The PowerPoint Selection Pane

The PowerPoint Selection Pane

There is a tool or pane in PowerPoint that everybody should know about and use, but in practice it turns out that not many are aware of this pane, or do not use it at all: the PowerPoint Selection Pane. And we all have been in a situation where you could use this...
FAQ: PowerPoint Recurring Slides

FAQ: PowerPoint Recurring Slides

Hi, I’m currently figuring out if this software will be right for our company. I’m using information from an Excel sheet. Could you please tell me how to duplicate the exact same slide & properties, just with the different information per row? I hope...
Masterclass in PowerPoint Design

Masterclass in PowerPoint Design

Here is the recording of Richard Goring’s “Masterclass in PowerPoint Design” presentation at our Presentation Ideas Europe 2020 online conference.  About PresentationPoint Case Studies: How People Use Our Software Presentation Ideas Europe Your...
Automating PowerPoint from Excel

Automating PowerPoint from Excel

When automating PowerPoint data presentations, Excel worksheets are a great tool to use. You can open a presentation and always see the latest Excel info on your slides. No more copying over your Excel data to PowerPoint in order to present or distribute it. Or maybe...
Dashboard Design

Dashboard Design

When you work in a warehouse, bank, logistic company, plant, factory, or many others, you most probably work with dashboards.  Have you ever met an ugly dashboard? Have you met an information panel that did not inform you, but confused you with the information that it...
Datafeed Directory Now Available

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...
Building Effective Dashboards

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...
DataPoint Software Demo

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...
If You Use PowerPoint for a Living…

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...
Dynamic Charts and Graphs in PowerPoint

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...
Automatic Text Replacements of Data

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...
PowerPoint Report Builder Add-on

PowerPoint Report Builder Add-on

PowerPoint is great software that lets you handle all your presentations in an easy manner. It is ideal to display charts and graphs and can even be used to build dashboard software. However, if you explore this amazing software, you will find that it is not...
Reordering Columns in PowerPoint Table

Reordering Columns in PowerPoint Table

Our DataPoint software product is a great aid for linking PowerPoint tables to data sources for real-time updates. For this article, we will run the linking steps. You can use any data source like a database or Excel sheet. For the full instructions for the Excel...
Dashboard Speedometer Template

Dashboard Speedometer Template

Audiences get bored with old style bar graph and pie charts. So we have created a free PowerPoint Dashboard Speedometer Template for you to use instead. Since most people drive or have ridden in vehicles, people are used to car dashboards as a fast way of getting...
PowerPoint versus Excel

PowerPoint versus Excel

PowerPoint™ and Excel™. Two popular Microsoft products used extensively in business. But which one is more powerful for creating business reports? Since a lot of the data needed for reports is often already in Excel, many people automatically use Excel...
Data Presentation – What is It?

Data Presentation – What is It?

Our business is data driven presentations. But what is a data presentation exactly? Let me try to explain that to you with a real life situation. When you are travelling, you arrive in the airport and the first thing that you will do when you enter the airport...
How to use Variables in DataPoint?

How to use Variables in DataPoint?

And again we can introduce a great new feature of DataPoint; the use of variables in your custom sql statements. Let’s explain what this is. You want to create a nice data driven presentation. A sales presentation on a given product for distribution to your...
KPI Reporting Using PowerPoint

KPI Reporting Using PowerPoint

What is KPI reporting? Quite simply, KPI reporting is how you report your key performance indicators (KPI’s) to your management and team. Think of KPIs as the business equivalent of how health is measured for your body. When you go for your checkup, your doctor...
Snapshot Presentations

Snapshot Presentations

What are Snapshot Presentations? A DataPoint-enabled presentation is a normal PowerPoint presentation that is linked to data sources via the DataPoint add-on. First you set up your data connections and then you start linking these data connections to text boxes,...
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