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Data-Driven Presentations with Excel and PowerPoint

with Gini Courter

Video: Welcome

Drive your PowerPoint presentations with Excel data.
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  1. 5m 42s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      2m 20s
    3. Using the exercise files
      2m 16s
  2. 18m 21s
    1. Creating a data-driven presentation
      2m 11s
    2. Using Excel data in PowerPoint
      8m 47s
    3. How themes impact presentation data
      7m 23s
  3. 18m 49s
    1. Formatting a range as a table
      8m 57s
    2. Setting table options
      3m 53s
    3. Changing a table to a range
      2m 47s
    4. Dividing large numbers
      3m 12s
  4. 28m 6s
    1. Understanding conditional formatting
      2m 41s
    2. Formatting a cell based on its contents
      7m 21s
    3. Using data bars
      4m 47s
    4. Using icon sets
      4m 50s
    5. Editing a conditional format
      8m 27s
  5. 33m 37s
    1. Choosing the right chart
      7m 4s
    2. Creating a pie chart
      2m 52s
    3. Creating a column chart
      4m 34s
    4. Building an infographic using a picture fill
      5m 39s
    5. Creating a 100% chart
      3m 54s
    6. Creating a combination chart
      2m 27s
    7. Creating charts in PowerPoint
      7m 7s
  6. 14m 1s
    1. Creating and formatting a PivotTable
      6m 45s
    2. Filtering items in a PivotTable
      2m 17s
    3. Creating a PivotChart
      4m 59s
  7. 41m 20s
    1. Copying data and charts in Excel
      5m 50s
    2. Pasting charts and tables from the Office Clipboard
      6m 24s
    3. Linking data and objects
      8m 42s
    4. Copying tables and pasting pictures
      7m 44s
    5. Building a data-driven presentation directly in PowerPoint
      7m 40s
    6. Using sparklines in presentations
      5m 0s
  8. 21m 15s
    1. Creating a SmartArt diagram
      3m 37s
    2. Repurposing lists as diagrams
      1m 58s
    3. Creating an organization chart with photos
      3m 40s
    4. Converting SmartArt to shapes
      12m 0s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Animating charts
      8m 11s
    2. Removing animation
      1m 7s
    3. Focusing your audience with emphasis effects and shapes
      7m 25s
    4. Modifying animation order
      1m 16s
    5. Animating SmartArt
      8m 11s
    6. Animating large tables and objects
      9m 24s
  10. 8m 3s
    1. Documenting your presentation
      4m 20s
    2. Saving your presentation as a template
      3m 43s
  11. 1m 49s
    1. Next steps
      1m 49s

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Data-Driven Presentations with Excel and PowerPoint
Video duration: 0s 3h 46m Intermediate


Learn how to drive your Microsoft PowerPoint presentations with data straight from the source—Excel. Gini Courter first shows you how to use conditional formatting to highlight important data, summarize data with PivotTables, and visualize your data with sparklines and charts. Then learn how to leverage the linking and embedding features of Office to bring Excel tables and charts into PowerPoint. Gini then uses SmartArt to provide a conceptual framework in PowerPoint and animates the results. Finally, learn to create links from PowerPoint to Excel to fire up a workbook directly from a presentation. If you've wondered how to create compelling, data-driven presentations that always stay up to date, this course is for you.

Topics include:
  • Using Excel themes
  • Formatting tables
  • Highlighting data with conditional formatting
  • Creating pie, column, and combination charts
  • Creating PivotTables
  • Pasting and linking charts and tables
  • Creating SmartArt diagrams
  • Animating charts, tables, and SmartArt
  • Finalizing your presentation
Business IT
Excel PowerPoint Office 365


Welcome to data driven presentations with Excel and Powerpoint. In this course, I'm going show you how to use Excel data to drive your Powerpoint presentations. We'll begin with some typical organizational data that we have stored in Excel and use conditional formatting and other tools to highlight important data. Pivot tables to summarize data, and spark lines and charts to create various illustrations. We'll leverage the linking and embedding features of Office to copy our Excel tables and charts, and paste them into PowerPoint.

We'll use some SmartArt, a tool available in both applications, to provide a conceptual framework, and we'll use Powerpoint's animation features to animate all of this. Finally, we'll create some links from Powerpoint directly to Excel, so you can see how to fire up a workbook directly in the middle of a presentation. If you've ever wondered how to create compelling presentations that don't take quite as much to maintain as you might imagine, then I've designed this course for you. Let's get started.

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