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How to convert an Apple Keynote presentation to a Microsoft PowerPoint file

  • When you convert Keynote files to PowerPoint, you can allow collaborators without Keynote to open presentations on non-Apple computers.
  • Mac users can convert files from Apple's presentation app Keynote to Microsoft Powerpoint through the exporting feature.
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Mac users have access to several applications with similar functions to corresponding Microsoft programs. These include Pages (a word processor similar to Microsoft Word), Numbers (a spreadsheet application similar to Microsoft Excel), and Keynote (a presentation application similar to PowerPoint). 

When sharing documents with non-Apple users and in general, converting your files to the more universal Microsoft applications helps to ensure that the recipient can open the file you send. 

Converting your Keynote files to the corresponding Microsoft PowerPoint format takes just a few clicks. It saves Windows users the trouble of using a third-party app to open their Apple file . 

After you've converted the Keynote file to a PowerPoint file, you can check that your presentation saved correctly when you attach it to an email. The file type at the end of your upload name should read ".pptx." It will read ".key" if it's still a Keynote file. 

Here's how to convert a Keynote presentation to PowerPoint. 

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1. Launch Keynote and open your presentation. 

2. To convert to PowerPoint, click File in the app's top menu bar. 

3. Select Export To then PowerPoint.

4. Click Next.

5. Edit the name of your file in the Save As section, if needed.

6. Choose where to save your file in the Where section.

7. Click Export. 

8. To confirm the file converted, right-click on the file and click Get Info. 

9. In the General Section under Kind, it should read Microsoft PowerPoint Document. 

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Keynote User Guide for iPad

  • What’s new in Keynote 13.2
  • Intro to Keynote
  • Intro to images, charts, and other objects
  • Create a presentation
  • Choose how to navigate your presentation
  • Open a presentation
  • Save and name a presentation
  • Find a presentation
  • Print a presentation
  • Prevent accidental editing
  • Undo or redo changes
  • Quick navigation
  • Change the working view
  • Customize the toolbar
  • Copy text and objects between apps
  • Basic touchscreen gestures
  • Use Apple Pencil with Keynote
  • Create a presentation using VoiceOver
  • Add or delete slides
  • Reorder slides
  • Group or ungroup slides
  • Skip or unskip a slide
  • Change the slide size
  • Change a slide background
  • Add a border around a slide
  • Show or hide text placeholders
  • Show or hide slide numbers
  • Apply a slide layout
  • Add and edit slide layouts
  • Change a theme
  • Add an image
  • Add an image gallery
  • Edit an image
  • Add and edit a shape
  • Combine or break apart shapes
  • Save a shape to the shapes library
  • Add and align text inside a shape
  • Add 3D objects
  • Add lines and arrows
  • Add and edit drawings
  • Add video and audio
  • Record video and audio
  • Edit video and audio
  • Add live video
  • Set the movie format
  • Position and align objects
  • Use alignment guides
  • Place objects inside a text box or shape
  • Layer, group, and lock objects
  • Change object transparency
  • Fill shapes and text boxes with color or an image
  • Add a border to an object
  • Add a caption or title
  • Add a reflection or shadow
  • Use object styles
  • Resize, rotate, and flip objects
  • Add linked objects to make your presentation interactive
  • Select text and place the insertion point
  • Copy and paste text
  • Format a presentation for another language
  • Use phonetic guides
  • Use bidirectional text
  • Use vertical text
  • Change the look of text
  • Use text styles
  • Change text capitalization
  • Add drop caps
  • Make characters superscript or subscript
  • Format fractions automatically
  • Format dashes and quotation marks
  • Format Chinese, Japanese, or Korean text
  • Set tab stops
  • Format text into columns
  • Adjust line spacing
  • Format lists
  • Add mathematical equations
  • Add borders and rules (lines) to separate text
  • Add or delete a table
  • Select tables, cells, rows, and columns
  • Add or remove rows and columns
  • Move rows and columns
  • Resize rows and columns
  • Merge or unmerge cells
  • Change the look of table text
  • Show, hide, or edit a table title
  • Change table gridlines and colors
  • Use table styles
  • Resize, move, or lock a table
  • Add and edit cell content
  • Format dates, currency, and more
  • Highlight cells conditionally
  • Format tables for bidirectional text
  • Alphabetize or sort table data
  • Add or delete a chart
  • Change a chart from one type to another
  • Modify chart data
  • Move, resize, and rotate a chart
  • Change the look of data series
  • Add a legend, gridlines, and other markings
  • Change the look of chart text and labels
  • Add a chart border and background
  • Use chart styles
  • Animate objects onto and off a slide
  • Animate objects on a slide
  • Change build order and timing
  • Add transitions
  • Present on your iPad
  • Present on a separate display
  • Present on iPad over the internet
  • Use a remote
  • Make a presentation advance automatically
  • Play a slideshow with multiple presenters
  • Add and view presenter notes
  • Rehearse on your device
  • Play a recorded presentation
  • Check spelling
  • Look up words
  • Find and replace text
  • Replace text automatically
  • Set your author name for comments
  • Highlight text
  • Add and print comments
  • Send a presentation
  • Intro to collaboration
  • Invite others to collaborate
  • Collaborate on a shared presentation
  • See the latest activity in a shared presentation
  • Change a shared presentation’s settings
  • Stop sharing a presentation
  • Shared folders and collaboration
  • Use Box to collaborate
  • Create an animated GIF
  • Post your presentation in a blog
  • Use iCloud Drive with Keynote
  • Export to PowerPoint or another file format
  • Restore an earlier version of a presentation
  • Move a presentation
  • Delete a presentation
  • Password-protect a presentation
  • Create and manage custom themes
  • Transfer files with AirDrop
  • Transfer presentations with Handoff
  • Transfer presentations with the Finder
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Keyboard shortcut symbols

how to save a keynote presentation

Use the Finder to transfer Keynote presentations

You can use the Finder to transfer presentations between devices. This method is useful when you aren’t using iCloud .

You can also transfer Microsoft PowerPoint presentations this way, then open them in Keynote.

Transfer presentations from your computer with the Finder

Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer (with macOS Catalina installed), then open the Finder.

After a moment, the device appears in the Finder window sidebar.

Select the device in the sidebar, then choose Files in the main window below the device information.

Drag the presentation file you want to move to the Keynote folder.

The presentation appears below Keynote in the Finder.

Click Sync, then wait for the sync to complete.

Tap the Files app on the Home screen, tap Browse at the bottom of the screen, then tap On My iPad.

To open the presentation on your device, tap the Keynote folder, then tap the presentation thumbnail.

You can open presentations that were saved using Microsoft PowerPoint and edit them in Keynote. If you can’t open an encrypted PowerPoint presentation, try changing the type of encryption or the encryption options, then save the presentation again before opening it in Keynote.

Transfer presentations to your computer with the Finder

If the presentation isn’t already saved on your device, move the presentation to your device.

Open the folder for the Keynote app, select the presentation you want to transfer, then drag it to a new location on your computer.

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  1. Save and name a Keynote presentation on Mac - Apple Support

    Save and name a Keynote presentation on Mac The first time you save a presentation, you name it and choose where to save it—on your desktop or in a folder, for example. Thereafter, Keynote automatically saves your presentation as you work. You can rename a presentation at any time or create a duplicate of it with a different name.

  2. Save and name a Keynote presentation on iPad - Apple Support

    Save and name a Keynote presentation on iPad Keynote automatically saves your presentation as you work and gives it a default name. At any time, you can rename the presentation or create a copy of it with a different name. Rename a presentation Save a copy of a presentation

  3. Record Keynote presentations on Mac - Apple Support

    In Keynote on your Mac, make a recording of your presentation with voiceover narration to play or export as a video.

  4. Export to PowerPoint or another file format in Keynote on Mac

    Save a copy of a Keynote presentation in another format Open the presentation, then choose File > Export To > [ file format] (from the File menu at the top of your screen). Specify export settings: PDF: You can open and sometimes edit these files with applications like Preview and Adobe Acrobat. Each slide appears on its own page of the PDF.

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    1. Launch Keynote and open your presentation. 2. To convert to PowerPoint, click File in the app's top menu bar. 3. Select Export To then PowerPoint. You can export your Keynote file into a...

  7. Use the Finder to transfer Keynote presentations - Apple Support

    Use the Finder to transfer Keynote presentations You can use the Finder to transfer presentations between devices. This method is useful when you aren’t using iCloud. You can also transfer Microsoft PowerPoint presentations this way, then open them in Keynote. Transfer presentations from your computer with the Finder