How is Present Pal different to PowerPoint?
PowerPoint is a presentation application which focuses on content creation and design, there are currently no add-in tools which assist the presenter with the actual delivery of their presentations. Present Pal works as an assistive aid for presenters when communicating with their audience, acting like a set of interactive flashcards on your smartphone or tablet. Present Pal is currently working with Microsoft to make PowerPoint more accessible - read about our AI for Accessibility story here.
Where can I download the Present Pal Desktop Link App?
To download the Link App, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/VtYfTz
How do I connect Present Pal on my smartphone/tablet to PowerPoint on my PC?
Please watch our PowerPoint integration tutorial to assist with your first time connecting.
I have downloaded the Link App but when I open it nothing happens.
Please check that the Link App has not automatically moved down to your toolbar. If this has happened, simply click the Present Pal icon and the Link App will open. If your Link App still does not work, please delete it and redownload here: https://goo.gl/VtYfTz
Can I integrate Present Pal with PowerPoint on a Mac device?
The Present Pal Desktop Link App is currently only compatible with Windows devices and so we recommend downloading a virtual machine such as Parallels or VirtualBox for Mac users.You can download Parallels here and VirtualBox here. The team are currently developing a Mac-friendly version of Present Pal. In the meantime, if you are a needs assessor looking to justify a virtual machine like Parallels please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send over an example justification.
Will PowerPoint integration work using an open WiFi?
We recommend using a hotspot to connect your smartphone/tablet device to your desktop. Public WiFis can often be unreliable and unstable.
How do I set up a hotspot?
To set up a hotspot, you will need to turn on your mobile hotspot from your smartphone or tablet device. On your PC, connect to your mobile device and enter the password. Watch our Android Hotspot Tutorial here and our Apple Hotspot Tutorial here if you need further assistance.
Will using a hotspot require signal or use any data?
No, a hotspot does not require any signal and it will not use any of your data - it’s simply creating a connection between your two devices.
My PowerPoint integration is not working, what should I do?
- Please ensure that you have connected your two devices via a hotspot connection.
- Please ensure that you have downloaded the Desktop Link App and that you have it open when attempting to connect to PowerPoint.
If I connect to PowerPoint, will the audience see my notes?
No, the audience will only see the PowerPoint slideshow. Your Present Pal notes are personal to you and they will not affect the content of your slides. For example, if you access a Pop Up Bubble this is for your own recall purposes and it will not appear on your PowerPoint slides.
If I import a PowerPoint presentation into my Present Pal App, can I edit the notes?
Yes, once you have downloaded a PPT file into your Present Pal App you can edit the content into Present Pal note form such as editing/adding bullet points and creating Pop Up Bubbles. This will not affect the PowerPoint presentation content that the audience will see.