Keynote and PowerPoint compatibility

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Liquidizer, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Liquidizer macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012
    I'm thinking of getting Keynote for iPad. What I want to know is: how compatable are Keynote and PowerPoint (PC version)? Can I simply email my iPad a .ppt and open it in Keynote? And vice versa, can I send a .key from my iPad to my laptop and open it in PowerPoint?

    Thank you for your help :)
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    I haven't tried it with the iPad version, but the Mac version of Keynote will open .ppt files just fine. To get PowerPoint to open a .key file, you need to export it to .ppt first.

    It works well but it's not perfect, since the transitions, effects, etc. are not always a perfect match. For simpler slides, it works fine though.
  3. Liquidizer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012
    Thank you! I decided to buy it and it was definitely a good buy, compatibility works fine with simpler slides as you said. :)

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