Blog iPad Presentations

  • Designing presentations for iPad

    Deliver interactive presentation content on the move, directly from your iPad.


    Apple sold more than 1 million iPads in the first 3 months of this year. And with 4x the screen size of the iPhone and a stunning display, the iPad offers the ideal solution for delivering your content on the move.

    Whether you are prepping for a board meeting or pitching your next big idea, iPads are a convenient alternative to lugging around a laptop to meetings.

    The Presentia app allows you to deliver feature-rich content created on your desktop through the intuitive, simple interface.

    But how do you present successfully from your iPad?

    Here are my top tips to remember when you are delivering your Presentia content from the iPad:

    Disable Notifications – You don’t want people to see your social media notifications whilst you are presenting.

    Tablet-Screens-presentation-Mock-upFonts – iPads work with a specific set of fonts. These are found on You will need to create your original presentation with one of these so that they display correctly on the iPad.

    Screen Size – This varies depending on which model you are using, as the resolution differs. Your Presentia slide size should be set up to replicate this to achieve the best results.


    Interactivity – The touch gestures native to any touch screen device can be used. In Presentia, hotspots can be built into the presentation as a navigation tool or to show extra information on demand.

    Animation – Animated content designed in Flash originally should not contain action script, so simple timeline based animation is best and makes the presentation really engaging.

    Video – Film clips are a great addition to any presentation. To work on iPad they need to use the FLV codec ONVP6. Most standard video encoding software will have these settings.

    File Sizes – When designing your presentation it’s usually good practise to use optimised imagery for the final size you are using it at. Avoid importing a massive image and using it at 10% of its original size.

    Package Size – The size of your package does matter! Because you can’t create content directly from the Presentia app, to view the presentation on your iPad you have to send the package from your desktop. A good stable web connection is necessary for this. If you have a small package size with optimised images and video then this should be a very quick process.


    Big Screen/Little Screen – If you are in a situation where you need to show the presentation on a big LCD screen, then the app can be linked up via a VGA adapter.

    Transitions – Your iPad isn’t as powerful as your computer, so it’s good practice to avoid having masses of transitions on every slide.

    For more advice on presenting with Presentia on iPad, contact our team.

    Create, send to iPad, present.

  • Hosting a meeting with the iPad presentation software app that keeps everyone on the same page (erm…slide)

    Want to get away from handing out large proposal, pitchbooks, tender documents in sales meetings?

    Do your prospects always flick through to the meaty-money-bit and start questioning you whilst you’re still introducing yourself?

    Now you can host your sales pitch in the room by handing out iPads/Tablets to your prospects and connecting them up over Wi-Fi or 3G and starting the slide share hosted session.

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    The new Presentia hosting feature allows you to control the slides everyone is viewing in front of them. When you tap your iPad or advance on your laptop all the other iPads change with you. Click here to view a demo animation of the functionality.

    There is no need to plug-in to a projector, screen or to hand out printed documents (which are bad for the environment). Your prospects share your screen – you’re in control, broadcasting presentations to multiple ipads, keeping everyone on the same slide and they’re engaged with you.

    You have full control over the content that your prospects are seeing, and can lead them through the presentation at your pace without feeling the need to rush. When you change slides, interact with rich media content, link to a website, all the connected iPads change with you… instantly.

    Now you have the power, why not unleash some presentation control over your prospects today with Presentia. One client has embraced this new hosting feature so much they have ‘affectionately’ renamed it Master/Slave!

    Give us a call if you’d like to find out more about broadcasting presentations to multiple ipads, or if you’re interested in having a demo of our alternative to PowerPoint presentation software.