How to Save Keynote as PowerPoint

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How to Save Keynote as PowerPoint
Apple's Keynote presentations can be viewed on a PC with PowerPoint. (3d rectangles image by Brett Bouwer from

Keynote is Apple's presentation software in the iWorks suite of layout and productivity applications. Much like Microsoft's PowerPoint, a Keynote presentation consists of slides, graphics and other multimedia files that can be shown to audiences in businesses, churches or other settings. Keynote is easy to use, and although it must be run on a Mac, Keynote presentations can be exported to or saved as a PowerPoint presentation so that non-Mac users can open them.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


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    Double-click on the "Keynote" icon (which looks like a small podium) to launch the application. Select "File" from the menu and then scroll down to "Open" to locate your Keynote document on your computer. Alternatively, you can select "Open Recent" and then use the submenu on the right if you've recently worked on your file. Third, you can use the Finder to locate the Keynote presentation you wish to save as a PowerPoint project on your computer and double-click to open it.

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    Ensure that your Keynote presentation is complete and saved as a final document.

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    Select "File" and then "Save As." Type the title of the presentation in the top "Save As" field. Disregard the ".key" file extension that appears after your title. Check the box next to "Save Copy As" and then choose "PowerPoint Presentation." The file extension will change to ".ppt." Click the "Save" button to export the Keynote presentation to PowerPoint.

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