JungleDocs | Configuring PowerPoint templates

In order to be able to use JungleDocs to generate PowerPoint presentations, you must have a library with a content type that uses a PowerPoint document as a template. To do this you can add a content type that has a PowerPoint Presentation document template assigned to it, or create a library that already has a PowerPoint Presentation document template. In this tutorial, you will learn how to do this.

1. To get started you should create a library. 

2. Open your site, click settings and Add an app. Select Library. 

3. Once you have done this, go to Advanced Options and select the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation as the library template:

Creating a JungleDocs rule

Navigate to the list that you will use as a source to create PowerPoint Presentations, run JungleDocs from the ribbon select From existing tab and click “New From Existing rule”: 

Select the target library, “Presentations” in our case:

Specify other settings, rule name, column mapping settings and click OK.

Configuring PowerPoint template

To configure the template for Presentation, select the rule you previously created, and click “Edit template”:

To open sample document, click “Edit From Existing rule” and “Generate sample document”:

All placeholders for the Presentation content type will be listed in the sample document. Simply copy those placeholders into your presentation template and they will be replaced with data from your SharePoint list upon generation.

In order to merge other PowerPoint small parts into your template, you must copy the small part placeholder and place in the title of a slide:

You can only put one small part placeholder into a single slide.

For more information on how to configure document merging please refer to this guide.

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