There are several ways to run PowerPoint from a tablet iPad device. The first one involves sending simple files directly to the device as a PDF file. Another method is to use a PowerPoint clone app to run the file directly. The next method uses a conversion application create a PDF or HTML5 file so that the iPad can read it. Finally, there is an Online Desktop app in the cloud that provides access to the Office suite including PowerPoint available for use through an iPad. Since some options require a subscription or flat fee, weigh the benefits prior to purchasing any of them. Once downloaded, all of the programs run in similar ways, as described below.
Since formatting and media could be lost when using PowerPoint on an iPad, use basic fonts and formats while limiting the amount of media files that are embedded. For very basic PowerPoint presentations without added media, the file can be exported directly to PDF from PowerPoint. Select the “Export To” button from the File menu. Using this method, additional software is not required. All that is necessary is to email the file to the iPad and open it in a similar fashion to other PDF files.
1. Consider which app to use. Some of the apps that run PowerPoint include Apple’s Keynote, SlideShark and Documents to Go Premium.
2. Install the chosen app on the iPad. Create an account or sign in when the program is first opened.
3. Send the PowerPoint presentation file to an email address that is set up on the iPad. Another option is to upload the file onto online storage websites such as Dropbox or Box so that it may be accessed on the iPad.
4. Press the Upload button on the app to load the PowerPoint presentation into it from email, Dropbox, Goodreader or Box. Once loaded, depending upon the app features, the file may be viewed or edited.
5. Send the PowerPoint file through the chosen app. Some of the apps may have editing features so that revisions may be made in the iPad.
In the cloud, Online Desktop may be used online. The Online Desktop cloud computing service allows users to login to servers that run a full version of the PowerPoint program. Create an account, login to the server and follow the prompts to run the Powerpoint presentation on the iPad. The Online Desktop service is one of the few options that offer full PowerPoint editing access on the iPad.
Slides that lack multimedia or links may be exported directly to PDF files from PowerPoint and then loaded onto the iPad. The following file conversion programs are only necessary if there are hyperlinks or multimedia elements in the Powerpoint presentation.
1. Install conversion software such as iSpring Converter, Acoolsoft or Leawo.
2. Launch the PowerPoint program. At this point, the conversion program will appear as a toolbar add-on.
3. Create the PowerPoint presentation. Click on the conversion button so that the file will be exported to PDF or HTML5. Sometimes the conversion button is identified with the word “publish” or a similar term.
4. Using email or an online storage service, transfer the PDF or HTML5 file to the iPad.
5. Click to open the file into the iPad device to view, edit, save and share it.
Keep in mind that few of the conversion apps include the full feature set from the computer based Microsoft PowerPoint version. However, the apps allow for the creation of presentations using a variety of convenient features. Since each app has pros and cons, it is important to determine the features needed prior to selecting an app or conversion program.
This is article is written by Skylar James, a woman who love technology. She is a freelance writer with aspirations of owning her own writers firm. Currently she writes content for http://www.satellitestarinternet.com/.