Tuesday, April 26, 2011
You CAN create a Keynote presentation with an iPad
This Saturday I'll be teaching a class on backstory at the OCCWF writer's conference. Of course, I'm still fine-tuning my speech and organizing all the points I'll be discussing. But one way cool thing that I recently discovered is that I should be able to do a Power Point presentation using my iPad.
Suffice to say, I'm just really in love with my iPad. I don't have another laptop, so this puppy has to do everything I need and more.
I just finished up my presentation using a program called Keynote. I downloaded it from iTunes and had to purchase two copies, one for my desktop computer ($20.) and one for my iPad ($10.) A total of $30 for a program isn't that bad. Apparently Power Point doesn't work on an iPad, or I might have used that instead.
I had two sessions at the local Apple store, both one-on-one, and they really gave me all the info I needed. Which, again, was cool.
Of course, the rest of the world runs on PCs, so I had to get a special, snazzy adapter that will connect my iPad to the projector where I'm going to be speaking. But the way I see it, once I conquer this Dragon, I will be one step closer to being Dungeon Mistress.
So, the final word on all of this is: Yes, Virginia, you can do a presentation using an iPad.