[This book] contains detailed information about using the PowerPoint presentation graphics program for the Windows operating system and PowerPoint for Macintosh ... Minimum system requirements [are] Microsoft MS-DOS operating system version 3.1 or later (MS-DOS version 5.0 or later recommended), Microsoft Windows operating system version 3.1 or later ... personal computer using 80386 or higher microprocessor; minimum 4MB of memory; hard disk; 3.5 high-density (1.44 MB) disk drive; VGA or any video adapter supported by Microsoft Windows version 3.1 or later (except CGA); (256-color video adapter and compatible Microsoft Windows version 3.1 driver recommended); Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device ... [any] printer supported by Microsoft Windows version 3.1 -Before you begin. ... PowerPoint [is a] presentation graphics software package ... With PowerPoint you can quickly create strong overhead, paper, 35mm slide, or on-screen presentations; augment your presentations with speaker's notes, outline pages, and audience handouts ... Powerpoint ... gives you everything you need to produce a professional-looking presentation - text handling, outlining, drawing, graphing, clip art, and so on. -Overview of PowerPoint.the most popular presentation graphics program version 4.0 : for Apple, MacIntosh series or Windows Series Microsoft Corporation. In This Chapter What Youa#39;ll Make with PowerPoint 3 How Youa#39;ll Learn About PowerPoint 4 Understanding the PowerPoint Window 7 Understanding PowerPoint Views ... Handouts consist of smaller, printed versions of your slides a either two, three, or six slides per page.