connecting MBP for a powerpoint pres

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  1. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

    redgaz26

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    I'll be doing my first powerpoint presentation next week, I'm taking my own macbook with me and I've got a great little app on my iphone to use as a clicker, my question is about the cable required to fit in the projector, I dont have my own. Is it a standard cable that both macs and pc's can use? My employer has a cable but im just checking it will be compatible with my mac as I wont see it till the day of the presentation, any info appreciated
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You probably need a Mini DisplayPort to VGA or DVI adapter.

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  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    You will almost certainly need an adaptor. If I were to make a guess, it'd say you are likely to need a vga to Mini DisplayPort/thunderbolt adaptor. But that depends on the projector and your MBP.
     
  4. rmg007 macrumors member

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    Also, keep in mind in order for the app on your iPhone to work as a clicker, your MBP and iPhone need to be connected on same wi-fi network. If the app support bluetooth, that may work as well.
     
  5. theluggage macrumors 68030

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    Can's speak for the app in question, but you could probably set up an 'ad hoc' WiFi network to let you connect the iPad to the Mac:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH3771?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     
  6. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Every projector I've used in a business environment had a VGA connection. Some also had component video and/or hdmi. Get the VGA to mini-display port adapter and make sure you test it out before the presentation.
     
  7. redgaz26 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks for the tips guys, I will find out tomorrow what's happening, it could be that I'll have to email my presentation for them to set up on the works windows machine:eek:
    if that is the case would all my work be compatible? I'm using office for mac 2007?

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    I set up a computer to computer network and it works great, app is called pointer
     
  8. theluggage macrumors 68030

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  9. redgaz26 thread starter macrumors 68020

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