How to create Microsoft PowerPoint reports with pictures
Using PTReportGen, you can rapidly create various Microsoft ® PowerPoint ® reports with pictures. PTReportGen is an easy to use, cost effective, powerful and flexible reporting tool that outputs reports in Microsoft PowerPoint format.
About pictures in Micosoft PowerPoint
To make eye-catching reports, you can add pictures to your reports. You can insert many popular graphics file formats into your presentation. Microsoft PowerPoint supports the following graphics file formats without a separate graphics filter. However, you do need a graphics filter installed to insert all other graphics file formats.
Microsoft PowerPoint supports the following graphics file formats without a separate graphics filter:
Inserting pictures into a report template in Microsoft PowerPoint
To make a report using PTReportGen, you need to create a report template in Microsoft PowerPoint. You can insert pictures into the report template directly in Microsoft PowerPoint. For example, you want to display a logo in your report. You can insert the logo graphics file into the report template. For more information about adding pictures to a presentation, refer to Microsoft PowerPoint Help.
Inserting pictures into a report using PTReportGen
Except for inserting the static pictures during report design, you want to insert pictures during report buliding process. You hope a reporting tool to pull pictures from database into PPT Report. PTReportGen can insert pictures from the graphics files, and support all graphics file format that Microsoft PowerPoint support.
To insert pictures into a report using PTReportGen, you should do as follows:
You stored the path and file name of the pictures in database, did not store the pictures. The file path can be a relative path, an absolute path or a URL. For example, you store "images\emp1.jpg" in Photo field.
Write a report function in the PTR file, and identify the image fields using IMAGE argument. For example,
@F1=Report(slide=1 ... image=photo)
To specify the size, you should write a formatting expression in the report template file. For a table report, you write a formatting expression in the cell. PTReportGen will get the formatting expression, and insert a picture into the report according to the instruction in the format expression.
During report generating process, PTReportGen will read the graphics files, and insert them into the report according to your instruction.
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