I have a couple of Apple iWork Keynote presentations and exporting it to Quicktime with my customized settings from within Keynote is straightforward.

But here's my problem:
How do I manage to automate the video export so that I can initiate the export for a set of Keynote files at once? This would save me lots of time and repetitive mouse clicks.
The holy grail for me would be a bash command like

for file in *.key; do KEYNOTE -export quicktime -settings mysettings $file; done

I can't find anything like that though.

Any help is highly appreciated.

  • I think you will have more success using AppleScript or Automator for tasks like these. Try recording a script while you do your actions and see what it gives you, then you can apply that script to a watch folder or set of files that you drag and drop. – beroe Sep 7 '13 at 15:52
  • I think you should combine some bash commands with AppleScript (AS). Regarding the AS part, check if you can adapt some ideas from this blog or this file from github. Looking forward to hear from you! – myhd Sep 12 '13 at 12:49

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