Future Plans for The App - sevire/ppt-plan-visual Wiki
Currently the app is very heavily centred around PowerPoint. This was driven by the user need at the time. I was working for a client where plans are represented as PowerPoint slides and no-one uses planning tools such as MS Project to manage plans. So I needed a way to go from my plan in SmartSheets to a plan on a page in PowerPoint.
While the app is working well and is meeting a clear need, I would like to expand the usability of the app in the following ways:
- Make it more dynamic so that individual elements on the visual can be modified and the impact upon the visual seen in real time. I will do this by building a web app around the app so that the data can be imported, the visual created and displayed within the app and then manipulated and fine tuned with changes being applied in real time.
- Make it non-specific in terms of where the visual is to be created. This probably means creating the visual using SVG and then exporting as a PNG file which can be included within a .PPT file if required but also could be used in many other formats.