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How to make Keynote presentations work with Microsoft PowerPoint

Amazing as it is, you won’t want to keep your presentations locked up in Keynote forever. You might be looking for the best way to create a hard copy of your slides, so you can rehearse using them, or you might be looking to collaborate with someone who is using that other well-known presentation app. Fortunately, Keynote’s got you covered.

Not only can you export your presentation as a PPT, PDF or series of JPGs, you can even export it as a QuickTime video, either as a self-playing video with a set number of seconds between each slide or as a slideshow recording that you make yourself, pacing the presentation as you see fit. We’re going to run through all these options for you, so you can focus on your presentation without worrying about the logistics.



1 Convert for PowerPoint

To make your keynote accessible to people using Microsoft PowerPoint, hit File>Export To and choose PowerPoint. Click Next, choose your output destination and click Export.


2 Make notes for rehearsal

If you want a hard copy to practice with, choose PDF instead. Tick to include presenter notes and skipped slides as desired, and maximise the image quality before you export.


3 Keep it simple

Rather just have pictures of each slide? Choose Images. You can export all or just a range of your slides, and can opt to add separate images for each stage of your Build animations.


4 Optimise for iPad

You might be thinking of presenting on your iPad, and if you have videos in your presentation then these File options are a must: Reduce File Size and Optimize Movies for iOS.