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Version 6.0 available. New “focus changes” feature for waterfall charts. Some bug fixes

SlideFab 2 version 6.0 adds a small new feature to Excel/PowerPoint waterfall charts and also brings a few bug fixes.

The waterfall “focus changes” feature when using the PowerPoint Chart Export Mode helps to make smaller changes more visible without having to adapt the y-axis manually. It makes sense when the totals are so huge in comparison to the changes that the changes will be merely visible as flat lines only. This feature determines the maximum and minimum values of the waterfall and then adapts starting and end point of the y-axis. It works like like zooming in on the changes.

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Version 5.0 available. New scaling feature. Some bug fixes

SlideFab 2 version 5.0 adds a new scaling feature to shrink or stretch shapes based on factors calculated in Excel. This is really helpful to gain even more control over mass-produced slides and presentation.

Up to this point SlideFab was mainly focused on exporting content from Excel to PowerPoint. Let it be texts, charts, images or something else. Some dynamics were available with the Shape Condition feature, which allows to remove shapes based on an Excel formula outcome.

With this new version SlideFab has entered the world of manipulating PowerPoint shapes through scaling. Now, it is possible to provide separate scaling factors for horizontal and vertical dimensions. By setting the anchoring point both horizontally (left vs right vs neither) and horizontally (top vs bottom vs neither) the user gets control on how the scaling will be applied.

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Version 3.0 available. Logical Audit, simplifying chart features and more

This update to version 3.0 brings various new features to SlideFab:

  1. A new logic audit feature which lets SlideFab search for inconsistencies in the automation setup. This helps to detect issues before running the Slide Making process.
  2. The newly introduced Excel Charts Export Mode from version 2.0 got an upgrade. It is about series sorting and elimination of empty entries.
  3. A more sophisticated error checking during Slide Making gives feedback if something went wrong.

And last but not least, this new version incorporates a couple of bug fixes.

This new version is available at the download page. Already installed SlideFab updates automatically.

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SlideFab 2 version 2.0 available. New features, higher robustness.

This update to version 2.0 brings various new features to SlideFab:

  1. A new chart export modes for allowing more flexibility in the output presentation
  2. A helpful feature to edit the path to multiple linked charts at once
  3. A killer button to end all Excel processes

and a few things more.

Apart from these novelties the versioning was improved to distinguish the kind of update: For feature updates like this one, the major number left of the dot increases. For smaller updates and bugfixes the minor number counts. Accordingly, this version is not 1.12 but 2.0.

This new version is available at the download page. Already installed SlideFab updates automatically.

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Invoking slide automation through the all new SlideFab 2 API. Here comes SlideFab 2 v1.10

So far, it was required to use the Make Slides window within SlideFab 2 to automatically create the PowerPoint slides based on Excel. This works fine. But for a deeper integration of SlideFab 2 into your own applications some API functionality was missing… until now. The slide mass creation can be invoked through the SlideFab 2 API using a few lines of code. It is pretty simple to use and offers a whole new world of opportunities for all those who enjoy coding VBA.

This new version is available at the download page or updated automatically from your existing SlideFab 2 installation

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think-cell chart mass production with all new SlideFab 2 v1.7

think-cell create Excel link

SlideFab 2 v1.7 brings not many updates but for fans of think-cell a significant one: When a PowerPoint template slide contains one or more Excel-linked think-cell charts, SlideFab will allow the chart update and break the Excel links for the output slides. In this way the output slides will contain real think-cell charts (not just mere screenshots or so) which can be fine-tuned or altered when required. Further information about how this works can be found in the documentation.

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Mass Producing Excel Charts to Powerpoint gets easier with all new SlideFab 2 v1.5

SlideFab 2 v1.5 comes with the great new feature to automate Excel-to-Powerpoint linked charts. This is a great addition to the existing SlideFab 2 features which can copy charts from Excel to Powerpoint as image and to update the data in Powerpoint charts. Of course, this feature is also supported in the all free SlideFab 2 LITE edition.

MINOR UPDATE 10th January, 2019: A new installer was made available as the old SSL certificate had expired.

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Power to the User. All new SlideFab 2 Released

I am very proud to announce the all new SlideFab 2. Simply the most powerful Powerpoint automation tool ever built.

Based on the experience from SlideFab 1 the new version was redesigned and rebuilt from scratch. SlideFab 2 brings the user experience to a completely new level. Not only does SlideFab 2 come with a new interface, it also introduces a unique and much simpler user process to automatically create Powerpoint presentations based on Excel workbooks.

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