How to add a visualization or story to a presentation
You can include Flourish visualizations and stories in any slide deck made with a presentation tool like PowerPoint, Keynote or Google Slides. Depending on what you want to include, how you want to include it, and what tool you're using, you have a few different options.
NOTE: Please note that not all presentation tools support interactive Flourish content. The easiest way to add a fully interactive, easily-resizable and animated Flourish project to a presentation is by adding it to Canva. Read more about this here.
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For the full, interactive project
The easiest way to fully embed a Flourish visualization or story is by using the online presentation tool Canva. This solution allows you to present on any device without the need to install anything – you don't even have to publish your Flourish projects to add them to a presentation! Learn more about this here.
You can embed a Flourish visualization or story in a PowerPoint by using an add-in called WebViewer.
WARNING: Anyone you share your presentation with will need to "trust" the WebViewer add-in, which then automatically installs it onto their local version of PowerPoint. In some enterprise environments, this might be blocked by corporate security policies.
WARNING: This method of embedding Flourish interactive content has some limitations. Read more below.
- Flourish visualizations and stories are published to the web, so your computer – and the computer of anyone viewing your PowerPoint deck will need an internet connection in order to view the visualizations.
- Anyone you share your presentation with will need to "trust" the add-in, which then automatically installs it onto their local version of PowerPoint. In some enterprise environments, this might be blocked by corporate security policies.
- Under the hood, Web Viewer relies upon Internet Explorer, which means that Flourish visualizations built using WebGL – for example, our 3D Map and Marker Map – don’t work.
- If you've published a Flourish visualization or story behind a password, Web Viewer will still work, but anyone who views the presentation themselves will need to enter the password.
For static images
To add a static image of a visualization to your presentation, you can always take a screenshot of the graphic. (Here are some tips for doing this on Windows and on a Mac.) Many templates also have an image download feature, which lets you download JPEGs and PNGs – and often SVGs – of your visualization.
For videos or GIFs
If you want to capture the animations of visualization or story, you can take a screen recording and then add that – either as a video or as a GIF – to your presentation.