Keynote Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Coca-Cola, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Coca-Cola macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Location:
    WA
    #1
    I want to use keynote to produce a lecture series where I will be working. It is very important that things go well. The computer I will be using for the lecture projection is a quicksilver powermac. I will be creating the slide show at home on my powerbook. I don't think the powermac has OS X or Keynote. It does probably have an older version of Powerpoint. What I would like to do is this...
    Produce an awesome Keynote presentation at home, put it onto a cd and then take it to work and the OS 9 Powermac/Powerpoint and run my keynote presentations off of a cd. Will this work? It must work well.
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

    SilentPanda

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Location:
    The Bamboo Forest
    #2
    It should work as long as you don't do things that are too fancy. I think some of the effects get lost when you use it on PowerPoint. If I were you I'd make a "test" one with a few slides using all the effects you want to use and dummy text. Then use whatever still works for your real one.
     
  3. unc32 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    #3
    Just use powerpoint. Keynote is really slow and sometime a pain to use. Unless you are going to do something fancy with keynote (i.e. themes or cube rotation) I would just stick to powerpoint.
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #4
    Or you could convert it to QuickTime, then you'll be able to play it on anything.
     
  5. arn macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    #5
    Apple really needs to make a Keynote player for PCs

    arn
     
  6. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

    Horrortaxi

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2003
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #6
    PowerPoint will not open a Keynote file.

    Even if you were going the other way (Keynote will open ppt) if you want perfect and flawless you should create it on the program on which you will display it. The conversion will usually give you some kind of minor unexpected change.

    Somebody suggested creating it on Keynote and exporting to Quicktime. I'd look into that. I haven't done it but it sounds like a nice cross-platform solution.
     
  7. Coca-Cola thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Location:
    WA
    #7
    Wow, my first response from Arn. I am thrilled!:)
    Is it possible to burn my presentation onto a cd and just display that? I would love to just pop in a cd of my presentation and then use that. Quicktime? Has anyone tried this? I would like some more details on this. I would also like to save the presentation as a series of CD's. Thanks for your responses so far. If all else fails there is always the slide projector. I would really like to take this class I am teaching to a higher level though. I thought entering upon some digital territory might be interesting for me and my audience, plus I just want to show the rest of the faculty what can be done on Macs. The faculty is using OS 9 machines still (and older), with the possibility of inheriting old pcs instead of newer macs. I would love to show off Mac OS X and Keynote as it could persuade the dept into getting some G5's or something of that nature.
     
  8. BillClinton macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Location:
    United States
    #8
    I've exported many of a keynote into quicktime. I've also saved to a CD many of a time. Anyway, if you export the keynote presentation into quicktime, you won't loose any of the cool animation effects. I have heard of sound loss, however I don't have any first hand experience on that one. Keynote in my opinion is far better than powerpoint. I have no idea about what the person above was talking about when he said it was a pain to use, because I've never had a problem with keynote.

    Getting back to the subject at hand, the only problem I've had with keynote presentations exported into quicktime is that the movies tend to a bit less snappier than they are on the mac. This could be attributed to the crap computers we have in the International Baccalaureate hall of my High School. You'd think they'd give the honors students a bit more than crappie ten year old Gateways still running Windoze 95 wouldn't you? I keep getting off topic, anyway, you should have no problem exporting and saving these presentations to a quicktime/CD. (you're going to have to save them to a CD anyway if you want to take them to another computer, an 8 slide presentation with visual effects is like 10 mb!!!
     
  9. Coca-Cola thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Location:
    WA
    #9
    Wow, sounding good. Another question? How big is the quicktime playback and can I pause the playback and go forward and back and stuff like that?
     
  10. BillClinton macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Location:
    United States
    #10
    Only clicks are allowed. To my knowledge, there is no back, only forward. Keynote cannot be timed to change slides like powerpoint, so there would be no use for pause.

    E-mail me at Bud8705@spymac.com, and I'll give you a presentation of mine to see if you like the Quicktime exporting feature of not.
     

Share This Page