How to convert a Keynote to PDF.

Want to share your Keynote presentation without worrying about formatting or compatibility issues? Learn how to convert a Keynote to PDF in a few easy steps.

Keynote is great for creating stunning presentations on your Mac, but it’s not always great for sharing. Many devices can’t open .key files. And even when they can, formatting can be an issue. Read on to learn how to convert your Keynote files to PDF to maintain the formatting and make them viewable on almost any device.

Convert Keynote files using an Apple device.

Made for Apple products, the easiest way to convert Keynote to PDF is directly on your Mac. Simply open the Keynote presentation and follow these steps:

  1. Open the File menu on the top toolbar.
  2. Click Export To and choose PDF.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Rename and Export your Keynote presentation.

Your Keynote file will be resaved as a PDF, making it instantly sharable with just about any device without worrying about formatting issues.

You can also follow these steps by logging into your iCloud account from another Apple device, like an iPad or iPhone.

Convert Keynote files using a PC.

Since you can’t open Keynote on a PC, you’ll need to log into your iCloud account using the web browser on your PC. From there, you can enter your iWork dashboard, which will give you access to all your Keynote presentations.

To convert your Keynote to PDF, open and resave your presentation as a PDF, following the same steps as shown above. Just make sure you have an iCloud login and that the Keynote has been synced with your account.

If you need to edit the Keynote on a PC, you can convert the presentation to a PPT file using your iCloud account and work on it using the PC-friendly PowerPoint. You can then convert your PPT to PDF using an online PDF editor like the one found in Adobe Acrobat online.

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