Keynote for iPad
For many business people, making presentations to coworkers, superiors, clients, or (potential) customers is part of their everyday job. Using Keynote for iPad, it’s now possible to create and display extremely professional-looking digital slide presentations.
Keynote for iPad offers virtually all of the same features and functions as Keynote for Mac when it comes to creating and displaying digital and fully animated slide presentations.
Like the other iWork for iPad apps, Keynote was created specifically for use with the device’s touch screen, yet it still operates as an extremely powerful and highly intuitive presentation tool that’s compatible with Keynote for Mac, as well as Microsoft PowerPoint (for PC or Mac). Figure 7 shows a sample PowerPoint presentation that was imported into Keynote on the iPad via an iTunes sync.
Figure 7 PowerPoint files can be viewed, edited and presented on your iPad.
Not only does Keynote for iPad allow you to create or modify digital slide show presentations from virtually anywhere, and utilize dozens of visually impressive animation and transition effects (as shown in Figure 8), this app allows you to display your presentations in full-screen mode, so you to wow your small audience using the iPad’s stunningly clear display, without having to carry around cumbersome equipment.
Figure 8 Add impressive animations and slide transitions to your slide presentations.
Or, using the optional Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA adapter ($29), connecting the iPad to a full-size monitor or LCD display is simple, so the iPad running Keynote can be used for making presentations to any size audience.
The iPad’s cut, copy, and paste functionality allows you to pull graphics, photos, text, and other presentation elements from other iPad apps, and easily add them to your digital slides. All of the app’s functionality is accessible through on-screen, touchable command and menu icons, or by utilizing basic finger movements on the iPad’s screen.