01-05-2013 01:34 PM
How do use the bb playbook to give presentations? I was expecting the ap to be in documents to go that comes with the playbook but with tversion that comes only word processing and spreadsheets are supported. No powerpoint application.
All the advertisements for the playbook show the device being used for presentations as standard.
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01-05-2013 04:09 PM
Regarding your question "Have you got any suggestions for what I can use to modify these or create them?", here is what I have found so far.
You can certainly MODIFY (EDIT) a Microsoft PPT file on your PlayBook. Just tap the PPT file and place your finger anywhere on a slide and voila, the keyboard will pop up automatically and you can go ahead and type, format, add images or whatever.
The only thing you cannot do is to CREATE a new PowerPoint. You have to use Microsoft's PowerPoint program on a pc or mac to do that.
NOTE: PowerPoint 2007 version has an extension of PPTX (or if you save it to "open is show view" it will be saved with the extension of PPSX. However, if you create a PowerPoint presentation in a newer version of PowerPoint, like I did in PowerPoint 2007 in order to get the 3d effects etc., then save it to the 1997-2003 format which is with the "PPT" extension (you lose some of the 2007 features, though but not all) for ease of use on most computers and on this tablet.
PLAY OR "RUN"? Dunno yet... still trying to get it to run (see my previous post on that topic)
01-06-2013 02:28 PM
"PLAY" (run slideshow)? THE ANSWER IS NO, IT CANNOT.
Confirmed: the PlayBook, contrary to the USER GUIDE, cannot "play" ("run") a PPT as a slideshow.
--- Oh sure, you can indeed "VIEW" the individual slides;
---- you can indeed "EDIT" the individual slides;
--- but you CANNOT "PLAY" the slides as a slideshow
To "play" it, you have to MANUALLY forward each slide. This is not what "play" or "run" means to MicroSoft but is apparently what it means to RIM.
I set my PowerPonts up to run automatically, with built-in code (i.e. "custom animations" which control each slide, telling each slide what to do when an event or time occurs). The PlayBook does not have the capability to recognize these controls within each slide of PowerPoint.
RIM should either fix this or edit their USER GUIDE to acknowledge that "play" does not mean "push each slide forward yourself by hand".