The human brain can process only a limited amount of information at any given time, and visual information is processed 60,000 times faster than text. Here at Lucid, our goal is to make effective visual communication a daily reality for our users. We’re excited to announce the release of add-ins for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. The new add-ins work with Office 2013, Office 2016 and Office 365. From brainstorming to board meetings, these add-ins make it easier to incorporate visual information into any situation.
The new PowerPoint integration creates a richer, more user-friendly experience. Users can embed static or interactive Lucidchart diagrams that include links, hotspots, layers, panning, zooming and even the Lucidchart presentation mode. Once Lucidchart content is embedded into your PowerPoint slides, you’ll never have to exit the presentation to access diagrams. The integration makes it possible to create, edit, share and utilize visuals dynamically within your slides.
- Wireframes: Click through and interact with a wireframe from within the presentation.
- Diagrams: Turn large, complex diagrams into slides in Lucidchart and embed them in PowerPoint, where the diagram is clickable, zoomable and pannable.
- Floor plans: Create floor plans with toggles between layers that include seating assignments, furniture, dimensions, etc.
- Flowcharts: Embed flowcharts that include links to external sites or pages for additional context and examples.
Word is perfect for word processing, but it isn’t designed for diagramming. The Lucidchart add-in for Word allows users to embed diagrams, mind maps, flowcharts and wireframes to create a professional looking document with key visual elements in less time and with less frustration. The integration will enhance the value of Word documents like reports, proposals, technical documentation, user manuals and more.
It can be difficult to understand endless numbers on an Excel spreadsheet, but thankfully, the new Excel add-in allows users to easily embed a flowchart or other diagram to help explain processes, calculations and the relationships between data sets. Using the add-in to present this information visually can reduce the learning curve and provide additional context to help readers make sense of the underlying data and analysis.
Lucidchart also makes it easy to import and export your Visio diagrams (including Visio stencils). Since any imported Visio files are completely editable, you won’t have to recreate old documents in Lucidchart. You can even export Lucidchart documents to a Visio format with the click of a button. Lucidchart now works with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, OneDrive and Azure, with even more Microsoft integrations planned. Start thinking visually with our Office 365 integrations today.