TrialPad does not support native PowerPoint or Keynote files, however you can export all the slides as a PDF file to import into TrialPad. You will lose any transitions and animations in the export process, but you will gain TrialPad's easy and powerful annotation tools, such as being able to do a callout on particular areas of a slide. You’ll also easily be able to show slides in a non-linear fashion. To export your slides to PDF just follow these simple instructions.
The PowerPoint instructions may vary slightly depending on which version of PowerPoint you are using, and on which operating system, but should follow these similar steps and here are two examples.
PowerPoint for Mac:
(1) From the File menu, choose Save As…
(2) Select Format: PDF and save the file to your desktop.
PowerPoint for Windows:
(1) From the File menu, choose Export
(2) Select Create PDF/XPS Document and save the file to your desktop.
Keynote for Mac offers greater flexibility in the export process:
(1) From the File menu, choose Export To and select PDF…
(2) In the Export Your Presentation window select Image Quality: Best
(3) Press Next… and export the file to your desktop.
You can now import these PDF files into TrialPad. To go from slide to slide you can use the swipe up or swipe down gestures, or use the Page Up or Page Down buttons.
POWER USER TIP: If you want to have greater flexibility within TrialPad you can use Adobe Acrobat on your desktop to export all the pages of the presentation as individual PDF files and then import them into a TrialPad case and put them in a sub-folder called “Presentation”. This allows you to jump to any slide and not have to go in order, to rearrange the order of the slides, to delete and insert slides, and also has the great advantage of seeing a thumbnail preview of what the slide looks like before tapping on it.