What to do when you find that you can’t use ‘presenter view’ at a conference

Just turned up at the CAT conference to find out that I can’t use ‘Presenter View’ in Keynote. This has happened before and I just winged it. But today I figured I could find a quick way to get everything onto my iPhone in a simple way that will work with any version of Keynote and doesn’t require any fancy apps…

So here’s what to do if you find yourself in a ‘can’t see my presentation notes’ kind of an emergency.

First, don’t panic…

Then hit ‘print’ in Keynote…

Your special friend is ‘save PDF to iPhoto’…

Then just go to iTunes and sync your photos…


And you’re done.

You now have a perfectly usable set of notes inside the ‘Photos’ app on your iPhone.

There might be a quicker way, but this felt like a pretty tight workflow in a sticky situation.

6 thoughts on “What to do when you find that you can’t use ‘presenter view’ at a conference”

  1. Not if it’s running on the conference computer.
    Plus I’ve been burned by flaky conference wi-fi before.
    And, yes, you could set up a wireless network from the computer, but I’ve had issues with that before too…

  2. I always save a copy in my DropBox and then mark it as a favorite. Similar approach, slightly different work-flow.

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