Can I only use the remote for Front Row?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iViking, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. iViking macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I'm giving a Powerpoint presentation tomorrow on my MBP and was wondering if there's a way to program the Apple remote to act as the ENTER key or the up and down arrow keys in order to click through my animations via remote.

    I'm using Powerpoint MS Office 2004.

    As far as I know, all I can do with the remote is adjust volume, bring up Front Row, and navigate through Front Row.

    Please let me know if you know a way to click through animations remotely!

    Thanks!
     
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Well, with PowerPoint, i do not think there is a way.

    However, if you were to download the iWork 08 trial (or the iWork 06 trial on your hard drive already) and run the PPT through Keynote, you can use the remote with that.
     
  3. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    How? Where is the option to do that?
     
  4. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    You just open the PPT with Keynote, run the show, and you use the remote to either advance or go back in your slides. Its not an option, it is native.

    Also, if you are hooking up to a projector, you can set certain things to happen with Keynote, such as to have it always put the presentation onto the external display (the projector in this instance) and then have presentation helpers on the laptop display, such as a timer, pointer for when to switch slides, that sort of thing.
     
  5. iViking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a lot Stu, I will give it a shot.

    P.s. PA? What are you still doing up? My excuse is that I'm still working on my presentation that I'm giving in 4 hours!
     
  6. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    My sleep schedule is 17 different kinds of out of whack :) And I am awake now because my phone rang, and there is some guy hammering something in my neighborhood and I can't get back to sleep.
     
  7. coogee macrumors regular

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    There are 3rd party apps, such as Mira that extend the range of the Remote to anything you can think up.
     
  8. samuraikiss macrumors regular

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    I also use my remote to turn on/off Orbicule's TheftSensor -- a free anti-theft alarm. It used to really freak my roommates out, but now no one touches my baby!
     
  9. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks a lot like iAlertU. :)
     
  10. iViking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Another useful suggestion. Thanks, I will give it a try.
     
  11. iViking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Stu--it worked like a charm. RemoteBuddy is awesome! Free 30 day trial, too! Thanks!
     

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