In StoryTeller the Dynamic images are inserted in the slide as a new object from the ribbon bar. Dynamic Images use the same logic as other objects in the StoryTeller when it comes to inserting them into slides, moving them around, and other design-related behaviors.


Step by step

  1. In Start menu of a StoryTeller press the ”Dynamic image” icon to add the new object.
  2. After placing an object press Edit to define the Dynamic image settings.
  3. In this example filter ”City” is used and this is selected in Dynamic object as well.
  4. Upload the images in the dynamic image module






Settings – define time period, behavior in H-Filter projects and in Power Point exports.

In Filters Tab the filters are defined to get the desired image shown. The filter logic for showing an image is based on the following two rules:

  • An image will only be shown if the variable the image is mapped against is used as a filter. The filter can either be an Optional Filter or a defined Filter in the Dynamic image setup.
  • An Optional filter variable is only applied to the image if the image has been mapped to the same variable, if not that filter will be ignored.
  • All filter selections in the Dynamic image setup are always applied to the images.


Additional settings options

In the Settings Tab the time period selections, PowerPoint export behavior, and the aggregation behavior in Hierarchical projects are defined. The hierarchical filter option only appears when a Hierarchical filter is present in the project. The image below shows the Settings Tab.



Time selection: 

Select either a static date or a floating date. Only images with a response date that match the time period selection will be shown in the report.


Powerpoint export: 

In the PowerPoint export section the export behavior is defined, as the slide-show logic used online cannot be transferred to the PowerPoint document. Both or none of the options below can be used in the export to Power Point:

1.         A screen shot of the slide show view is inserted in the same position as shown online

2.         X number(s) of images are inserted in separate slides, one image per slide. Maximum 10 images/slides can be exported.

In step 2 above – the export is limited to maximum 10 slides due to the performance. A PowerPoint document with hundreds of slides will be huge to download and hard to open if it contains a lot of images.


Hfilter aggregation:

The option “Aggregate images online” means that images connected to child units will be shown when selecting a parent unit. E.g. if the Hierarchical Filter structure looks like below all images connected to both Sweden, Stockholm and Gothenburg will be shown when Sweden is selected. If the option is not checked, only images connected to Sweden will be shown when Sweden is selected. The option “Aggregate images in PPT export” is identical but it regards the PowerPoint export.