Before we can automatically display images in your tables and charts based on text, you'll need to define the associations. Please click 'Text-To-Image' in the ribbon tab. A form will appear, allowing you to specify which images should be displayed when specific texts from your workbook are populated:



Creating a Text-To-Image definition

To define which image should appear instead of a specific text, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Select a Table Cell or a Shape in PowerPoint: Choose a cell or shape in your presentation that has the text you want to use as a trigger for the image.
  2. Define the Text: Click on 'Use selected Cell/Shape text' to specify the text that should trigger the image.
  3. Choose Your Image Shape: Select the 'image' shape you want to use as the image. This can be any PowerPoint shape, so you have the flexibility to create your own or import a image.
  4. Define the Image: Click 'Use Selected Image' to confirm your choice and define the image.
  5. Set the Image's Position: Do you want the image to replace the text? It is also possible to display the image in the cell to the left or to the right of the cell containing the text, or in the cell above or below the cell containing the text. Make sure you have designed your table in such a way so you have made place for adding the image.

Note: The chosen image shape will be copied to slide 1 and will be hidden. Do NOT delete this hidden shape!


Applying Text-To-Image definitions

Once you've created Text-To-Image definitions, please select the table or chart for which you want to show icons. In the 'Populated Pane' in the right side of PowerPoint, check 'Text-To-Image' in the pane. Your table or chart will now display the defined icons based on the background or font colors in your linked workbook cells: