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Add the functionality to use the iPhone or iPad as remote

Apple's Keynote makes it possible to use the iPhone as a remote and the iPad is the presentation device, for example. In PowerPoint, there is !no! possibility to use a device as a remote, and I think, this function should have been integrated much versions earlier! So please, implement it! It's really important to make a good presentation and I don't want to use third-party apps!

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    Jason Schell shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Nikhil Gavade commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm using Microsoft Office from 4th standard of my school. (On Windows, Now using on MacBook Pro)
        Apple's Keynote makes it possible to use the iPhone as a remote and the MacBook is the presentation device.
        But it is very difficult to create or edit presentation in Keynote, since I have large experience of MS PowerPoint.
        And I'm comfortable MS PPT, But I'm unable to control live presentation wirelessly with iPhone.
        There are 3rd party apps for Mac PowerPoint but they do not run as smooth.
        Buying a hardware remote is costly as student, and also hardware remotes dose not provide me to see next slide, notes, etc.
        So please, implement this ! It's really important to make a good presentation. Unless many of Mac users will restlessly switch to Keynote, since it is a basic feature of presentation.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, please! Remote control not only by Bluetooth and not only for windows pc!

      • Matt Gear commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be great to be able to use my Android and IOS devices to control my Power point slide decks on a MAC

      • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need a PPt remote on iOS devices to be able to control and annotate a PowerPoint presentation whilst moving around. Apple have this with Keynote why not with Microsoft?

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