Keynote: Best method to run on Windows

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  1. B@SS_SHOCK macrumors member

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    Hey just wondering if anyone had any expertise running Keynotes on Windows.

    I found in past presentations I could make a DVD through iDVD and it would be OK in quality (text sharpness was lacking).

    I was just wondering if there's any new methods that could work? Especially with the iPod; is there a way to use the IR dock using the remote with manual advances rather than fixed time?
     
  2. migulic macrumors member

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  3. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    I "print" it as a PDF and display it that way. Seems to be the most accurate rendering, though you lose any builds.
     
  4. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    to keep your animations and tranistions exact, you're right about using iDVD (or Quicktime.)

    The only problem is the resolution is not as high as a full screen Keynote presentation. That may be why your text sharpness was lacking. Your resolution is being cut to a third of the original.

    You can export as a (gag) PowerPoint presentation, but you may need to do some animation and transition checking. They don't always come over as clean as you build them. You may even need to re-insert media files like movies and sounds.
     
  5. B@SS_SHOCK thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I think I'll stick with the DVD but also bring a flash drive with a Quicktime export just in case, and a serial for full screen :D

    There is a way to get manual advance Keynotes on an iPod but it involves exporting multiple JPEG files. I think it's the iPod firmware that needed to be updated to allow manual advance, but I don't think that's high on the list.
     
  6. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    If you are going to export .jpgs, you could rebuild in PowerPoint on the PC very quickly.

    Make a new presentation, go to Insert > Picture > New Photo Album. Click on File/Disk and find your images. Under Album layout you can choose Fit to Slide to make them full screen. clcik Create and BAM, you have a new slide show.
     
  7. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Quicktime presentation

    The "Export to Quicktime presentation" is still the best option as you will keep the resolution, the transitions and the user-controlled playback.

    Just make sure to also bring the latest version of Quicktime for Windows on your flash drive.
     

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