How to Convert Keynote to PDF on Mac, Windows or iPad?

2018-03-22 21:37:02 / Posted by Megan Charles to PDF Follow @ Megan

Keynote for Mac is a dedicated application from Apple to create and deliver beautiful presentations. It allows users to work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices. However, we still need to convert Keynote to PDF from time to time, due to following reasons:

  • We need to send Keynote files to recipients who work on Windows or other operating system, while converting Keynote to PDF allows users on different platforms or devices to read the files;
  • Viewing Keynote in different Keynote versions may vary a little, but saving Keynote as PDF, all users can read files exactly the same as expect;

How to Convert Keynote to PDF on Mac?

You can directly convert Keynote to PDF by Apple’s Keynote for Mac. Keynote for Mac allows users to export their presentation to another format, including PDF, PowerPoint, QuickTime, HTML, Images, etc. And you don’t need to worry about any changes or adverse effects on the original file quality.

  1. Open your files on keynote for Mac.
  2. Choose “File” on the menu bar, then select “Export To” on the drop-down menu. Next, you need to choose “PDF” as output format.keynote to pdf mac
  3. Next, you can choose an image quality. Please note: the higher the image quality, the larger the file size of the exported copy.keynote to pdf on mac 02


No batch conversion is supported;

How to Convert Keynote to PDF Online Free(For both Windows and MacOS)

Besides Apple’s Keynote for Mac, there are also some great online tools can help users to convert Keynote to PDF free. Next, I will share three wonderful online free Keynote to PDF converters for all of you, no matter you are converting keynote to pdf on windows or mac.


The first one is ZAMZAR, there may be some users know little about this PDF converter. Actually, ZAMZAR is not only a PDF converter, it is an online file converter that can help users to convert abundant formats to another file format, including audios, videos, images, documents, etc. 

Step 1. Select files or URL to convert, you can click "Choose Files" button or just drag and drop Keynote files.

Step 2. Then you need to choose the output format, select "pdf" from drop-down list.

Step 3. This online tool need users to enter their email address to receive converted files,  fill your email address in the field.

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start converting your keynote to PDF for free.

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2. Online Apple Keynote to PDF

Apple Keynote to PDF is an online tool that can convert Apple Keynote file to PDF file online without email required. This tool only supports users to upload Apple Keynote File from local.

Step 1. Click "Choose File" button, select a local Apple Keynote file and click "Open" button.

Step 2. Click "Convert Now!" button to convert. Wait a few seconds, it will finish the conversion.

Step 3. You don't need to enter your email address to receive files. You can download or view the output PDF file on your web browser after conversion.

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3. Cloudconvert Key-to-PDF

CloudConvert is a website that provides the service of conversion between more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats. CloudConvert Key-to-PDF allows users to convert Keynote to PDF on it. It doesn’t support send email to users when it finished converting. Users can choose three other ways to receive converted files, including desktop notification, saving file on CloudConvert or saving files to Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box.

Step 1. Select files on its page. You click the "Select files" button or drag & drop to add files to it.

Step 2. Then you need to choose the way that you receive your files after finishing converting. Three ways you can choose.

Step 3. Click the “Start Conversion”, wait a minute, you will get your files.


  • Don’t upload highly private files for conversion, it may bring risks of information leakage;
  • Don’t upload large size file for conversion, it may slow down or stop the file processing;
  • Re-check the PDF output to make sure the file quality can be well retained.

How to Convert Keynote to PDF on iPad?

There are still a lot of users viewing and managing Keynote files with iPad, due to its creativity and portability. To convert a Keynote to PDF on iPad, iPad users can utilize Keynote for iOS.

  1. Open the Keynote file;
  2. Then tab the 3 bars on the upright corner as following, choose “Export”> “PDF”;keynote to pdf ipad
  3. Tap the options to send, save or post;


Batch conversion is not supported.

Extended: How to convert PDF to Keynote on Mac?

Now that you have learned how to convert Keynote to PDF on Mac, do you know how to convert PDF back to Keynote on Mac? Not everyone use Mac, but sometimes, we will receive PDF files from friends or colleagues who use windows, and we need to convert PDF to Keynote on mac. How to do that? You can refer to the solutions in “How to Convert PDF to Keynote on Mac” or just go through following steps to decide if this OCR PDF Converter for Mac is what you need.

  1. Run the program, go to "Converter" and add single or multiple PDFs into the program by drag and drop
  2. Choose the output format as Keynote, specify page range. Do not forget to turn the OCR function ON if you are working on scanned PDFs.convert pdf to keynote on mac
  3. Click Convert to change PDF to Keynote files on mac

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4 Comments Leave a Reply

  • Stacy

    It seems the online Keynote to PDF services are good and workable.Thanks.

    2 years ago REPLY
  • Rita

    I like Keynote and use it at meetings, but sometimes i have to share the information in PDF format. So far, I feel the application works well.

    2 years ago REPLY
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  • Long

    ZAMZAR is useless for me!!! but another article "How to convert PDF to Keynote on Mac" is useful.

    3 years ago REPLY