News and Press Releases from Indezine
With the newly released version 6, OfficeReports has added a ‘Link’ menu in PowerPoint, taking linking between Excel and PowerPoint to the next level.
Copenhagen, Denmark: OfficeReports, a reporting tool within the Microsoft Office suite, just released a new version by June 1st, 2016 adding functionality to link data from Excel ranges to PowerPoint tables, charts, and shapes. Compared to other tools solving some of the problems with the linking functionality provided by Microsoft itself, OfficeReports adds some unique functionality: By linking the background colors from Excel, OfficeReports introduces ‘conditional formatting’ for native PowerPoint tables and charts. Specific texts in Excel can be linked as logos in PowerPoint, and specific background colors as icons. Besides linking data to tables and charts, it is also possible to link data to shapes.
Fred Balkenende, Co-Founder and Chief System Architect says: “In almost all cases, the data presented in a PowerPoint presentation originates from an Excel workbook. OfficeReports “Link’ tool introduces a new way for creating advanced PowerPoint infographics.”
Torben Laustsen, CEO of OfficeReports says: “Without having to compromise on the layout, updating monthly reports will only take minutes using OfficeReports. Besides saving time, the automation results in a higher quality due to less human errors.”
OfficeReports is provided as a simple download, adding a ‘Link’ menu to PowerPoint, and an ‘Analytics’ menu to Excel. The presentations and workbooks produced using OfficeReports are just ordinary presentations and workbooks, and can be shared freely with any other Microsoft® Office user.
A short video introduces the new ‘Link’ solution.
More examples in our new blog: OfficeReports Blog
OfficeReports provides add-ins for Microsoft Office that simplifies visualization of Excel data in PowerPoint.
Presentation Guru is for all presentation professionals. For designers, presenters, coaches, leaders and for everyone who is driven make their words as powerful as possible. It’s really hard for busy people to keep up with everything that’s new in our world, technology, software, thinking, tools, and we’ve created presentation-guru.com to help people do that all in one place.
London, UK: Jim Harvey has teamed up with John Zimmer and Emma Bannister to create Presentation Guru, a new digital global magazine geared toward presenters, and presentation designers. It’s now live as of June 1st, 2016.
Presentation Guru is a community for professionals in the world of presentation to share ideas and stay up-to-date on the ever-changing world of presentation and design.
They pride themselves on providing content that is rigorously edited and maintains a quality of the highest caliber. They’re currently featuring the voices of top experts in the industry, including Nancy Duarte, Rob Kawalsky, Nigel Barlow, Nick Morgan, and Geetesh Bajaj.
Excited for the launch of Presentation-Guru.com! And proud to be the first to answer the Guru’s Big 5 Questions
Presentation Guru was dreamed up and willed into existence by Jim Harvey (The Message Business) and couldn’t have been done without the help of Emma Bannister (Presentation Studio) and John Zimmer (Manner of Speaking). Their commissioning editor, Jared Senseman, may have had a hand in it as well. If you’d like to contribute to the site, or have any general questions/comments, please feel free to
As, Belgium: PresentationPoint has created Dynamic PICTURES for Microsoft PowerPoint. It will be hitting the shelves on June 1, 2016.
Dynamic PICTURES is a PowerPoint add-on from PresentationPoint: use a normal picture box as a picture slider on your slide. Just insert a picture box on your slide and link it to one or more folders with images. When you run the slide show, it will display all of its images. Like an image frame with rotating images for e.g. advertising. During the slideshow, you can add and remove pictures from the folders.
This product brings picture sliders as we know them on a website, to PowerPoint. You don’t have to stop a running slide show to update your pictures. You can use PowerPoint as a live image frame.
This product is ideal for advertising and live events.
PresentationPoint builds software for information screens and digital signage software for companies worldwide. Information screens can be used in companies, exhibitions, school etc, to inform and motivate personnel and visitors with live information.
With even the most professional PowerPoint presentations sending boardrooms to sleep in minutes, has Gavin Wedell developed the ultimate hand-drawn wakeup pill?
Cambridge, United Kingdom -– Having sat through dozens of mind-numbing PowerPoint presentations during his time at Cambridge University, Gavin Wedell knew something had to be done about it. Putting his skills and entrepreneurial streak to use, Gavin today announces the launch of the Doodleslide plugin for Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.
Containing over 400 creative hand-drawn images and 100 versatile slide templates, the plugin is a saving grace to professionals, educators and students who want to create engaging, interesting and original PowerPoint presentations.
“Being hand-drawn, the images and templates go against the boring norm of sleek ‘corporate’ looking presentations. They are quirky and appear more authentic. They’re vastly more memorable than typical slides. They also fit into the new paradigm of presenting that suggests that it is increasingly important to use more immersive visual communication in order to best get ideas across” says Gavin, discussing his creation.
He continues, “The images and slide templates are extremely easy to insert into presentations and documents as the Doodleslide plugin integrates two new buttons on the ‘insert’ menu of Microsoft Office.”
Gavin first got the idea for Doodleslide while enduring many a boring presentation and lecture. Often finding himself drawing cartoons pertaining to the lecture he was sat in, he found his class mates and even lecturers requesting copies.
After realising just how powerful these drawings could be at communicating complex ideas, he decided to share them with the world through the development of Doodleslide.
All images were produced in high resolution and contain transparent backgrounds to allow them to be integrated into presentations of any style.
Regular PowerPoint users will be aware of a myriad of other images available. When quizzed to as to why his are different, Gavin was confident in his response:
“With over 40 million PowerPoint presentations delivered daily, three quarters of which are likely to be no more interesting than the bus ride to work, my aim was to create 100% original and visually stunning images and templates that ensure those watching not only stay awake, but are visually engaged and absorb the information being given to them” he says.
The Doodleslide Plugin for PowerPoint & Word available at www.doodleslide.com and is currently on sale for $24.95 (USD).
About Gavin Wedell
Gavin Wedell is a University of Cambridge MBA student. Following his MBA, Gavin plans to specialise in improving the quality of business education through his consultancy Better Business Learning, which will be based in London.
Prior to his MBA studies, during his five-year career as a corporate trainer, Gavin designed and facilitated management development programmes for leading MNCs including Diageo, Ferrero and Vodafone.
He was named the 2009 ‘Gold Young Learning Leader’ and managed the national training group that was named the 2010 ‘Best Training Team’ by the Training Australia Magazine.
Gavin is due to graduate with his MBA from the University of Cambridge Judge Business school at the end of April. He also holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney as well as a Bachelor of Science (with honours in Psychology) from the University of New South Wales.
High res images are available at www.doodleslide.com/press
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