Tag: PowerPoint

Use a Story Map Series instead of PowerPoint

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PowerPoint is the standard when it comes to presentations. But if you have to switch back and forth between PowerPoint and live demos, media, or websites, it can be inconvenient and clumsy, not to mention visually jarring and disruptive for your … Continue reading

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Add PowerPoint slides to your story map

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PowerPoint is the standard when it comes to presentations. PowerPoint slides can also be useful additions to your Story Map, providing an introduction, additional context, interesting graphics, and more. One use case is when making a presentation that requires you to … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Maps for Office open beta – sign up now!

We are pleased to announce the ArcGIS Maps for Office 4.1 beta is now publicly available! Maps for Office 4.1 brings you improved speed, better usability, and many bug fixes. Head over to the Early Adopter Community and join the beta today!

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What’s New in ArcGIS Maps for Office 4.0: Mapping in Excel and PowerPoint, Redefined

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We are happy to announce the all new ArcGIS Maps for Office 4.0. With this release we’re making it even easier to see patterns in your Excel spreadsheet data, understand what they mean, and make better decisions as a result. … Continue reading

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Supercharge Your PowerPoint Presentations

Using Esri Maps for Office, you can make interactive, dynamic maps that add geographic content to your PowerPoint presentations.

Many of you may have heard of Esri Maps for Office. It lets you do really cool things with data without needing to fire up GIS software like ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS Online. In fact, all that you need to start making gorgeous and insightful maps is something you probably already have installed on your computer – Microsoft Excel. If you use PowerPoint, even better!

There’s a lot already documented on how you can turn boring tabular data in Excel into visually compelling heat maps, cluster maps, hot spot analyses, and more. But what not many people know is that you can also add extra firepower to your PowerPoint presentations using Esri Maps for Office.

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Esri Maps for Office 3.1 Released!

We are pleased to announce the release Esri Maps for Office v3.1.

This release of Esri Maps for Office includes the following updates:

  • Localized support for 27 languages
  • Workflow improvements
  • Bug fixes
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Getting to know Esri Maps for Office 3.0: Part 2

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In the blog last week, I highlighted some of the new features of Esri Maps for Office, including the ability to have multiple maps in your workbook, being able to move your maps to other monitors, and the new tools … Continue reading

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Getting to know Esri Maps for Office 3.0: Part 1

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Esri Maps for Office 3.0 is the biggest update to the add-in since it launched nearly 3 years ago. From an updated visual design to improved workflows and under-the-hood improvements, there is a lot to take in. In part 1 … Continue reading

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Esri Maps for Office v.3.0 Beta Released

Participate in the beta release for the next version of Esri Maps for Office 3.0. This new version will make it even easier to map your Excel data and work with maps in many new ways. For example, you can add multiple maps to your spreadsheet, change the coordinate system for your maps, float the maps outside the Excel window, and much more. We’ve also listened to your feedback from the Tech Preview program. We’ve made the map tools easier to find by adding a ribbon to your maps and fixed many of the bugs and known limitations of the tech preview.

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Adding PowerPoint presentations to your Story Map Tours

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When someone mentions “presentation” invariably Microsoft’s PowerPoint comes to mind. PowerPoint slides, and even entire presentations, can be easily incorporated into story map map tours, and can provide some extra context for your tour. In this post we’ll cover adding … Continue reading

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