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.

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    You can also continue editing it, which is sweet.
    – gozzilli
    Oct 27, 2016 at 10:33
  • iCloud is indeed free, until you take 15GB of videos on your iPad and fill the space. Thankfully, deleting a few videos will allow converting some keynote presentations again :-) Mar 1, 2021 at 13:45

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. Jul 17, 2012 at 5:45
  • @Kinjal Dixit, not any more. But there is a limit of maximum two conversions per day - unless you are willing to pay.
    – Henke
    Nov 7, 2020 at 12:24

OneClick macOS Simple KVM supports running graphical apps, including Final Cut Pro and XCode.


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, 2010 at 18:28
  • Can you get the author to export it for you?
    – mipadi
    Jun 20, 2010 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, 2010 at 6:20

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