…I hope there’s a special place in software hell reserved for Mac Office’s PowerPoint 2004. I should be grateful that it even works at all on my MacBook Pro, but it was awful to use on my PowerBook G4, too. My favorite bits:
- Highlighting white text against a light-blue background results in a white selection bar with white text. That’s right; you can’t see the text you’ve highlighted. Brilliant.
- As with the rest of MS Office, the keyboard navigation hotkeys are slightly different than the any other Mac text editing program I’ve used.
- Trying to select multiple slides in the outline view, or drag them around, or even just selecting one slide can all be tricky propositions. The UI is really flakey.
- The program gets slower and slower as you use it until finally it takes more than a second to register a single keystroke. Restarting the application fixes it.
Of course, I should probably redirect my anger at those forcing me to author a presentation outside of the Keynote format…