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Status Future consideration
Categories Presentations
Created by Max Cascone
Created on Apr 3, 2017

Enhanced Powerpoint Support

As much as we all hate to admit it, Powerpoint is still the defacto presentation tool, and it does provide some powerful diagramming tools that would be difficult to replicate.

I hate having to copy Aha views into Powerpoint, and the reverse isn't much better, copying individual PP slides as images into Aha notes. I want Aha to be the single source for all diagrams and not have them immediately obsolete. I want them to evolve like everything else in Aha and have their destination notebooks automatically update - one of the most compelling features of Aha overall.

I'd like to be able to add a slide from Powerpoint to a note/notebook and have it render natively. If I could edit that slide directly inside Aha, that'd be a dream.

Maybe? Integrate with Office 365, so you could grab Powerpoint slides from it, and if they change, update them on a refresh?

  • ADMIN RESPONSE
    Mar 11, 2022

    Thank you for your feedback on this idea. There is a Powerpoint add-in that allows you to show live Aha! views within a Powerpoint presentation.

    • In Aha!

      • Share a saved view as a webpage (learn more)

      • Copy the link to the webpage

    • In Powerpoint

      • Get Microsoft's Web Viewer add-in for Powerpoint (one-time install)

      • On a slide, go to Insert > Add-ins and select Web Viewer

      • In the URL field, paste the link to the shared webpage for your Aha! view

      • Notes:

        • Remove the extra https:// at the front of the link

        • Hide headers and footers with parameters at the end of the url like this example: "account.aha.io/shared/123abc?header=false&footer=false"

    Please let us know how this add-in works for you and if it solves your need for exporting presentations from Aha! to Powerpoint.

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  • Guest
    Jul 23, 2022
    1. AFAIK, a link needs to be configured in the MS Web Viewer add-in in PowerPoint 2019 in this format:
      "presenter.ahaslides.com/presentation/{presentation-id}"
      If not, where can the link for the presenter be found?

    2. Hiding the headers & footers (by adding "?header=false&footer=false" to the URL) does not have any effect.
      How can this be resolved?

    3. The MS Web Viewer add-in in PowerPoint 2019 does not seem to store (login) cookies and Aha does not offer a "remember me"-login option (idea?). So, the presenter needs to login, during the presentation (in the presence of the audience). How can this be resolved?

  • Jason Miller
    Mar 11, 2022

    The proffered solution is not feasible. Microsoft Web Viewer for PowerPoint—its bugginess and unreliability notwithstanding—is not installed by default. The typical corporate user (like me) cannot install software locally, including Office plugins. I just had to submit a support ticket to the IT helpdesk to see if they'll grant me an exemption, but I am not optimistic.


    As it stands, this is insufficient and the advantages of the dynamic nature of the roadmap cannot be realized in presentations. It is not, nor will it ever be, tenable to design and run major presentations through Aha! itself.

  • Ryan Johnson
    Mar 4, 2021

    Troy its interesting too as our company goes to MS Teams and loosing the ability to copy whole slides I definity see an opportunity for Aha to drive more presentations but without the ability to quickly copy over PPT files/slides/etc. no one will adopt.

  • Guest
    Jan 19, 2018

    Although Mockup is useful...I don't see it as the answer that will allow our PMs to work from within Aha!.  They need more power in the "WIKI" or the ability to import slides of PPTs.  If importing slides of PPTs...they need to be able to easily edit the file without having to download and re-upload.  See my note about box integration:https://big.ideas.aha.io/ideas/APP-I-5593

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Export roadmap into MS powerpoint

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Ability to export the roadmaps into powerpoint so it can go along other slides that need to be presented that we don't want to build in Aha!
Guest 5 months ago in Presentations 0 Future consideration
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Improved PPT/Excel integration

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It would be great to be able to attach a ppt file and have the ability to edit it within Aha (not download). Then having the ability to take each page of the PPT and export it as a note page. Or at the least send the PPT slides to the notebook. Th...
Guest over 5 years ago in Presentations 0 Future consideration