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Learn how to export a Keynote file to a PowerPoint format.
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Working with other users or team members who are using Microsoft PowerPoint doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. In this lesson, we’ll show you hoot bridge that gap.
Many people use PowerPoint, and Keynote makes working with PowerPoint easy.
To open a PowerPoint file in Keynote:
- double-click the PowerPoint file
That’s it! Opening PowerPoint files in Keynote is seamless to us.
Note: when we open a PowerPoint file in Keynote, some of the animations may look a little different because PowerPoint uses slightly different animations than Keynote (likewise, Keynote uses slightly different animations than PowerPoint).
When possible, try to use system fonts. This will help minimize the differences when importing/exporting files between Keynote and PowerPoint.
To export a Keynote file to a PowerPoint format:
- open the Keynote file
- go to File > Export To… PowerPoint
The export process is pretty straight forward.
We can choose to set a password and the specific format to save the new file format (PPT or PPTX). If you’re not sure on the file format, default to PPTX).
If your end-result is to email the PowerPoint file, we can save a few steps by going to Share > Send a Copy > Mail > Export as PowerPoint
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