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Xcelsius 2008 - Introduction

2 days

On completion of this course delegates will be able to create effective, informative interactive dashbaords, using the tools and features of Xcelsius 2008.

During this course delegates will be taken through the following stages:
  1. Understanding the underlying principles and concepts of Crystal Xcelsius 2008
  2. The Application and Modifcations of Crystal Xcelsius 2008 components
  3. The Building of Professional Presentations
Pre-requistes: Delegates are required to have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Overview of Crystal Xcelsius 2008
Overview of Crystal Xcelsius
Setting the Options
Crystal Xcelsius and Microsoft Excel

Working with Single Value Components
Adding Single Value Components to the Canvas
Dynamically Naming Single Value Components
Assigning Values to Single Value Components
Changing the Single Value Component Behaviour

Simple Dashboard Design
Creating a Dashboard
Connecting to the Microsoft Excel File
Editing the Dashboard Canvas
Adding Components to the Canvas
Previewing the Dashbaord

Working with Chart Components
Overview of Chart Types in Crystal Xcelsius 2008
Adding Chart Components to the Canvas
Selecting the Data Range for the Range for the Chart Component
Applying Data Series to the Chart Component
Creating Drill Down Chart Components

Working with Selectors
Overview of Types of Selectors available in Crystal Xcelsius 2008
Using Selectors in Dashboards

Working with Alerts
Overview of Alerts in Crystal Xcelsius 2008
Creating Alerts
Using Alerts to Set Targets
Using Alerts to Create Traffic Lights
Creating Interactive Alerts

Working Interactive Components
Overview of Component Interactivity
Working with Multiple Components
Working with Components with Drill Downs

Dynamic Visability, Layering & Grouping
Overview of Dynamic Visibility
Creating Dashboard Layers
Changing Component Visibility in the Design View
Applying Dynamic Visibility

Advanced Dashboard Formatting
Changing Canvas Backgrounds
Adding Logos to the Canvas
Adding Dynamic Text Objects to the Canvas

Exporting Dashboards
Overview of Crystal Xcelsius 2008 Export Options
Exporting to Flash (swf) files
Exporting to Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files
Exporting to Microsoft Applications files
Exporting to Business Objects platform

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