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SharePoint Excel file and SharePoint PowerPoint to communicate RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are looking into a way for an Excel file and PowerPoint file to exchange data.

    Use Case:

    1. User makes change to number in cell within Excel file.
    2. Upon saving changes, the revised number is updated in the table within the PowerPoint file.
    3. A visual flag is generated in the changed cell within the table indicating a change has occurred.
    4. Following the auto-update an new image is extracted from the PowerPoint file and displayed on the SP site.
    5. After the SP site is automatically updated, an automated notification email is sent to anyone who requested this service

    Sounds like this would be a Office Apps route / CSOM.  Can Excel Web Services take care of this?  If the PowerPoint file were out of the picture, maybe we can get the image portion with an Excel Services chart, and just write an event receiver or do a workflow notification???

    I've posted similar question in SharePoint specific forum, and was told by moderator:

    For about accessing Excel and PowerPoint files, I would suggest you open a thread in Microsoft Office for Developers forum, you will get more help and confirmed answers there:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/home?category=officedev


    • Edited by bubberz1 Monday, August 4, 2014 4:26 PM clearer post
    Monday, August 4, 2014 4:25 PM

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