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Xcelsius Designing Presentations Bu271

Xcelsius Designing Presentations Bu271

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Crystal Xcelsius 4.5: Designing Interactive Presentations
Course Description
This two-day instructor-led course is designed to provide you with an understanding of how touse Crystal Xcelsius to create interactive models of complex data that can be used forpresentations and reports. By the end of the course, you will understand how to use the CrystalXcelsius suite of tools, determine which components best represent different types ofinformation, and set up the relationships between these components. You will have theopportunity to practice creating different types of models through a series of workshops.The business benefit of this course is that you will be able to create models that allow users of alllevels of expertise to understand complex data, perform what-if analysis in a simple-to-useformat to spotlight problems and resolve issues, and create presentations and reports that stealthe show.
Course Audience
The target audience for this course is the general business user who wants to create moredynamic and interactive presentations and reports.
Course Topics
Lesson#1 – Getting to Know Crystal Xcelsius
Define what Crystal Xcelsius is, whouses it, and what its benefits are
Define the overall process for creatinginteractive models
Identify the different components ofthe Crystal Xcelsius interface
Define the purpose of the buttons inthe Crystal Xcelsius toolbar and of theComponents, Object Browser, andProperties windows
Make changes to the canvas andaccess help sources
Lesson#2 – Importing Excel Files
Describe the best ways to plan yourmodels and set up your source files
Differentiate between the file typesinvolved in the process
Import a source file
Define ways to update your modelswhen your data source changes
Lesson#3 – Using Charts
Identify the chart componentsavailable in Crystal Xcelsius and thetype of data they should display
Describe how to link to sources
Define when to use data ranges andseries
Define category axis labels for a chart
Use the ignore end blanks optionworks
Lesson#4 – Using Single Value Components
Define the difference between inputand output in models
Describe how single valuecomponents can add interactivity tomodels
Identify the single value componentsavailable in Crystal Xcelsius
Define how play options canautomate the interactive parts of yourmodels
Lesson#5 – Using Selectors
Describe how selectors work
Define how to use insert infunctionality for selectors
Identify the selectors available inCrystal Xcelsius
Identify the unique requirementsincluding in setting up to selectmultiple items
Define the process for importinggraphics for selectors
Lesson#6 – Applying Formatting 
Change individual components
Change the font for a model
Apply global styles to a model
Apply skins to a model
Lesson#7 – Publishing Models
Define the different formats availableto publish your models
Export to all formats
Lesson#8 – Setting-up Alerts
Identify when alerts are appropriate,and what components support alerts
Differentiate between alerts based onvalues or percentages
Describe the process of setting upalerts
Lesson#9 – Setting-up Dynamic Visibility
Define how to make componentsvisible based on conditions
Describe the process for setting updynamic visibility
Identify the options available fordynamic visibility
Use dynamic visibility oncombination with other functionality
Lesson#10 – Adding Graphics andAnimations
Define the shapes and backgroundsavailable in Crystal Xcelsius
Identify how to import graphics
Differentiate between embedded andnon-embedded files
Create multi-layer models by addingother flash animations to your models

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