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FastTips: Upgrading Questions & Answers

Last reviewed: February 28, 1997
Article ID: Q105226

3.00 MACINTOSH mk1083 fasttips kbfasttip

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh, version 3.0

SUMMARY

The following is the complete contents of the FastTips Questions and Answers article titled "Q105226: Upgrading Questions & Answers." This article is part of the FastTips Question and Answer section for version 3.0 of Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh.

You can obtain this Application Note from the following sources:

  • Microsoft's World Wide Web Site on the Internet
  • The Internet (Microsoft anonymous ftp server)
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL)
  • Microsoft Product Support Services

For complete information, see the "To Obtain This FastTips Question and Answers Article" section at the end of this article.

  Microsoft(R) Product Support Services Application Note (Text File)
               Q105226: Upgrading Questions & Answers
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The following information applies to Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh, version 3.0.

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1. Q. How do I upgrade from version 2.0 of Microsoft PowerPoint
      for the Macintosh to version 3.0 of Microsoft PowerPoint for the
      Macintosh?

   A. To obtain PowerPoint version 3.0, call the Microsoft Order Desk at
      (800) 360-7561. If you are outside the United States, contact the
      Microsoft subsidiary for your area. To locate your subsidiary, see
      the Microsoft World Wide Offices Web site at:

         http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/default.htm

2. Q. What are the minimum hardware and software requirements for
      version 3.0 of Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh?

   A. To run PowerPoint 3.0, you need the following:

       - An Apple Macintosh machine with a 030 or higher processor
       - Apple System Software 7.0 or later
       - A minimum of 4 megabytes (MB) of RAM
       - A hard disk
       - A high-density floppy disk drive

3. Q. What features are new to version 3.0 of Microsoft PowerPoint
      for the Macintosh?

   A. PowerPoint 3.0 is significantly different from earlier versions.
      It includes improvements for handling text and outlining,
      managing your presentations, drawing and graphing, and presenting
      on-screen slide shows.

      PowerPoint 3.0 is more powerful than PowerPoint 2.0. It is better
      integrated for use with other Microsoft applications and is
      easier to use.

      The new features in PowerPoint include the following:

       - The toolbar provides one-step shortcuts for many common tasks.

       - Outline View lets you create and work with the content of your
         presentation as an outline. In this view, you can view and edit
         fonts, sizes, and styles.

       - PowerPoint includes 160 templates that are customized for
         various kinds of output.

       - With the PowerPoint Viewer, you can run slide shows on machines
         that do not have PowerPoint installed.

       - The new Freeform drawing tool lets you draw polygons or
         freeform shapes. You can also edit these shapes point by point.

       - The new Shape tool allows you to choose from an extensive
         palette of shapes and then draw that shape as easily as drawing
         a square.

       - PowerPoint 3.0 comes with more than 500 pieces of color clip art
         that can be ungrouped and edited.

       - Your on-screen slide shows can include any or all of the 30
         build effects and 45 transition effects now available.

       - You can export outlines in the rich-text format (RTF) format.

       - PowerPoint comes with 22 additional TrueType fonts to provide
         you with a complete set of 35 PostScript-equivalent fonts.

4. Q. Should I install Microsoft PowerPoint version 3.0 for the
      Macintosh over my current copy of PowerPoint version 2.0?

   A. When you decide to install PowerPoint 3.0, consider the
      following:

       - Is your entire office converting to PowerPoint 3.0, or are some
         coworkers continuing to use version 2.0?

      Because PowerPoint 3.0 has many added features and is
      significantly different from earlier versions, you cannot open
      PowerPoint 3.0 files in PowerPoint 2.0. As a result, you may
      want to install PowerPoint 3.0 into a different directory, so you
      can keep and use your PowerPoint 2.0 installation as well.

TO OBTAIN THIS FASTTIPS QUESTION AND ANSWERS ARTICLE

You can find PPT30QA.HQX (size: 35968 bytes) 
                        , a self-extracting file, on the following

services:

  • Microsoft's World Wide Web Site on the Internet

          On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon.
          Click Knowledge Base, and select the product.

    Enter kbfile PPT30QA.HQX (size: 35968 bytes) , and click GO! Open the article, and click the button to download the file.

  • Internet (anonymous FTP)

          ftp ftp.microsoft.com
          Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder.
          Get PPT30QA.HQX (size: 35968 bytes) 
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL)

          Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL
          Download PPT30QA.HQX (size: 35968 bytes) 

For additional information about downloading, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q119591
   TITLE     : How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online
               Services

If you are unable to access the source(s) listed above, you can have this Application Note mailed to you by calling Microsoft Product Support Services Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Pacific time at (206) 635-7172. If you are outside the United States, contact the Microsoft subsidiary for your area. To locate your subsidiary, see the Microsoft World Wide Offices Web site at:

      http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/default.htm

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Last reviewed: February 28, 1997
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