power point reader for iphone?

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  1. y0m0uth macrumors regular

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    sorry if this is the wrong section but is there one?
     
  2. zookster macrumors member

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    Try emailing the presentation to yourself, then read the email on your iPhone.
     
  3. y0m0uth thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    Emailing it to yourself will work. I did it with a 14 page PPT that I created today. It amazed everyone. Great little preview.
     
  5. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Ha-Ha

    I did that too. People are just amazed that I have all my notes on such a little device.

    Maybe they should have a Preview.app as part of the iPhone/iPod Touch. eBooks, PDFs, .ppt. would all be nice. Compile that with folder syncing in OSX and we have a winner!
     
  6. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes the way it looks on the iPhone is not exactly how it is formatted in the actual PPT. For example, I had words spelled vertically on the PPT. On the iPhone they were horizontal. It ended up running over other text.

    If I know I am going to use it to show someone something I will save it as a PDF and email it to myself. Then the formatting will be right.
     
  7. jarjarblinks macrumors 6502

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    Animations will not work on the iPhone as well, PPT wise.

    If you are emailing multiple PPT slides to yourself, suggest that you do no more than 2 or 3 PPT files per email. There is a tendency for it to hang if the email is too "weighty", in my experience.
     
  8. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    That is true about the animations. But it is a good preview non the less. Especially if you don't want to have to open your laptop to review before a presentation. I have also noticed mine hang up a little too. but usually with a large PPT presentation. Again, it displays better and flows better in a PDF format to me on the iPhone.
     
  9. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I generally save the PowerPoint as a pdf and send that to the device. Viewing has been reliable that way for me.
     
  10. jarjarblinks macrumors 6502

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    Hmm..I wonder if you can save the PDF file into your "photos", so that negates the need to crawl through your email looking for it. I think its niftier that way - silly me never thought of that before.
     
  11. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you can save a pdf to your photos, but I use File Magic or MobileFiles (no longer available, I think, and if so, good only for MobileMe users) to get the files on the device and to view them. AirSharing should work too, I expect.

    As I meant to say and may have implied in my last post, saving as a pdf preserves the original formatting reliably.
     
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  13. Demosthenes427 macrumors regular

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    DataViz is currently in the process of developing Documents To Go for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It should be out by the end of this summer, I believe.
     
  14. kas23 macrumors 603

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    According to DataViz's latest update, DTG should be out in the first half of May. Have you heard differently?
     

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