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Basic Tips for Working in PowerPoint for iPad

When it comes to inputting data into PowerPoint for iPad, most of the same rules that apply in Word for iPad apply for PowerPoint as well.

To learn about inputting data, see this guide.

What you do know when using PowerPoint for iPad is how to give a presentation. There are several ways that you can go about doing this.

Starting a Slide Show

If you want to start the slide show from the very beginning, tap on the “SLIDE SHOW” tab and then tap on From Start.

Basic Tips for Working in PowerPoint for iPad

Or, you can simply tap the projector icon that is located in the upper right corner.

Basic Tips for Working in PowerPoint for iPad

While you are presenting, swipe the screen to the left in order to move to the next slide when you are ready to do so.

If you don’t want to start from the beginning, there is an option to start from the current slide that you are viewing.

If you want to start the slide show from the slide you are currently viewing, tap on the “SLIDE SHOW” tab and then tap on From Current.

Basic Tips for Working in PowerPoint for iPad

You can tap the project icon as well while viewing the slide you want to start the presentation with.

To move to the next slide, swipe left. If you want to go back to a previous slide, swipe the screen to the right.

Ending a Slide Show

If you have reached the last slide in your presentation, simply swipe to the left one more time to end the presentation.

Basic Tips for Working in PowerPoint for iPad

If you want to stop the slide show mid-presentation, tap in the upper, black area of the screen.

A tool bar will descend. Now tap on End Show in the top left corner to stop the presentation.

Basic Tips for Working in PowerPoint for iPad

Annotating Presentations

Other than the built-in laser point, which you can read about here, there are some other really neat tools within PowerPoint that can help you to present better when presenting with your iPad.

You can use the inking pen and the highlighter tools to include notes and place more emphasis on certain parts of your presentations while you are giving them. Best of all, they are very easy to use and these marks that you make can either be saved and made part of the presentation or discarded so that you have a fresh slate for the next time you have to give the presentation.

Here’s how to use these tools.

Tap on the empty black space at the top of the screen while giving your presentation.

You will see two pen tools in the top right corner. Tap on the second one with a gear next to it first.

Basic Tips for Working in PowerPoint for iPad

This is the button for customizing your annotation tool. Pick whether you want to use the pen or the highlighter, and then select the color that you want to use.

Basic Tips for Working in PowerPoint for iPad

Now tap on the first pen button. Your pen or highlighter is now enabled and you will be able to make notes on your presentation in real time by simply drawing on your iPad with your finger.

Basic Tips for Working in PowerPoint for iPad

To turn the tool off, simply tap the pen button again. If you want to clear the slide and start over, tap on the customization button and then tap on "Clear All."

Basic Tips for Working in PowerPoint for iPad