How to Import .PPT Presentations into Keynote

If you are a iOS user and use iWork to make your presentations and documents, you may use Keynote to prepare presentations. However, notice that PowerPoint is widely used and popular and there are plenty of presentations .PPT already created in PowerPoint. So if you need to convert your PowerPoint presentations into Keynote presentations then here we will explain how-to.

How to Import .PPT Presentations into Keynote

First, you need to open Keynote in your computer and then click Opening an Existing File.  Now a dialog box will be displayed to pick the file from your computer. You can choose a .PPT presentation.

When you pick this file, the presentation will be automatically converted and displayed in the Keynote editor. Now you can take advantage of the beautiful Keynote transitions and animations and save your work as a Keynote presentation.

The same instructions applies if you are trying to open an AppleWorks presentations or a slide created in Microsoft PowerPoint. You can import them into Keynote and continue to work on it. Here are ways to import a PowerPoint or an AppleWorks document:

  • In Keynote, choose File > Open. In the Open dialog, find the document you want to import and click Open.
  • In the Finder, drag the PowerPoint or AppleWorks document icon to the Keynote application icon.

For example, you can import the slides and then save the work in Keynote 09 (for Mac or iPad) template using the .key file extension.

This video will explain you how to import PPT presentations into Keynote. In summary, you need to open Keynote, then Opening an Existing File and here you can pick any PPT presentation (created with PowerPoint) and will seamlessly imported into Keynote. Now you can take advantage of the beautiful Keynote transitions instead of PowerPoint transitions. The video uses a PPT sample of a presentation about San Andreas Fault, has 800 miles long, transform boundary and Pacific plate and North American plate, discovered in 1895 by Andrew Lawson.

Now, you can reproduce these steps to import any of our PPT templates and convert them to Keynote templates.

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