Pocket SlideShow is PowerPoint
is wonderful powerpoint viewer for your PDA. This simple to
use, high quality application is a great tool to use in the work place
This application is simply
wonderful. Basically it runs great on my iPAQ, and in some ways, it runs better then PowerPoint does on my
desktop machine. Though they application does not allow you to
edit your PowerPoint's, you can modify the transitions and hide slides
that you might decide are no longer needed.
After installing the
application, you simple drag your standard PowerPoint presentation to
your device (preferably in the My Documents folder). Pocket
SlideShow will convert the file into the .pss format. Before the
conversion you will be asked what resolution you would like to convert
to. This is particularly handy if you are using the programs
external viewing sources option (i.e. video out). The .pss file
is also much smaller then a normal PowerPoint, which is quite helpful
when you have a large presentation.
I was really amazed when I
ran my presentation how good everything looks. On my iPAQ, it
automatically changed to landscape mode, which really helps make the
presentation look better. The graphics and text were all
resized, and were barley degraded from the original (note, in the
screen shots the gif compression messed with how it actually
looks). I could really see myself using the program to give a
speech from or use as digital note cards. I simple tap to the
screen will change slides, or a press of the control pad will move you
through the presentation. Though there is no "pen"
option like on the desktop PowerPoint, I wouldn't consider that a huge
issue. In future versions, this would be nice since with a PDA
you would literally be writing on the screen.
If you have noticed, I also
had high praise for Pebbles, another PowerPoint display program.
Though these programs are similar, they are different. Pebbles
is built to run through a desktop computer and actually control
PowerPoint from your handheld. Pocket SlideShow will show you
presentation on your PDA's screen or has the option to be connect
directly to various types of monitors (including televisions).
Pocket SlideShow is available
from www.cnetx.com. There is
a 14-day trial that runs a complete version of the software.
After that, you can register the software for only $19.95.
screen with powerpoint project loaded.