A recent Microsoft television ad for the Surface implies that the iPad can't open PowerPoint presentations. One of the many options for creating, viewing, and editing PowerPoint and other presentations on an iPad is the free CloudOn app, which I described in a post from last June.
The advanced features of PowerPoint and other Office apps are overkill for tablet screens. The iPad needs a presentation app such as the free Haiku Deck that's designed for the tablet's strength: showing pictures.
Step one: create a Haiku Deck account.
(Credit: Screenshot by Dennis O'Reilly/CNET)
Haiku Deck emphasizes telling your story in pictures: your own images or royalty-free photos in the service's searchable picture archive. (Note that you have to pay to use many of the archive's images.)
The limited slide-layout options restrict each slide's total word count. Anyone who has sat through a p... [Read more]