To play a presentation created in Keynote on a Windows computer it has to be converted to a PouwerPoint file:
after the Keynote is file > export > Powerpoint > next > save
The end users must have PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer installed on the computer.
Gary, thanks so much for responding. The person to whom I will send the Keynote presentation does have PP (via Office) on her PC.
One follow-up question: do you happen to know how (if at all) a Keynote presentation will be affected when opened and viewed on a PC with PowerPoint? Will the original images be somehow compromised, text skewed - each/both unrelated, etc.
Again, many thanks for anything you might have on these followups.
This gets complicated specifying what works and what does notbut a basic guide is:
Use text that has the same font or similar on both systems ( example; Arial is available on both )
use simple transitions and builds that are similar on both systems.
A good idea is to test how it plays back on a PC before handing the show over to the user.
Gary, again many thanks for your thoughtful response. I've created PPs in the past, but those who have used Keynote are very taken by its look and ease of use. I am too, and will now create a presentation with it. I'll send it, sort of as a trial, to see what arrives. Your comments are very helpful, and I'll follow them as I work. Also, we both have Skype, so even at a considerabe distance, we can have a very thorough talk about what comes through!