Tables, Charts and Shapes

Since version 8 it might be easier to link using the "OfficeReports Task Pane". Click the first button in the OfficeReports ribbon tab ("Show") to activate the Task Pane, and you will see the following:

Now, just select the range in Excel you want to use, select the table, chart or shape you want to populate in PowerPoint and click "Link" in the Task Pane. After lionking data to shape 'Title 1" and to "Chart1", the top of The Pane looks like this::