Keynote Presentation With Laser Pointer?

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  1. motulist macrumors 601

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    I need to display some pictures on my ipad and have an on-screen pointer (like a laser pointer), as Keynote does. BUT I need it to show JUST my picture and the pointer, without any other onscreen interface stuff like pallets or menubars. This presentation has to be at full ipad resolution, not at computer screen resolution.

    Is there a way to make ipad's Keynote app not popup the color pallet?

    Or is there a different app than can do this?
     
  2. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    On the iPad tap the ... menu then turn on Allow Remote Control. On your iPhone open Keynote. At upper right click the little icon that looks like an iPhone. Go through the dialog to sync to your iPad. Now play the presentation from the iPhone. When playing you can click the small icon for annotating and then you get the laser pointer tool. The laser dot appears on the iPad but you don’t get the pallet. Hope this helps.
     
  3. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

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    That's a good idea, but an iPhone is too small for the pointer precision, and I don't have access to a second iPad.
     
  4. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    Are you presenting on a monitor/projector? If so, what about one of those bluetooth laser pointer/slide advancers and highlight the areas with the remote as you present?
     
  5. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm recording the presentation, so the pointer has to be in the video itself.
     
  6. sracer macrumors 604

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    Unfortunately, there is no solution to the issue. Except for the most basic of presentation scenarios, the iPad is not an adequate presentation device.

    If you provide some specifics regarding your presentation scenario(recording a live presentation? recording an "offline" presentation? etc. ), and what equipment you have access to, we might be able to suggest some alternative solutions.
     
  7. mikzn macrumors 6502a

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    you could do this without the pointer by using key note transition effects to highlight the areas of focus and then transistion back to regular screen / graphic - you can record your voice over the presentation while recording it right on the mac (Quick Time Video).

    The transistion effect will be more visible and effective than the laser pointer espicially if recording with a camera?

    Recording options are under the "Play" menu
     
  8. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    So, what about changing your slide design and using Keynote's shapes to highlight areas. You could make 3 copies of a slide and "over here, pay attention to this" (click) and next slide shows a red circle highlighting the area.
     
  9. neutrino23, Apr 2, 2018
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    neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    Brammy has a good insight. You could create a number of copies of each slide with its own highlight effect which would auto play when that slide was played. Create a bunch of invisible buttons with Hyperlinks to the slide that would play a particular animation. Another one in some consistent place would jump to the next clean slide. This would let you navigate through the presentation at your own pace. This is kind of tedious but it works.

    So if slide #1 had three items [ A, B, C] you would have four copies of the slide. The first has no animations but it does have hyperlinks. A button covering feature A jumps to the slide that somehow highlights that point. You would have one more button to jump to slide #2. You could highlight any feature as often as you like, in any order till you want to go to the next slide.

    If you will only highlight the items in one order then it is simpler. On a click build in a pointer to the first feature. Tap again to build out that highlight and then build in the next. You can chain together an endless number of such effects. This is easier but less flexible. You can’t change the order on the fly as with hyperlinks. I don’t know how to asynchronously play different animations on one slide.

    The new animation feature announced this week should make for some interesting highlights.
     

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