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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...

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

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...

Real-time Digital Signage Screen at a Fruit Farmer

  Fruit Vanhellemont is a fruit company, specialized in pears and apples, as well as a selling point for regional products based on their pears and apples such as fruit juices, jams, liquors, teas and more. The co-owner Gert Vanhellemont was looking for an easy...

PresentationPoint will attend Presentation Summit 2017

PresentationPoint will attend the upcoming Presentation Summit 2017. This is a yearly event that will be held at Clearwater, Florida USA, on September 24 to 27, 2017. This year will be their 15th season. The Presentation Summit is not a web conference and also it is...

How to Fix PowerPoint Low Resolution Pictures?

Great to see that many great looking high-resolution images are used in PowerPoint presentations. Pictures are great as an illustration on your slides, to add some visual aid to your message, or a great background. But very often, we see that the quality of the...

PowerPoint Tables with Real-Time Data

PowerPoint tables are really the most flexible shape that you can place on PowerPoint slides. A text box is great too because you can fully customize the text box individually, but a table is more flexible since it combines quickly a number of rows and columns that...

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...

Emergency Digital Signage From Existing Networks

When disaster strikes, how do you keep people informed? We feel that emergency digital signage is a powerful channel for informing the public in emergency situations, complementing other channels like emergency radio & TV, email lists, and phone/text messaging....

Digital Signage Playlist Assignments

With our digital signage system iPoint, you set up a digital signage playlist of multi-media files to serve all purposes. You might want to announce the opening of a new shop, or display this week's promotions. For this, first set up a playlist in our scheduler...

PowerPoint Welcome Screen Templates

Imagine if very important visitors to your office or facility see large welcome screens all over your facility welcoming their visit and using their name. People love to see their name featured prominently- it makes them feel welcome and important. Welcome screens...

Digital Signage Software Review

We have a favour to ask. Would you help us by giving PresentationPoint a digital signage software review? We recently updated our listing at Capterra, a common software review web site that includes digital signage software. If you use any of our products like iPoint,...

Video Wall Digital Signage Creation

Our product called iPoint is a great software solution to create, assign and distribute playlists with presentations and videos to remote television screens. Professional people call this digital signage. Not only is iPoint great for digital signage, you can also use...

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 to create...

How to Create Dashboard Software Using PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a popular software program that is included with most versions of Microsoft Office. Most people use PowerPoint to create presentations and to show charts and graphs. However, PowerPoint can be used for so much more than just these things. PowerPoint...

Free Digital Signage Software: ShowPoint

Looking for an inexpensive way to create your first digital signage? Try our free digital signage software, ShowPoint. ShowPoint is a simple, yet powerful tool that lets you turn PowerPoint presentations into automatically running digital signage on TVs or computer...

In-Store Media For Increasing Sales

Want to increase sales from each client who enters your store? Try in-store media. What is In-Store Media? In-store media is simply media like text, graphics and videos that are shown on computer monitors or TVs to customers while they browse a retail store. This kind...

Digital Signage Player Using a Computer

Digital Signage Player Introduction We have many experiences in setting up computers as a digital signage player. Let's give an expert overview on the actions that you need to execute to turn a (new) computer into a full functioning and full operational digital...

Data Visualization Using PowerPoint

PowerPoints have been used for many business presentations and data visualization for many years. They are frequently used because they allow a huge amount of data to be shown on one side and they are easy to use. PowerPoint has received a few upgrades over the years,...

Digital Signage or iPoint Monitor Power Options

You probably know what the Power Options of your Windows computer are. You come to your desk after a coffee break and your monitor is black. You quickly hit or move your mouse to bring back the computer screen signal. That option we are going to discuss here in...

Father’s Day PowerPoint Templates

Fathers have a life-long influence on our lives. Fathers Day is a time to celebrate the love and influence of our fathers. We have developed these Father's Day PowerPoint templates to help you celebrate Fathers everywhere.     These templates can be used...

Summer PowerPoint Template

Ahh, summer.  Being outdoors, enjoying the summer sun, and lounging at the beach. As summer gets into full swing, we have prepared our free Summer PowerPoint Template for your enjoyment. This template can be used for: digital signage presentations screensavers The...

Visual PA System in PowerPoint

What is a Visual PA System and how do you create one? According to Wikipedia, a Public Address System or PA system is an electronic sound amplification and distribution system with a microphone, amplifier and loudspeakers, used to allow a person to speak to a large...

Digital Signage Software Playlist Priorities

A digital signage planning tool allows you to create and schedule playlists. A playlist is a list of multimedia files that you want to play together on your digital signage screens in your school, office or factory. In this article, we will show you how to set digital...

PowerPoint Business Hours Template

The template includes 10 unique slides so you can choose the one that best fits your business. The business hours templates are fully editable, so you can easily make changes if your hours change. If you have multiple locations, you can use DataPoint to automatically...

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...

Important update for iPoint users

With this message we would like to announce a change of behavior of our Digital Signage iPoint product. iPoint is great in displaying PowerPoint presentations in your digital signage playlists next to images and videos. Previously in iPoint, each PowerPoint...

New Display Options for Player Names in the iPoint Scheduler

Our iPoint Scheduler application is the heart of our iPoint Digital Signage software system. Next to the server component and the player software, the scheduler application is used to create playlists, assign playlists to the digital signage players and to monitor...

PowerPoint Weekly Schedule Template

Managing staff schedules is tough. So we created this free PowerPoint weekly schedule template to help you make sure all your positions are filled and your team knows their work schedule. The PowerPoint weekly schedule template consists of 3 different slides so you...

Digital Signage Advertising Tracking

You are running an advertising system or digital signage system for your customers or you have a shop and you show commercials of your vendors. Then they will ask for proof of play. You can provide this proof by setting up digital signage advertising tracking. They...

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 sales...

Spring PowerPoint Template for Digital Signage

Spring is in the air and we are all happy to have the long winter over. (Except for those winter sports people - you know who you are!) To celebrate the change of season, here is our free Spring PowerPoint template for you to download. This Spring PowerPoint template...

Case Study: As Belgium Town Hall

As is a small town of about 8,200 people in the province of Limburg in Belgium. As is also the home of PresentationPoint. The town hall of As helps clients every day. They used to have an "open" waiting room concept but this didn't offer much privacy for their...

How to Use the DataPoint Data Cache?

PresentationPoint added a new cool feature to its DataPoint product.  Your data driven PowerPoint presentations can now benefit from a local data cache in PowerPoint. All data is retrieved from the servers each time you open a data driven presentation, internet web...

Introduction to Digital Signage

https://youtu.be/9aBYxtM1E4Y To help people better understand the basics, we have put together this video and article "Introduction to Digital Signage." What is Digital Signage? Signage is the design or use of signs and symbols to communicate your message to a...

YouTube Ideas

Looking for ideas for your own YouTube Channel? Here are 30 YouTube ideas to get you started. https://youtu.be/UseiHaz0Nw4 Why YouTube? Why would you even want YouTube ideas anyway? Why is YouTube so important? YouTube is bigger than ANY television station. YouTube...

Easter PowerPoint Templates

  One of the great things about digital signage is that you can change you look for holidays and seasons. Here are 11 free Easter PowerPoint templates we created to help you celebrate Easter. These Easter PowerPoint templates include: 2 countdown slides 1 digital...

How to Put the Data File in a Network Share?

Displaying real-time information in a running slide show is what our DataPoint add-on does. So you set up a link to your data file(s) like a text file, Excel file, or simple Microsoft Access database, and you run the slide show. But how can you update your data file...

The importance of Screen Calibration

For the Mr Perfects and Professionals among us! We were recently working on a project of a customer and they sent in a Photoshop design of what they wanted to see on the information screens. That's typical, most users send in a PowerPoint presentation already, while...

Free Mother’s Day PowerPoint Templates

Without Mothers, none of us would be here. To celebrate the powerful importance of mothers in our lives, we are releasing our free Mother's Day PowerPoint templates.   These templates can be used for: office screen savers digital signage presentations digital...

Tell Us How You Use Our Software

We write about a lot of cool stuff here. But do you want to know what is REALLY amazing to us? How creative our customers are! We craft our software and then our customers use it in ways we hadn't thought of. Now we want YOU to send us YOUR pictures, videos or...

How do you get the PowerPoint onto the TV after you make it?

This is without a doubt a great question. Fortunately, we’ve come up with three comprehensive solutions that you can take to your advantage in order to make this happen. It’s a great way to use PowerPoint presentations on a television in a lot of different venues such...

St Patrick’s Day PowerPoint Templates

St Patrick's Day is coming in March and soon we will be seeing a flood of people wearing green ties, hats and other clothing to celebrate Irish tradition. Now you can add a little luck of the Irish to your own workplace using these free St Patrick's Day PowerPoint...

PowerPoint Text To Speech using DataPoint

We listen to our customers. That is for sure. This is a typical sample. After that we released our update notification sound earlier, a user was requesting PowerPoint text to speech capabilities. Believe it or not, less than 2 weeks later, it was implemented and...

Bluetooth Button for Queue Management Systems

Waiting rooms are common in government offices, medical facilities, banks, bakeries, butcher shops and other offices. Managing waiting queues effectively is critical to your customer and patient well-being. In this article, we will show you how to use a Bluetooth...

Valentine PowerPoint Template

Here at PresentationPoint, we are feeling the love in the air. So we gift to you our Valentine PowerPoint template to celebrate the season of romance. If you have digital signage in your restaurant, coffee shop, hotel, store or other facility, changing the look to...

Super Bowl Live Score

The Super Bowl is thought by many to be the United States' biggest sporting event. In this article, we will show you how to display the Super Bowl live score in PowerPoint. This can be used for: Digital Signage: Show the Super Bowl live score to patrons of your coffee...

Happy 2017

THE PRESENTATIONPOINT TEAM WISHES YOU ALL THE BEST FOR 2017 As the new year renews all the happiness and good tidings… Hope the joyful spirit keeps glowing in the your heart… Forever! Happy New Year!

Interview with our Founder

  SIXTEEN:NINE, an online news publication focused on the digital signage industry interviews the founder of PresentationPoint, Kurt Dupont and discusses how our software works and some real life case uses.    

Convert PowerPoint to JPEG (High Quality)

PowerPoint is great for designing leaflets, posters and other forms of advertising. It is a great, powerful but easy tool to generate your documents and graphics. High-end software like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator is not needed. In this article, we will learn...

Notification Sound on Data Update in PowerPoint

PowerPoint as Information Screen You are on the right track already when you display real-time data on a television or computer screen with Microsoft PowerPoint. Like a message board or information screen in your company, school or factory. DataPoint technology can be...

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