There is a possibility to convert a native PowerPoint® chart or a chart created with the software think-cell® to an empower® chart.
If you have installed empower® slides additionally, you can also convert a chart by using the Apply function if an empower® chart is saved in the chart templates folder of the library. To apply the format of an empower® chart to a regular chart, simply select the chart on the slide, and the select the empower® chart in the library folder. Now click Apply.
The same method can be used to convert existing empower® charts to other empower® chart types. Please note that only charts that use a similar data structure in their underlying Excel® tables can be converted. A column chart, for example, can be converted to a stacked bar chart. A stacked column chart, however, cannot be converted to a waterfall chart.
Native PowerPoint® charts
To convert a native PowerPoint® chart, simply select the chart you wish to convert, and click on empower® chart, the same way you would when inserting an empower® chart. Select the desired chart type, and the chart will convert accordingly.
The previous chart type is stressed through a border.
Alternatively, you have the possibility to convert a native PowerPoint® chart into an empower® chart by clicking on the empower®-icon which appears in the upper left corner.
To convert a chart created with think-cell®, you have multiple options. Firstly, you can select a think-cell® chart and convert it like native PowerPoint® charts, provided that the software think-cell® is not activated.
Attention should be paid to the function of converting think-cell® diagrams. This function is still in a beta phase and will be further expanded in the next versions. In the empower® 8.5 version is now also the transfer of colors, percentage values, hatches and broken Excel® links etc. possible.
Converting multiple charts
Clicking on More and then Convert charts you also have the option to convert all the charts on the slide or in the entire presentation at once.
When you convert a slide, it is duplicated first, then the first copy performs the conversion. You have the second copy as a backup to compare whether the conversion worked well. When you convert a presentation, an unsaved copy of the presentation is created and the conversions are performed on that copy. Thus, you have the possibility to check the result and do not have to change the original.
This feature is still in a beta phase and results should be checked manually and optimized if necessary. Therefore, this function to convert multiple charts is helpful (because the original will be kept).