Whether viewed on a monitor or printed out, analytical graphics help make sales figures, economic trends, and the like easier to comprehend and analyze. Presentation graphics are graphics used to communicate or make a presentation of data to others, such as clients or supervisors, presentations may make use of analytical graphics, but they look much more sophisticated.They use different texturing patterns (speckled, solid, cross- hatched), color, and three- dimensionality. Examples of well- known graphics packages are Curtain Call, Freelance plus, Harvard Graphic, Hollywood, presentation, Microsoft powerpoint, and presentation Graphics. Some presentation graphics packages provide artwork (clip art) that can be electronically cut and pasted into the graphics.
These programs also allow you to use electronic painting and drawing tools for creating lines, rectangles, and just about any other shape. Depending on the system’s capabilities, you can create multimedia presentations by adding text, animated sequences, and sound. (Multimedia software presentations are discussed in more detail in an upcoming section). With special equipment you can do graphic presentations on slides, transparencies, and videotape. With all these options the main problem may be simply restraining yourself.