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  • Overview
    edtide uses an MSI installer to create a local copy of the program to your computer. It is only available for Windows operating systems.
  • Install
    Visit the download page and follow the instructions.
  • Updates
    We currently do not support automatic updates. To update editide, download and run the latest installer. When running the installer, the old version will be removed automatically. There is no need to uninstall the old version before running the new installer. The latest release version is: 1.2.0 Check the version you have installed by hovering over the editide logo in any window.
  • Uninstall
    Search "Add or remove programs" in the Windows start menu, locate "editide," and click "Uninstall." If you still have the .msi installer file, run it again and select "Remove editide."
  • First-time subscription
    Visit the pricing page to purchase a subscription. We partner with Stripe to simplify payments. You do not have to create an account with us or Stripe. Simply provide an email address to receive login links from Stripe and your license key from us. Check out our privacy policy for more details. Your subscription will start from the moment you activate the license, not from the moment you make the payment.
  • Manage subscription
    Manage your subscription from the Stripe customer portal. From the portal you can edit your payment information, change your plan, or cancel your subscription.
  • Cancel
    Cancel any time from the Stripe customer portal. If you cancel, you will continue having access to your subscription until it expires. If you have any cancellation issues, contact us and we will refund you.
  • Overview
    We license editide individually and licenses only work for one device at a time. You may transfer a license to another user or device by emailing support@editide.com. You do not need to be online to use editide, but you will need an internet connection to activate your license for the first time, and to extend access after a renewal.
  • First time activation
    After installing editide on your computer, activate your license by clicking the “License” button with the key icon. Enter the 32-character license key sent to your email after purchasing a subscription or requesting a free trial. You will need an internet connection to reach our licensing provider. After successful activation, you will see the License Information window. Clicking the “License” button again will bring you back to this window instead of the activation window.
  • Validation
    License validation is different from activation. Validation involves sending an online request to our licensing provider to confirm or update your license information. If you extend your subscription, you will have to validate your license to update the expiration date. To validate your license, go to the License Information window by clicking the “License” button with the key icon and then click the “Validate” button. editide tries to validate your license every couple of weeks in the background. Even if the validation attempts fail, you will continue to have access until your license expires.
  • Transfer to another device
    Contact us and we will remove access from your current device so you can activate a new device with the same key.
  • Overview
    Load transaction data and set the formatting configurations for your tombstones. The dialog will open as a new window. You will not be able to use PowerPoint until you close the dialog.
  • Close
    Click “Cancel,” the X in the upper right corner, or press Esc. This will discard any changes you made. You will be prompted for confirmation before closing.
  • Add to slide
    Press Ctrl + Enter or click “Add to slide.” Adds the placeholder where you can generate tombstones after sizing and positioning. When you click “Add to slide,” your settings will be stored in memory. When you open the dialog again, you will see the same settings you had before. If you close PowerPoint, your settings will be lost. To save your configuration, click "Save" and create an editide (.edt) file.
  • Reset
    Resets the dialog to its initial state and deletes any changes you made. This is a destructive action, which is why it does not have a shortcut and is placed in corner away from other controls.
  • Help
    Click the blue “?” in the upper corner to quickly access this page from your default browser.
  • Open / Save
    Load an editide (.edt) file, or save your current configuration and data as an editide (.edt) file.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Overview
    Load transaction data from an Excel file and select which transactions you would like to use for your tombstones collection.
  • Preparing your Excel backup
    editide loads data by searching for the first non-empty cell in an Excel sheet and populating a table until encountering an empty row and an empty column. Avoid using any cells in Excel to the left or above the data you would like to import. The first row in your table will be treated as the table header. Any empty cells in the header row will be labeled as “Column.” Columns that only have a header and no other values will be ignored. For better performance, only use one data type per column.
  • Loading Excel Data
    Click the “Browse Excel” button to open the file dialog and select the file you would like to use. Then select a sheet from the dropdown menu to load the data. If you did not have the Excel file open before browsing, the file will be locked until you select a sheet, click “Reset,” or close the editide window.
  • Working with Excel tips
    For the best performance, open the Excel file you plan to use before loading data and keep it open until you finish. If you do not have Excel open at all, editide will launch a new Excel instance in the background which will slow down performance. If you have a different Excel file open, editide will try to use your existing Excel instance to open the file you are trying to load. You may see Excel flash quickly as the file opens, but the new file won’t be visible and editide will close it afterwards. In the rare situation that you have a different Excel file with the same name as the file you are trying to load, editide will have to open a second Excel application in the background. Using OneDrive with “File collaboration” enabled may cause unexpected behavior. If you’re having trouble loading data while using OneDrive, try disabling this option or try loading with the Excel file closed. Avoid running multiple instances of Excel. Check the “Details” tab in the Task Manager and confirm “EXCEL.EXE” only appears once.
  • Refreshing
    Make changes to your Excel backup and refresh the data in editide. Refreshing unselects all transactions even if the data is unchanged, but won’t affect other settings unless you remove columns or change headers.
  • Filtering
    Filter the data you loaded to make transaction selection easier. When filtering numbers or dates, you can set an operator to filter formulaically. To filter dates, your search term must be in the month/day/year format. For example: 6/9/2018 When filtering text, the filter will match data which contains your search term rather than looking for an exact match. If you use the ≠ operator, the filter will match all the data that does not contain your search term. Clicking the “Select all” checkbox will select or unselect all visible transactions. If you are using a filter, “Select all” will only apply for the visible transactions that match your filter criteria. Use the “Clear” button to reset the filter.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    Use the arrow keys to navigate around the transactions table. Press "F2" to edit a cell. Use the spacebar in the first column to select/unselect transactions. If your data contains a date column, you will be able to open a date picker with the spacebar. Press Enter to accept the date change or Esc to exit the date picker. When focused on a dropdown, use “Alt + Up Arrow” or “Alt + Down Arrow” to reveal all the options before changing the selection. This is particularly useful when changing the selected sheet since loading a new sheet is a costly operation.
  • Overview
    Configure the layout of the collection of tombstones (graveyard).
  • Rows x columns
    Set the dimensions of the graveyard. The dropdown will populate automatically based on the number of transactions you selected. Options are displayed in a (rows x columns + columns in extra row) format. The “columns in extra row” option lets your final row have a different number tombstones. This is useful when you select an odd number of transactions with limited factors. For example, you load your data and select 23 transactions. Instead of displaying 23 tombstones across the slide, you could select (2 x 8 + 7) to have 2 rows of 8 tombstones and a 3rd row with 7 tombstones that are centered.
  • Padding
    Row padding sets the horizontal space between tombstones. Column padding sets the vertical space between tombstones. The units are measured in points. 1 point is 0.75 of a pixel and 72 points are equal to 1 inch.
  • Sort by
    Choose the field that will determine tombstone order. Choosing “(Default)” sorts tombstones based on the order of the transactions in your Excel backup. The field you choose does not necessarily have to be displayed in the tombstones.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    Press Enter to navigate to the next control.
  • Overview
    Select the fields you would like to display as text in each tombstone (excludes logos). Don't worry about the order, you set that in the Tombstones section.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    Select multiple items in the “Available” and “Selected” boxes by holding Shift or holding Ctrl. Hold Shift and click (or press Spacebar on) an item to select all consecutive items. Hold Ctrl and click (or press Spacebar on) an item to select non-consecutive items.
  • Overview
    Add logos to your tombstones, set the folders in which to search for the image files, and handle situations when the file is not found. editide uses local image files to add logos to tombstones. Before generating tombstones, make sure you saved all the images to your computer.
  • Add
    Click “Add logo” to reveal an additional set of logo parameters. The logo will not be available in “Text Formatting” or “Tombstones” until you select a field to use as the file search term. There is no limit to the number of logos you can add.
  • Field
    Select the field to use as search terms to locate logo file names within the specified folder. The field does not necessarily have to be displayed as a textbox in the tombstone (i.e., it does not have to be selected in the Fields section).
  • Browse Folder
    Set the folder in which to search for the image files. You can only set one folder per logo, but these can be different folders.
  • Logo search
    Use names for your image files that will match search terms. We recommend saving files in the “Company Name”.png or .jpg format in a single folder, and then including a column with company names in your Excel backup to search for the right file. An alternative approach would be to have a Logo File column and include exact file names if you need more precise search terms. editide's search algorithm does not require you to provide the exact file name to find a match. While using the exact name (including the extension) can help with ambiguous names, it is usually not necessary to be this precise. Your search term can even be a subset of the full name with a couple of typos. If you’re having trouble matching the correct file, update the file name or make your search term a closer match to the file name. You can set the search term to the full file path of the image if you need an exact match or if your files are saved across multiple folders.
  • If file not found
    Choose what to do if editide does not find a match for the image file. “Field text” will add a textbox with the search term (i.e., the transaction’s value for the field). This is useful for transactions where one of the parties does not have a logo (e.g., the buyer is an individual person, a consortium, confidential, etc.). “Empty space” will leave space for you to manually add a logo after. If no search term is provided, the remaining space will be distributed between the rest of the items in the tombstone.
  • Remove
    You will lose changes in “Text Formatting” for the logo you remove.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    If you added more than one logo, the shortcuts below will cycle through them focusing on the different controls.
  • Overview
    Control the order in which you would like the different fields and logos to appear in each tombstone, and set the tombstone’s border and fill. Border weight is measured in points. 1 point is 0.75 of a pixel and 72 points are equal to 1 inch.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Overview
    Set text formatting for each selected field and logo. Use “Ctrl + Page Up” and “Ctrl + Page Down” to navigate up and down the "Fields" menu. We suggest setting your general formatting in Default Formatting with “Save changes for all fields” checked first. Then update each field individually as needed.
  • Text Layout
    Margins are measured in inches.
  • Number
    editide imports number values without Excel’s number formatting. Instead of using Excel’s text syntax for number formatting, use our more intuitive and powerful controls. For the “Prefix,” “Suffix,” and “Unit labels,” select an existing option from the dropdown or enter your own. For these labels, underscore (_) is equivalent to an empty space. If you would like to display an actual underscore, include a backslash before it (i.e., "\_" displays as "_"). “Automatically convert to percentage” converts decimals to their percentage equivalent. For example, if your data is in ones, 0.45 would be displayed as 45%. If on the other hand your data is in thousands, 0.00045 would be displayed as 45%. “Smart units” automatically updates unit labels when orders of magnitude increase. For example, if the units you use for your data are in millions, you can set a custom format for numbers that represent billions. This would allow you to automatically display 600 as “600 MM” and 1,200 as “1.2 Bn.” When your data is in percentages, you can use “Smart units” to automatically convert to multiples. You could display 150% as “1.5x” for example. “Smart units” only works when orders of magnitude increase. If your data is in millions, 0.6 would display as “0.6 MM,” not as “600k.” For this situation, you can convert your data to thousands and enable “Smart units” to automatically label numbers in the millions and billions.
  • Date
    Select an existing format from the list or enter your own. The custom format box will show you the text code behind each date that is displayed. Hover over the blue information icon or use the table below as reference. Add a backslash to escape any of those characters.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Font Keyboard Shortcuts
    Use the Up and Down arrows while in the ‘Font’ and ‘Style’ textboxes to cycle through the list of options.
  • Text Layout Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Number Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Date Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Overview
    Save configuration options and transaction data to files you can restore in a different session.
  • Open
    Press Ctrl + O or click the "Open" button at the top of the Configure dialog. If you have not loaded any transactions when you open a .edt file, editide will load the transaction data in the file. Otherwise, it will load the rest of the settings and even include fields and logos if you use the same column headers in the new dataset.
  • Save
    Press Ctrl + S or click the "Save" button at the top of the Configure dialog. This will save an encrypted file with all the current configuration options and any transactions you loaded.
  • Video Tutorial
  • Configure Tombstones
  • Transactions
    Use the arrow keys to navigate around the transactions table. Press "F2" to edit a cell. Use the spacebar in the first column to select/unselect transactions. If your data contains a date column, you will be able to open a date picker with the spacebar. Press Enter to accept the date change or Esc to exit the date picker. When focused on a dropdown, use “Alt + Up Arrow” or “Alt + Down Arrow” to reveal all the options before changing the selection. This is particularly useful when changing the selected sheet since loading a new sheet is a costly operation.
  • Graveyard
    Press Enter to navigate to the next control.
  • Fields
    Select multiple items in the “Available” and “Selected” boxes by holding Shift or holding Ctrl. Hold Shift and click (or press Spacebar on) an item to select all consecutive items. Hold Ctrl and click (or press Spacebar on) an item to select non-consecutive items.
  • Logos
    If you added more than one logo, the shortcuts below will cycle through them focusing on the different controls.
  • Text Formatting
  • Font
    Use the Up and Down arrows while in the ‘Font’ and ‘Style’ textboxes to cycle through the list of options.
  • Text Layout
  • Number
  • Date
  • Tombstones
  • Video Tutorial
  • Key tip
    Set the key tip you would like to use as your shortcut to access the editide tab from the Ribbon. Make sure to select a letter that does not conflict with other tabs. Your changes will take effect the next time you start PowerPoint.
  • Placeholder
    The placeholder specifies the area to generate your tombstones. The size and positioning of each tombstone will be based on the placeholder and the parameters you set in the “Configure” dialog. editide sets the placeholder in the same position you last used by default and uses the same size in case you need to generate the same tombstones again with different settings. If you change the placeholder’s width or height from the Ribbon, the next placeholder position will default to the center of the slide.
  • Clear button
    The clear button in the Ribbon removes all PowerPoint objects created by editide from the active slide.
  • No tracking
    We do not track your usage or collect any information except the basic contact information you provide. Check out our privacy policy for more details. We see when you send online requests to activate or validate your license, but other than that we have not visibility to how you use editide. We rely on the feedback you wish to provide, so please email us at feedback@editide.com if there is anything we can do to improve.
  • Confidential information
    We ask that you do not share any confidential information when contacting us.

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