PowerPoint Alternative Offers Extra Transitions, Animations and Special Effects: SoftMaker Presentations (Win & Linux) | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: SoftMaker Presentations is the presentation graphics program available inside SoftMaker Office 2012 – a Windows-and-Linux-only suite of applications that is fully compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint (and Office).

SoftMaker Presentations replicates all of the classic Powerpoint functionalities while adding powerful efects, animations and transitions.

SoftMaker Presentations lets you create any kind of presentation, be it a slideshow, a video or a collection of HTML pages, and to pass it around as a PowerPoint file.

Key features include:

-> Opens and saves PPT and PPTX files of Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2010 faithfully, including those with password protection

-> Font embedding ensures that presentations retain their fonts even when viewed on other computers

-> PDF file output of slides, outlines, handouts, and notes

-> Design templates give you impressive results fast.

-> Animations and slide transitions

- > Hundreds of object and text animations available

-> Ready-made animation schemes that animate entire presentations at once

-> Insert movie and sound files

-> Outliner

-> Interactive presentation of slide shows with virtual pen and highlighter

-> Fully Unicode-enabled, including Arabic

-> Free-of-charge technical support

30-day free trial version: http://www.softmaker.net/down/ofw2012eval.exe 

Cost: €69.95 

There is also a Linux version. 

More info: http://www.softmaker.com/english/ofwpr_en.htm