I’ve gotten several emails and at least one phone call with the same question: When will I be able to work on PowerPoint and Word on my iPad?
Many users have learned how to runtheir Power Point presentations on the iPad but of course, you can’t create a Power Point design from scratch on your iPad because the Power Point application does not exist for the iPad. And probably won’t for some time. If ever.
The good news is this, the Apple application that does what Power Point does, create presentations, comes in a special iPad version and works terrific. The app is called Keynote and I heartily recommend you take it out for a spin, or, presentation.
I recently was having a challenge with some of the transitions in a Power Point, I wanted something more elegant that what was available in the Power Point transition library. Not knowing what to do, I fired up a copy of Keynote. It was the first time I had ever used it. Ever even opened it. So I knew nothing about the program.
After looking around for a few secs, I decided to see if I could open an existing Power Point presentation in Keynote. It opened right up! I checked my slides, everything looked terrific. Well, this is amazing.
Then I went in and used the Keynote transitions, which were much better for this particular project.
So give it a try, if your experience is like mine, you may find Keynote to be a very elegant solution. And extremely simple to pick up if you have familiarity with PowerPoint.