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

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Create an iCloud account (https://www.icloud.com). 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.

  • You can also continue editing it, which is sweet. – gozzilli Oct 27 '16 at 10:33
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The best option I found so far:

  • unzip the file (this is a regular zip 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
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    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
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    -1 No 'QuickLook' dir for me – Jonathan Hartley Jul 8 '16 at 15:12
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    -1 I also did not find any Quicklook dir or any PDFs – Juve Dec 6 '16 at 19:46
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There is an online conversion service at http://www.zamzar.com/ (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
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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

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