Common Master-Detail Image in Presentation Document

Common Master-Detail in Microsoft PowerPoint Document

Creating a Common Master-Detail

Please follow below steps to create Common Master-Detail Template in MS PowerPoint 2013:

  1. Create a new Presentation.
  2. Insert two shapes, one for holding image and other for holding other details.
    #Save the document.

Reporting Requirement

As a report developer, you are required to represent the information of the customers and products with the following key requirements:

  • Report must show customers’ picture and name.
  • It must associate the customers with their products.
  • Report must be generated in the Presentation Document.

Adding Syntax to be evaluated by GroupDocs.Assembly Engine

NOTE: There is no way to use images inside a foreach tag in PowerPoint.

«foreach [in customers]»Customer: «[CustomerName]»

Products: «foreach [in Order]»«[IndexOf() != 0 ? “, " : “"]»«[Product.ProductName]»«/foreach>>

«/foreach>>

Download Common Master-Detail Template

Please download the sample Common Master-Detail document we created in this article:

Generating The Report

Custom Objects

Database Entities

Using DataSet

Using XML DataSource

Using JSON DataSource

Common Master-Detail in OpenOffice Presentation Document

Creating the Template

OpenDocument Presentation (ODP) is a presentation document format which can be used as an alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint Document (PPT/PPTX) formats. Since ODP is not a Microsoft Proprietary format, there are multiple software (including Microsoft Office and Apache OpenOffice) available to create, open, edit and save this format. For more information on the available software to work with ODP, please visit wikipedia article.

In this topic, we’ll not reinvent the wheel to recreate a template for generating an ‘Common Master-Detail’ report in ODP format. Instead, we’ll save the existing template to ODP format using Microsoft Office. In order to achieve this; assuming you are using Microsoft Office 2010, please follow below steps:

  1. Open existing template we created in previous topic
  2. Click “File” and select “Save As”.
  3. Select “OpenDocument Text” from “Save As Type” drop down.
  4. Click “Save”.

Download Template

Generating the report

Custom Objects

Database Entities

Using DataSet

Using XML DataSource

Using JSON DataSource

ODP Template and Report in Apache OpenOffice

In order to check compatibility of ODP between Microsoft Office 2010 and Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2, we performed below tests:

  • We opened the ODP template created through Microsoft Office 2010 in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. The template opened successfully in Apache OpenOffice without any issues or formatting losses.
  • We opened the ODP report generated through GroupDocs.Assembly in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2. The report opened successfully in Apache OpenOffice without any issues or formatting losses.