Advantages and Disadvantages of PowerPoint Visual Aids

Using PowerPoint Slides: Advantages & Disadvantages


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Advantages


  • Wide selection of templates
  • Easy to use, familiar "office" interface
  • Able to make accompanying notes
  • Master template creates a professional image
  • Able to add pictures, video and audio files
  • Can print various types of handouts
  • Files work on a wide range of computer platforms

Disadvantages


  • Auto-formatting not always effective
  • Some templates don't look professional
  • Advanced features can be confusing and need a lot of work
  • Some system conflicts with older / newer files
  • Some of the sound effects and animated images distract the audience
  • Easy to put too much text onto a slide which makes it difficult to read
  • Including images can make file size very large