Embed in PowerPoint

Preceden has a feature for exporting your timeline as an image that's optimized for embedding in PowerPoint presentations:

1. Determine Your Presentation's Slide Size

The slide size is important because it helps Preceden figure out how wide of an image to generate. To figure out your presentation's slide size, click the Design tab in PowerPoint then click the Slide Size button.

The screen size will be highlighted as either Standard (4:3) or Widescreen (16:9):

2. Export Your Timeline as a PNG for PowerPoint

Click Export & Share above your timeline and select the PowerPoint option. Select the slide size you determined in step 1. Then click Download Now. 

3. Add the Image to Your Slide

You can do this by dragging and dropping the PNG onto the slide, or going to Insert > Picture > Picture from File....

By default the image won't have ideal dimensions and may look something like this:

4. Optimize the Image Dimensions

Select the image and its size properties, set the Scale Height and Scale Width to 25%:

This will ensure the text in the image is crisp and clear in your presentation.


Can I export my timeline as a PowerPoint (PPT) file?

Not currently. Your best option for adding your timeline to a PowerPoint slide is using the technique described above. 

What can I do if the image doesn't look clear in the presentation?

Please shoot us an email at [email protected] with your PowerPoint slide as an attachment. We'll take a look and see if there's anything that can be done in either the presentation itself or in Preceden's image export process to improve the quality.

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