Exporting a story

You can export a story as a PowerPoint presentation or a PDF file. The story will be exported with the selection states used to create the story. Any selections applied while playing the story are ignored.

Note: This functionality is not available in Kubernetes.

To learn about storytelling, see Data storytelling.

Note: This feature is not available on mobile devices.

Exporting as a PowerPoint presentation

You can create a PowerPoint presentation from a story, using the data storytelling feature.

Do the following:

  1. Open the story that you want to export.
  2. Click Menu, and then select Export story to PowerPoint.

    The PowerPoint settings dialog appears.

  3. If you want to change the default Slide size and Resolution (dots per inch), make selections from the two drop-down lists.
  4. The bottom line of the dialog shows the result of your settings.
  5. Click Export.

    When the PowerPoint presentation is ready, a link will appear in the dialog.

  6. Click the link.

    The presentation will be downloaded to the default download location for your browser.

  7. Click Cancel to close the dialog.

Pre-configured PowerPoint slide sizes

By default, the exported presentation will have a slide size of 960 by 540 pixels with a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, and a resolution of 220 dpi (dots per inch).

You can choose from three pre-configured slide sizes and aspect ratios for your PowerPoint slides. A custom option is also available. These are the pre-configured slide sizes:

Pre-configured PowerPoint slide sizes
Pre-configured slide sizes Aspect ratio Width (pixels) Height (pixels)
Standard (4:3) 4:3 960 720
Widescreen (16:9) (default) 16:9 960 540
Widescreen (16:10) 16:10 960 600

Three resolutions are available: 220, 150, and 96 dpi.

Setting custom slide height and width

You can set the dimensions of the exported slides to values other than the pre-configured values by selecting Custom from the Slide size drop-down list in the PowerPoint settings dialog. If you do this, the dialog changes to allow you to set slide width and height in pixels.

Do the following:

  • Click + or - to increase or decrease the slide height or width. You can also type an exact value directly into the field.
Note: To preserve the aspect ratio, make sure you adjust Width (pixels) and Height (pixels) accordingly.

Exporting as a PDF

You can export a story as a PDF, using the data storytelling feature.

Do the following:

  1. Open the story that you want to export.
  2. Click Menu, and then select Export story to PDF.

    The PDF settings dialog appears.

  3. If you want to change the default Paper size, select it from the two drop-down lists.
  4. To set a new image resolution, click + or - for Resolution (dots per inch) to increase or decrease the resolution accordingly. You can also type an exact value. The minimum value is 72 dpi, the maximum is 300 dpi.
  5. Choose the Orientation by clicking Portrait or Landscape.
  6. In the Aspect ratio options, you can select:
    • Keep current size to insert the visualization into the PDF without changing its size. If the resulting PDF is smaller than the visualization, it will be cropped.
    • Fit to page to change the height and width of the visualization to fill the entire page. Aspect ratio will change accordingly.
  7. The bottom line of the dialog shows the result of your settings.
  8. Click Export.

    When the PDF presentation is ready, a link will appear in the dialog.

  9. To download the PDF, click Click here to download your PDF file.

    The presentation will be downloaded to the default download location for your browser.

  10. Click Cancel to close the dialog.

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