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Conga Support

Unsupported PowerPoint Features

General

  • Close the template before “local” merging
    • Leaving the template open in PowerPoint during a “local” merge operation can sometimes produce unusual results in the output file.
    • It is recommended to close the template before merging.

RichText and Image fields when using dot notation or formal style merge fields:

Tables

  • Images in table cells
    • PowerPoint tables do notaccept an image in-line with text, however Conga can insert an image as a cell background.

Text Boxes and Shapes

  • SmartArt is not supported.
    • SmartArt (PowerPoint’s tool to create charts and process flows) is not currently available in a programmatic fashion.
  • Merging data with new line characters
    • When merging data that contains new line characters, it is recommended to use a single font for the entire text box or shape.

IF Statements

  • If statements are only functional in Microsoft Word templates when using Conga Composer.
    • Powerpoint does not have this functionality. A workaround is to create an IF formula field in Salesforce.
  • PowerPoint cannot perform calculations such as like =SUM(ABOVE)).
    • A workaround is to use a formula field in Salesforce to perform calculations and merge the result into the table.