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5 Ways to View PowerPoint Presentation on iPad

Have a pile of PowerPoint presentation files and wanna view them on your new iPad? Though playing PowerPoint presentation on iPad is wanted for most iPad users, Apple doesn't have a plan to develop any tool for it. The good news is that with some wordarounds, you can view PowerPoint on iPad freely. Below 5 ways are introduced for you to play PPT on iPad. Read on to learn the details.

1. Convert PowerPoint to PDF files

iPad is a superior platform for reading PDF files. If you're an avid reader, converting PowerPoint to PDF format could be a good way for you to make most of the PPT presentation files. Well, to convert PowerPoint to PDF, a PDF tool is needed. Here you can try Wondershare PDF Editor, a professional PDF editing tool to create PDF files from PowerPoint. Below are simple steps for how to convert PPT to PDF for iPad.

1. Download Wondershare PDF Editor and install it on your computer.

2. Click the Convert menu to reveal the "From File (Creat PDF)" option. Click it to browse and open the PPT you're going to convert to PDF.

3. Click the "Create" to convert PPT to PDF.

After you successfully convert PPT to PDF, transfer the newly PDF to iPad for reading on the go. Compared with other mentioned ways in this article, I like converting PowerPoint to PDF more. It saves me time.

2. Export PowerPoint slides as pictures

Since iPad is equipped with a photo viewer, then converting your PowerPoint slideshow to pictures is a good way to view it on iPad. iPad supported image formats are .jpg, .bmp, .gif, and .png. So you should convert PPT to one of these image formats by following the steps: 1. Open up your PowerPoint slideshow.

2. Export the slides using File > Save As...

3. At the pop-up, select the 'Save as type", and choose "*.jpg".

4. When PowerPoint asks whether you want to export all slides, choose "Every Slide".

And then the PowerPoint should be exported as images. After that, you can transport the pictures to the Image folder of iPad. The limitations of this solution is that no animations, no transitions, and no sound and video clips in the original PowerPoint slides will be preserved in the output images. An improved solution for this is using Picture Link to make your ppt interactive. with Picture link, you can easily adjust the playing order as you want.

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3. Convert PowerPoint to video for iPad

Nothing is more pleasant than watching videos on iPad. Now with PowerPoint to video converters, you can convert PowerPoint presentation for iPad supported format (.m4v, .mp4, or .mov) videos that retain all the features of the original PowerPoint files like animations, transitions, audios, and video clips and so on. Acoolsoft PPT to Video Pro is such a converter that helps you convert PPT to .mp4 or .mov video for iPad.


I like this “loseless” way that help me view the video presentation on my iPad. It displays the presentation videos on iPad as though they are the original presentation filse!

4. Forward PowerPoint attachment to MightyMeeting for viewing it on iPad

Forward PowerPoint attachments to MightyMeeting also let you view your presentation on your iPad. This app can be used to view the slides and project them via iPad's VGA output. You can also share the slides remotely.


5. View PowerPoint presentations on iPad via presentation sharing sites

The lack of Flash support is an obstacle for many presentations sharing websites that use Adobe’s technology for multimedia support to show the presentation on iPad, but there are some sites features compatibility for the iPad, such as and

Take for example, it is a free web-based platform that offers the new edition for PowerPoint presentation sharing service compatible with iPad. for sharing PowerPoint presentations.


For viewing your PowerPoint slide show on iPad, you can upload your PowerPoint slide show on When you open the URL provided by authorStream on iPad, you can view your presentation normally that has been converted to the iPad compatible format. You can also download your presentations as video, and view them on iPad. This way is good for presentations that do not include videos and audios files that are larger than 50,000KB. It will retain the animations of the presentation but not all the audios and videos.

All these 5 ways can help you play PowerPoint presentation on iPad, just go and view it for you! If you have any suggestion or know of other reliable and useful ideas to view presentation on iPad, please let me know.


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