I had to give a talk about the usefulness of the iPad in medicine and decided to bite the bullet and use my iPad rather than the usual laptop+PowerPoint affair. I created the slides in Keynote on my MacPro and saved to my iDisk then opened in Keynote on the iPad. Once plugged into the [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Apple Keynote'
July 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, iPad, iPhone presenter apps
June 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, iPad, Things to avoid, Uncategorized
As an avid Keynote user on the Mac, like others I was excited to have Keynote for the iPad. But there seems to be problems with font substitutions, lack of availability of our Master slides and loads of other problems. Sounds like you need to use standard fonts (i.e. those available on iPad – this [...]
August 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Apple Keynote, iPad, PowerPoint
Having recently bought an iPad I am excited about the prospect of using it to give my talks. I haven’t used it yet and am anxious about how the whole thing works. Is it as good as using a laptop? My 17″ MacBook Pro is heavy, so being able to project my slides using a [...]
December 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Designer worth noting
I normally stay away from templates for PowerPoint and Keynote but Keynote Pro has some gorgeous pre-made templates if you need inspiration for an important presentation. I have bought a few of these and particularly like the “OM 08” template for Apple Keynote. You can use the blue or green version, but both are very [...]
November 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, iPhone presenter apps
I gave a couple of talks today and decided to try the app Pointer instead of my usual remote. I was using my MacBook Pro with my presentation in Keynote. However this app does not work only with Keynote – it is a great remote for PowerPoint, too.
Tags: Apple Keynote
October 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Communication, PowerPoint, Simple design
I know it’s a matter of taste, but I have been stripping all the bling out of my PowerPoint slides and using incredibly simple designs.
September 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Apple Keynote, Bad PowerPoint, Great design
Lots of people reading about saving PPT as JPEGs, how to end a PPT talk but no comments yet! Come on, I am sure someone must have something to contribute! PowerPoint is bad/good – Keynote is much better (it really is). Or let me know if there’s anything you want me to cover here – [...]
June 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Handouts, PowerPoint
If you are uncomfortable simply using a black slide at the end of your talk, why not advertise your email address? This means you don’t have to hand out your business cards! Instead, the audience can jot down your address and contact you if thety have any further questions they want to ask you. I [...]
Tags: Final PowerPoint slide
June 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, PowerPoint
Until Aldus Persuasion and PowerPoint came along, we gave talks using 35mm slides or used overhead projectors.
June 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Great design, PowerPoint
Jason Valalik has produced a very useful video showing how you can have the best of both worlds i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote. His video is shown here: http://www.jasonvalalik.com/component/option,com_jd-wp/Itemid,29/p,623/ Why would you want to use both? Because there are things PowerPoint does well that are not available in Keynote and vice versa.