Explore how you can add automatic updating news on your slides using Dynamic NEWS, an add-in for PowerPoint.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Dynamic NEWS is an add-in for PowerPoint that enables you to add RSS feeds to your PowerPoint presentations. Typically, RSS feeds deliver latest news, but of course you are not limited to news alone! Whatever the content of the RSS feed you choose to integrate, the moot point here is that this content can be presented and delivered right from within a PowerPoint slide. You can imagine that the possibilities to use something of this sort can be endless.
Dynamic NEWS is from PresentationPoint, a company based in Belgium that’s been creating such add-ins for many years now. PresentationPoint has now partnered with PresentationLoad of Germany to create Dynamic NEWS and other similar add-ins for PowerPoint such as Dynamic TIME and Dynamic MUSIC. My contact at PresentationPoint for this review was Kurt Dupont -- thank you Kurt.
You can learn more about Dynamic NEWS and also download it from their site.
Installation is easy -- once you run the set-up routine, you will find a new Dynamic ELEMENTS tab in your PowerPoint
Ribbon, as shown in
Figure 1, below.
Figure 1: Dynamic ELEMENTS tab of the Ribbon
Let's do a small walkthrough of Dynamic NEWS now:
For a quick start, use any of the ready to use slides. Each slide and its elements can be edited in size, shape, font and color according to
your requirements. The fonts that have been used for the design slides are already
included with the download. Note that, the country specific settings will only be applied after
saving a new presentation (based on the templates) at least once.
Dynamic NEWS costs US$149.
Support is through e-mail and a knowledge base. There is also an excellent PDF manual included.
Dynamic NEWS is an amazing product that starts with a familiar product such as PowerPoint, and then adds a ability that takes it to a whole new level! In our opinion, if you need a way to display RSS feeds on any type on a public display platform, then this product is so worth the price!
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