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Ovation was a presentation program that was developed by Serious Magic and later marketed by Adobe Systems.


Ovation can convert PowerPoint slides into visual presentations with additional effects.[1] Themes called "PowerLooks" can add motion, animated backgrounds and dynamic text effects to presentations. Other features include text smoothing and timekeeping with prompting.[2]

Product history[]

Ovation entered into public beta testing in August 2005 and supports PowerPoint 2000, XP or 2003.[3] However, the final released version does not support Windows Vista nor PowerPoint 2007.[4]

Adobe acquired Serious Magic on October 19, 2006.[5] Ovation was discontinued on July 15, 2011.[6] Since September 2013, the Ovation webpage has redirected to Adobe Presenter.[7]


  1. How Ovation Works, Serious Magic. Archived 2005-11-03.
  2. Ovation FAQ, Adobe Systems. Archived 2007-04-23.
  3. Ovation Features & Benefits (PDF), Serious Magic. Archived 2005-11-03.
  4. Ovation Update 1.0.1472.0, Adobe Systems. Archived 2012-10-19.
  5. Adobe Aquires Serious Magic Today, Armand Morin. 2006-10-19.
  6. Ovation software no longer sold by Adobe, Adobe Systems. Archived 2011-08-11.
  7. Got an HTTP 301 response at crawl time | Redirecting to..., Adobe Systems. Archived 2013-09-13.

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