Harvard Graphics

What Does Harvard Graphics Mean?

Harvard Graphics is a pioneering graphic presentation program developed for DOS and later for Microsoft Windows. It allowed users to incorporate text, information, graphics, and charts into custom slideshow presentations. The application was the first of its kind in business graphic packages offering freeform text charts. The program is now considered obsolete and has been replaced by more advanced graphics applications.


Techopedia Explains Harvard Graphics

Harvard Graphics was developed in 1986 by Software Publishing Corporation (SPC) under the name Harvard Presentation Graphics. It was the first desktop business application software that offered the ability to mix text and graphics (in the form of vector graphics) to create visually pleasing slides for commercial purposes. The word Presentation was dropped from its name after its 2nd version release, giving it the name most of the world remembers it by, Harvard Graphics. The application could import and export graphics, and it also provided the functionality of editing and color printing, which which were considered advanced functions at the time.

Harvard Graphics was discontinued in 1991.


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