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Feb 25, 2011 at 02:52 PM

Exporting from SAP Crystal Presentation Design to PowerPoint


I have been using CrystalXcelsius Standard 4.5 with Windows XP for a couple years. My company recently migrated to Windows 7. I've been told the new version of Xcelsius I need to purchse is SAP Crystal Presentation Design which is supposed to be compatible with the new operating system. I like the software as it seems to be what I need to continue creating Dashboards for my group. However, after having difficuty exporting to PowerPoint as I have done in the past for general viewing, I've stumbled upon release notes that say though this software is compatible with Windows 7 operating system, it is not compatible with the PowerPoint software within Windows 7, and I must save the exported file in PowerPoint 2003. However, when I open the PowerPoint document after exporting, the documement initially looks blank until I click Slideshow, then I get a "Securty Alert - Marcros and ActiveX" message that says "Macros and one or more ActiveX controls have been disabled" and I have to choose either "protect me from unknown content (recommended)" or "enable content". I've been choosing the recommended option. Once I do so the imported dashboard appears. My initial question is am I performing the import correctly, and if so is there a way to get around that error message? My management presents these dashboards to others both inside and outside the company and would prefer that the error does not keep popping up.

Thanks much!