Presentation Runtime

Launch your presentation in runtime to navigate through the slides, and dynamically interact with the presentation's content.

To launch the presentation in runtime:

  • Click the Pyramid runtime button to run the presentation from the current slide
  • Click From Beginning in the Home ribbon to run the presentation from the first slide
  • From the Content Explorer click on the presentation, or open its context menu and click View
  • Open the presentation's URL link to launch it in runtime mode

Runtime Functions and Interactive Capabilities

From runtime, the right-click context menus expose a variety of interactive functions that let you perform further analysis of your data on the fly. The Runtime Settings dialog can be used to enable or disable these functions.

Context Menus

The right-click context menus show functionality related to the selected item; the context menu of a data visualization differs from that of a legend or slicer, for example.

The runtime context menus in Present can be streamlined by enabling the New Context Menu option from the User Defaults (General Settings).

When disabled, you'll see the legacy context menus:

Select the required functions from the context menu:




Reveal actions built in Present.

Analyze Further

Click Analyze Further to open data discoveries in the Discover Lite tool.

Build New Alert

Build a new alert for the given data point. This option is only enabled once the presentation has been saved.

Change Visual

Change the visual to visualize the data in a different way. To learn about the different types of visualizations available, click here.

Copy Content/ Copy Raw Data

Copy a visual's raw data, which can then be pasted in Excel. Right-click on the visual's background to view this option. There is a limit of 400,000 cells.

Conditional Formatting

Highlight important items in a visualization using mathematical or logical rules and graphical adjustments to the underlying chart or grid.

Dice, Add, Swap, Remove

Dice a member by another hierarchy; swap the selected hierarchy for another one; add a selected hierarchy to the query; or remove the selected hierarchy from the query.

Drill functions

When working with visuals containing user hierarchies, right-click on a member to drill down, drill up, or drill to a specific level. When working with charts, access these functions by right-clicking on the members listed in the chart's legend.

Expand Down and Collapse

If the visual contains a user hierarchy, right-click on the member rows to expand down to the next level. To collapse a level, right-click on its parent level and select Collapse. When working with charts, access these functions by right-clicking on the members listed in the chart's legend.

Focus or Eliminate Data Point

Focus or eliminate a data point, or a member. Right-click on the relevant data point (for grids, this will be a cell).


Cross-filter the visuals.

Rate Item

Assign a rating to the given item.

Selected Members/ Member Selection

Select the relevant member, and then dice it by another hierarchy, or focus or eliminate it.

Start New Workflow or Conversation

Click this button to start a new workflow or conversation.

Show Workflows or Conversations

Show existing workflows or conversations.


View a summary of the selected visual, including its filters (the measures it contains), statistics (the number of columns, rows, and cells it contains), and its metadata.


Where a data interaction has been configured, in order to cross filter visualizations, the Interact button will be enabled.

OData Link

Capture a special URL that allows them to read in the result set of the item's query into another client technology that consumes data.


Use the pivot function to switch the axes. For charts, right-click on the chart background, or the chart legend. For grids, right-click on the members, or on the measure header.

Quick Filter

When working with grids, right-click on a measure header to quick filter by the top or bottom count or percent.

Quick Sort

When working with grids, right-click on a measure header to quick sort according to values or labels.


When working with grids, right-click on an element header to access the Totals functions.