Converting docs to PDF

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by karaduman, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. karaduman macrumors newbie

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    This topic is doing my head in! I am a university student and I just bought the new iPad. I was planning to annotate my power point files only to find out that I can only annotate PDFs :eek::eek: . So the problem is, our lecturers upload the power points on the day so I wont have the chance to convert the power point files to PDFs on my laptop.
    I have tried a few apps to do this, but they either don't work or they do a ****** job by combining a slide and a half of the powerpoint to one page of PDF.

    I heard that Keynote can convert office files to PDFs. Can someone confirm this is the case please? And can it do a good job with its conversion?? And does the size of the powerpoint matter? I think the bigger the file the more problematic it gets (or that is what I at least think of :rolleyes: ).

    I would greatly appreciate it if someone can give some advice :)
     
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    so you get the presentation files in what? powerpoint?

    one option is to upload/open to/in google docs and download as a pdf, then anotate, would that work for you?
     
  3. karaduman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I get them in powerpoint. How do I upload a powerpoint on the iPad to googledocs?
     
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  5. karaduman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :( I couldn't do it. Even if I upload it to Google docs there no option on the iPad to convert it to PDF. I think paying £6.99 for the Keynote app is my only option! I just want to make sure Keynote can do it!
     
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    ok so you have it uploaded to gdocs? now go to file, download as then PDF? wont that work?
     
  7. karaduman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont know what you are referring to?
    In the image I attached, there is no 'file' option :confused:
     

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  8. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    what about the actions button? is there a download as option in there?

    i dont have an ipad so i can't test this myself.

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    or you could go to the very bottom and view as desktop, then go to file.

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    you shouldn't need to buy anything to sort this.
     
  9. karaduman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I gave up. There was no option in googledoc that allowed me to convert the ppt files to PDF. I just bought Keynote so I am hoping that will solve the problem once and for all! I really hope the 7 pound is not wasted. Will let you know if it works!
    Thanks for the help though
     
  10. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    going to desktop at the bottom didn't work? it should have, and would have saved you some cash.
     
  11. karaduman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Keynote works fine. It did cost a bit, but it will save me quite a lot of time tbh.
    Thanks for the help
     
  12. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    well i'm glad it works.

    shame we couldn't do it for free though.
     

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