Merge data to PowerPoint certificates without Word
Hi all --
I have an Excel file that contains student data, and I also have a PowerPoint file containing 25 certificate templates. I use the Excel workbook to track student data throughout my course, and at the end of training, I print out certificates in PPT for those who successfully pass. As it stands now, I am copying/pasting names into each certificate manually, and I'd like to setup some sort of merge to take care of this for me.
My understanding is that it's not possible to Mail Merge from XL to PPT, and from reading through the other 'mail merge' threads on this forum, I'm assuming I'd have to:
Mail Merge from Excel to Word, then from Word to PPT.
Is that the case, or is there some way to do this without involving Word? Ideally, I'd like to feature a button in my Excel file which would start the merge, but before I start working on something like that, I just need to find out what my options are.
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