Health Care Digital Signage Ideas

Health Care Digital Signage Ideas

Here is a recording of a webinar we did titled “Health Care Digital Signage Ideas.” We have also included it as an article for those who prefer articles to video. What is Healthcare Digital Signage? Digital signage is signage that is shown on screens like...
Case Study: Islamic College of Brisbane

Case Study: Islamic College of Brisbane

In this case study, we are looking at how the Islamic College of Brisbane uses our software within their educational institution. Thanks to Orhan Camkara of the Islamic College for sharing their story with us.   Tell us a bit about your organization and what you...
PowerPoint Content Management System

PowerPoint Content Management System

Recently we released a new service: Numberish. It is a social and online database where you can quickly create cards to store lists, numbers, todo-lists and so on. You can create them for yourself, and you can share it with your friends. We call it the Twitter for...
DataPoint gets TickerPoint functionality

DataPoint gets TickerPoint functionality

DataPoint is absorbing TickerPoint. We already have our DataPoint plugin to connect text boxes, and other PowerPoint shapes to real-time data and data sources. With a normal text box, text is shown: left aligned, centered, or right aligned. But the text is placed...
Real-Time Data on Television Screens

Real-Time Data on Television Screens

Would you be watching screens and channels for a long time when you assume that they are just showing old content on their digital signage television screens? Probably not. People want to see real-time data, accurate information, the latest key performance indicators...
US Election Polls Data in PowerPoint

US Election Polls Data in PowerPoint

Elections are a great time for people who love data. In this video and article, we will show you some different ways to show US elections polls data in PowerPoint. Step 1: Assemble US Elections Poll Data The first step is to assemble the data. I found some US...
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...
Show Airtable Data in PowerPoint

Show Airtable Data in PowerPoint

The Airtable service is an all-in-one collaboration platform to create and maintain lists like to bug tracking, expenses, spreadsheets, project reporting, product planning, product catalogs, and many more. You can easily share your lists and documents with others. Use...
New Rule to Change Text

New Rule to Change Text

We suspect that this little change or addition to our PowerPoint rules for text boxes and tables have a larger impact or desire for our DataPoint users. We have added a new rule action where you can specify first a condition, and when that condition is met.  You can...
Staten Island Ferry Schedule Displays

Staten Island Ferry Schedule Displays

Another presentation make-over. This time of the Staten Island Ferry schedules screen. The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry transportation system and connects Manhattan and Staten Island. The ferry operates 24/7 with boats leaving every 15 minutes at peak...
Automatic Slide Master Updates

Automatic Slide Master Updates

I guess that not many people use and know the slide master option of PowerPoint. The slide master is the starting position of your slide where you can control the zones on your slides, default shapes, colors, backgrounds, fonts, etc. Basically what you put on your...
New DataPoint Feature: Google Analytics Data Provider

New DataPoint Feature: Google Analytics Data Provider

Do you want to show your Google Analytics data, and KPI’s in real-time on a television screen? Or maybe you want to open your PowerPoint presentation or report with Google Analytics data, and immediately look at the latest updated information without doing a...
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...
New DataPoint Feature: Salesforce Data Provider

New DataPoint Feature: Salesforce Data Provider

We are happy to announce that our software engineers have released a new DataPoint feature. They have added a new data provider to the already extensive list of data providers. You can now connect your PowerPoint presentation to a Salesforce account to show or report...
Salesforce PowerPoint Integration Now Available

Salesforce PowerPoint Integration Now Available

We are very excited to announce that Salesforce PowerPoint integration is now available with our DataPoint software. This is a powerful new data source for your data-driven presentations, dashboards and reporting. What is Salesforce? Salesforce is one of the...
Airplane In-Flight Information Screen

Airplane In-Flight Information Screen

I admit! I’m addicted to digital signage and information screens. Everywhere I look, I see samples of information screens or scenarios where people better can use information screens to enhance businesses, processes, and flows. Even in the air when I recently...
New DataPoint Feature: Facebook Posts Data Provider

New DataPoint Feature: Facebook Posts Data Provider

General Facebook Page information like the number of likes in general etc, could already be displayed in real-time on your PowerPoint slides. Now we have added a new feature, a new data provider to DataPoint. You can now show Facebook Posts in real-time with our new...
Smart City Project – Software Tools

Smart City Project – Software Tools

In this video and article, we are going to explore how our software can be used for your smart city project – to make your community or city truly data-driven. Smart City Project Concept What is a Smart City Project? This is a project meant to collect data from...
Facebook Page Data in PowerPoint

Facebook Page Data in PowerPoint

Gain more Facebook likes by showing your Facebook Likes counter in real-time at your shop. Visitors and customers will like to like your Facebook business page to get more promotions, news and updates from your company. You are working hard to be creative and social...
New Feature: Data Scrolling Progression Indicator

New Feature: Data Scrolling Progression Indicator

Our DataPoint plugin for PowerPoint has many but one great feature to mail merge data into presentations. Mail merging is the method of taking the data from a data source like Excel or database and then generate multiple customized documents. A good example is...
Show Websites in PowerPoint

Show Websites in PowerPoint

There are tools available to show websites on PowerPoint slides like LiveWeb and LiveSlides. I’m recommending them often. You can use that to draw a web browser object on your slide, and then specify the URL to show in there. When you run your slideshow, you...
Announcement: DataPoint Industrial Edition & OPC

Announcement: DataPoint Industrial Edition & OPC

Presentation of data is key to the success of an organization. It helps to communicate with stakeholders regarding product development, sales and other crucial information regarding the company. PresentationPoint is a leading developer of PowerPoint add-ins that has...
New: DataPoint 3.0 with Subscription

New: DataPoint 3.0 with Subscription

DataPoint is a software solution that can create real-time connections to any data source. It can extract data from a different sources and use them to present information in the form of infographics, charts, or graphs on your slides. This is a way of simplifying the...
Countdown to New Year 2020

Countdown to New Year 2020

The last countdown event of the year is always the countdown that we all do; the countdown with family and friends to New Year. Think about Times Square, New York. That is the best example of counting down to New Year.  You can create that same effect in your office,...
Countdown to Christmas 2019

Countdown to Christmas 2019

A computer or television screen that counts down to next Christmas, creates attention and Xmas-awareness. This awareness is very important for shops. Public holidays or celebrations generate extra sales. Imagine Valentine. When you see that tomorrow it is Valentine,...
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...
FAQ: Show the Last Value of an Excel Column

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...
FAQ: Can DataPoint Work with Any Template?

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? BL Sure, DataPoint and all other PresentationPoint products use native and normal PowerPoint presentations. So this gives you...
FAQ: Visual Numbers in PowerPoint

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....
FAQ: Show Real-Time PDF Documents on your Slides

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

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… BP We were recommending the Yahoo API for that earlier, but Yahoo has been shutting down some data services. We have found another...
Weather in PowerPoint

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

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...
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...
Randomize Data Rows on Your Slide

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...
FAQ: Old Data On Slide While Transitioning

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...
How To Set Up Data-Driven Digital Signage

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...
Infoscreen Software

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...
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...
Case Study: City of Winter Springs

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...
The Magic to Show or Hide PowerPoint Slides Dynamically

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...
Flight Information Display System (FIDS) for Airports

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...
Dynamic Trivia Quiz

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...
Countdown Timer Display

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...
Dynamic PowerPoint Font Size Scaling

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...
Live Doppler Radar Image in PowerPoint

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...
Live Twitter Feed for Business

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

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...
FAQ: How to Use Linked Pictures

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...
Twitter Wall with PowerPoint

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...
Microsoft Outlook Data Files Support for DataPoint

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...
New Data Provider for Microsoft Yammer Network

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...
Meeting Room Booking System: Exchange & PowerPoint

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...
Google Sheets PowerPoint Integration

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...
Exchange Connectivity Feature added to DataPoint

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...
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...
Countdown to New Year in PowerPoint

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...
Countdown to Christmas in PowerPoint

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

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...
Hurricane Tracker – Create Your Own in PowerPoint

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...
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...

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