confused about Keynote

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rwshaw, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. rwshaw macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2011
    Recently got a new mac. Many old keynote presentations with keynote 08. New keynote is 6.5.3

    New keynote won't open keynote 08 files. Message says "...can't be opened because it's too old. To open it, save with keynote 09 first."

    I've searched the web, can't find a site where a keynote 09 download is clearly identified. Also, I'm worried about downloading from sites I don't know.

    Where can I find keynote 09?

  2. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2015
    Some options:

    1. Open files in Keynote 08 and export them to PowerPoint. Then open them in Keynote 6.5.3. Some formatting might be lost.
    2. Purchase iWork 09 from reliable seller in Ebay, Amazon etc.
    3. Keep using iWork 08, it works in El Capitan beta, it might not work in some future OS X version.

    I am currently using option 3 because Apple butchered Keynote in 2013 and it still lacks many features compared to previous 08 and 09 versions. To add insult into injury latest 6.5.3 version have been very unreliable! :mad: Ultimately I might have to abandon iWork completely if Apple doesn't improve it substantially.
  3. CreatorCode macrumors regular


    Apr 15, 2015

    There's one other option: If you still have a Mac that runs OS 10.7 - 10.8, and you have (or can install) Keynote '08 on that machine, you can update to Keynote '09 through the Mac App Store. Since Keynote '09 is the latest version that will run on 10.8 or earlier, the App Store will download that version to Macs that are still running that OS.

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