This is an ongoing problem. I have a heck of a time getting my students to make a professional presentation they can use for their portfolio. Designers need to be able to make a presentation to their clients. The list goes on.
I got iWork with my new aluminum iMac — Keynote is pretty (much better looking than PowerPoint), but still just a very slick, good-looking PowerPoint. The problems, of course, are a lack of vector graphics, a lack of typographic control, a lack of page layout options. And then, why can’t I simply drop in a PSD?
Right now I am doing all my presentations with Acrobat Pro, but that is tedious at best.
We really need good presentation software for graphics professionals. Flash takes too much work, as does Acrobat. I haven’t found anything better than an interactive PDF, but it’s not good.