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How can I export Chart/Table report results to PowerPoint?

The resulting charts from my Crystal reports eventually need to end up in PowerPoint presentations. I don't believe ppt files are an available export format option. I can export to PDF, highlight the graph and copy/paste to PowerPoint, but this is not a solution I can deliver to the execs.

I have been evaluating Xcelsius as it has the export to PowerPoint functionality. Unfortunately, I do not see an obvious way to export crystal report results from it. I can run a CR via a URL and "opendocument" , but the results are displayed outside of the context of Xcelsius...

Any suggestions or potential solutions to try would be greatly apprecicated.

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    Posted on Oct 07, 2008 at 10:56 PM

    Rob,

    You could use Live Office and select report objects to insert the chart into PPT.

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    Posted on Oct 07, 2008 at 05:04 PM

    You can try exporting to excel and embedding that into a Power Point presentation. Since there is no inherant way to get to a PPT file from Crystal Reports we are most likely going to have to go through a format in the middle.

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    Posted on Oct 07, 2008 at 05:36 PM

    Yes, I agree - thank you. My chart doesn't export to Excel very pretty, so I will look at exporting to PDF and I'll look at some of the PDF to PPT conversion utilities available. I figure if I can call things through the command shell, I should be able to end up with the report opened in PowerPoint. I'll update this thread with any findings I make.

    Rob

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    Posted on Oct 10, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Thanks for the suggestion. I have started looking at using live office as a solution. I am not familiar with live office or what the end user interface might look like. I'll search the forums for some help.

    Thanks again,

    Rob

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