17601 Views 83 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2010 4:54 PM by Erik Cline
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2010 2:54 PM (in response to Jon Davis1)
Jon Davis1 wrote:
(1) the forward slide button worked only occasionally, (2) the display randomly switched from regular to widescreen mode (and in widescreen about 1/3 of the slides were cut off
Jon- I am surprised to hear about these problems. I have now used my iPad to give talks on two different systems, and did not have any of the issues you describe. The forward and backward buttons have worked every single time for me. Could issue (2) have been due to the projector and not the iPad?iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2010 9:40 AM (in response to patigoon)I've transferred PPT presentations to my iPad via iTunes without issuesG4 emac, G4 ibook, 30gb iPod photo, Newton, 32gb touch, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2010 9:45 AM (in response to cyrus)...can you get it back again as a ppt?iMac 24/Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Duo Core
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2010 9:54 AM (in response to Bruce Robbie)Nope PDF or keynote, no option for PPTG4 emac, G4 ibook, 32gb touch, 32g iPad, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2010 1:58 PM (in response to Alley_Cat)Hi Alley_Cat
Maybe this guide will help making compatible presentations?
Keynote for iPad: Best practices for creating a presentation on a Mac for use on an iPad
ivanMac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2010 2:26 PM (in response to Nirvana98109)I'd be fully optimistic that many, if not most, of these deficiencies and transfer issues in iWork will be fixed within the next couple of months.
Even if fully editing capability isn't put in there, I'll bet they put out an upgrade that doesn't vanquish or strip out such things as footnotes. IIRC, Docs to Go & Wordsmith on the Palm used to put in placeholders for various things--you knew they were there--but couldn't edit them. They'd be there on the return sync to the mothership.
If I had to do editing on Word docs right now, given what's been stated about Pages, I'd try Docs to Go on the iPad. It's cheap enough to be worth a try while you wait for a new Pages to come out.
For roaming around a classroom, while controlling presentations, it sounds as if a combo iPhone and Mac laptop would work better. Or even an Apple remote. You'd want something small that can be gripped by a hand. I certainly wouldn't want to carry around an iPad in my classes!
Plus, just think of all the other uses for the iPad!MacBook Pro (early fall 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.5), Sad MBP! Keycaps wearing out, hard drive noisy, stage lights!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2010 7:19 PM (in response to AstroMacMan)I was emboldened by the "Keynote for iPad: Best practice"... guide, and created a new short presentation, starting with a template selection on the iPad, exporting that to my Mac and then using that template and its fonts to finish it off, and then moved it back to the iPad; all the transitions and animations worked just fine, and I used it today for a 40 minute talk. While it's definitely less complex than most Keynotes I create on my Mac, it worked just fine. The only minor flaw right now, except for not being able to see notes, is that when you connect to a projector, you don't see your slides on the iPad, only on the screen. The iPad shows you a window that keeps count of where you are in your slides. I'm in agreement with those who stated that for a first version , this is really very useful and look forward to future revisions.iMac Intel 27", Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2010 12:29 AM (in response to Floyd Bloom)As with many Apple shortcoming, the community seems to have found a work around.
I, like many here, hope all these ideas have been submitted to Apple as feature requests. This seem to be the
only way Apple take things onboard.
Looking forward to late May, but may still hold off until forward looking camera is added this Christmas.
Message was edited by: Bruce RobbieiMac 24/Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Duo Core
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2010 4:54 PM (in response to ns)This *****, Apple. Fix.