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FAQ: Show the Last Value of an Excel Column

I want to show the last entry of a column in Excel in real-time. I have an excel file, in which a data (numbers) is added to a specific column. I would like to present the current number updated in the last row of the column in a text box every 1 sec. How can I do...

Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show, Canada Sept 2019

We are pleased to announce that PresentationPoint will be at the Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada from Sept 10-11, 2019.Our goal is to connect with people in the oil and gas industry to discuss ways that our software can be used...

Conference Update: Chantal Bossé Returns for 2019

PresentationPoint is pleased to announce that Chantal Bossé is returning to speak at our Presentation Ideas 2019 online conference. Chantal's presentation last year (PowerPoint's Zoom Feature: Your Key to Audience Engagement) was well received and this year's topic...

FAQ: Can DataPoint Work with Any Template?

Can we use our own PowerPoint templates to use them with DataPoint for linking? Can we use PowerPoint templates as supplied by others as well? Sure, DataPoint and all other PresentationPoint products use native and normal PowerPoint presentations. So this gives you...

FAQ: Visual Numbers in PowerPoint

I use DataPoint to display real-time information from a database during an event.  When there is a value 30 in the database, then I want to display 30 icons at different locations on the screen.  Sort of a visual representation of a number while updating in real-time....

Tranquil PC for Digital Signage Screens

Computers for digital signage. We got our hands on a nice compact computer that we could evaluate for digital signage displays. In this article: the Tranquil PC for digital signage screens. The term Tranquil refers to the name of the company focuses on silence and...

FAQ: What DPI Should I Be Scanning Pictures At?

As yours is the first website that gets near to the information I'm looking for, I'm sorry, but you're it for my question.Problem is that (a)I'm old and (b) I don't have PowerPoint but this can be amended.  I'm working with Google Slides at the moment as that was the...

Wayfinding Signage: Are Visuals Better Than Texts?

Designers of traffic signs and wayfinding signage in public buildings need to put in a lot of thought into designing wayfinding signage that is easy to process by people who frequent the location. Texts used to be widely used in the past when designing public...

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Contest Countdown Board

When you are in New York and you want to run away from the city, from the noise and traffic, you go to Coney Island in Brooklyn. Take the orange D or F, or yellow N or Q train; all 4 lines will take you directly to Coney Island, New York's most famous amusement park...

FAQ: Show Real-Time PDF Documents on your Slides

How to show up-to-date pdf documents in PowerPoint Do you have a solution to dynamically show pdf documents? People often ask us how to display up-to-date PDF documents on PowerPoint slides. We do have our DataPoint add-on to display information in real-time from...

Tips for Building Reports in PowerPoint

Why Your Neglect of This Reporting Tool May Be The Biggest Business Growth Mistake… You're Making. PowerPoint?  Yes! You may have been enchanted by the beauty of PowerPoint as a presentation tool... But, do you know that you can use PowerPoint to create awesome...

FAQ: How Do I Add A Ticker Symbol Using DataPoint?

How do I add a ticker symbol using DataPoint? Something like this where it would auto update and we could do several other companies… We were recommending the Yahoo API for that earlier, but Yahoo has been shutting down some data services. We have found another great...

4K Television Screen Designs In PowerPoint

Have you heard about the much needed 4K PowerPoint Presentations? In the trending world of technology and digitalization, high definition and resolution is a must. Pictures and videos are more tempting and alluring when their visuals are extravagant. The notion and...

From Porsche to NASA: A Day in Our Sales Department

We call this video "from Porsche to NASA: a day in our sales department". This video isn't about fast machines although Porsche has very fast machines and NASA's are even faster, rather this was a day that our sales department told us about where they were contacted...

Weather in PowerPoint

The question most often asked: What will the weather be today? Weather is omnipresent in our society. You see weather information in your newspaper, weather apps on your phone, you can track rain and thunderstorms online and more. No wonder that weather information is...

Display Website in PowerPoint with Updates

We are the champion in displaying real-time information on your PowerPoint slides. Typically information is stored in files and databases, and these numbers, names, percentages, KPIs, target dates etc are all displayed as characters and numbers. But in some cases, it...

Changing the Width of a Shape Dynamically

Rotating a shape on a slide was already explained in an article. Handy when you want to rotate the needle of a gauge on your information dashboard. Easier than rotating is changing the width of a given shape on your slide. Think about a bar that is linked to a...

Datafeed Directory Now Available

Because we connect so many kinds of data to presentations and digital signage, many of our clients ask us where to find datafeeds. So we created our datafeed directory to give you some data sources to start with.Click on the button below to be taken to our datafeed...

FAQ: How to Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV

How can I Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV? Sometimes you need to display a PowerPoint slideshow on a TV to show your presentation on the meeting, a conference, or use the slideshow for an information screen or advertising display. Most of our customers use this for...

World Time Clock using PowerPoint

One of our favorite things at PresentationPoint is when our customers send us their "look what we made" pictures and stories. This story is about a world time clock designed in PowerPoint by audiovisual and IT firm, Qubix, using our Dynamic Elements software. Here is...

FAQ: Computer Connectors and Cables

Since the dawn of computers, connectors have always played an all-important role in transmitting data from data sources to a display monitor, and they continue to remain important today. Connectors are of many types, and they can be incorporated into different...

Affiliates: Finding Digital Signage Solution Opportunities

Digital Signage Uses Digital signage has tons of different uses. Almost everywhere you look now you're seeing new monitors popping up that have digital signage on them. Here are a few common uses Advertising: Advertising is a common digital signage opportunity. You...

Randomize Data Rows on Your Slide

DataPoint is mostly used to display the latest information dynamically on your PowerPoint slide. But sometimes people want to display random stuff. Like the joke of the day, quote of the day, etc.For all of the 25 data providers that you have in DataPoint, you can set...

New York Office

Our recent business trip to New York was so successful, we decided to add New York to our existing presences to now provide coverage in the US, Canada, and Europe.Here is our New York mailing address.PresentationPoint1177 Avenue of the Americas, 7th floorNew York, NY...

Mail Merge PowerPoint Presentations – 4 Types

In this article, we are going to discuss how to create mail merge PowerPoints and what to use them for. PowerPoint is a perfect tool for mail-merging reports. What am I saying? PowerPoint is the best and cheapest way to do your mail-merged individual reports, but only...

FAQ: Old Data On Slide While Transitioning

With DataPoint you can link text boxes to data sources like files and databases. When the dynamic text box is used on a slide with a transition, then you will see old data during the transition since PowerPoint has made a bitmap or cache of the slide and it uses that...

10 Creative Ways to Use Data in Presentations

Here is a recording of Garland's presentation "10 Creative Ways to Use Data In Presentations" from our 2018 Presentation Ideas Conference. If you have comments or questions about the presentation, let us know. PresentationsData is increasingly important in business...

PresentationPoint Comes to Western Canada!

We are pleased to announce that PresentationPoint will be exhibiting our software at the Western Manufacturing Technology Show at the Edmonton Expo Centre (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) from June 4-6, 2019. The show will be located in the Edmonton Expo Centre. During the...

Museum Digital Signage: The Wild Center

In this video we're going to do a case study for museum digital signage thanks to our client, The Wild Center who agreed to provide us with information about how they're using our tools and products to set up their museum digital signage. Here are the details in their...

How To Set Up Data-Driven Digital Signage

How to set up a data-driven digital signage solution? That is what we do. Providing software for data-driven presentations and digital signage. Basically, this is a combination of 2 our major products: DataPoint and iPoint. The setup is absolutely not complex, but...

Affiliate Training April 30

As part of our commitment to PresentationPoint affiliates, we offer regular affiliate training and brainstorming sessions. Our next session is scheduled for April 30, 2019 at 6 pm / 18:00 Western European Time 4 pm / 16:00 UTC 10 am Mountain Time If you are already an...

Infoscreen Software

Technological advancement has led to the digitization of information. Digitized information allows you to know so much within a limited time frame. This can happen when the information is presented on an infoscreen with as few words as possible and with currently...

How to Start Affiliate Marketing With PresentationPoint?

Love our software? Want to share it with others and build another income stream? We'll show you how to get started with affiliate marketing with PresentationPoint. Here are just a few of the types of businesses and individuals we work with. If you work in any of these...

FAQ: PowerPoint Presentations on Multiple Screens

I am looking into something to play a PowerPoint presentation on multiple screens from one computer. I am looking into something to play a PowerPoint presentation on multiple screens from one computer. We are currently using 3 static images on 3 screens and we want to...

Video Advertising with PowerPoint

When you are in the train stations, airports, or shopping malls, you will see video advertising for clothing, electronic devices, bags, perfumes etc. everywhere.  They are using very attractive and colorful television screens to broadcast their ads.  These screens...

Recovering the Missing Excel Share Workbook Command

Many of you will have noticed that the Excel "share workbook" command is now missing in later versions. In this video and article, we will show you how to recover the Excel share workbook command. Many of our customers use our great DataPoint add-on for PowerPoint to...

Sharing DataPoint Visuals in Real Time with your Audience

Guest blog article by CrowdbeamerCrowdbeamer is the first presentation system that streams any screen content wirelessly to all smartphones, tablets, and laptops in a live audience. That comes in very handy during any presentation, especially if you’re using DataPoint...

Service Status Report: Yahoo Weather API is Down

Affected products: DataPoint and Dynamic Weather We regret to inform you that Yahoo has terminated the Weather API on January 3, 2019. They are asking us to switch to their new API and new authentication system. We are currently waiting for approval from Yahoo. Once...

What’s New in PowerPoint 2019?

A lot. Microsoft’s PowerPoint is no doubt one of the most versatile and most used Office applications. From helping people organize charts, statistics, data and information, to helping presenters pass information to an audience in the simplest and most visually...

TN Panel vs IPS: a Comparison

A monitor is a device used for displaying output or information. Example of places where monitors are used is in television, gaming. The most commonly used monitor display is the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitor. When purchasing or selecting an LCD monitor, it is...

Video Marketing: 10 Ways to Use Video in Your Marketing

Welcome to Video Marketing: 10 Ways to Use Videos in Your Marketing. Why is video so critical for marketing?YouTube is now bigger than primetime TV. More people watch YouTube than watch television at any given time. It's an amazing statistic.YouTube video search...

Building Effective Dashboards

PowerPoint presentations are very time efficient and effective. Not only do they erase the burden of having to read a large chunk of text, they also afford you the opportunity to see the most important information instantly. With PowerPoint, data can be presented...

FAQ: Merge PowerPoint Presentations Into One Big Presentation

How to Merge PowerPoint presentations into one big presentation I have multiple PowerPoint created and they have DataPoint connections. I want to merge them together into one. How can I merge them together and keep all my DataPoint connections? I don't want to...

DataPoint Software Demo

We have created many videos showing various aspects of how DataPoint can be used to connect PowerPoint to data to create digital signage, digital menu boards, and data-driven presentations. But these videos are scattered across our blog and YouTube Channel, making it...

Case Study: City of Winter Springs

For our case study this time, we travel to the City of Winter Springs, Florida. Winter Springs is a city of 33,282 located in Seminole County Florida. The Problem The City of Winter Springs has bi-monthly Commission meetings between the public and their elected...

FAQ: How to Remotely Edit a Presentation?

How to Remotely Edit a Presentation? "If you need to edit your current presentation, do you need to take it down to edit it? How about remote editing, is that possible?" With our software, all the running slideshows are running as a temporary and locally copied file. ...

Data Driven Logistical Presentations

Why organizations need data-driven presentation software for its logistical sectorRelying on instincts is a dangerous game play that should be avoided by the most sophisticated organization as well as a new business.The United States boast of the most equipped...

PowerPoint Replaces Flash Digital Signage

CC De Werf is a Belgian arts center from Aalst that was already using a digital signage solution that they bought. This system was a Flash-based.  To illustrate what they needed, they created a PowerPoint(!) slideshow that they would send to an external supplier who...

Interview with PowerPoint MVP Ellen Finkelstein

[Garland] Hello I'm Garland Coulson from PresentationPoint and today we're doing an interview with PowerPoint MVP, expert, speaker, trainer and best-selling author on PowerPoint Ellen Finkelstein. Ellen, welcome to the show. [Ellen] Thanks Garland, thanks for having...

The Magic to Show or Hide PowerPoint Slides Dynamically

Information screens are very effective for communication. You are using PowerPoint to easily design your slideshow. Next to that,  DataPoint as add-on for PowerPoint to displays data in real-time.  Finally you show your slideshow on a computer or large television...

Presentation Ideas Conference 2018

PresentationPoint is pleased to announce our first ever Presentation Ideas Online Conference. For the Presentation Ideas Conference, we have gathered together 7 great speakers to deliver 8 online presentations that provide tips on presenting, PowerPoint,...

DIY Digital Signage Fails

Once in a while, you as a man, you have to go shopping with your wife. So did I. 5 years ago, the shopping mall we were visiting, only had a limited number of digital signage screens where you see advertising. Nowadays, almost every shop has at least one monitor...

Flight Information Display System (FIDS) for Airports

When you are traveling by air, then you go to the airport and you look at the flight information screens that are present all over the airport.  When you are departing then you first check the check in desk for your airline or flight. This flight information is...

If You Use PowerPoint for a Living…

Some of us use PowerPoint as a tool from time to time for business presentations. But for some of us, PowerPoint is more than that. Some of us use PowerPoint for a living... What kind of people use PowerPoint for a living? Here are a few examples: Professional...

LED Software Management Using PowerPoint

Our customer AB Inbev (Leuven plant in Belgium) asked us to use a data-driven presentation for their LED signage wall in the entrance of the brewery. They already had this LED display operational, mainly showing the number of days since the last accident, then a...

10 Secrets to Exceptional Presentations

In this video and article, we share our "10 Secrets to Exceptional Presentations" to help you avoid Death by PowerPoint.   #1. Start With the Outcome in Mind Start your exceptional presentations by having a clearly defined outcome for the presentation in your...

Dynamic Trivia Quiz

A Trivia quiz is always great. Questions, suspension, doubt, reaction speed, fun and a good humor. Who needs more to break the ice and to spend some time with friends or family? Typically for Trivia, you get a question for a given point of interest, e.g. like sports...

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