Question: Easy way to sync complex PPT lecture slides between Macbook and iPad ?
I have a difficult question regarding the syncing of my Powerpoint lecture slides.
I am not even sure this is the right forum (please point me in the right direction, if not).
I have a large set of PPT slides for my classes.
They are complex in that they contain quite a few animations, and videos, and (external) demos.
The videos are NOT embedded into the slides, but rather linked -- they do, however, play inside the
(I don't want to embed the videos for various reasons.)
So far, I have developed my slides on my MacbookPro; then, using a simple rsync command, I have synchronized them over to a so-called Modbook (http://www.modbook.com/), which is essentially a modified Macbook.
The good thing about this solution is that my complete folder structure is completely in sync between my Macbook and the Modbook, so all slides and links work out of the box.
However, my old Modbook is about 10 years old, and showing signs of feebleness.
Unfortunately, the new modbook's are prohibitively expensive.
So I am looking for a different solution.
I was thinking of an iPadPro.
What I would like to do is to present them on an iPad , so that I can scribble and draw on the slides during the lecture.
But I cannot find a way to keep my usual workflow (create on Macbook, present on iPad).
So far, I have this folder structure:
(~ means me home)
I suspect, that this folder structure cannot be replicated on my iPad, because the filesystem itself has a different structure. But this is just a guess.
So, I have a number of questions:
- is it possible to maintain my workflow, i.e., create slides on the Macbook, sync over to iPad ?
- is it possible to maintain external hyperlinks in my PPT slides and present them on the iPad?
- would it help to put my folders ~/Documents, ~/Movies, and others, under iCloud control?
- are there any other solutions? (Keynote does not seem to be a solution, because it does not allow external movies or hyperlinks to other stuff like demos)
I will appreciate very much all kinds of insights, hints, suggestions, links, and thoughts.
Best regards, Gabriel
MacBook Pro with Retina display, macOS High Sierra (10.13.2), iPhone 6S, always latest iOS