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David Wardle, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / December 14, 2012

The following applications are mostly office suites that include alternatives to the popular PowerPoint presentation creating software from the Microsoft Office package. All these programs are also free.

Download solution synonyms: Free Presentation Maker, Free Presentation Creator, Free Presentation Designer

These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:

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LibreOffice
LibreOffice
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Open source

LibreOffice is a handy package that comes with 6 easy-to-use applications for you to use at your office or at home. You will find this suite very useful due to the fact that with the help provided by its powerful utilities you can easily write/edit texts, build diagrams and multimedia presentations, display mathematical equations or you can create a database file.

Pros:
  • freeware
  • easy-to-use tools
  • customizable interface
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Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012

A free office suite that includes Writer, Spreadsheets and Presentation. Highly compatible with MS Office. Has many outstanding features other office suite may not include, such as a paragraph adjustment tool and a multi-tab interface.

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PlusOffice FREE 2009

PlusOffice is equipped with an information window that is shown when the application loads. You will find here info about updates, upgrades and new releases. PlusOffice consists of a few integrated programs which allow editing text documents, creating spreadsheets and multimedia presentations, preparing graphics, and creating data bases.

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OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org
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Sun has developed a software for those in need of something similar to Microsoft Office. With this software you can have the same tools as in Microsoft Office, Writer, Cal, Draw, etc but in a freeware version. It is easy to use and install and you can also open extensions such as .doc, .xl, etc.

Pros:
  • It's a free software.
  • Very improved interfaces in all the programs, same as Microsoft Office.
Cons:
  • A little slower than Microsoft office.
  • Lacks of a few functions present in Microsoft Office.
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PDF Presentation Pilot
PDF Presentation Pilot
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Freeware

PDF Presentation Pilot is a small but useful application that allows you to create slide presentations with ease. The application is able to create rather simple presentations but can be effective when you are in a rush. Basically you can add text, shapes, lines, and images.

Pros:
  • The presentations can be automatically generated as PDF or XML.
Cons:
  • You cannot print the presentations, you have to do it with an external application; you cannot change the paper parameters such as size, orientation, or adjust the margins.
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