I discovered an interesting was of producing documents with Powerpoint called Slidedocs through a forum post by a classmate Javier Otero (below).
I had never really thought of writing a document in Powerpoint but after a quick read it makes a lot of sense. I write a very extensive Business Development Strategic Plan each year for the electrical company I work for, with help from an assistant who is more MS office savvy than I, and we have struggled to add images & links as well as charts and graphs to these in an effective way. They are typically written in Microsoft Word and we often end up also creating a presentation. Combining the two is a logical next step that I had never even contemplated for some reason. I am now aiming to produce something similar this in October for our AGM. I have done a fair amount reading since and stumbled across the article below. As the author mentions:
“It’s been in front of us the whole time — this crazy awesome way of communicating information that’s both easily consumed and easily referenced.“
My sentiments exactly!