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Integrate Power of MS PowerPoint to Your Catalog

 
Catalog making in MS PowerPoint can add tremendous power and features to provide tremendous flexibility in catalog making approach. Catalog design settings and theme can be configured at two stages:

Prior to Publishing Catalog in MS PowerPoint (i.e. PowerPoint Album)

After Publishing Catalog in MS PowerPoint (i.e. PowerPoint Album)

Once Catalog making process is done and MS PowerPoint document contains photo album / catalog / digital album, it can be suitably used for various purposes as well

  • Use for customer / event specific presentation

  • Providing quick view of your catalog items in your web (by providing its copy on your web, for web visitor to download and review at its ease)

  • Using it as digitally distributable catalog for sales campaign, releasing catalog supplement, emailing customer driven mini catalog to customers etc

How to configure Catalog Design Settings Configuration for MS PowerPoint Album

From Catalog Management Window, select catalog from catalog browse pane and click PowerPoint Catalog Setting button or click Menu - (CatalogMaker - MS PowerPoint Catalog Design Settings). Upon clicking, a new window for Design / Theme Configuration Setting for MS PowerPoint Catalog Presentation will open.

This window is segregated into 3 panes:

  • Template

    Under this pane, user can select custom PowerPoint template file or can use pre built template files (*POT) in MS PowerPoint program. User will require to select one the above option from template pane and browse for template file or browse PowerPoint program template folder (to select available PowerPoint templates in MS PowerPoint program from dropdown list).

     

  • Catalog Contents

    Under this pane, user can configure catalog content structure for its catalog presentation. User is required to select / deselect the following content options:

    • Catalog Index (consisting of listing - categorized thumbnail view, catalog item detail page and customer response sheet)

    • Cover Page (User can then edit this cover page from MS Word)

    • Company information Page (created using enterprise information setting)

    • Catalog Collection (thumbnail view) - User can configure catalog collection view on the following two basic criterion through option selection:

      •  list view or matrix view (Rows * Columns) options

      • Catalog item grouping options - User can configure to  view catalog items without any groupings or in category / sub category driven navigation

    • Catalog Products detail view - User can choose to either build catalog item detail page within catalog (available through thumbnail clicking or through catalog index) OR can select to integrate it with web link (wherein, upon thumbnail clicking, it will take catalog viewer to web catalog / respective catalog item detail page). In order to use web catalog integration, user will need to provide web URL for catalog item detail page in catalog item content window..

 

  • layout

    Under this pane, User may configure PowerPoint slide layouts with the help of layouts provided in MS PowerPoint program.

    • select animation ( from dropdown list containing animation schemes available in PowerPoint program)

    • select color schemes ( from dropdown list containing color schemes available in PowerPoint program)

    • slide layouts (for gateway page, thumbnail slides and catalog item's full page slide - select respective  layouts from dropdown list containing layout schemes available in PowerPoint program)

    • thumbnail presentation navigation slide (user has option to show all catalog items together OR can display them categorized for easier navigation, depending upon the number of catalog items and its purpose)

      User must carefully, plan layout and design schemes, for the MS PowerPoint size limitations; and should set it to keep its view proper and meaningful. Application also resets graphic size , in line with layout provided. Please note that these schemes are picked up from PowerPoint program and is applied accordingly. In the event, these schemes are modified by user in MS PowerPoint program, any such catalog / PowerPoint album creation will be subject to scheme definition prevailing in MS PowerPoint program
       

  • Slide Transition

    Under this pane, User may configure PowerPoint slide transition settings with the help of slide transition schemas provided in MS PowerPoint program.

    • select transition setting ( from dropdown list containing slide transition schemes available in PowerPoint program)

    • select speed settings of transition ( from dropdown list )

    • select sound settings for PowerPoint Slide

    • select advance slide settings

     

  • Catalog Item Detail



    Under this pane, User may configure catalog item's detail page settings:

    • User can opt to build catalog item detail page in PowerPoint Album itself, or can use web link URL content in Catalog Item Content to direct PowerPoint album viewer to its web catalog.

    • Catalog Item Page heading (use catalog item code and / or name)

    • catalog item contents to be displayed in catalog item detail page (select any five catalog item contents to be displayed). Catalog Item name/title and code/sku is configured through heading section.

      User must carefully plan  contents, for the MS PowerPoint page size limitations; and should set it to keep its view proper and meaningful.  Please note that this item page content setting will not be applicable, if user has opted for web link to catalog item detail page (read with configuration setting).

     

Configuration of Catalog Design (Colors / Font / Background Graphic / Animation / Theme etc), After publishing Catalog in MS PowerPoint:

User can conveniently use MS PowerPoint  to configure catalog's design setting. User will require to use MS PowerPoint slide design  formatting tool or for uniform application, can use:

User can manually insert its custom content in such MS PowerPoint  Slide Presentation and explore the power of MS PowerPoint to suit its catalog design / contents / theme, for enterprise identity and objective.

 

 
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