Have you ever wanted to add more oomph to your PowerPoint presentations? If you have FLOWN FROM LEFT and PEEKED FROM BOTTOM more often than you care to remember, says Presentations magazine writer Jennifer Rotondo in an article entitled "A Flashy Way to Escape From PowerPoint Purgatory: Creative Techniques" (Presentations magazine, January 2001), squeezing all you can out of PowerPoint's animation effects, you might have looked at other software packages and drooled over their animation possibilities. Problem is, says Rotondo, PowerPoint is the only software package available to everyone in the office, and no one will be able to change the presentation if you create it in anything else. Don't worry, she says. You're not trapped in PowerPoint purgatory. Your lifeline? Macromedia Flash. Why?