Microsoft Corp.’s Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) announced on Wednesday 17 new templates the company will make available for its PowerPoint users. The Mac and PC compatible templates will be available for free from Microsoft’s Web site today.
The templates are aimed at both business users and those looking to have a bit of fun with the application — templates include Schmooze, Showtime, Pressed Leaves and Mimosa.
PowerPoint is Microsoft’s presentation package, which is available as part of the company’s Office suite of tools. Microsoft’s main competitor in the Mac presentation market is Apple with its Keynote application, which was announced earlier this year at Macworld Expo San Francisco.
Keynote and PowerPoint share many features, but Microsoft said they haven’t felt any negative affects from the release of Keynote into the market. The company explained that compatibility is a key issue for people using their application.
“We haven’t seen any decrease in sales,” Jessica Sommer, Product Manager for MacBU, told MacCentral. “PowerPoint offers compatibility and the ability to work cross-platform is key for our customers.”
Macworld CreativePro takes place from July 14-18 at the Javits Center in New York City.