You want to view presentations on your iPhone/iPad but there’s one problem: the ppt files are all on your computer. How do you get them onto the iPad and then view them?
The iPad is actually a good tool to view presentations. It supports – provided there is an app which supports – presentations and word docs and even spreadsheets.
There are a lot of apps that support ppt files. For instance, there’s CloudOn which supports the three office formats: word, presentations and spreadsheets. Likewise, Apple’s own Keynote supports ppt files. Even if they’re from Microsoft Office’s PowerPoint, barring a few unsupported features (font, effect etc.) Keynote can open PPT files just fine.
For this example, we’ll take Keynote as the app of choice.
- An iPad/iPhone
- A suitable app to open ppt files (preferably Keynote)
- Mac/PC with iTunes
- A ppt file on your Mac/PC.
Alright, let’s get started:
- Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer
- Open iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically
- Your device should be listed in the sidebar (or on top right corner)
- Now, tap on ‘Apps’ tab
- Keynote should be listed as an app. Select this. If you use some other app (like CloudOn), select that.
- In the right half of the window, you’ll see an ‘Add..’ button. Tap this.
- Select the ppt file you want to add.
- Alternatively, you can drag and drop the ppt file into this section where files are listed.
- Let the iPad/iPhone sync via iTunes. The file gets imported to the iPad/iPhone.
Disconnect your iDevice and open the app. In the file manager of the app, you should find the new PPT file you just imported.
As you can see, this is a really easy method but one that’s often overlooked.