How to Export an Apple Keynote Presentation as Multiple Files

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Apple Keynote presentations are great to work in, but not everyone owns the software itself, or a Mac to run it on. For those other users, it's convenient that you can save a Keynote deck in a number of different formats.

Here's how to export a Keynote presentation as a PDF, PowerPoint file, QuickTime video, HTML file, folder of images or a legacy Keynote file.

1. Click File.

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2. Select Export To.screenshot 2016 07 20 14.42.10

3. Select an option.screenshot 2016 07 20 15.13.53

4. PDF exports allow you to include your notes, transitions, skipped (hidden) slides and allow you to require a password and select image quality.screenshot 2016 07 20 15.50.46

5. Powerpoint presentations can be locked with a password and saved in .pptx and .ppt formats. For compatibility, save as .ppt.screenshot 2016 07 20 15.57.16


6. QuickTime movie exports allow for custom transition times and selections between 1024 x 768, 720p and 1080p formats.screenshot 2016 07 20 15.51.25

7. HTML exports let browsers open your presentation. This would be for slide decks with hyperlinked content.screenshot 2016 07 20 15.51.34

8. Images produces JPEGs, PNGs or TIFFs of each slide.screenshot 2016 07 20 15.51.44

9. Keynote '09 allows you to create files compatible with the previous version, and gives the option to add a locking passwordscreenshot 2016 07 20 15.53.57

You've exported your Keynote deck!

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Henry T. Casey
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After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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