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More PowerPoint

Hello EMu users
I am trying to create a new report in PowerPoint. I have been able to get as far as giving it a title and selecting it from the Report list, however I am not able to open the report file - the "Open" button is greyed out and I get a message "report file has not been specified. Do you want to start a new report?". I select "Yes" and a blank PowerPoint file opens. Is anyone please able to advise where I am going wrong?
regards
Alva

Edited by: - 01-Jan-70 09:00:00

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Re: More PowerPoint

Hi Alva

Sorry for the delay reply. (I thought I have replied to this post already.)

When you say you want to create a new PowerPoint report, you are not trying to use a report that is available in the Client. In this case it is like creating a new Crystal Report. You will need to:

1. Create a new Reports entry by selecting the fields.
2. Create a new PowerPoint file (.ppt or .pps) as you would for a new Crystal report (.rpt). As PowerPoint is not a normal reporting tool like Crystal report, you will need to use VBA scripts (macro). This is similar to the Word and Excel reports. This is why you get a blank PowerPoint file when you click on "Yes".
3. After you created the PowerPoint file, then you click on Save and save the .pps or .ppt file into EMu.

In step 2, the VBA script will do two things:
1. Connect to ODBC.
2. Arrange the data on the slids and notes page.

For an example of how to connect to the ODBC, you can look at the Word and Excel examples in EMu Help. For example: Contents page -> Working with EMu Records -> Reporting -> Microsoft Excel -> Creating an Excel report using Visual Basic -> Step 2: Create the report in MS Excel -> 1. Write the VB code.

The other place where you can find an example is the existing PowerPoint reports on your Catalogue and Multimedia modules.

Hope this helps
Yanwei

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Hi all,
We're having issues with the built-in KE Powerpoint report rendering images differently. Some appear fine, but the vast majority are showing up as a blur. It seems to be related to the resolutions we have available in Multimedia.

I've looked at the VB script in the report which says: 
' the following size are assumed and guessed...
'
uWi = 600
uHi = 200
'uHi = 300
sWi = 720
'vPo = 30
vPo = 75

Can anyone familiar with VB please interpret what resolution the report needs/prefers to render our images correctly? Does the report pull the Master image or a resolution?

I've tried specifying resolutions on the Multimedia tab of the Report Properties box with no success. 

Thanks VB people  =)
Rowena

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Re: More PowerPoint

Hi all,
We're having issues with the built-in KE Powerpoint report rendering images differently. Some appear fine, but the vast majority are showing up as a blur. It seems to be related to the resolutions we have available in Multimedia.

I've looked at the VB script in the report which says: 
' the following size are assumed and guessed...
'
uWi = 600
uHi = 200
'uHi = 300
sWi = 720
'vPo = 30
vPo = 75

Can anyone familiar with VB please interpret what resolution the report needs/prefers to render our images correctly? Does the report pull the Master image or a resolution?

I've tried specifying resolutions on the Multimedia tab of the Report Properties box with no success. 

Thanks VB people  =)
Rowena

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Re: More PowerPoint

Hi Rowena,

I haven't been able to reproduce this issue here where images showing up as a blur in PowerPoint report. I tested this using the Image Presentation report that is available in the Multimedia module.

There is no resolution specified on the Multimedia tab in the Report Properties box for the built-in EMu PowerPoint reports. Therefore the report will use the master image.

If you are still experiencing this issue, could you create a support ticket for this and we will then look into this further?

Regards,
Helena

Helena Sukmawijaya
KE Software
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I am trying to create a Powerpoint report from scratch. I have read the instructions from previous posts above but I suspect I am missing some key steps.

Does anyone have experience in this and would be able to share some instructions or keys tips?

Many thanks
Chris

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Hi Chris,

You may need to set up the Developer Tab.  In Powerpoint, go to
File > Options > Customize Ribbon
Select Main Tabs   and Select the Developer check box.

Now go to the Developer tab at the top of the screen
Select Macro Security
and Make sure the  "Disable all macros with notification" radio button is selected.
Click OK to close the Trust Center.

Also, just to let you know, there are known problems with certain versions of Powerpoint compressing images causing a degredation of image quality.  You can read more here.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2002066

Please feel free to add start a support call if you'd like further assistance.

Regards,
Deb

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