Keynote: Exporting a presentation from Keynote to iMovie

Learn how to export a presentation from Keynote to use in iMovie.

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With Keynote you can export your presentation to a number of file formats. Follow these steps to create a file that you can use in iMovie:

  1. Open your presentation in Keynote
  2. Choose File > Export.
  3. Select QuickTime as the file format.
  4. Select "Fixed Timing" for playback.  Do not select the manual advance option; the resulting file may not import into iMovie.
  5. Select "Full Quality Large" for the format setting.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Name and save your movie.

Follow these steps to import this file into iMovie:

  1. Open iMovie
  2. Choose File > Import Movies.
  3. Locate your movie, saved in step 7 above.
  4. Click Import.

Tip: You can also export your presentation from Keynote to other iLife applications by selecting File > Send To... in Keynote.

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