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Active Slides

Manage a company by presentation
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Companies that manage themselves via presentation slides (such as Powerpoint) could be doing it with active slides. Active slides change dynamically, in real time and talk via APIs to other systems.

The slide presentation editor software has a app style shop to find integrations that you can talk to backend systems such as ERP, payroll, sales data.

chronological, Jan 16 2020

RMarkdown https://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/
[DenholmRicshaw, Jan 16 2020]

jupyter https://jupyter.org/
[DenholmRicshaw, Jan 17 2020]

https://youtu.be/IBA7Wdzg3H8 [DenholmRicshaw, Jan 17 2020]

Somebody makes this. https://www.present...point.com/software/
[the porpoise, Jan 17 2020]

VBA in Powerpoint https://www.brightc...-vba-in-powerpoint/
[theircompetitor, Jan 17 2020]

Here's one I prepared earlier https://information...apps.io/DynSlide/#1
Hosted by Shinyio [DenholmRicshaw, Jan 17 2020]


       I use R or Python notebooks that allow text markup to be combined with any code to create interactive and dynamic html that I often present as slides. Static content is so last century. See links for some tech jargon.
DenholmRicshaw, Jan 16 2020

       I've used Jupyter IPython notebook to do some rudimentary data science. (Find nearby stores to each customer based on latitude/longitudes of addresses)   

       This idea is more about Presentation software becoming dynamic.
chronological, Jan 17 2020

       Well what are you waiting for, [Denholm]? Bake this as a module for Office and sell it to Microsoft for millions! I'm not snarking.
Voice, Jan 17 2020

       [voice] there are ways of embedding dynamic charts in PowerPoint already - see link for one example that refreshes when the source data changes. I haven't found an example where the PowerPoint allows the user to interact with the data but I'm sure there will be one.
DenholmRicshaw, Jan 17 2020

       That's Object Linking and Embedding of Excel into Powerpoint.   

       I want it to be tied to a webserver. I am sure you could write an OLE module to pull data from a webserver and embed that in Powerpoint but that's not the kind of integration I want.
chronological, Jan 17 2020

       Isn't this just .asp then ?   

       Active pages on an intranet server would be exactly this.
8th of 7, Jan 17 2020

       It's not a web page. You could definitely build a web based version of this - as long as its a presentation with an active component to it. There are various Javascript presentation libraries.   

       No it's about making the content of a presentation live. So I could have a bullet pointed list that summarises things from live system.
chronological, Jan 17 2020

       Isn't that a semantic distinction - thin client vs. thick client ?   

       Web page displayed on browser <-> Local page with online content ?   

       The only difference is that you're configuring (or rather, storing th template) the page locally rather than remotely.
8th of 7, Jan 17 2020

       Looks like this is already available. [link]
the porpoise, Jan 17 2020

       sorry, you've invented a dashboard?
theircompetitor, Jan 17 2020

       An interactive dashboard thank you very much. One that still uses presentation software's interface and model of slides. (Like Powerpoint)   

       Powerpoint with scripting
chronological, Jan 17 2020

       [marked-for-deletion] I just don't see anything new here. Powerpoint has both scripting support and dynamic tie in to Excel and other tools, and there's Presi and any number of other tools.
theircompetitor, Jan 17 2020

       Powerpoint's scripting is to control the GUI. I don't see any thing about creating dynamic content with VBA.
chronological, Jan 17 2020

       I prefer to use R and Shiny to make interactive slide shows. These have the added bonus that they are open source.   

       See link for an interactive toy example.
DenholmRicshaw, Jan 17 2020

       That's really cool. I guess the idea is baked afterall. Just not how I want it to be yet (within presentation software)
chronological, Jan 17 2020

       <HAL in power point> Frank, 30% bar graph of expected HAL standards....Frank - 80 % Probability of human error ... Task Assignment Chart - Frank - outside work </HAL in power point >
wjt, Jan 19 2020

       <Dave Bowman>   

       "I'm sorry, HAL, I can't do that ..."   

       <Dave Bowman/>
8th of 7, Jan 19 2020

       It looks like nobody has noticed that this idea could be interpreted as "editing the presentation directly causes changes in other systems or in how the company runs", rather than the apparently intended "changes in other systems are automatically reflected in the presentation".   

       // No it's about making the content of a presentation live. So I could have a bullet pointed list that summarises things from live system. //   

       But how do you rehearse your presentation, when its content can change at any time with no notice to you?
notexactly, Jan 20 2020

       No need, most managers just parrot the same content-free bullshit over and over again, and no-one listens anyway.   

       Interesting and useful presentations don't reference dynamic information.
8th of 7, Jan 20 2020

       I would be standing there with my laser pointer, doing my best Yoda "that is why you fail", drawing ephemeral circles around bullet points that change any time a note-taker is halfway through one, and laughing hysterically on the inside while drooping my ears in disappointment.
lurch, Jan 21 2020

       notexactly, that's perfect understanding.
chronological, Jan 22 2020


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