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Zebra BI for PowerPoint

Initial Setup Guide: PowerPoint

Applies to:
Zebra BI Tables for PowerPoint
Zebra BI Charts for PowerPoint

To start creating stunning reports with the Zebra BI add-in for Office in PowerPoint, you just need to import them from the Microsoft AppSource into your PowerPoint: online or desktop. To unlock the full (Pro) version, you have to start the 14-day free trial.

Import visuals from Microsoft AppSource

In your PowerPoint, click on Insert > My Add-ins > Store. Search for ”Zebra” in the AppSource to find Zebra BI Tables for Office and Zebra BI Charts for Office. Click on the Add button.

After you click on the Add button, the add-ins will open automatically and you will need to sign in to your Microsoft account.

The next time you want to start using the add-ins, simply click on the drop-down arrow next to My add-ins and easily access both.

Add your data to start using add-ins

Once you add the add-ins to PowerPoint, the so-called ‘Chart chooser’ or ‘Table chooser’ will open up.

On the first page, you will need to select the layout that best suits your needs for the presentation. When you make your selection, the chart or table will be created automatically, with some dummy data in the data editor.

To change the data to your own, open the data editor and simply copy-paste it from your original file to this data editor in PowerPoint. To do that, click on the Zebra BI logo in the top-right corner and a global toolbar will slide open. Click on the 3rd icon to open the data editor.

By expanding the global toolbar that appears after clicking on the Zebra BI logo, you can also:

  • check the design settings (1st icon),
  • click on the information pane (2nd icon),
  • return to ‘Chart chooser’ or ‘Table chooser’ (4th icon),
  • or convert the chart type to small multiples in case you want to show the part-to-whole visualization.

📖 Learn more about data preparation in PowerPoint.

Unlock the Pro version for collaboration & sharing features 

The free license of Zebra BI for Office is only meant for the personal use of one single user.

With the Pro version, you can explore further benefits, like the possibility of sharing your reports and collaborating on them with your team in real-time.

To unlock the Pro version, you can start a 14-day free trial or simply upgrade your license to either the Pro or Business plan. In any case, there are no license keys, and you will just need to sign in to your Microsoft account before you start using the add-ins.

That’s it! You’re ready to start building your reports and dashboards with Zebra BI for Office. Learn more about what types of charts and tables you can use to create reports that are actionable and understandable. 

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