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    • dori2o
    • By dori2o 15th Sep 18, 11:54 AM
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    Microsoft PowerPoint tax calculator
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    • 15th Sep 18, 11:54 AM
    Microsoft PowerPoint tax calculator 15th Sep 18 at 11:54 AM
    I've never used powers PPS before, but I'm eager to learn, I need something to put in my personal development plan at work, and I'm wondering if I could use it to create a basic tax calculator.

    The idea is that the user would be able to list their income, any reliefs they are due, and indicate if they receive marriage allowance or transfer the allowance to their spouse.

    It would then need to generate a visual calculation.

    I already have an excel spreadsheet which does this for UK and Scottish tax rates but want to develop a PowerApp to do the same.

    Many thanks
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 15th Sep 18, 1:37 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 1:37 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 1:37 PM
    You may do better just to embed the spreadsheet and change its colours or whatever to match the rest of the slide, otherwise you're just complicating things when you already have a spreadsheet that does the job.

    See here:
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/29810789/interactive-excel-worksheet-in-powerpoint
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 15th Sep 18, 2:42 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 2:42 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 2:42 PM
    I've never used powers PPS before, but I'm eager to learn, I need something to put in my personal development plan at work, and I'm wondering if I could use it to create a basic tax calculator.
    Originally posted by dori2o
    Just spent ages working out what you mean. Could it be POWERAPPS?
    • Geodark
    • By Geodark 15th Sep 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 3:35 PM
    They state PowerPoint the title. Power point is designed for giving presentations. Why would you want to use it to calculate anything? This isn't what its for. It's like buying a plate when all you eat is soup.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 15th Sep 18, 7:44 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 7:44 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 7:44 PM
    Just spent ages working out what you mean. Could it be POWERAPPS?
    Originally posted by Le_Kirk

    Probably, given that in the OP it says...



    ...but want to develop a PowerApp to do the same.
    Originally posted by dori2o

    But anyway...


    They state PowerPoint the title. Power point is designed for giving presentations. Why would you want to use it to calculate anything? This isn't what its for. It's like buying a plate when all you eat is soup.
    Originally posted by Geodark

    I'd have to agree, PP seems just about the least appropriate MS Office software to use to do this.
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 16th Sep 18, 8:45 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 8:45 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 8:45 AM
    You can do the entire VBA/Macro things in Powerpoint (though by default its well hidden) but its kind of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut sort of thing when there's a perfectly good spreadsheet that can be embedded already.
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 16th Sep 18, 10:07 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 10:07 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 10:07 AM
    Probably, given that in the OP it says... .
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    .......but want to develop a PowerApp to do the same.
    Originally posted by dori2o
    Agreed but in the title it states Microsoft PowerPoint tax calculator, an easy mistake to make!
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