updated 11:15 am EDT, Mon October 2, 2006
Powerbacks set free
The man who created Powerbacks, one of the original four template collections for Microsoft PowerPoint, has made it available for free as a public download after a decade of success. Gary Blue conceived Powerbacks while sitting dismayed backstage during a corporate show in the spring of 1996, looking at the selection of templates that had shipped in Microsoft Office 95 which were being used in almost every presentation. Powerbacks comes in 18 categories that include Business, Creative, Education, Finance, Holidays, Humor, Inspirational, Religion, Social, Sports, Science, Technology, Abstracts, Edges, Frames, Gradients, and Perspectives & Textures. Each Download contains 30 presentation templates, and all works are featured in both .pot and .jpg formats for universal compatibility. Powerbacks works with Microsoft PowerPoint 2000-2007 for both Mac OS and Microsoft Windows.