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  1. Create map slides

This is an archive related to a previous version of ArcGIS Maps for Office. If you need the current version go to http://doc.arcgis.com/en/maps-for-office/.

Add a map to a PowerPoint slide

Esri Maps for Office provides two options for adding a map to a Microsoft PowerPoint slide. The first option is to create a map in Microsoft Excel, then create a slide from Excel. In this first option, a PowerPoint slide is created with a static image of the map. The second option is to create a map in PowerPoint by adding a web map from the ArcGIS platform. You can add a map as a static image or a dynamic (interactive) map that allows for panning and zooming while in presentation mode. In the second option, you must first have published a web map on ArcGIS, then you can add it using a search in PowerPoint. The following sections describe how to add a map to a slide in PowerPoint using a web map from the ArcGIS platform.

Create map slides

A standard map slide contains a static image of the map. You cannot interact, pan, zoom, or get information about features. A dynamic map slide allows you to interact with the map while you are in presentation mode. You can zoom in, zoom out, pan, and get information about features by clicking them. See the following steps for adding a static or dynamic map slide.

  1. Click the Esri Maps tab on the Ribbon.
  2. Click Sign In on the Esri Maps tab and enter your user name and password to sign in to ArcGIS.
    ArcGIS Sign in button on the Ribbon
  3. Click Add map slides on the Esri Maps tab.
    Add map slides button on the Ribbon
  4. In the Search text box on the right side of the Add Map Slides dialog box, enter a search term and press Enter.
    Add map slides dialog box
  5. Select the desired web map in the list and click Open.
  6. If you want to create a dynamic map slide, check the Make it Dynamic check box under the Create Map Slide button. A dynamic map slide is one that allows you to interact with it (zoom, pan, display pop-up information) while you are in presentation mode.
  7. Click the Contents tab and click the plus button to add items to the Map Key (if desired).
    Add Map Key
  8. Click the Create Map Slide button. An image of the map is added to a slide. You can resize and edit the image just as you would any other image in PowerPoint.
  9. Close the Add Map Slides dialog box if you are finished.
  10. Press F5 to start presentation mode and navigate to the slide you just added. If you added a dynamic map slide, click the Play button Play button and you can pan, zoom in, zoom out, and click features to find out more information. If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, you can use that to zoom in and out. Otherwise, you can use the following keyboard commands: Shift+click and drag the mouse to zoom in or Ctrl+Shift+click and drag the mouse to zoom out.