I am holding a presentation and want to write (with a Wacom graphic tablet) on the screen while presenting. My slides are created in Keynote, but I can use the exported .pdf document as well.

So far I've tried the following:

  • Presentation/fullscreen mode of Keynote/Adobe/standard Mac pdf viewer and trying to comment directly via Zoom
    Problem: instead of drawing, the next slide is displayed because my Mac thinks that I am clicking -- to circumvent this, I disabled advance on click in Keynote, but then I cannot even go to the next slide with my keyboard.

  • Fullscreen mode of Adobe/standard Mac pdf viewer and trying to use the built-in comment function of Adobe/smpv
    Problem: I need to switch between presentation and drawing mode. And if I have a series of developing slides (i.e., where one bullet point becomes visible after the previous one) the drawing disappears (but I need the drawing displayed until all bullet points are displayed).

I don't have any iOS device for remote presentation. (Honestly, really annoying that you can't just use the necessary features with a Mac.)

  • And you can't just use a Zoom Whiteboard because... reasons? support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/… Feb 7 at 15:33
  • I am giving a math talk and let's say one bullet point is a huge equation. Then I want to mark different parts of this equation and do some drawings for better understanding. So I really need to draw into the presentation itself. A bonus would be that the drawing even stays on the slide after I proceeded with the presentation and go back
    – lunskra
    Feb 7 at 16:12
  • Have you considered moving the whole thing into Miro miro.com? It may have the tools you desire.
    – jasonology
    Feb 8 at 1:59


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