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PDF to Keynote converts PDF-based presentations (e.g., made using LaTeX and Prosper) into Apple's Keynote format. Presenting in Keynote has several advantages over Preview or Adobe Reader, including a highly configurable presenter display, rehearsal support, notes and annotations visible only to the presenter, and of course Keynote's trademark transitions. Once translated into Keynote format, every page of your original PDF file becomes a PDF image, properly scaled and centered on its own slide. Although intended for presentations, you can also use it to create slides for the pages of regular documents. A preference lets more...

What's New

Version 1.03:
  • Issue a warning when people try to run PDF to Keynote as 64-bit on 10.5. (Also, recompiled so that it is 32-bit only on PowerPC.)


Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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Neploleppard Member IconReview+23

Overall review from MacWiz:

The application lets you do what drag/drop would do anyway. If you need your PDF's embedded as images - simply use Automator to turn the PDF pages into images, and then drop them in.

This application is more of an Automator action that saves a few steps. It's not bad, but it's not necessary, either. With Automator, you can get creative and create and save your own workflow that will (believe it or not) do exactly what this app does.

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Version 1.03

It's good to know that there is one person that doesn't need this wonderful program. I do, and it works perfectly. Giving one star because you have no idea what to use it for is just disingenuous.

Herbert68 Member IconReview+4

Very cool, thank you for that! Just remember to read the review by NemWS here to make sure the preferences are set correctly.

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Version 1.03
NemWS Member IconComment+4

Works perfectly! Make sure to select your preferred Keynote version in Preferences and then exit/relaunch to make it stick (or just remember to select iWork Keynote '09 - or whatever - when you save).

Very nicely done!

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Version 1.02
eelmoz Member IconComment+0

It would be fantastic, and I'd use it all the time if it wasn't for the fact that it doesn't seem to work with the latest version of Keynote. Am I wrong?

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Version 0.86
ash435 Member IconComment+20

It does exactly what it says - it's great for getting resources up on the screen quickly in class.

I wish the images were automatically 'constrained' to their proportions. I usually have to mask and scale A4 portrait sized things so that they are readable at 800 x 600.

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Version 0.86
Jedik Member IconComment+9

Hehehe, I downloaded the app but haven't used it yet, but I loved the app icon. ;)

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Version 0.86
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Downloads 31,589
Version Downloads 19,432
License Free
Date 23 Jun 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
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