A layout can be directly exported as a Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation. All plots and text boxes are inserted into the PowerPoint presentation as Windows Metafiles and can be moved, resized, and manipulated independently within PowerPoint.
To save as a PowerPoint presentation, select the File tab→Export→Export as PowerPoint Presentation... command.
The Save as Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation dialog that appears allows for the options described below:
|o||Name the presentation. Use this field to select the output folder and the name of the output file.|
|o||Include the background (from Master Slide). Check this option to to include the background from Master Slide. If you choose to export the background, the objects on the FCS Express Master Page will be placed on the PowerPoint master slide. These background objects will then appear on all of the PowerPoint slides.|
|o||Open presentation after saving. When checked, the PowerPoint presentation will automatically open at the end of the export procedure by launching PowerPoint.|
|o||Hide objects that are off the page. When checked, objects that are not located on the white page in the layout will not be exported to PowerPoint.|
|o||If the presentation already exists, append to it. Check this option to append slides to an existing PowerPoint presentation.|
|o||Quality. Set the PowerPoint quality (High, Medium, Low, On-Screen) from the dropdown list.|
|o||Mode. This option enables single or multiple layout pages to be exported per slide based on selection. When Full Page is selected, each layout page will be exported as a slide. Multiple layout pages may be exported per slide using a preset multiple page option (i.e. 3 Pages with Notes or 9 Pages Vertical) or Custom Grid Options. To export the layout pages on fewer slides, please select a preset multiple page option or Custom Grid by clicking the down arrow to the right to expand the dropdown list and selecting a multiple page option or Custom Grid Options..., respectively. When selecting Custom Grid Options, the Custom Grid popup window will appear, which will contain following five settings:|
|o||Frame Page. Check this option to draw a frame around pages.|
|o||Crop To Content. Available when Mode is not set to Full Page. When selected, empty space of the layout page(s) is cropped during the export.|
Choose which layout pages you wish to export.
Comparison of exports to PowerPoint using multiple page preset 4 Pages Horizontal with or without selecting Frame Page and Crop to Content (Figure 4.15).
Figure 4.15 Comparison of exports to PowerPoint using preset 4 Pages Horizontal. Left: Frame Page and Crop To Content unchecked. Right: Frame Page and Crop To Content checked
Note about ungrouping objects in PowerPoint for PC versus PowerPoint for Mac
Once exported to PowerPoint, layout objects can be further ungrouped into single components in the PC version of Microsoft PowerPoint. Ungrouping objects saved by FCS Express in PowerPoint for Mac is not supported. However, presentations saved on a Mac may be opened on a PC and ungrouped.