1843149 - How can I have dashboard exported to Microsoft PowerPoint automatically start as a slideshow?

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1843149 - How can I have dashboard exported to Microsoft PowerPoint automatically start as a slideshow?

Symptom

When a dashboard has been exported to PowerPoint, the end user must run the PowerPoint Slideshow in order to view the dashboard.  This is sometimes confusing on the end user side as they will not know that the dashboard must be viewed as a slideshow presentation.

 

Cause

An Dashboard exported to Microsoft PowerPoint is saved by default as a .ppt file.

When a .ppt file is opened,  Powerpoint opens in the default design mode and the dashboard is not viewable until viewed as a slideshow.

Resolution

Open the Powerpoint .ppt file.

Save the document as .pps

Double click on the .pps file.

Powerpoint will launch as a slideshow presentation.

 

Optionally,  Rename the .ppt file directly as .pps

 

Keywords

Powerpoint, .ppt, .pps, dashboard, Xcelsius, Export , KBA , BI-RA-XL , Dashboards and Presentation Design , How To

Product

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008