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04-23-2003, 09:25 AM
Anyone know of a good PowerPoint veiwer / editor? I've done searches, but none of the recent threads really discuss this in any detail.

Andy Whiteford
04-23-2003, 12:29 PM
Pocket Slides is my favourite.

04-23-2003, 03:11 PM

Outstanding viewer!!

04-23-2003, 05:16 PM
On the disk that came with your Dell is a power point viewer called IA presenter. You can't edit on your ppc but you can view presentations and use your stylus to draw on the screen to highlight stuff and circle stuff. Check it out. :)

04-24-2003, 08:55 AM
Yeah, I noticed the IA Presenter right after posting but also noticed that it is very limited and you need desktop software installed to use(convert) the .ppt file, which is not acceptable on my work pc.

Andy Whiteford
04-24-2003, 10:21 AM
Check out Pocket Slides. You can edit on the Pocket PC and it syncs with Power Point, you don't need any other application on your desktop.

04-24-2003, 11:01 AM
I highly recomend the ClearVue Suite (http://www.westtek.com/clearvue.htm)! No conversion needed and they've gotten awards from Microsoft.

Steven Cedrone
04-24-2003, 05:18 PM
AFAIK, the only software that allows editing on the Pocket PC is Conduits Pocket Slides (http://www.conduits.com/products/slides/)...


04-25-2003, 07:24 AM
No, ClearVue has versions that can edit on the ppc as well. However, I bought the (non-editing) viewer. Since there is no conversion, it is very fast to copy to the PPC or a card.

I will vote for ClearVue as well. At the time, only ClearVue and MARGI's own software were what I would call usable, but that is some time ago. I would say: try them all.


04-25-2003, 09:36 PM
I don't agree with the Clearvue discussion here -- Unless there has been a recent upgrade, the Clearvue suite is not as mature (or as fast) as some of the other app's being discussed here...


04-26-2003, 01:00 AM
I started out using ClearVue because it came with the Colorgraphic Voyager. While I love the Colorgraphic VGA card, using it for class lectures, I could not get ClearVue to properly present my slides, either on the screen of my Dell Axim or via the projector (exact same images, exact same problems). Some slides would have text overlap and over-run, into the next line (double vision). I finally tried Conduit Pocket Slides and everything worked like a charm from the very beginning. So even though ClearVue didn't require re-formating, which would seem to make things simpler, Pocket Slides (which does allow editing, my version of ClearVue did not) worked perfectly!


04-29-2003, 06:58 AM
I am using the colorgraphic vga card as well, and I have tried them all.
Clearvue was ok but takes up a lot of memory.
Ipresenter wouldn't work with the VGA card. (it kept telling me that I didn't have the latest colorgraphic drivers installed and calling them didn't help, because they said call colorgraphic, because their app is free, they don't have very good support.)
Pocket slides from conduits is a very good program, but takes way too long to open files.
pocket slide show from cnetx is a good program with no conversion needed.
But, my favorite that I have stayed with is IAPresenter from IAStyle(not to be confused with the previously mentioned Ipresenter) Although this program does need a desktop converter, I like the way it compresses the size of the file down. I mainly have been using one .ppt file that is over 15MB on the desktop, and it only takes up 4MB on my device after being converted. You can Edit and add notes to the files and it has a nice selection of pointers to choose from. I have been using this program for 6 months now, on a daily basis and have never had a lock up or any problems with it not recognizing the vga card.

I would also suggest you try them all and see which works best for you. But since you don't want one that requires a converter your choices are pretty narrow.

All of the other programs that I tried out had some problems with locking up my device or not recognizing my vga card.