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An(other Attempt at an) Intro to Data Journalism…

I was pleased to be invited back to the University of Lincoln again yesterday to give a talk on data journalism to a couple of dozen or so journalism students…

I’ve posted a copy of the slides, as well as a set of annotated handouts onto slideshare, and to get a bump in my slideshare stats for meaningless page views, I’ve embedded the latter here too…

I was hoping to generate a copy of the slides (as images) embedded in a markdown version of the notes but couldn’t come up with a quick recipe for achieving that…

When I get a chance, it looks as if the easiest way will be to learn some VBA/Visual Basic for Applications macro scripting… So for example:

* How do I export powerpoint slide notes to individual text files?
* Using VBA To Export PowerPoint Slides To Images

If anyone beats me to it, I’m actually on a Mac, so from the looks of things on Stack Overflow, hacks will be required to get the VBA to actually work properly?

Written by Tony Hirst

February 19, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Posted in Infoskills

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  1. […] recent post by Tony Hirst gave me a sense of how we might encourage coding. I thought his presentation to journalism students […]

    Going Ahead | Clyde Street

    February 26, 2014 at 10:23 pm

  2. PowerPoint slides can be saved as PDF

    Paul Bouchard

    March 3, 2014 at 4:21 pm


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