CHAPTER21Using Microsoft PowerPoint

image What Is Multimedia?

The term multimedia was used long before computers appeared in the office. Originally, multimedia was a term to define presentations or lectures that included elements additional to the spoken or written word. Slide projectors, audiotapes, movies, and pictures were often combined with a lecture or demonstration to provide a more dynamic presentation.

Multimedia in a computer context is applied to the integration of more than one medium, such as animation, audio, graphics, text, and video. That is, multimedia is a step beyond the traditional presentation graphics used by many people in business. ...

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