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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 mind....

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...

Visit us at the Presentation Summit in San Diego, CA, USA

PresentationPoint is an official partner of the Presentation Summit being held in San Diego, CA, USA from September 23 till 26. Come and visit us here for more information and news on our products. Have you heard about the Presentation Summit? Four days, dozens of...

Countdown Timer Display

Countdown timer displays are often used for counting down to a specific date, or a timer to count since there is a specific date.  Countdowns are often used to count down to New Year, Christmas, the end of the Ramadan, opening of a new shop, to show how long a speaker...

Logistics Dashboards Using PowerPoint

When you work with a lot of data, it is really boring to stare on the huge sheets of numbers in Excel or similar software. It is much better to visualize the information and present it in a form of chart, graphs or infographics - like logistics dashboards. No doubts...

Gun Ownership Infographic – Display Data Visually

We created this gun ownership infographic to show you how you can use PowerPoint to visually show data. Click on the infographic to see it full size. What is an Infographic? "Infographics" is a shortened compound word from "information" and "graphics." Infographics...

Dynamic PowerPoint Font Size Scaling

A text box is the most used shape on your PowerPoint slides and it can comes in various flavors and colors. A text box can simply contain one word, multiple words or maybe multiple lines of text. But how do you handle variable text that might range from 10 characters...

FAQ: Maximum PowerPoint Resolution

What is the possible maximum PowerPoint resolution for slideshows? I'm looking at Dynamic Wall. Can Dynamic Wall do a 1 x 4 wide format (64 X 9)? What resolution can it produce on each of the screens? We have 2 products that can be used to display a PowerPoint...

Advanced PowerPoint Transitions – Slides

PowerPoint comes with some basic transitions to provide some extra interest and movement as you move from one slide to the next slide in your presentation. But the standard PowerPoint transition effects are overused because everyone has the same transitions. So...

Live Doppler Radar Image in PowerPoint

It is summer now at the northern hemisphere and in summer you can have severe weather conditions and thunderstorms. Most of the times, people get warned for this type of weather so that they can secure everything around the house.  Weather web sites are regularly...

Infographic Maker: PowerPoint

In this article, we will explore how PowerPoint can be used as an infographic maker. What is an Infographic? An infographic is a graphic, VISUAL representation of data or information you are trying to convey. It goes beyond just charts by combining the visual...

FAQ: How to Generate PowerPoint Certificates?

In this article, we answer a customers's question about getting data into PowerPoint certificates. I have the names in an excel document and I have a designated text field within a PowerPoint slide (which is where I have the certificate currently). I was going to play...

Live Twitter Feed for Business

In this article, we will explore how a live Twitter feed can help your business. Twitter has over 330 million active users who send over 500 million tweets a day. Twitter provides businesses an opportunity to engage in real-time with their users. Your live Twitter...

KPI Dashboard Example: HD Supply

Today we look at a real life case study how one of our customers uses our software to create a custom KPI dashboard. A KPI dashboard is where you use software to report your key performance indicators (KPIs) in real time. HD Supply Holdings Inc. is one of the largest...

PowerPoint Add Ons Affiliate Program

PresentationPoint is proud to announce our new PowerPoint Add-ons Affiliate Program. Our PowerPoint add-ons are used by some of the leading organizations in the world. Organizations like NASA, Boeing, Sony and Microsoft have chosen our software for their dynamic...

FAQ: How to Use Linked Pictures

In our new FAQ section we discuss a frequently asked question that we get in at our helpdesk. This time we were asked how to use linked pictures for events on slides and we want to share this question and its possible solutions with you. I am working with a small...

Reception Area Comfort Tips

Waiting rooms are common. Doctor offices, business offices, banks, hospitals and government offices all have places where clients are forced to wait to be helped. In this article, we will give you Reception Area Comfort Tips so you can keep your clients happy and...

Twitter Wall with PowerPoint

  In this article, we will discuss how you can use our tools to create a Twitter wall. We revised our Twitter data provider and it can now display a profile image and the featured image of a Tweet. In this example, we will create a Twitter wall feed from a PowerPoint...

KPI Reporting Case Study: MasterBrand Cabinets

MasterBrand is a cabinet manufacturing company headquartered in Jasper, Indiana in the United States with over 20 manufacturing locations in smaller towns across the US and Canada. Their products are carried by over 9,000 dealers in North America. MasterBrand uses...

Celebrate 20 years PresentationPoint and 15 years DataPoint

In April 2018 we celebrate 20 years of PresentationPoint.  In April 1998, a new company was grounded and named Take-off, with its main focus: projects around data delivery at airports.  After some years, we started to develop our DataPoint product for a more general...

Microsoft Outlook Data Files Support for DataPoint

OutlookPoint was our add-on for Microsoft Outlook to read out information from your Outlook store.  OutlookPoint running in your Outlook application was continuously exporting your chosen data to an OutlookPoint Microsoft Access database.  But that has changed as of...

How to Work With Multiple Users on an Excel 2016 Datasheet?

The information below refers to Microsoft Office 2016. Click here for Office 2010 and 2013. Many people and companies use Microsoft Excel datasheets to store data.  It often starts as a quick document to share information, but the data of the file is growing and more...

How a Financial Services Company Automates Presentations

Our favorite thing of all is to find out how our customers are using our software. Our customers are amazingly creative and often come up with uses for our software we hadn't thought of. In this article, we interview our customer Kevin Galandy, President of Bayside...

New Data Provider for Microsoft Yammer Network

And again we added a new data provider to DataPoint.  This new data provider allows you to connect to your Microsoft Yammer business network and display messages in real-time on the slides of your information screen. Click to open DataPoint and click the List button...

A super easy-to-use 3D PowerPoint add-on

Guest blog article by Wow3D Wow3D is a software that converts a PowerPoint into an interactive 3Dpresentation and a video in one click from the PowerPoint interface. It allows companies to differentiate themselves during events and key business meetings and ensures a...

Digital Signage for Schools – Etz Chaim

In this article, we will share how one of our customers is using our software to create digital signage for schools. David Marlow, Deputy Headteacher of Etz Chaim Boys School explains their digital signage for schools process in his own words. We are an independent...

How to Save Time When Creating Presentations

Guest blog article by PDFConverter.com Making presentations in PowerPoint can be very interesting, especially because it involves playing with charts, graphics and other visuals. It can be boring to write a speech, especially if you are required to do research and...

New Documentation Online!

We have added a new section to our website for documentation and manuals. In the old days, we were shipping manuals as PDF documents along with the setups. But we found out that we quickly added more features to our products without documenting it properly. So we had...

PowerPoint Ad Creation

In this article, we will explore why PowerPoint ad creation is a great alternative to more expensive graphic design software. Advertising brings in customers, as well as money. With the emergence of screens everywhere, this has led to an increase in the available...

PowerPoint for Digital Signage to Communicate with our Guests

We love these products! We run a non-profit retreat center in the Cascade foothills, and use Microsoft PowerPoint for digital signage to communicate with our guests. One challenge has been clearly and efficiently providing real-time weather information, so that hikers...

PowerPoint Dashboard – How to Add Gauges

A PowerPoint dashboard with real-time data on gauges is very easy to build with the DataPoint for PowerPoint add-on. Use DataPoint to connect your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to a data source of your choice. Often databases and spreadsheets are used. Let's build...

Meeting Room Booking System: Exchange & PowerPoint

Here is how to use Microsoft Exchange and PowerPoint as a meeting room booking system. You see those tablet devices hanging next to the door of a meeting rooms in offices. This discretely display meeting information and you can see who is having a meeting and when...

Why Your Media Needs Motion Design

Guest blog article by Tom Howell, Synapsis Creative Motion design is the art of using motion in media to convey ideas. That can be anything as simple as a slide transition or as extreme as an animation. Thanks to PowerPoint, it’s never been easier to add motion design...

Google Sheets PowerPoint Integration

Next to Google Calendar, there is another great Google service in the cloud: Google Sheets. It is a spreadsheet application, like Microsoft Excel, but then hosted in the cloud. The best part of Google Sheets feature is that you only need an internet browser to access...

Planning Your Presentation Around Your Target Audience

Get Inside Their Heads: Planning Your Presentation Around Your Target Audience Guest blog article by PresentationLoad. The moment has arrived. Your boss has just asked you to give a presentation at the next department meeting. Or maybe you have been asked to speak at...

Changes Coming January 1st

PresentationPoint has had great success over the last 20 years, with some of the world's leading companies and organizations like Sony, Hewlett Packard, SpaceX, NASA, eBay and Coca-Cola using our software. To keep our world leading position in digital signage and...

Exchange Connectivity Feature added to DataPoint

With the latest update of DataPoint, we released a new data provider - Microsoft Exchange connectivity. A new data provider to connect your presentation to Microsoft Exchange data is added to the already long list of possible data providers. This is the 25th data...

Dynamic Charts and Graphs in PowerPoint

Charts are great to visualize data. Look at a simple bar chart. It visualizes information and immediately plots the information on an X and Y axis. Products compared to countries, teams compared to productivity, and so on. Or a pie chart. See what part of the pie is...

Swimming Signs: Presentation Makeover

We start a new series of articles where we take a do a makeover of an everyday situation that we see, where we feel that a digital presentation with dynamic info would be much better. So, we typically take a picture of the current situation, build a new dynamic...

Countdown to New Year in PowerPoint

Create your own DIY PowerPoint presentation that counts down automatically to New Year. Set a target date, January 1 2018, and run your slide show. The slide will count down the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds. Our DataPoint add-on for PowerPoint, or our...

PowerPoint Digital Signage – 10 Reasons Why

PowerPoint Digital Signage? Most people are surprised when we suggest PowerPoint digital signage as a solution. A simple but powerful, method to grab the attention of anyone, anywhere, is to use a screen. A TV, computer screen, or mobile screen is great attention...

Countdown to Christmas in PowerPoint

Create your own DIY PowerPoint presentation that counts down automatically to Christmas. Set a target date, December 25, and run your slide show. The slide will count down the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds. Our DataPoint add-on for PowerPoint, or our...

Automatic Text Replacements of Data

Recently, a DataPoint user was looking after a feature in DataPoint to replace or remove some unwanted characters coming from his database. We assisted him for a solution. We came up with a new addition to DataPoint where you have the option to scan all the database...

PresentationPoint is a member of the Presentation Guild

What is the Presentation Guild? The roles and capabilities of presentation professionals are not well understood by the general public. We want to establish an appropriate category—recognized as a legitimate and influential industry—with the hope that it comes into...

Hurricane Tracker – Create Your Own in PowerPoint

The long dreaded Category 5 Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, were millions of residents have fled the streets of Miami Beach, and the hurricane continues north towards Tampa Georgia. Already, 23 people have suffered the wrath of the deadly storm and Islands...

Presentation Summit 2017 Experience

I am so glad that I attended the Presentation Summit last week at Clearwater Beach, Florida.  The summit was perfectly organized by Rick Altman and his team and the sessions were very inspirational, led by highly motivated people, sharing their knowledge. I was able...

Red Cross Organization Saves Lives with PresentationPoint

The Mexican Red Cross is a Private Assistance Institution, whose mission is to provide efficient care to the population in cases of emergency and in natural disaster situations, and to promote actions to get increasing about the capacity of persons and communities to...

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You will receive more than 10 PowerPoint templates that you can use to create your information screens and digital signage.

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