Iwork to play on PC

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  1. ginaram

    ginaram New Member

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    hello! I'm doing a simple Keynote presentation with music on my mac but I'm playing it on a PC. How do I save it? will Quicktime save both music and keynote presentation? I read somewhere that if I save it on ppt. the fonts and shadows may be different. I also need to keep the keynote effects which is not available in ppt. I don't know anything about flash...but will it work the same? thanks :rolleyes:
     
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    Saving it as a Quicktime movie will only make it a movie, not a presentation that you can stop and go as you will. Unfortunately, with deep integration with OS services like Quartz, Keynote was meant to be played from a Mac. You are probably better off exporting to PowerPoint and use Office:mac to make it more "compatible" with the dark side.
     
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    if you export a .key into a .ppt, you'll lose the wonderful builds and transitions that only Keynote can deliver. However, you will still have your slide content intact. After exporting as a powerpoint file, you'll need to review the presentation to see if the fonts alignment and placements are correct.
     
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    Actually saving it as Quicktime does not disable its presentation mode. Try it for yourself. That's how I present to PC users and it never fails to impress them. HTH
     
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    I agree, but the Quartz animations and transitions are lost in QT. They end up not as fluid as the original thing, but people will get the idea.

    My rule of thumb is simple: If you need to pass on a Keynote presentation to a colleague who'll be using presenting on a PC, then best to export to ppt. If you're sharing your presentation with others who simply need to watch the presentation, then export to QT (which can be interactive by de-selecting the self-play mode).
     
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    Really? I tried it before and it only goes forward and a full rewind, not back. Plus, you'll need QT Pro on the PC to go full screen.
     
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    yeah, i didn't know quicktime can do that. hmmm
     
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    i actually tried it in QT...true enough, the animations are lost. how about exporting to idvd? sayang naman yung keynote if mac users are the only one who can see it .
     
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    Exporting it to iDVD will also use the Quicktime format initially before being burned to DVD.
     
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    As Elbert mentioned, deselect self-play mode to achieve presentation mode. True, it is not as fluid and not full screen but it is enough for the audience to understand what you are trying to get across. As much as possible, bring your Mac to presentations. Powerpoint is totally lacking in effects and so staid. When I do powerpoint presentations, I feel like a high school student presenting my science project. BLECH!! No offense to powerpoint gurus...
     

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