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Thursday, June 6, 2013

1337. Presentation on iPad

I am going to do a presentation at a meeting and all I'm going to take is my iPad.  And then hook the iPad up to the projector.  I need to have my PowerPoint presentation on the iPad and I know I won't have WiFi at the office.  How can I get the presentation on the iPad so I don't need the WiFi at the other end?

The key to the answer is how to get the information to the iPad before you go to the meeting.

I believe one of the best ways to get information to your iPad is by using Dropbox.  There is a Favorites option that will identify certain information in Dropbox to be available even if you are not connected to the internet.

We have had a number of TechTips that talk about getting a DropBox account.  Go to out blog and you will find a link.

Sign up and connect both your computer (PC or Mac) and your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

Make the files part of your favorites and then copy the files to that folder.

Now check for those files on the smart device while connected to the Internet.  Then disconnect by turning off the Internet service.  Now check to make sure you can open those files. 

Always check before you go into that meeting.  You do not want any surprises.

There are applications like Keynote that will make your PowerPoint presentation more professional.   You can also use iTunes to help copy your files to your iDevices.

Just remember to always test to make sure you have what you need for your important meeting or those pictures you want to show the family.

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