How to View PowerPoint Presentations on Android DevicesAndorid Apps, Apps, How To Cell Phones, Today's Special — By Naveen Vaidhya on October 15, 2012 at 6:49 am
If you spend long hours driving to work or you frequently stumble through cities. As a social media manager, I need to travel across various cities for deliver presentations for marketing the firm I work with, An idea struck my mind, why couldn’t I spend the time during journey by proof-reading, editing PowerPoint Presentations I’m going to present……………
Google play offers you many intuitive Apps for viewing and editing PowerPoint presentations from your device. Although you need good specifications equipped. to be able to run. Documents to Go, Quick Office are few of the most popular tools for editing Presentations. However premium versions of these apps have a price tag around 20 bucks.
Converting Presentation into Video Formats
PowerPoint 2010 allows you to directly convert your presentation into a video either in WMV or MP4. Both of those formats are supported by Android. If you are using an older version you would need external applications like a Video converter or a screen caster to convert it into video. It would be great for proof-reading and having a quick overview of transitions and the visual appearance of the presentation, For older versions you could try this technique.
While Saving the Presentation choose the output format as .JPG or .PNG and when promoted if you want to ‘Export All slides’, Click Yes (.JPG is the most suggested format due to it’s quality and size).
You can either view those images directly or proceed to the next step for converting it into a video. You can process those sequences of images through any Storyboard software like MovieMaker or Final Cut to produce a video.
There are several online tools that allow you to upload and share your presentation on the interwebs. SlideOnline, AuthorStream etc. are few of the most popular Online PowerPoint Presentation providers.
Since most of them are Powered by HTML5 and CSS, it wouldn’t be difficult for Android devices to render them. Another benefit of choosing this platform is, you can share the presentation with your friends through social media.
Converting Presentation into PDF
You can also convert your presentation into a PDF file and view it on your Android device. It may not be helpful for editing your Presentation file but gives a free alternative for viewing presentations on Android.
If you are wondering how you can sync PDFs and Videos from your PC to Android. Do not fret you can use several free Cloud Hosting services to access them. PowerPoint 2013 is integrated with Microsoft’s SkyDrive. It automatically syncs the file/presentation upon closing.