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Xcelsius Designing Presentations Bu271

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Crystal Xcelsius 4.5: Designing Interactive Presentations
BU271
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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