8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2010 8:46 AM by Dave Bartell
Darryl Ohlenbusch1 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
I would like to use my iPad primarily to review and edit PPT presentations that I keep in Dropbox. When I access these files (sizes range generally between 20 MB and 50 MB), they do not load completely--about half of the images come through, but on the remaining slides, text/labels come through, but no images. I've tried, per several suggestions, to load into GoodReader first (though I don't have a clue what I would do next), but the same thing happens when I bring the files into GoodReader: about half of the images won't come through. Converting to PDF files first, as also suggested, would be cumbersome, as I need to edit directly on the iPad. Another suggestion, to save a file from Dropbox as a Favorite before viewing doesn't work: the file loads immediately before I can even make it a Favorite. The files on Dropbox are complete: I see all images and slides when I load the PPT on my MBP or iMac.

I've emailed support at DB repeatedly, but no response. This is the one thing that will make my iPad useful to me, as there presently isn't anything I can do on the iPad that I can't do equally well on my iPhone (same problem with PPT files on the iPhone, I should add). If I can't make this work, I will probably return the iPad.

Any help out there?

MBP 15", 2 GHz Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2)