Would the Apple Remote work as a presenter for use with PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.?

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    Yes, I use mine with Keynote and it works beautifully at close range (20 feet or less). You'll need a Mac with an IR receiver and you also need to have your Mac facing you while you present. If you're in a situation where your Mac has to be tethered to the projector in the back of the room, you may want a beefier USB remote with longer range. You'll notice that even Steve Jobs doesn't use the Apple Remote during Apple Keynotes!

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  • While I am not familiar with using the remote with Keynote (I use MS Office products), I do know that the Apple Remote will NOT work with MS Powerpoint. I've read that some are hoping for MS to fix this in future updates; however, this is not guaranteed. It sounds like 3rd party software would need to be used; however, I cannot attest at this time as to how reliable or safe the 3rd party softwares are.

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