Tag: shortcuts

How to insert a live Spotfire in a PowerPoint

I’m embarrassed to say that I have telling people this wasn’t possible for the longest time but turns out, the Office Add-ins store had a plugin for HTML code in PowerPoint.

Setting up the Add-on

Go into PowerPoint, and from the top select Store. This opens the Office Add-ins for PowerPoint:

Search for HTML and select Office Apps Fiddle for PowerPoint.

Adding the script

Drop in your new add-in and select HTML.

Use the code listed here and replace it with the link to your Spotfire file. Serious caveat: You will need to log into the server every time, but that can simply be prep for your meeting.

Finished! The web player will be interactive inside the PowerPoint and works great. This presentation will stay current with your live data.

For some further improvements, you can use JavaScript mashup to integrate it a little better.



Technical Director at Ruths.ai

Updated Keyboard Shortcuts to Sort by Multiple Columns in a Table

This is just a quick little entry about Spotfire keyboard shortcuts.

Before Spotfire version 7.5, you could use the keyboard shortcut Shift+Left Click to sort a table visualization using multiple columns.  That was before TIBCO began introducing left-click menus in addition to all the right-click menus.  In 7.9, they added a left-click menu to table visualization column headers, which meant you could no longer Shift + Left-click to sort by multiple columns.  It appeared the only path to sorting on multiple columns was thru the Properties dialog (dislike).

In actuality, the keyboard shortcut just changed.  Now, use Ctrl + Shift + Left-click to sort by multiple columns in a table visualization.  Thanks to TIBCO for publishing that in a support article this week.  People do read them!

Guest Spotfire blogger residing in Whitefish, MT.  Working for SM Energy’s Advanced Analytics and Emerging Technology team!