Presentation Remote

A Tip and an Update

There’s a new update of Presentation Manager availble, version 1.3.2. This is the “advance guard” for a forthcoming Presentation Remote update. Between them, they feature a couple of bug fixes, plus our first stab at the ability to resize the highlighter using two-finger “pinch” gestures.

This is an experimental feature, and for reasons mentioned previously the user interface might change. Because of this, it’s switched off by default — you’ll need to explicitly enable it from the Presentation Remote Settings.

Also, a quick tip. One feature that’s on our to-do list, but in the “eventually” category, is being able to blank the screen mid-presentation, for example, if someone asks a question unrelated to the topic on the slide, or to cue someone to switch the display from your presentation to a video feed, or similar.

We’d like to support this properly, with a nice fade-out effect and so on, but in the meantime, you can simply add a blank slide to the end of your presentation, and give it a suitable title. The “Index” feature added in v1.3 allows you to skip straight to it at any time, and then back again afterwards. It’s not perfect, because it’s a sudden blank rather than a gentle fade, and if the slide you return to has builds, they’ll be reset. It’s still useful though!