Keynote – the most elegance, well-built application suitable for transforming ordinary slides into extraordinary presentation – maybe sounds unfamiliar to Windows users’ ears. In most case, it’s due to the fact that Keynote has its own extension; The slides and effects created in Keynote can be opened only with Keynote. However, Keynote is quite popular among Mac users; Perhaps, Steve Jobs also used Keynote for his presentations.
But, as I’ve experienced, presentations and/or movie effects made on Keynote can surely wow your friends who own only Windows. And for the sake of saving the trouble, I’ve found a way to export Keynote presentation into QuickTime Movie file (.MOV).
Let’s assume that you’ve got your presentation slides and gorgeous effects ready and set. And now, you want to export your Keynote presentation into movie file, these following steps would be required.
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Movie without background sound will be a bit dull. Knowing that, should we attach a soundtrack to the movie. It’s quite easy to attach soundtrack into your Keynote presentation.
- Go to Menubar View – Show Inspector (keystrokes: Command-Option-I)
- Select Document icon, the one on the left most
- Choose Audio section
- Browse through your iTunes Library to select the most appropriate soundtrack, there is a button to help you do that
- Drag the file onto the place provided
- Select the soundtrack loop using the option pane provided: Play Once, Loop or Off
The most interesting thing here is that you can manage your presentation timing using this thing. After the slideshow recording has been started, all clicks and effects performed during that recorded Keynote presentation will be captured.
Your exported movie will play with exact timing as that you set on your recording session.
If you’ve done your recording process but you found some mistakes in the middle of presentation, you can clear your recording and start all over again.
Export to QuickTime Movie
Summarize: until this point, you’ve got your soundtrack attached to your Keynote presentation and you’ve set good timing for your presentation slides.
Now the final step you need to perform is exporting your Keynote presentation to QuickTime Movie.
- Go to menubar File – Export…
- Select QuickTime
- Set Playback to use Recorded Timing
- Choose appropriate settings
- Confirm by clicking Next… button
- Fill in suitable name for the movie and wait patiently for the exporting process to take place
Note that the size of QuickTime Movie is far bigger than the Keynote file itself.