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Original Air Date: May 6, 2015

Remote Control for MS Office

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If you do a lot of presentations, many of you use Microsoft’s PowerPoint to engage with your audience.

And if you use PowerPoint in your presentations, you probably use a presentation clicker, that sometimes goes missing.

Did you know that you could setup a Windows or Android smartphone to become a remote control for Microsoft Office programs?

As long as your laptop is Bluetooth enabled or you add a USB Bluetooth adapter, you can pair your phone to your computer with the Office Remote app.

Not only can you control PowerPoint from your phone, you can interact with data and worksheets on an Excel spreadsheet or work with a Word document during your presentation.

You will need to have Office 2013 and the free Remote add-in installed on your computer for this to work.

If you’re boy scout training taught you to be prepared, having this trick in your back pocket could come in handy down the road.

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