PDF is commonly used in business and we always send files to a client via a PDF presentation, in which images play sequentially onscreen. To view a slideshow, all the viewer has to do is double-click the PDF file.
However, here comes the problem when showcasing the PDF-based presentations for MacOS Sierra users. After a while of watching the same fonts, images, transitions and builds, those presentations can seem a little dated or unoriginal. If you want to try to liven things up, import them into Keynote.
Keynote is Apple’s answer to PowerPoint. It has been around a long time and is a must-have app ($9.99). 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.
As far as we know, Keynote can only support importing PowerPoint file, not PDF. So here's an easy solution: use a PDF Converter to convert PDF to Keynote or a keynote acceptable format. Here， I'll show you the three best free ways to convert PDF to Keynote on Mac.
Assuming you haven’t installed Adobe Acrobat Reader, Preview will be the default PDF viewer in MacOS Sierra. It has the function of converting PDF files to JPEG images, if we need to include pages from the PDF in a keynote presentation, we may choose to convert the PDF file to JPEG files and then drag all the images into Keynote. Here is how I do this:
Pros: It is a totally free and simple way.
Cons: It is unwieldy to convert multiple PDF files.
PDF to Keynote is a free program that can easily converts PDF-based presentations into Apple's Keynote format. In my test this app works very good, though it has shortages like when using it to convert PDF into Keynote format, every page of your original PDF file becomes a PDF image, Thus, you can't easily edit those pages or even copy text from the files, which is not so good for sharing with others. Just try it out.
Pros: It is totally free; the size of application is very small, only 408K.
Cons: The interface is too simple to have a bad effect on users' operation; doesn't support the file format used by Apple's newest versions of Keynote; can't convert multiple PDF files at the same time; doesn’t support scanned PDF files.
As free PDF to keynote only convert PDF to Keynote in image format, which can not be edited, here I'll show you the way to convert PDF to editable Keynote format with Cisdem PDFConverterOCR. It is a Mac application that converts PDF to Keynote format. Each page in a PDF file gets converted to its own slide within Keynote, also the layout, images, tables, columns, etc. is accurately maintained. Besides, with its OCR ability,you can convert both native and scanned documents in over 40 languages, even in batch, to Keynote, to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, ePub, and more. Just try it out.
Pros: Can convert multiple-pages PDF files at the same time; its function is mainly designed to meet the needs of users, with a user-friendly interface; it is super easy-to-use; supports scanned PDF files.
Cons: It is a paid application; it only supports Mac OS X 10.8 or later.
Now that Preview and PDF to Keynote also can convert PDF to Keynote on Mac and they are totally free, Preview doesn't even need to be installed, why users need to choose Cisdem PDFConverterOCR? From three methods of converting PDF to keynote on Mac above, each has his own strong and weak points. But the powerful features of Cisdem PDFConverterOCR can't be ignored, I will give you the reasons that you need it to convert PDF to Keynote on Mac.
Reason 1. Although PDFConverterOCR is a paid application, it has powerful functions. It can convert PDF files to other formats on Mac, such as Text, Excel, PPT, EPUB, etc. With this application, you don't need to find other tools when you want to convert your PDF file to other format except for Keynote.
Reason 2. There is an only Cisdem PDFConverterOCR supporting to convert scanned PDF files. Sometimes, we may receive some PDF file that was scanned by scanner or phone, Preview and PDF to Keynote will be powerless. Cisdem PDFConverterOCR is your savior.
Reason 3. If you recall, the interface of Cisdem PDFConverterOCR is much better and more user-friendly than PDF to Keynote.
Did you know that when you scan a document directly into a PDF file or images, you can still easily edit or reuse the content from the scanned PDF or image files? By using a powerful OCR tool or plugin, you will be able to convert any scanned PDF and images into text files.
Every now and then, someone emails a document with a .PDF extension. Which is a portable document format file, and whenever I get one of these, I feel like someone just handed me a cassette tape with their demo on it— where am I supposed to find something to edit this thing?
Many users have been committed to find best PDF converter Mac, but obviously, they didn't get a comprehensive but clear result of it. Today, I will introduce best PDF converter for Mac for all of you, and the address of PDF converter for Mac free download also will be provided.
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