Export to PowerPoint
Preceden's PowerPoint download feature lets you export your timeline directly to a PowerPoint slide:
How do I export to PowerPoint?
You can export to PowerPoint by clicking the Export & Share button above a timeline and then clicking the PowerPoint option:
From there, select your presentation's slide size then click download:
How do I determine my presentation's slide size?
Your PowerPoint presentation's slide size is important because it helps Preceden figure out how wide of a slide to generate.
To figure out your presentation's slide size, click the Design tab in PowerPoint then click the Slide Size button:
How do I move the slide into my own presentation?
Right-click the slide thumbnail and click Copy:
Then in your presentation right click on the sidebar and click Paste:
What if my timeline is too tall for a single slide?
Preceden only supports exporting your timeline to a single slide which means that if your timeline is very tall, you may not be able to display all of it on a single PowerPoint slide.
If your timeline doesn't fit on a single slide, there are two approaches you can try:
Approach #1: Reducing the height of your timeline
- If your timeline includes images, try hiding them by going to Appearance > Events and unchecking the Images option.
- Try automatically compressing layers by going to Appearance > Layers and checking the Automatically compress layers option.
- Try reducing the font size by going to Appearance > Font and reducing the Font Size.
- Try hiding dates and durations on the timeline by going to Appearance > Events and unchecking the Dates and Duration options.
- Consider splitting your timeline into several smaller ones.
Approach #2: Split the timeline image onto multiple slides in PowerPoint
Alternatively, you can use PowerPoint's built-in image-cropping capabilities to split your timeline onto multiple slides.
For example, let's say you export your timeline to PowerPoint, and it overflows off the bottom of the slide:
Here's how you can split it into two slides instead:
First, duplicate the slide:
On the first slide, right-click the image and click Crop:
Then scroll to the bottom of the image and drag the bottom of the crop container up so that it crops out the bottom two layers:
With the image cropped, you should now see just the first two layers:
Then repeat the same process for the second slide, but this time leave just the bottom two layers.
You'll have then split your timeline into two slides:
Where can I get help?
If you run into any issues, drop us a note anytime: [email protected]