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Supported presentation applications

OctoCue has been primarily built to support PowerPoint shows, but can also be used with the following:

  • Google Slides
  • Prezi
  • Canva
  • Keynote (on macOS)

Using OctoCue with something else? Great! Let us know and we'll add it to our list.

Presenting PDF files#

OctoCue can control PDF files:

  • On your show machine (the one running OctoCue receiver), open your show PDF file in Google Chrome
  • Select Fit to page
  • Enter full-screen mode -F11

Chrome will respond to the same Page Down / Page Up key presses that OctoCue uses to control PowerPoint. Makes sure your Chrome window has focus!

macOS limitations#

PowerPoint for macOS does not support add-ins - so while the slides will change just fine, there will be no live notes returned to the clickers.

We don't offer a Keynote add in, either.

Controlling Companion / vMix / NASA launch control#

In addition to emulating key presses, OctoCue Receiver can output OSC, UDP and TCP messages.

Take a look at the advanced receiver configuration page for details.