Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 SP2 & 2011 (OS X)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 SP2, 2010 SP1, & 2013 (Windows)
PowerPoint is the University's supported and recommended presentation graphics program for both Mac OS and Windows. It can be used to create overheads, onscreen electronic presentations, and handouts. PowerPoint features customizable templates and the ability to share text, data, and graphics between programs.
Windows 8 Compatibility
PowerPoint 2010 SP1 and PowerPoint 2013 function correctly in Windows 8.
OS X Mountain Lion Compatibility
PowerPoint 2008 SP2 and PowerPoint 2011 function correctly in OS X Mountain Lion.
PowerPoint is commercial software that can be purchased from the Computer Connection at an educational discount.
Microsoft software is now available to University of Pennsylvania departments through the Microsoft Select Program, a volume license agreement. A detailed description of the Microsoft Program including product information and a FAQ has been prepared by the Office of Software Licensing. All purchases of Microsoft Select software are made through the Computer Connection.
PowerPoint may be purchased as part of Microsoft's Office suite of products, which bundles Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, or it may be purchased separately.
Configuration instructions are included with the software.
Primary computing support is usually located in the schools, units, and residences, close to the faculty, staff, and students being served. Contact lists are available for:
To look up your local support provider, select your University affiliation above. You also may call First Call at 215-573-4778 to request a referral if you are not sure who to contact.