Generate Powerpoint From Notebook

We currently use Generate PDF for our sales teams who do not want to jump out to a web page to show roadmaps to customers.  This is still cumbersome to them as they use Powerpoint as their primary tool for presenting to customers.  Also, they often times need native language and they find it easier to just have Powerpoint handle the translations.  With a worldwide sales force of several thousands this is something that would greatly help with productivity.

  • Dan Pohlman
  • Apr 6 2017
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  • Klaus Henn commented
    September 06, 2018 07:25

    I think that's a great improvement. Most of the larger companies are using Powerpoint for their standard presentation tool and it is really very cumbersome to convert all the PDFs into PPT slides. Actually, when I see the time stamp for this idea it goes back to Apr 2017. I wonder why it takes so long to deliver such a great improvement to your Enterprise customers??? ;-)

  • Chris Stocker commented
    October 06, 2018 23:46

    In addition having the Roadmap in PowerPoint allows you to perform some tweaks that may be needed for a specific customer presentation without the need for recreating the entire roadmap.

  • Laura Bednasz commented
    January 25, 2019 17:42

    It's really too bad you are roadmapping this into the future.  This will unfortunately push us further away from our continued desire to use aha to brief our executive team and more toward other tools.

  • Jonathan Bier commented
    June 03, 2019 13:30

    The PDF export is weak given that it doesn't scale and if I'm off-site with a client I wouldn't want to rely on Aha access to present.  PPT export would also make merging non-Aha slides with Aha based slides very easy for Product Management.  

  • Karen Owens commented
    August 21, 2019 19:25

    Love the product and ease of use.  However more than PDF, PowerPoint should be a priority.

  • Sallie St Laurent commented
    September 23, 2019 18:52

    I know my internal stakeholders should be fully capable of clicking on a live web link and reading a roadmap, but they are unfortunately still very PPT-focused. Being able to export an image is great, but it doesn't size correctly for usage in PPT, so I'm current recreating a chart and managing updates in two place. PLEASE allow me to save a notebook to PPT or export roadmaps to a PPT slide.

  • jeffrey gelfand commented
    December 09, 2019 14:26

    I have the same problem. I am trying to get the Sr Management used to reading aha Presentations and PDFs however due to the fact aha decides to cut pdfs randomly, I am forced to either present less than ideal deliverables OR spend hours using snipping tool.

  • Daniel Pokrývka commented
    December 10, 2019 16:42

    Hello, we have to be able to use ppt presentations (several reasons).

    So what is an option here for us is exporting to pdf/image and pasting it into ppt. Which is cumbersome as aha can not paginate the reports to a specified size without cutting the report in an ugly way (e.g. in a middle of a row in case of A4 pdf report).

    Another option is to use some screenshotting/screencutting tools and pasting the result into ppt manually, then resizing the picture, and as a consequence distorting the graphics / quality.

    Let's not forget the export to excel option. First of all, it would not be valid to all reports (probably just pivot/list report). Secondly.. it solves the issue of image distortion mentioned in cut&paste scenario as you can adjust size and actually split the content without pagination need, however this takes even more time.

    As a product manager, I understand the concept of giving you a well described problem instead of a solution, however let me envision ideal functionality for us.

    (1) aha can export presentation slides into ppt slides with proper quality of reporting and sensible sizing of texts and pagination technique; ideally all configurable (text size, slide size, margins, etc.).

    Or (2) aha can paginate its own slides in presentations based on predefined slide size, so that larger reports can be split into multiple pages without manual user effort using external snipping tools and exported separately (manual pasting into ppt remains, but step 1 achieved).

    P.S. Someone mentioned here that most companies use ppt as standard presentation medium, definitely within sr management, and that for an enterprise tool, ability to export into ppt is an important feature. Agreed.