Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Running a presentation from an iPad to a projector, part of Delivering Keynote 6 Presentations.
If you're using a projector and an iPad, you can also connect the two for presentation purposes. You'll need the corresponding adapter. Now, in this case, I have two different adapter types. This first one is a bit older. You see it goes to a VGA connection, and on this side is the older Apple doc display. This'll work with an older iPad. And I have a few of those in the office. On the other hand, I'm using a more modern iPad here. And what I want to connect to is the lightning port. So on this side, is the lightning port connection. And at this end, you'll see two options. One is actually a pass through for the lightning port, so you can provide power to the iPad, so it doesn't go dead in the middle of the presentation.
And then the HDMI connection. But there is a VGA one of this as well. Let's just take the HDMI cable that was previously plugged into the laptop. And connect it here. Makes the connection nice and simple. And then I'll take that down here into the iPad. Let's take the power cable, plug that in, and then connect the adapter. Now I'll power on the projector. And launch Keynote now in the presentation screen I can open the presentation I want to give and you'll see it's sending a signal through the projector. Now normally I would give a presentation in a partially darkened room, not a well let studio where we're recording people talking in front of the camera, so the screen may look a little washed out although the image quality is pretty good, when I press play on the iPad, you'll see that it goes to a full screen view.
Now, in this case the full screen is sent out to the projector, while on the iPad you are seeing the remote presentation display. Much like when I used the Keynote remote app earlier. This means that as a presenter I could switch and see different views, such as a portrait view with my slide and notes. Or a current slide to just get a very large slide. When I swipe, it will advance to the next slide and you'll see that on the screen it's advancing with each swipe, or simple tap on the right edge to advance.
You can change the layout to make things a little bit easier. For example, seeing the current slide and the next slide which lets you know what's coming up. And again as you tap, it will advance moving from this side over to here. Notice the green dot for the advance indicator when I see the green dot it means that it's ready for the next bill. And the case here with multiple bullets, the red dot is indicating that you need to wait for the previous animation to finish, and all of this is being passed out via the lightning connection to the HDMI cable to the projector to the screen, so it's really quite simple, if you pinch the screen.
It exits the presentation and you're audiences will see what you see on the iPad screen. When you tap the present button, it goes back to a full screen view. The audience sees a different signal out over the HDMI port and you see what you're presenting. Remember, just like when using the Keynote remote, you can tap the left edge of the screen. And get a slide sorter, making it easy for you to switch slides. Once you've done that, you can also go into annotate view which will then give you the ability to use a laser pointer which you see translates well to a virtual laser pointer on the screen, or I could switch to using.
Any of the telestration tools for markup. And this will allow me to annotate details on the slide. Click the undo button to go backwards, if you want to undo. And of course, you can switch colors. When you tap done, those will smoothly fade off. And now you can continue to navigate through your presentation. Once you're all done, simply do a pinch gesture or press the x button to exit and you'll be out of the full screen presentation. When all finished I suggest powering down the projector first. This way it's not pulling an active signal over the port.
Once everything's shut down I then consider it safe to gently unplug the plug and remove it. Remember with the lightning connection there is no up or down when you make that connection. On the other hand if you're using the older dock connection. You need to be very careful that up is up. If you force the plug, it will not fit and can damage the port on the bottom of your IOS device.
- Adding presenter notes and comments
- Recording timings
- Rehearsing on an iPad
- Mastering Keynote keyboard shortcuts
- Controlling a presentation with Keynote Remote
- Presenting from a laptop, from an iPad, or with an Apple TV
- Creating a self-running slideshow
- Printing handouts
- Exporting slides as movies or graphics