Adding tables and charts to placeholders in PowerPoint

A placeholder is a box with a defined size and position with dotted borders that contain content and reside within a PowerPoint slide layout.

There are a number of different placeholder types in PowerPoint. OfficeReports requires the placeholder type called ‘Content’, which allows any type of content.

This type is iconized in PowerPoint by:

When selecting a placeholder, and add a OfficeReports chart or table the placeholder will control:

  • positioning of a table (upper left corner)
  • positioning and sizing of a chart


When adding a table or chart outside the placeholder the positioning and sizing is defined solemnly from the layout settings in the OfficeReports menu.

Placeholders are defined as elements to the master slides. Slides in the master can be defined and customized in PowerPointàViewàSlide Master.

Read more about working with placeholders in PowerPoint at Placeholders in PowerPoint