PDF is an ISO standardized format widely used across different platforms, it plays a great role in advancing our paperless office. It offers many benefits but it is not an ideal format for your presentations. To create a dynamic and interactive presentation, we’d better use Keynote on Mac.
But if your PDF files can be used for a Keynote presentation, we can do a conversion to save time on retyping. In this post, we have 6 quick solutions to convert PDF to Keynote, including both online and offline tools, no matter how large your PDF is. Of course, you can directly open or insert a PDF in Keynote on Mac.
For your information, most of the free solutions allow only saving PDF as image in a Keynote file, which is quite inconvenient. So, here we will begin with the best solution to convert PDF to Keynote---using a professional PDF to Keynote Converter, which not only allows to convert PDF to editable Keynote, but also preserves original file quality.
Cisdem PDF Converter OCR, as many users recommend, is a application that converts PDF to Keynote format. Each page in a PDF file can be converted to editable Keynote page, with the original layout, texts, images, tables, columns, etc. accurately maintained. Not only Keynote format, Cisdem supports converting PDF to Pages, Numbers too. With its OCR feature, you can even turn scanned PDF and images into editable Keynote, searchable PDF, Word, Excel, etc.
PDF to Keynote is a free program that can easily converts PDF-based presentations into Apple's Keynote format. Since its last update of this program was on August 2009 with version 1.04a, so the program is often called as PDF to Keynote 1.04a. It is lightweight in only 408k. But you can only save PDF as image format in the program, which means you cannot edit the PDF text in Keynote.
Though this application isn’t AppStore-signed program, it is safe to use. But for the first time to launch the program, you won’t allowed to launch directly. Find the application in Finder, then right click to open it.
Though there are quite few online PDF to Keynote converters available to perform such a conversion, we still have the choice, which is offered by CleverPDF.
CleverPDF PDF to Keynote is an online PDF to Keynote converter allowing users to save PDF as editable keynote for 100% free. With 3 process, uploading, verifying and download, you will get the Keynote output effortlessly. Another great benefit of using online PDF to Keynote converter is, users can perform the conversion even on their iPad.
Are there users who want to know if they can solve this problem in Keynote directly without relying on any third-party tools? Here we offer 2 ways that you can import PDF to Keynote on Mac directly. This type of method is suitable for small files and files with a relatively small number of pages.
If you are not ready for installing extra PDF to Keynote converter on your Mac, you can utilize Keynote app to convert a PDF to keynote and save as presentation. However, you can only insert PDF as image into Keynote, you cannot edit the embedded PDF image in Keynote.
Another simple way is to directly import the PDF into keynote by dragging and dropping. But if you care about work efficiency and quality, it is still recommended that you use the professional converter mentioned above.
In the case that you want an extra option to convert PDF to Keynote on Mac, there is an alternative PDF to Keynote converter---PDF2Office for iWork.
It is a mac PDF converter app to export native PDF as iWork formats: Numbers, Pages, Keynote. It supports batch conversion. However, you may need to manually adjust the Keynote file after conversion, like the formatting. And it cannot convert scanned PDF to editable Keynote presentation.
As a slideshow presentation software released by Apple in 2003, Keynote can create high quality presentations, add advanced animation effects and transitions, and insert table/chart/text/shape/media/comments to presentation on Mac freely.
Through the methods mentioned in the article we learned that, whether inserting PDF as images into keynote or drag and drop PDF page by page to keynote, can not actually change the format of the PDF. This means that we can only edit files in keynote properly if we convert PDF files to Keynote format with a PDF converter.
As the picture shows, Keynote cannot directly open PDF files. But if all you need is a way that can open PDF in keynote, then you read part 4 of the article in detail.
Today, though cost is still taken into considerations when users pick a program to boost their productivity on work, users are more open to paid dedicated ones that can greatly save their time and efforts. Regarding converting PDF to Keynote, a great part of users prefer to turn to Cisdem PDF to Keynote Converter.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.
Actually, the reason why I tried Cisdem OCRWizard is its ability to convert scanned files into editable keynote files, that's what I need the most.
Thanks for advice!
Wow, it can also make my PDFs to pages. Seems I got a powerful weapon to kill all these annoying conversion problems.
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By converting PDF to Keynote compatible format, you can use its data to make better presentations.
Method 3 looks better than others, I will try. Good article.
Cisdem PDFConverterOCR is great. I was saticfied with its convertion effect. Good article.
Useful article, useful application.