Convert Keynote presentations to PDF, Microsoft PowerPoint and more

To open Keynote presentations in other apps, convert them in the Keynote app first. You can also open Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and other file types in Keynote. 

You can convert and open presentations in Keynote on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. If you don't have an Apple device, you can use Keynote online at iCloud.com. 

Convert and open files in Keynote on iPhone or iPad

You can work with a variety of file formats in Keynote on your iPhone or iPad. Check which formats are compatible.

Convert a Keynote presentation in Keynote on iPhone or iPad

If you want to open a Keynote presentation in another app, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, use Keynote to convert the presentation to an appropriate format.

  1. Open the presentation you want to convert, then tap the More button .
  2. Tap Export.
  3. Choose a format for your presentation.
  4. Choose how you want to send your presentation, such as with Mail or Messages.

Open a file in Keynote for iPhone or iPad

To open a different file type, such as a Microsoft PowerPoint file, in Keynote on iPhone or iPad, tap the file in the presentation manager. If you can't see the presentation manager, tap Presentations (on an iPad) or the back button  (on an iPhone), then tap the file you want to open. If a file is dimmed, it’s not in a compatible format.

You can also open a file in Keynote from a different app, such as Files, or from an email:

  1. Open the other app, then select the file or attachment.
  2. Tap the Share button .
  3. Tap Copy to Keynote. The original file will remain intact.

When the file opens, you may see a message stating that the presentation will look different. For example, Keynote notifies you when fonts are missing. Tap Done to open the presentation in Keynote.


Keynote for Mac

You can work with a variety of file formats in Keynote for Mac. Check which formats are compatible.

Convert a Keynote presentation in Keynote for Mac

If you want to open a Keynote presentation in another app, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, use Keynote to convert the presentation to the appropriate format.

  1. Open the Keynote presentation you want to convert.
  2. Choose File > Export To, then select the format.
  3. In the window that appears, you can choose a different format or set up any additional options. For example, you can require a password to open an exported PDF, choose the format for an exported PowerPoint presentation or adjust the timing of the presentation if you're exporting as a video file.
  4. Click Next. 
  5. Enter a name for your file and select a folder to save it to.
  6. Click Export.

To send a file in a specific format using Mail, Messages, AirDrop or Notes, choose Share > Send a Copy, choose how you want to send the presentation, then choose a format.

Open a file in Keynote for Mac

From the Finder, Control-click the file, then choose Open With > Keynote. If Keynote is the only presentation app on your Mac, you can just double-click the file.

From the Keynote for Mac app, choose File > Open, select the file, then click Open. If a file is dimmed, it’s not a compatible format.

When the file opens, you may see a message stating that the presentation will look different. For example, Keynote notifies you when fonts are missing. You may also see warnings when you open presentations created in older versions of Keynote.


Keynote for iCloud

Keynote for iCloud lets you open, edit and share your files from a supported browser on a Mac or PC. Check which file formats are compatible with Keynote for iCloud. If you don't have an Apple device, find out how to create an Apple ID.

Convert a Keynote presentation in Keynote for iCloud

  1. Sign in to iCloud.com with your Apple ID.
  2. Click Keynote.
  3. In the presentation manager, click the More button  on the file you want to convert, then choose Download a Copy. If you have the presentation open, click the Tools button  in the toolbar, then choose Download a Copy.
  4. Choose a format for the presentation. The file will start downloading to your browser’s download location.

Open a file in Keynote for iCloud

  1. Sign in to iCloud.com with your Apple ID.
  2. Click Keynote.
  3. Drag the file you want to upload into the presentation manager in your browser. Or click the Upload button , select the file, then click Choose.
  4. Double-click the file in the presentation manager.


Check file format compatibility

Formats you can open in Keynote

You can open these file formats in Keynote on iPhone, iPad and Mac, and online at iCloud.com:

  • All Keynote versions
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: Office Open XML (.pptx) and Office 97 or later (.ppt)

Formats you can convert Keynote presentations into

Keynote on iPhone or iPad

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Office Open XML (.pptx)
  • PDF
  • Video (.mov)
  • Images (.jpeg, .png or .tiff)
  • Animated GIF
     

Keynote for Mac:

  • Keynote '09
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: Office Open XML (.pptx) and Office 97 or later (.ppt)
  • PDF
  • Video (.m4v or .mov, depending on the format)
  • HTML
  • Images (.jpeg, .png or .tiff)
  • Animated GIF
     

Keynote for iCloud:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Office Open XML (.pptx)
  • PDF
     


Learn more

  • Keynote on iPhone, iPad and Mac, and online at iCloud.com uses the same file format. If you create or edit a presentation in Keynote on one platform, you can open it in Keynote on any of the other platforms.
  • You can update to current versions of Keynote on your iPhone or iPad from the App Store. To update Keynote on your Mac, use the App Store app on your Mac.
  • If you convert a Keynote presentation into a Keynote ’09-compatible presentation, find out more about the changes that happen when you export to iWork ’09.

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