Viewing PowerPoint files on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by thunderboltmac, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. thunderboltmac macrumors member

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    Does anyone know how to view/display powerpoint files on an ipad? I know there apps out there that can do the job, but can anyone recommend a good one I can use?
     
  2. squidkitten macrumors 6502

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    I had to do this in a pinch to practice a presentation for class when I left my MBP at home, and all I did was email the presentation to myself and open it in the Mail app. I also believe it can be accessed from the Dropbox app.

    It displays it in a way that you have to scroll through rather than skipping through each individual slide, so if you're looking to mirror your display to project a presentation and you want it to perform the same way it would if you were operating the PowerPoint app, you're out of luck with this method.

    But if you're looking for a way to view your .ppt document on your iPad, this is a really simple method.
     
  3. Abazigal macrumors G3

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    Keynote works, but it is expensive, and expect loss of formatting when converting from powerpoint (typically in the form of shifted boxes).

    The earlier poster's suggestion of opening directly from dropbox can work, if you don't mind missing out on all the animation and just want a no-frills document version. :)

    Alternatively, save the ppt as pdf, and copy it to ibooks or some other pdf reader app like goodreader. A quicktime movie file can work as well.
     
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  5. thunderboltmac thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks everyone...im going to try everything and see what works best :D
     

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