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we use a powerpoint slideshow to show some important information on a monitor in our shop.  What I would like to do is be able to place information from an RSS feed into the powerpoint, so that it is updated automatically.  What would be the best way of doing this?  
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by:Ray Paseur
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The principles described here for a LINK (not an EMBED) apply:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA010348231033.aspx

Similarly, the principles taught here apply:
http://www.computertim.com/howto/article.php?topic=powerpoint&idn=9

HTH, ~Ray
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The only way to display web pages that automatically update inside a running PowerPoint presentation is using the LiveWeb add-in.
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/09/08/insert-real-time-web-sites-into-powerpoint-presentation-slides-with-liveweb/

This link: http://www.computertim.com/howto/article.php?topic=powerpoint&idn=9 is only telling you how to add a hyperlink to a web page that must be clicked on the bring up the web page and without the Live Web add-in web pages cannot be embedded in a presentation.
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@GlennaShaw: I take your point.  I have used dynamically generated objects from other applications, accessed from a foreign server via a URL, in PPT presentations.  Wnen the PowerPoint page loaded, the object was imported and displayed.  I did not have "live" information on the screen - that is, if the foreign web site changed the object after the PPT page loaded, I did not pick up the change until I refreshed my PPT page - much like a browser window looking at a dynamic web site.  Best regards, ~Ray
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I have used dynamically generated objects from other applications, accessed from a foreign server via a URL, in PPT presentations.
And you've embedded these to display in PowerPoint?  Do tell, enquirying minds want to know how, even if it didn't refresh automatically.
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by:VoodooFrog
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The embedded dynamically generated object sounds like exactly what we would like to do -- showing an entire web page is nice, but not quite what we are looking for.  
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