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Crystal Xcelsius

Content

  • Getting to know Crystal Xcelsius
    • Define what Crystal Xcelsius is, who uses it, and what its benefits are
    • Define the overall process for creating interactive models
    • Identify the different components of the Crystal Xcelsius interface
    • Define the purpose of the buttons in the Crystal Xcelsius toolbar and of the Components, Object Browser, and Properties windows
    • Make changes to the canvas and access help sources
  • Importing Excel files
    • Describe the best ways to plan your models and set up your source files
    • Differentiate between the file types involved in the process
    • Import a source file
    • Define ways to update your models when your data source changes
  • Using charts
    • Identify the chart components available in Crystal Xcelsius and the type of data they should display
    • Describe how to link to sources
    • Define when to use data ranges and series
    • Define category axis labels for a chart
    • Use the ignore end blanks option works
  • Using single value components
    • Define the difference between input and output in models
    • Describe how single value components can add interactivity to models
    • Identify the single value components available in Crystal Xcelsius
    • Define how play options can automate the interactive parts of your models
  • Using selectors
    • Describe how selectors work
    • Define how to use insert in functionality for selectors
    • Identify the selectors available in Crystal Xcelsius
    • Identify the unique requirements including in setting up to select multiple items
    • Define the process for importing graphics for selectors
  • Applying formatting
    • Change individual components
    • Change the font for a model
    • Apply global styles to a model
    • Apply skins to a model
  • Publishing models
    • Define the different formats available to publish your models
    • Export to all formats
  • Setting up alerts
    • Identify when alerts are appropriate, and what components support alerts
    • Differentiate between alerts based on values or percentages
    • Describe the process of setting up alerts
  • Setting up dynamic visibility
    • Define how to make components visible based on conditions
    • Describe the process for setting up dynamic visibility
    • Identify the options available for dynamic visibility
    • Use dynamic visibility on combination with other functionality
  • Adding graphics and animations
    • Define the shapes and backgrounds available in Crystal Xcelsius
    • Identify how to import graphics
    • Differentiate between embedded and non-embedded files
    • Create multi-layer models by adding other flash animations to your models
  • Using templates
    • Access pre-defined templates in Crystal Xcelsius
    • Create your own templates based on completed models
  • Setting up drill down functionality
    • Identify the settings required to enable drill down functionality
  • Using tables
    • Define how to use tables to display data
    • Define how to use tables as selectors
  • Using maps
    • Use maps to represent data from different geographic locations
  • Using other components
    • Define the special selectors available to create your models
    • Add text to your models
    • Link to external sources
  • Creating an advanced model
    • Build an advanced model using a wide range of the functionality in Crystal Xcelsius