Apps to VIEW powerpoints (and highlight text)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dndandrea, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. dndandrea macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2010
    Keynote is $9.99 and I'm pretty sure it lets you create and view power points but i don't think it will allow you to use a stylus to circle or highlight stuff on the powerpoint while its in presentation mode. I know some PDF viewers on the iPad can do this but I'm sure it'll be a pain in the ass to get every slide in there and it won't change slides as easily in order.

    I want this for me to use while I'm in class listening and watching the professor talk about things on the powerpoint slides. when something is important i want to highlight it immediately or underline it instead of having to go back to edit mode and change the color or something.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or is keynote the best way to go?
  2. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    I'm assuming this is a ppt file that was distributed prior to the start of class? Why not print to pdf and annotate that?
  3. dndandrea, Aug 22, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011

    dndandrea thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2010
    Im looking at that right now but my question is what program/app can i use on the iPad to highlight words or circle things while I'm viewing each slide simultaneously as if it were real paper. I want to put my stylus to use.

    edit: and yes i have all the power points on my iMac right now.
  4. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
  5. dndandrea thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2010
    yeah i just ended up going with good reader. i still had to change all of the power points to PDFs though so i could edit them while im using it.
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    If you want to use iPad only, you can download the ppt on iPad, export to PDF using Keynote, email it to yourself or use webDAV, open it in GoodReader, annotate. Annoying? Kind of. I guess there may be better way of doing so like the print-to-pdf app (I haven't used it so idk how well it works).
  7. AnthonySmith macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2011
    Southern CA
    eNote Taker is a good app. I use for notes, power points and basically anything related to school work.

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