This chapter covers some issues that arise when your coworkers use PowerPoint without think-cell installed.
Any files created by PowerPoint with think-cell installed are 100% compatible with PowerPoint. This means that coworkers and customers who do not have think-cell installed can open and edit the files without noticing any difference. The think-cell elements appear as regular PowerPoint shapes such as textboxes and Microsoft Graph objects.
Consider the following scenario:
In this scenario, when you attempt to select a think-cell element that has been altered without think-cell, the software will recognize the element as inconsistent and display the following message box:
In order to proceed, you will need to decide whether to continue using the PowerPoint edited version without think-cell functionality or to reimport the element to think-cell.
You should carefully consider the following consequences before making your decision:
If you decide to use Manually carry over changes to think-cell, then the following toolbar is displayed, letting you compare slides containing the alternative versions of the think-cell element:
The toolbar lets you quickly and easily view the slides containing the PowerPoint and think-cell versions of the element.
You may want to compare the think-cell element with the PowerPoint version and compare and copy, for example, data values to reflect any changes that you wish to preserve in the think-cell version.
Having made any necessary changes, click the Finish button to remove the PowerPoint version from the presentation and end the reimport process.