Vizzlo's PowerPoint add-in, why you should try it:
It saves time: creating your visualizations (Vizzlo charts and graphics) directly in PowerPoint saves you having to export and import them into your presentation.
It makes easier to edit details, revise and update your data: if you need to correct and update a chart, you just need to double-click on it. All the work can be done without leaving your slide deck.
It enhances your teamwork and the information flow: once a chart is updated—eighter directly on Vizzlo (browser-based) or using the add-in—the presentations of your teammates, which have this same chart embedded, will be automatically updated when reopened.
How to install it:
The add-in is free to install, and it connects to your profile at Vizzlo, i.e., you'll be able to use all Vizzlo features according to your subscription plan. Installing it is very easy, open a new PowerPoint document or an existing presentation and just follow these four easy steps:
- Click on the tab "Insert" of the toolbar.
- Click on "Store" or "My Add-ins"
- Search for Vizzlo.
- Click "Add."
Alternatively, you can download it from the Microsoft AppSource store.
How to create a visualization using the add-in:
Click on the tab "Insert" of the toolbar, and click on Vizzlo under "My Add-ins" (repeat steps 1 and 2 of the picture above).
Choose to create a new visualization (red button) or open an existing one (blue button).
Proceed as if you were directly on Vizzlo's "PORTFOLIO" or the "MY DOCUMENTS" sections (actually, you're there).
Choose a visualization type or any document you wish to embed in your presentation. Edit it as usual. Press "SAVE & CLOSE" to embed it.
When using the Vizzlo add-in, where is the data stored?
Charts, diagrams, and corresponding data are still stored as a document in your Vizzlo account. The presentation merely contains a reference to the Vizzlo document.
Can I add the same Vizzlo document to multiple presentations?
When I update the document on the Vizzlo website, will the changes be automatically reflected in my presentations?
Yes, they will update the next time that you open the presentation or reload the add-in.
OMG, is the data stored in the cloud? Can I present without network connectivity?
Absolutely. If you open the presentation while you still have a network connection, presenting will work as usual. However, without a connection, you won’t be able to update the visuals. If the add-in cannot connect to the Vizzlo servers when you open the presentation, you’ll see a static image of your chart in a slightly reduced quality.
Best practice tip: to avoid connection issues during your presentation, open your PowerPoint file when you’re still online to update and reload all your charts, and check the slideshow before beginning to present. You should always do this before any presentation which uses multimedia or cloud-based resources. Keep in mind that, principally, the online versions of PowerPoint do not support showcasing presentations in offline mode!