As part of Microsoft's 2007 suite another open XML document type was introduced. This time in the PowerPoint sphere, PPTX is a Presentation format that stores slides used for slide shows or presentations; like a normal PPT format it may include text, images, and other media; however PPTX is based on the Open XML format and uses ZIP compression for smaller file sizes
A PPTX file is quite unique. The specifications for PPTX are in the ECMA-376 standard for Office Open XML. You can make a PPTX file by zipping up a directory, but the material in the directory has to match an OPC structure, including subfolders that have the content in XML format. Any application that supports XML can access and work with data in the new file format. Just like the DOCX file format, PPTX improves file and data management and data recovery.
Originally developed by Forethought, who Microsoft bought out, PPT is the worlds most popular presentation file format. It is a very powerful tool that you can use to create presentations that include pictures, graphs, text and many other objects. Many businesses and students that have to present something will almost always do their presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.
A large part of any presentation is how the text enters, appears and exits the screen. Entrance, emphasis, and exit of elements on a slide itself are controlled by what PowerPoint calls Custom Animations Transitions. These can be animated in a variety of ways. For example you can customise the animation to create small story boards by animating pictures to enter, exit or move. With different type of callouts, speech bubbles with edited text can be sent on and off to create speech. The overall design of a presentation can dictate how all the other slides appear and operate, this is called a master slide. Everything from design to the text on the slide can be edited using a primitive outliner.