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How to open Mac Keynote presentations on Ubuntu? Can it be imported to Impress?

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

The best option I found so far:

  • extract the file (this is a regular archive)
  • take a look at /QuickLook/ directory, there is a Preview.pdf with the basic contents of the presentation.
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Interesting but does not always work. I have a Keynote file here with a QuickLook directory but no Preview.pdf inside it. – Nicolas Raoul Dec 12 '11 at 8:42
Every time I have tried to use this technique, I see no Preview.pdf file. I see a screenshot of the first slide called Thumbnail.jpg :( – joelittlejohn Jun 28 '12 at 20:08
-1 No 'QuickLook' dir for me – Jonathan Hartley Jul 8 at 15:12

There is an online conversion service at (assuming that your file does not contain confidential information ...)

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zamzar insists on emailing the converted file to you. – Kinjal Dixit Jul 17 '12 at 5:45

You can export it as a PowerPoint, which may be open-able by Impress.

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Thanks, but I'm on Ubuntu, I don't have access to Keynote. – takeshin Jun 20 '10 at 18:28
Can you get the author to export it for you? – mipadi Jun 20 '10 at 22:08
Thanks, there are some sites that allow to convert to PowerPoint format too. But these are not the options I'm looking for. – takeshin Jun 22 '10 at 6:20

Create an iCloud account ( Its free. Upload the keynote presentation. Once uploaded, you can click on the file and "download a copy" the file as either a PDF, PPT. or a key file.

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