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Using the page feature in PowerPoint reports

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Using the page feature in PowerPoint reports

The level feature causes cycling of a field on the same page. The page feature causes a separate slide to be created in PowerPoint for each field value. While levels can be nested, you cannot have more than one page per slide.

Adding a page field to the template

This report contains only one slide, so only that slide can be the active slide. If your report has more than one slide, you must select the slide to be active and be cycled over the Page field before adding the page.

Do the following:

  1. Open the PowerPoint report template you want to edit.
  2. Right-click the Page node, and then select Add page to current sheet.
  3. Select a field in the window that opens.
  4. Click Ok.
  5. Drag the field you selected onto the template, and then format the slide as desired.
  6. Click on the upper part of the Preview icon.

    Note that there is a labeled slide for each Salesman.

  7. Close PowerPoint without saving the report.
  8. Click Save and Close to save your work in the template.

Customizing the Slides property

You can have more than one page field in a presentation, but on separate slides. For example: You have a Year field that covers 2012, 2013, and 2014. You can add the Year field on the first slide, but have each Year to span over three slides.

Do the following:

  1. Create a new PowerPoint report template.
  2. Right-click the Page node, and then select Add page to current sheet.
  3. Select a field in the window that opens. For example: Year.
  4. Click Ok.
  5. Drag the field you selected onto the template, and then format the slide as desired.
  6. Add two more blank slides.
  7. Go the Slides property, and type 1-3.
  8. The result will be:

    • Slide 1 - 2 - 3: filtered for 2012
    • Slide 4 - 5 - 6: filtered for 2013
    • Slide 7 - 8 - 9: filtered for 2014