By Kurt Dupont
In this post, Kurt Dupont of PresentationPoint explores how you can set up PowerPoint to show alternating text using some help from DataPoint, an add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint.
DataPoint has many capabilities including an option to set up alternating text, that we explore in this post. DataPoint is often successfully used to link PowerPoint shapes to data sources like databases, XML files, RSS feeds, Excel data sheets, etc.
Using these options, you always have the latest information displayed on your slides. For example, you can link the content of a data cell or column in Excel to a text box, and that content is displayed in real-time on your PowerPoint slide. Further, you can let texts alternate in the same text box, as shown illustrated on the animated image below.