Powerpoint Experts??!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by mjwarman, May 4, 2007.

  1. mjwarman

    mjwarman Member

    Is there anyone out there that is a whizz with powerpoint?

    When linking between an excel spreadsheet and a powerpoint presentation, some of the information from the spreadsheet doesn't translate exactly across to the powerpoint slide.....

    For example, a table that has 5 columns in excel when copied across to powerpoint only shows up 3 of the columns!?

    It is really starting to annoy me now!! :mad:

    Any ideas anyone?

    ps: I'm using Office 2000, (Ministry of Defence, computers haven't been upgraded in years!!)
  2. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    You could try inserting it as an image rather than a spread sheet.
  3. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Wanna send them across... gmail addy if you want me to have a go for ya.
  4. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    I don't know about Office 2000, but if you want to copy an excell table to powerpoint in office 2003, you need to do Edit > Paste special > Excell worksheet
    If you don't do it like that, it will only copy the excell data to a powerpoint table (without the excell layout etc.)
  5. mjwarman

    mjwarman Member

    I am off now till wednesday, but i will come back to this one when I'm back at work!!!

    Cheers for your help so far
  6. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    I use copy / paste special / as picture - unless you need to use live data.
  7. mjwarman

    mjwarman Member

    I have sorted this now!!! :clap:

    Thank you very much for all your help. Paste Special was the problem, I wasn't doing this, but now the powerpoint is updating itself everytime I make changes in excel which is what I wanted.

    I'm sure that RAF Halton will run much smoother now!!! :p

    Thanks again everyone who made suggestions.