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Converting Powerpoint to Keynote

#1 User is offline   wesmac 

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 07:13 AM

Alright, keynote "looks" significantly better than the latest powerpoint, even with its "different" approach to learning how to use it. I have some older "ppt" files that have embedded shockwave and html files in them. Is there any way to get them to play in a keynote presentation? I have tried to import them into quicktime, but that did not work. I have also tried to load them as a webpage and have not success there either. Has anyone found a work-around for this?
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 07:27 PM

Have you triedd simply opening the presentations in Keynote?
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 06:08 PM

Yes. Basically everything works as designed EXCEPT the links to shockwave or html files. In the Mac office version they play as designed. When converted to keynote, there is no link. I tried hyperlinking it but that would not work either.
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:10 PM

Have you tried opening in 3rd party software such as NeoOffice or OpenOffice.org?
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:15 PM

Being able to play it is not the problem since I already have Office for Mac. What I want to do is display the files while in keynote.
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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:25 PM

Yes, however if you use a 3rd party this can see if this is because it is something proprietary that office does, or simply a problem with ppt to keynote conversion. Have you tried saving to a different format than you have been using? What format have you been using? ppt or pptx?
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 07:10 AM

You've found iWork's sore point. It is generally easy to convert an iWork file
to its MS Office equivalent. It is often fatal to try to go the other way. MS
Office is a much more complex and mature package. As such its files can
use features that iWork doesn't have, so those features will (at best) not
import.
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:17 AM

I just thought of a workaround, take a video of the videos or entire presentation (you can save as a .mov from ppt) or convert the movies to a diferent format, and place them in you kynt presentation
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