10-29-14 08:49 PM
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  1. miata's Avatar
    Is anybody using the Passport for displaying Powerpoint presentations?

    I need to project via VGA, but it looks like there is a slimport to VGA adapter. It would be great if this would really work. My Passport is only two days old and already trying to find new applications for this puppy.

    Questions:

    1) Do most Powerpoint presentations display properly via Docs-to-Go, limitations? animations, etc?

    2) Would pdf files work better (with Acrobat)?

    3) How do you flip slides?

    4) Can you share via Webex?

    5) What VGS adapter do you use?
    10-24-14 10:32 PM
  2. RoseBud68's Avatar
    Back in the day Blackberry had this little gizmo.
    10-24-14 10:48 PM
  3. dmateo's Avatar
    Do they still have it???? Or better yet... is it compatible with bb10?

    Posted via CB10
    10-24-14 11:04 PM
  4. kthhrrsn's Avatar
    I have a slimport to hdmi cable & it works perfectly for powerpoint presentations. You'll need a projector with an hdmi input. Use the device to flip through the slides. It's very easy.

    Posted via CB10 using my Passport
    10-24-14 11:11 PM
  5. RoseBud68's Avatar
    Do they still have it???? Or better yet... is it compatible with bb10?

    Posted via CB10
    No and No. Shame to cause that little thing worked really well.
    10-24-14 11:14 PM
  6. tavisdunn's Avatar
    Wouldn't a miracast device be a better fit? The can be pretty cheap and no wires!

    Posted via CB10
    10-24-14 11:27 PM
  7. sorinv's Avatar
    Is anybody using the Passport for displaying Powerpoint presentations?

    I need to project via VGA, but it looks like there is a slimport to VGA adapter. It would be great if this would really work. My Passport is only two days old and already trying to find new applications for this puppy.

    Questions:

    1) Do most Powerpoint presentations display properly via Docs-to-Go, limitations? animations, etc?

    2) Would pdf files work better (with Acrobat)?

    3) How do you flip slides?

    4) Can you share via Webex?

    5) What VGS adapter do you use?
    I have used mine several times in lectures on large screen presentation with the slimport to hdmi adaptor and with VGA adaptor.
    HDMI is best because of much higher resolution and image quality.
    Not only you can do everything you can do from your laptop, but you can zoom in! I wowed a conference two days ago when I did that on my lives during a panel discussion.

    You. Flip slides by swiping your keyboard or the touch screen.
    You even see the notes of your slides on your cellphone while the slide shows up on the big screen! It's like presenting from a prompter! Simply great!

    Yi have just ordered the slimport to VGA adapter. Until now I had to use the slimport to hdmi adapter connected to an HDMI to VGA adaptor. The latter needs you to connect the power supply.
    The slimport to hdmi adaptor does not require your passport to also be connected to the power supply as the hdmi to VGA adaptor does.

    I have not been able to use miracast because I have never encountered a projector or monitor that has miracast.

    Powerpoint works better than pdf on a mirrored screen because it adjusts to occupy the whole screen. But acrobat also works well.

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-14 12:02 AM
  8. thymaster's Avatar
    Miracast would work as well, you need a dongle like Roku and plugged into a TV hdmi port.

    Don't forget though miracast mirrors your phone so when you're in the middle of a presentation and your wife sends you a dirty bbm message, that message would pop up and will be shown on the TV screen as well.

    Wouldn't a miracast device be a better fit? The can be pretty cheap and no wires!

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-14 12:11 AM
  9. SteveBB10's Avatar
    Do they still have it???? Or better yet... is it compatible with bb10?

    Posted via CB10
    Sadly no :'( it isn't compatible with BB10.
    http://www.a4c.com/catalogsearch/res...erry+presenter

    Canada Channel C00123A4A
    10-25-14 12:18 AM
  10. byex's Avatar
    Miracast would work as well, you need a dongle like Roku and plugged into a TV hdmi port.

    Don't forget though miracast mirrors your phone so when you're in the middle of a presentation and your wife sends you a dirty bbm message, that message would pop up and will be shown on the TV screen as well.
    True but you can suppress instant previews when doing a presentation. Usually do mine through miracast or hdmi and always suppress them before starting.

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-14 12:38 AM
  11. cbpoopoo's Avatar
    Step-by-step ssticky would be useful
    10-25-14 12:46 AM
  12. playboldbook's Avatar
    Besides swiping to change slides you can use N and P, next and previous.
    10-25-14 12:55 AM
  13. sorinv's Avatar
    Here's what you see on the hdmi monitor and simultaneously on your passport.

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-14 01:55 AM
  14. sorinv's Avatar
    Posted via CB10
    10-25-14 01:55 AM
  15. sorinv's Avatar
    Here's what you see on the hdmi monitor and simultaneously on your passport.

    Posted via CB10


    Posted via CB10
    10-25-14 02:07 AM
  16. sorinv's Avatar
    Looks like picture attachmen:t does not work in the crackberry app on the z30 or on the Passport.

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-14 02:08 AM
  17. DocDRM's Avatar
    Looks like picture attachmen:t does not work in the crackberry app on the z30 or on the Passport.

    Posted via CB10

    Passport as Powerpoint presenter-img_20141025_022452.png

    Posted via CB10, now from a Z30
    10-25-14 02:25 AM
  18. bbjdog's Avatar
    Head over to shopblackberry and pick up one
    Passport as Powerpoint presenter-slimport_vga.png
    10-25-14 02:38 AM
  19. sorinv's Avatar
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    Posted via CB10, now from a Z30
    Yet, it does not work for me, neither on Z30 nor on the Passport.

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-14 03:27 AM
  20. miata's Avatar
    This is encouraging. I just tried one of my more challenging slides in terms of animation and it appeared to work flawlessly on the phone display.

    I think I'll order one each of Slimport to VGA and HDMI cables. Will the VGA do 1280x1024?

    Thanks everybody.
    10-25-14 01:42 PM
  21. miata's Avatar
    One other thing. The Webex app says that you can share from the Phone. Does this work with Docs-to-Go in presenter mode?
    10-25-14 03:12 PM
  22. sorinv's Avatar
    The VGA resolution is not as good as hdmi. It looks a bit blurry.

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-14 08:02 PM
  23. sorinv's Avatar
    I have not tried it with webex.

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-14 08:03 PM
  24. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I love the fact that even when presenting, it shows you a preview of the next slide on the Passport screen (and notes if you have any).

    Oh,.. you can also use the space bar to advance slides, and the up and down volume keys to advance and move back (good if you're walking around and not looking at the Passport itself).

    Posted via CB10
    10-25-14 08:16 PM
  25. SharonRD's Avatar
    Looks like picture attachmen:t does not work in the crackberry app on the z30 or on the Passport.

    Posted via CB10
    Have you made sure to allow "Shared Files" in Settings > Security and Privacy > Application Permissions? If you don't, you can't upload files via CB app.
    10-25-14 08:38 PM
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