Exporting a Keynote presentation

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  1. mkyoots

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    I've been tinkering around with iWork and found Keynote very interesting. Well, like most Mac apps, Keynote clearly outshines Powerpoint. I'll be having a presentation this Saturday, and I'm quite set to present my Keynote presentation but I can't find a way to save the Keynote presentation (or perhaps export it) to a Windoze-readable format. I can only bring a thumbdrive to the presentation (no macs there at the venue) hence I'm forced to export it to a Windoze-readable format. Is it possible to do this? Thanks guys...
     
  2. joseph_camela

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    yes, it is possible
    Click File>Export then choose what format to export to.
     
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    Exporting to PPT leads to a slower and low quality presentation. I suggest exporting to PDFs , Quicktime Movies or JPGs.
     
  4. johannes

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    I agree with templar88. Some of the cool stuff we find in Keynote don't translate too well in PowerPoint format. You can still export it but the quality may be subpar. You can try exporting it into other formats such as QuickTime and see what works best for you.

    Good luck! :)
     
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    i exported a keynote once to powerpoint, the format went haywire.

    i exported again to JPGs instead. :)
     
  6. johnj2803

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    there are also some animations that quicktime will not be able to render... if you do decide to export it as a quicktime movie. you can opt to export it as flash too...

    whatever you decide on, just make sure that the presentation will run flawlessly, test test test! :D

    good luck! :D

    oh one more thing, if you have a portable mac, it always best to have your mac do the presentation ;)
     
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    ditto. always the best option. :D hehe.
     
  8. designerd

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    I export to PDF or JPEGs. If you export as PDF, make sure the computer has Adobe Acrobat or that it can be viewed as a 'full page' or slideshow. In Acrobat, you can do that. It even retains your notes.

    If your report is super final (and if you only have a few slides anyway), you *can* just paste each JPEG in Powerpoint as one slide each.
     
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    If you choose to export as PDF, there is an option to export PDF using "Print each stage of builds" which will use each animation sequence in your Keynote as a PDF slide. When you do the presentation, it will present based on each stage of the builds. However, this means, you will end up with more PDF slides than your original total slides in Keynote.
     
  10. hadrian31

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    I've also tried exporting a presentation I did using Keynote. While I have successfully created a .ppt file, it wouldn't open... Powerpoint shows this error note:

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    I have iWork 2008 and Office:Mac 2008 (12.1.2). I need to save it as a PPT file because I have to merge my presentation with my colleague's who is using windows-based MS office... Any suggestions? :rolleyes:

    Thanks in advance!
     
  11. johannes

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    Did you try exporting the file again from Keynote to Powerpoint? That happened to me before. I tried it again and it worked.
     
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    No problem encountered when I exported it to Powerpoint. However, quality is better with Keynote. I would agree to just let the macbook do the presentation. Also looks cool using the remote while presenting.
     
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    johannes: yeah, tried it several times. Even used my friend's macbook and it still didnt work... thanks for the quick response.

    naloo0504: that's what i'll probably end up doing. since bulk of the work's already done in Keynote, I'll redo the powerpoint slides of my colleague. tried copying and pasting the powerpoint slides into keynote and it comes out funny. hehehe! a remote would be great. will add that to my wishlist.

    thanks a lot! :rolleyes:
     

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