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How to Convert PDF to iWork Keynote on Mac

Do you find that it's very easy to export iWord Keynote files to PDF format, but you cannot convert PDF back to Keynote documents? Mac users are lucky because Apple iWork Keynote allows them to export files to PDF format. However, if they want to convert PDF to Keynote file format, they need a PDF tool for help. This article tells both Mac and Windows users how to convert PDF to iWork Keynote friendly format.


Step 1. Download and install PDF to Keynote Converter

As I’ve mentioned above, to convert PDF to Keynote files, a PDF tool is needed. To save your time and efforts in looking for a suitable PDF tool on the Internet by trial and error, you can have my recommendations: Wondershare PDF Converter for Mac (for iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air users) or Wondershare PDF Converter (for Windows users). Just download and install the right version for your computer.

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Step 2. Upload PDF files and select Keynote friendly format

Double-click the quick start icon on the desktop to launch the PDF to Keynote Converter. And then drag and drop PDF files to the app. On Mac PDF to Keynote Converter, click the setting button on each PDF item bar to select PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx) as the output format.

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On Windows PDF to Keynote Converter, select Microsoft Excel from the output format drop-down list at the right side of the main interface.


Step 3. Convert PDF to Keynote

Click Convert to convert PDF to Keynote. A progress bar will tell you how the conversion goes on. After the conversion, you can open the output documents with Keynote respectively.

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Benefits of converting PDF to Keynote friendly format, (.pptx)

Some users might be confused for the reason why I recommend converting PDF to Keynote friendly format, (.pptx). Here is the reason: for sharing the file between Mac and Windows users. Mac users, of course, are able to open these files with the .key extension with Keynote in Mac easily while Windows users cannot open at all. And on the contrary, both Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint can open files with the extension (.pptx). For this reason, they will have no trouble of sharing the files.

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i use a macbook pro, i've found that the keynote documents is compatible with microsoft powerpoint 2007 and 2010. if a Windows PC user have installed microsoft powerpoint 2007/2010, i think he or she can open keynote documents.
i just want to know whether the keynote documents i got can be opened by a Windows PC user or not? best regards, Gladys