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What You Should Know About Office File and Document Compatibility
It’s important to understand that the iWork apps, along with a handful of other third-party apps, are Microsoft Office file- and document-compatible. However, you may run into compatibility issues if files contain fonts, for example, that are not built into the iPad. While the iPad apps will automatically compensate for these incompatibilities (and alert you of them), the replacement font that’s used could impact a file or document’s formatting when it’s transferred from a computer to the iPad or from the iPad to a computer.
Likewise, if you’re creating digital slide presentations that are PowerPoint-compatible, you will most likely discover minor compatibility issues when it comes to using slide animations and transitions, as well as unusual fonts. These issues are often quickly compensated for, but do need to be addressed prior to presenting a PowerPoint file on an iPad that was created on a Mac or PC, for example.
When it comes to making presentations with an iPad, the tablet can be connected to an external HD television, monitor, or LCD projector using an optional cable. The majority of the Microsoft Office compatible apps make it easy to give presentations directly from the iPad.