What's the best way to show a Powerpoint slideshow on an iPad?

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    I know I can save it as a PPS, but, when I drop it into Dropbox I can open it, but it doesn't show like a slideshow. Anyone know how I can show a Powerpoint slideshow on my iPad?
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    Get the Keynote app.
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    If you have a lot of drawings and formatting, you may find it better to convert it to .PDF and display it using GoodReader.
    Otherwise, yeah, what nhbeast said.
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    We convert the slides to either PDF or JPG and display in GoodReader. (linked to a DropBox account)

    If you want something a little snazzier then use the Keynote app on the iPad to build a new presentation with the JPGs of your Power Point slides. You can add slide transitions this way. Or save your main elements and rebuild the presentation for the iPad in Keynote.

    I have not had any luck with any of the supposed MS Office apps handling PowerPoint presentations and converting to Keynote is hit or miss.
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    Thanks, the reviews on Keynote for handling PPT files are not encouraging. I give a lot of talks and would love to just lug my iPad rather than my old laptop to give these presentations. Perhaps someone will develop a PPS/PPT viewer. I would gladly pay $10 for an app that did just that. I don't need all the bells and whistles that Keynote has. I can't see developing sophisticated presentations without a mouse for precise placement.

    Thanks

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    Honestly, I have the Keynote app and really like it. There are cases where people are simply unrealistic about their expectations of what something should do while others will do anything to gripe about Apple. Keep that in mind reading the reviews.

    I've used it numerous times and had nothing but good responses on the quality of the presentation.
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    I wanted to update you on my quest. I am now using Keynote, which did a great job of importing my PPT files, and I am using 2Screens for presentations. 2Screens is a five dollar app that lets you present on an external screen and annotate right on the screen during the presentation. watch the 2Screens video on Youtube and you will be blown away

    So, for $15, I am rocking!

    Bob
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    Thanks for the update and glad you're sorted.
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    My main requirement is to output (to vga) the presentation and be able to see notes on the iPad. Is there such an application. Has anyone installed the show anytime app?
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    try pptView, it does exactly what you want.
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    Onlive Desktop. Accept no substitutes. :)
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    Documents To Go does a decent job
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    slideshark for ppt on ipad

    check out the slideshark app- perfect for showing ppt and displaying on projector too
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    It's not just a powerpoint reader, IT IS POWERPOINT on the Ipad.
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    I keep seeing you rave about this Onlive Desktop--I will have to check it out!
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    Very nice, AQ_OC---I need to read up on this app. You have to have your desk top on in order for the app to work?

    By the way, your PPT slide reminds me way too much of Biophysics for me!!
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    No, it doesn't need your desktop on your PC. It will link into your dropbox, though. What it does need it a good wifi signal or 4G. Its a virtual desktop but from the Onlive servers, not your PC.
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    Now you are really selling me on this! I thought it was like some of some of the remote site apps that are used. Thank you for taking the time to speak a little about this app, AQ!
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    I post about it because I just think it is cool! And I pay my $5/month, too. :)

    If I do a screen shot, can you even tell it came off an iPad?

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