Multimedia/source presentation tool.

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Multimedia/source presentation tool.

Post by Steve Rowe » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:13 am

I'm guessing this is a problem that many of us face.

How to present text / graphs / pictures / numerical data in an effective and updateable way?

I'd like to understand what approaches people have taken to this problem. At the basic level you can do the job in Excel with text boxes or linked word docs or in Word with linked Excel tables.
This always seems a cumbersome and awkward solution though and it can be tricky to get changes to data propagated through.

Powerpoint and EV is also an option I think?

What do other people do?

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Re: Multimedia/source presentation tool.

Post by Steve Vincent » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:16 am

Currently use Excel with linked graphs in powerpoint. I've done my best to make that as painless as possible but if the default graph changes you're stuck with recreating the whole lot. The demo i've seen of Cognos 8.4 looked very promising in that regard, but as yet we've no where near a plan to upgrade to take advantage of it.
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