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bluetooth pda powerpoint controller

Software to drive Powerpoint on a laptop from a PDA via bluetooth
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I've just found the dataviz slideshow to go package, and think it is wonderful. I can edit charts (to some degree), and add speaker notes from my hand held.

The only snag comes when I'm presenting, and I have to page through the slides on the Palm to see the notes, as well as paging through the slides on my laptop (which is connected to the projector).

What I need is something like Slideshow to Go, with the adding the ability to control the Next Slide & Previous Slide buttons on the laptop from the 5-way jog dial on the Palm Tungsten T via Bluetooth. That way I could step through the notes on my Palm, while the PC was stepping through the presentation....

It would need some software on the PC to connect to the virtual bluetooth serial port (created by my bluetooth USB key), but I wouldn't have thought it'd be brain surgery...

I've found a few related links as below... but none that seem to do the whole job.


andybryant, Feb 18 2003

Slideshow to Go http://www.dataviz...._slideshowtogo.html
Dataviz Slideshow to Go software - doesn't have bluetooth control [andybryant, Oct 04 2004]

Margi Presenter to Go http://www.margi.co...oducts/prod_ptg.htm
Very cunning solution actually allows you to drive the slide projector from the PDA... but no - that is overkill for me. I specifically don't want my PDA tied by cable through the SD port to a projector. [andybryant, Oct 04 2004]

enotate http://www.informal.com/prod_enotate.html
Interesting bit of s/w that allows you to annotate stuff on the PC from a PDA, possibly over a Bluetooth connection. I haven't tried it recently. [andybryant, Oct 04 2004]

QuickPoint (Cutting Edge Software) http://www.cesinc.c...ickpoint/index.html
Another app like Presenter to Go, but looks more powerful, and also integrates with a 'sled' based VGA driver called the iGo Pitch. [andybryant, Oct 04 2004]

iGo Pitch http://igo.ententew.../pitch_reseller.asp
The Pitch... as described for QuickPoint [andybryant, Oct 04 2004]

Deltron Cinema Disk http://www.deltront...Disk/cinemadisk.htm
[phoenix, Oct 04 2004]

Keep it simple! http://www.maplin.c...=SearchEngine&TM=Go
I reckon a wireless mouse does all that you actually need in a presentation [Jinbish, Oct 04 2004]


       Do you happen to have first hand experience with the Margi product? I've wanted one of those, but I'm afraid it may not handle things such as sphisticated animation effects, slide transitions, and buttons.
beauxeault, Feb 18 2003

       Since our budgets got cut, I just have to yell at the guy to change the slide in the Magic Lantern ....
8th of 7, Feb 19 2003

       I don't think you want to do all this. Not really - It will not help your presentation.
Use a wireless radio mouse with your laptop - they have a range of a couple of metres. This will suffice to step through your presentation. Don't use a PDA for notes, use flash cards if you have to use anything. But thats just my pennies worth.
Jinbish, Feb 19 2003

       Oooo Oooooh yes, I want one.   

       My presentations on a wireless-lan driven laptop through a remote video projector don't yet have enough failure points and most times I get through without a major embarrassment.
FloridaManatee, Feb 20 2003

       The $25 bluetooth powerpoint controller at www.flexipanel.com lets you drive slideshows from PDAs and even some cellphones.
rhoptroff, Apr 06 2004

       why can't you just VNC onto the server from the pda ?
neilp, Feb 03 2005


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