The PowerPoint test simulates a product manager making a project status presentation. The workload loads a document, adds images, copies images and text, adds and previews animations, merges content from other files, saves the file, and exports to PDF and video.

Office Productivity PowerPoint score

The PowerPoint test produces an Office Productivity PowerPoint score. A higher score indicates better performance. The scaling constant in the score formula is used to bring the score in line with the traditional range for UL benchmarks. 

PowerPoint score = 3200 / geometric mean of 

OfficeProductivityPowerpointLoad
OfficeProductivityPowerpointCopyFromWord
OfficeProductivityPowerpointAddImage
OfficeProductivityPowerpointAddAnimation
OfficeProductivityPowerpointSave
OfficeProductivityPowerpointMerge
OfficeProductivityPowerpointExportToPdf
OfficeProductivityPowerpointExportVideo
OfficeProductivityPowerpointAddVideo

OfficeProductivityPowerpointLoad

Measures the loading of a presentation. It has 27 slides and the size is around 88 MB. Repeated 6 times. The maximum value is dropped from the result calculation.

OfficeProductivityPowerpointLoad result = geometric mean of 

[dop]_powerpoint_load_0
[dop]_powerpoint_load_1
[dop]_powerpoint_load_2
[dop]_powerpoint_load_3
[dop]_powerpoint_load_4
[dop]_powerpoint_load_5 

where the maximum value is dropped from the calculation. 

OfficeProductivityPowerpointCopyFromWord

Measures copying of one paragraph of text from Word to a presentation. 9 times copied text over.

OfficeProductivityPowerpointCopyFromWord result = geometric mean of 

[dop]_powerpoint_copy_from_word_0_1
[dop]_powerpoint_copy_from_word_0_48
[dop]_powerpoint_copy_from_word_0_49
[dop]_powerpoint_copy_from_word_0_50
[dop]_powerpoint_copy_from_word_0_51
[dop]_powerpoint_copy_from_word_0_52
[dop]_powerpoint_copy_from_word_0_53
[dop]_powerpoint_copy_from_word_0_54
[dop]_powerpoint_copy_from_word_0_55

OfficeProductivityPowerpointAddImage

Measures adding of an image to a presentation. Repeated 4 times. The image resolution is 5669 × 3896.

OfficeProductivityPowerpointAddImage result = geometric mean of 

[dop]_powerpoint_add_image_0
[dop]_powerpoint_add_image_1
[dop]_powerpoint_add_image_2
[dop]_powerpoint_add_image_3 

where the maximum value is dropped from the calculation.

OfficeProductivityPowerpointAddAnimation

Measures adding of animation to a presentation. Repeated 4 times.

Animations added are:

  • PpEntryEffect.ppEffectRandomBarsHorizontal
  • PpEntryEffect.ppEffectFlyFromBottom
OfficeProductivityPowerpointAddAnimation result = geometric mean of 

[dop]_powerpoint_add_animation_0
[dop]_powerpoint_add_animation_1
[dop]_powerpoint_add_animation_2
[dop]_powerpoint_add_animation_3

OfficeProductivityPowerpointSave

Measures saving of a presentation to a different location. The presentation is saved:

  • After adding animation, size 82 MB
  • After doing merge, size 5.9 MB
  • After adding video, size 98 MB

Each save is repeated three times.

OfficeProductivityPowerpointSave result = geometric mean of 

[dop]_powerpoint_save_edit_0
[dop]_powerpoint_save_edit_1
[dop]_powerpoint_save_edit_2
[dop]_powerpoint_save_merge_0
[dop]_powerpoint_save_merge_1
[dop]_powerpoint_save_merge_2
[dop]_powerpoint_save_video_0
[dop]_powerpoint_save_video_1
[dop]_powerpoint_save_video_2 

where the maximum value from each of the three saves is dropped from the calculation.

OfficeProductivityPowerpointMerge

Measures merging of two presentations that have a common base and no conflicts.

OfficeProductivityPowerpointMerge result = geometric mean of 

[dop]_powerpoint_merge_0
[dop]_powerpoint_merge_1
[dop]_powerpoint_merge_2
[dop]_powerpoint_merge_3

OfficeProductivityPowerpointExportToPdf

Measures exporting of presentation to PDF. Size of the output PDF is 1.0 MB

OfficeProductivityPowerpointExportToPdf result = time taken to export to PDF

OfficeProductivityPowerpointExportVideo

Measures creating a video of the presentation. The size of the output video is 14 MB.

 Video is 3s per slide, includes some animations, transitions. Vertical resolution: 720, frame rate: 30fps, quality: 85

OfficeProductivityPowerpointExportVideo result = time taken to export the video

OfficeProductivityPowerpointAddVideo

Measures adding video to a presentation. Repeated 4 times.

Duration: 10s, resolution 3840 × 2160, frame rate: 23.98fps, data rate: 58423kbps

OfficeProductivityPowerpointAddVideo result = geometric mean of 

[dop]_powerpoint_add_video_0
[dop]_powerpoint_add_video_1
[dop]_powerpoint_add_video_2
[dop]_powerpoint_add_video_3

where the maximum value is dropped from the calculation.