Pebbles PC

Pebbles SlideShow Commander for Palm
is available commercially from Installigent!

See the Handango page for SlideShow Commander for Palm

Slide Show Commander for Palm

From the Pittsburgh Pebbles PDA Project     

by Rob Miller, Brad Myers


Slide Show Commander allows the PDA user to control a PowerPoint presentation. It also allows other attendees who using PebblesPC to annotate on the current slide.

There are four panels for Slide Show Commander for Palm:

  • Scribble Panel: When a presentation is playing (when the "Slide Show" is being viewed), then this shows a thumbnail of the current slide and allows all Pebbles users to annotate the slide. There is only one cursor, so users must take turns, but Pebbles automatically changes the color so each user has a different color by default. As long as users take turns nicely, their annotations will be in different colors.
  • Notes Panel: Displays the notes associated with the current slide.
  • Titles Panel: Displays the list of slide titles, so the presenter can easily switch to a different slide.
  • Timer Panel: Displays a full-featured timer for use in timing a presentation.

Here are some screenshots that show examples of these:



Getting Slide Show Commander for Palm

The Palm version of SlideShow Commander has been licensed to Synergy Solutions, so it is not included in the file.

If you want to use SlideShow for Palm, please buy it from Synergy. There is also a  free, time-limited, demo version of SlideShow for Palm available from Synergy for free.

SlideShow Commander may also be for sale from:

  • Office Depot, CompUSA, Micro Center, AAFES (military exchanges), RCS, J&R Computer World, Datavision,, etc.

Selected academic researchers, and also employees of the US government and Microsoft can get the research version of SlideShow Commander. Contact us for more information.

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