4 Creative PowerPoint Uses You Probably Haven’t Tried

Have you used PowerPoint for anything other than sucky presentations?


I am sure you have heard of Microsoft’s PowerPoint presentation software so I won’t explain it to you. You have probably also experienced death by PowerPoint
but what if you want to do better?

In addition to using PowerPoint to create presentation slides I also use PowerPoint to create simple videos, reading maps, digital magazines and flyers. PowerPoint has three advantages over other design tools like Adobe Photoshop or InDesign.

  1. PowerPoint is simpler and easier to use. If you’re already using PowerPoint to create slides the learning curve to create other items isn’t that great in comparison to learning something like Photoshop from scratch.
  2. PowerPoint is on nearly every work computer so it is likely that you already have access to it and can quietly explore it at your leisure.
  3. PowerPoint also means you can share your work with colleagues without worrying about whether they have the same software to open it with.

Below are some examples of what I have created with PowerPoint (no other software was used).

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  1. pptXTREME says:

    This is great and shows PowerPoint is a lot more versatile than most people think. But even I did not consider using it in Issuu, what an excellent idea and the how-to is appreciated.

  2. sengaw says:

    I’m curious how you take your finished product in power-point and turn it into the magazine style format of Issuu!

    1. Sally says:

      Senga, it’s easier than you might think.
      1. Save the Powerpoint as a pdf document (Save As).
      2. Upload the pdf to Issuu.
      3. Voila!

      1. sengaw says:

        That is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing Sally. This is going to be invaluable.

      2. Sally says:


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