In the last article
I explained how the user can connect a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to a Microsoft Access database. The example presentation that I created was linked to the demo northwind Access database. In that article I linked and displayed order information with shipped date, ship name and location. The user can see that it was linked to the first row
of the orders table. So when we start the slide show, it will continuously display the shipping information of that first row only. But, there are multiple orders in my orders table and all the data is currently not shown. We can add other slides by duplicating this first slide of my presentation and then on the second slide I can change the linked row numbers to 2, and on the third slide we can set it to row number 3. But where does this end? We can’t predict the numbers of orders in the future, nor can I set up a slide per order now. That would be way to much work.
Presentation maker tool
There is a more elegant way to create virtual slides here in PowerPoint by using DataPoint as before and by just setting one more option in DataPoint. We can open the presentation of the previous article and click to open the DataPoint menu.