New Tool for Turning Excel® Data into PowerPoint® Infographics

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With the newly released version6, OfficeReports has added a ‘Link’ menu in PowerPoint, taking linking between Excel and PowerPoint to the next level.

Fred Balkenende

OfficeReports Link introduces ‘conditional formatting’ for native PowerPoint tables, charts and shapes.

OfficeReports, a reporting tool within the Microsoft® Office suite, just released a new version adding functionality to link data from Excel ranges to PowerPoint tables, charts and shapes. There are other tools in the market doing the same, and all these tools solve some of the problems with the linking functionality provided by Microsoft itself. Besides the ‘ordinary’ linking, 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”.

A short video introduces the new ‘Link’ solution: OfficeReports Link video

More examples in our new blog: OfficeReports Blog and on our website: http://www.officereports.com

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.

Notes to editors

About OfficeReports
OfficeReports ApS is a Danish software provider, founded by Torben Laustsen and Fred Balkenende, who both have long experience in developing software and services related to the research industry. OfficeReports is headquartered in Copenhagen, from where support and training is offered to customers around the world.

About the software
OfficeReports is a plug-in software tool for the Windows edition of Microsoft Office, providing ‘Link’ functionality in PowerPoint and data analysis functionality for raw datasets in Excel. The two tools work perfectly together, but the ‘Link’ functionality can be used for any other data available in Excel, including BI results.

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Fred Balkenende
email: fb(at)officereports.com
Phone (direct line): +45 26 30 03 77
http://www.officereports.com

Trial version
A 14-day trial version of the complete software can be downloaded from http://www.officereports.com/download
An extended trial license of the software is offered to media correspondents, on request. Please contact Fred Balkenende (as above) to request an extended trial.

Trademark acknowledgements
Microsoft®, Excel® and PowerPoint® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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