PowerPoint Calculator?

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  1. davisjw macrumors regular

    davisjw

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    Richmond, Va
    #1
    Greetings!

    This may be too complicated/ impossible but as the friendly helpers of MacRumors have always been there, let's see what you can come up with!

    I've been tapped up by a manager to create a PowerPoint to be used for final presentation of sales.

    Now he asked (and I said I'd explore) the possibility of having a feature in the PP where right on the spot a company can say "we don't want this part" so we drop a cost from the overall cost and it automatically updates the overall cost.

    Example (random and simple numbers):

    Computer $100
    Mouse $5
    Table $50
    Total $155

    So we'd have a chart with these numbers. The company we are presenting to says "I don't need a mouse" so we click a button next to Mouse and it updates the chart to read

    Computer $100
    Mouse $0
    Table $50
    Total $150

    Now this may be impossible to do in PowerPoint or maybe it's a complicated crack to get PP to talk to Excel better but is it possible to do it right in PowerPoint so that we can delete a product and the overall cost updates itself to show the new cost?

    Sorry if this is way too left field or complicated ;)
     
  2. covisio macrumors 6502

    covisio

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    UK
    #2
    Well in Windoze it's:
    Insert>Object>Excel Worksheet
    All calculations can be put in here as you would in any other spreadsheet.
    Assume this is possible in Mac version
     
  3. davisjw thread starter macrumors regular

    davisjw

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    Location:
    Richmond, Va
    #3
    It is and that's where I stand currently. I was trying to make it interactive within PowerPoint itself but can't seem to find a resource to push my curiosity. It's just a pain going from one to the other :(

    Thanks!
     

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