Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2014 4:05 PM (in response to Gary Scotland)
Very helpful. But that still doesn't help. I am attempting to open a keynote presentation made in 5.3, in version 6. It processes like it is going to open, but at the very end gives a message that it cannot be opened [in version 6] but will still open in version 5.3. Any ideas why some presentations created in 5.3 will open in 6, but others will not?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2014 5:09 PM (in response to gillespiegregory)
The usual culprits are embedded movies with odd codecs that won't transfer across (although you usually get a warning pop-up about those), really huge images, larger than 3000 pixels wide, or non-standard Themes which you have purchased or created yourself that cause a glitch.
For an important presentation that you have spent a lot of time developing, save a backup and then, using 5.3, break it into a few chunks of 10 slides, saving each separately. Then try opening each one in 6.1 - I've had to do this a couple of times and I can usually get 70% or more of the preso converted to 6.1. Then you can break the mini-preso(s) that won't convert down into individual 1-slide documents and convert them until you hit the problem slide(s).
Slow, tedious, process of elimination. No other way around it that I have found.
Keynote 6 should be a fairly nice app some time later this year; for now it's buggy as **** for pro users who have crafted beautiful presentations. I'm not going to say "bear with it", because I haven't. The workflow of 5.3 is so much swifter, I still do all my client work in that version; but for my own presos, I'm converting a copy of each of them over a bit at a time.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2014 5:50 PM (in response to gillespiegregory)
I have even worse case. Presentation was created using 6.01. After upgrade to 6.1, message is:
"You need a newer version of Keynote to open this presentation."
Does not open using 5.3, and 6.01 is overwritten by 6.1
Upgrading Apple applications is more and more dangerous !
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2014 9:33 AM (in response to Julekblue)
Any documents creaded/edited/saved bij the 6 version of keynote/pages can NOT be opened anymore after the updates from today...
Message appears: "You need a newer version of Keynote to open this presentation."
I repeat: This is Keynote version 6.1 generating this error messages!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2014 2:19 AM (in response to Julekblue)
I have the same problem: presentations created in Keynote 4.0.4 (iWork '08) won't open anymore in the new Keynote 6.1 (iWork '09) in the newest OSX Maverick 10.9.2. I see more people with this problem, but no solution yet that works! People with Apple: what can be done to resolve this?