Mac, but need to provide read access to Windows users.

Is the Mac option still viable?

Which if your two suggestions requires he least amount of setup to have read access?
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:gilnov
gilnov earned 125 total points
ID: 41890690
You can save out of Keynote as PDF and share that with your Windows buddies.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:newbieweb
ID: 41890696
thanks
0

Featured Post

Control application downtime with dependency maps

Visualize the interdependencies between application components better with Applications Manager's automated application discovery and dependency mapping feature. Resolve performance issues faster by quickly isolating problematic components.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Microsoft Office Picture Manager is not included in Office 2013. This comes as a shock to users upgrading from earlier versions of Office, such as 2007 and 2010, where Picture Manager was included as a standard application. This article explains how…
This article will guide you to convert a grid from a picture into Excel format using Microsoft OneNote and no other 3rd party application.
Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now