Everyone has preferences when it comes to favorite shows. You will find Google Sheets users who will not touch Microsoft Excel, Apple Pages users who are repelled by Microsoft Word, and more.
An example of this is the difference that exists between Apple Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint. I find myself exchanging back and forth between the two apps, but I can certainly see why users have strong preferences. The keynote interface is very intuitive, while PowerPoint makes it possible to work with Excel a breeze, a key feature for many power users.
Because I jump back and forth between PowerPoint and Keynote presentations, I sometimes need to convert PowerPoint to Keynote presentations to see my collaborators. It's easier than you think to convert presentation files so you never let anyone go open and work with a presentation.
It is not unusual to have to switch between presentation programs. When you need to switch between platforms, you may need to convert PowerPoint to Keynote format. Let's learn to do just the same.
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Now it's time to learn about converting PowerPoint to Keynote.
How to convert PowerPoint to Keynote (Watch & Learn)
Do you want to go through opening a PowerPoint presentation in Keynote together? Be sure to play the screen below to learn how to convert a PowerPoint to Keynote presentation.
Want to learn more? Continue reading below to learn how to convert PowerPoint to Keynote presentations and correct for any incompatibilities when you go.
Convert from PowerPoint to Keynote
In this example we will convert a PowerPoint presentation and open it in the Apple Keynote presentation app.
Through this tutorial, you will see me using a PowerPoint presentation that is pre-built from Envato Elements library. Elements is an all-you-can-download service for advertisements that contains presentation templates, stock photos, and so much more.
When you do not have time to design something from scratch, it's a lifeguard to take a template from Elements instead. Start with a presentation template, enter your details and presto! You have made a presentation much faster than building one from the beginning.
In this tutorial, I'm going to use Paradox PowerPoint Template from Envato Elements. Paradox is a beautiful presentation template, but unfortunately it is only available in a PowerPoint version. Since we can convert PowerPoint to Keynote presentations, we learn how to make it cross-compatible in this tutorial.
1. Open a PowerPoint Presentation in Keynote
It appears that opening a Keynote presentation is easier than you might think. It is clear that Apple has recognized its role as the second player in the presentation app, and knows that it will take some time to capture PowerPoints market share.
The opening of a PowerPoint presentation in Keynote is therefore quite straightforward. On your Mac, open PowerPoint and browse to the PPTX or PPT file. Then click Open to start in Keynote.