A MS excel is a powerful application that is used in numerical manipulations. It is part of the MS Office suite that is found packaged with MS PowerPoint, MS Word among others. Though the sole function is to be used for numerical, excel has found many uses among the scholars. Many people who write essays and research papers have found important uses in MS Excel.
Excel is very easy way of making illustration and analysis like drawing charts and graphs. This is core function for any well written research paper that needs a fine touch of illustrations. MS Excel is a perfect tool to help the research writers design their schedules in a given project. It has inbuilt time commands that will help ton automatically update the resource needs and usage as the research project progresses. Moreover, excel is used to efficiently keep records that the writers can easily refer to as time progresses.
MS PowerPoint has various functions. The first important aspect of all presentations is simplicity. Every presentation should be keep as simple as possible so as to ensuring that it is not boring. A short, clear and to the point helps in achieving the desired goals in the shortest time possible and is not boring. It also avoids confusion that might result from the long presentations.
The presentation colour is another important factor to consider when making the presentations. It is important to note that including more colours other than white and black makes the presentation interesting. However, Excess use of colour variations may make the presentation to look unprofessional and boring.
The use of multimedia in the presentation makes it interesting, complete and attention retention. On the same note, pictures, charts, graphs, clipart and audio sounds should be used in the presentation. However, excessive use may also divert the audience attention and may make understanding quiet difficult.
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Bessant, A. (2007). Learning to Use PowerPoint: Creating Effective Presentations. Portsmouth: Heinemann Educational Publisher.