7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2010 3:44 PM by David M Brewer
jayarr7 Level 1 (10 points)
I have a big presentation coming up and I'd love to dazzle my crowd with new features in my Keynote presentation. When is iWork '10 coming out????

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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,200 points)
    Only Apple knows, and they aren't telling yet.
  • JavaJ Level 1 (60 points)
    It did- for the ipad hahaha. Although it is not compatable with the Mac version- guess we will all be moving to ipads in the future.
  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,365 points)
    JavaJ wrote:
    It did- for the ipad hahaha. Although it is not compatable with the Mac version- guess we will all be moving to ipads in the future.

    They are compatible! I can open the iPad Keynotes in Keynote 09.
  • Mark Rushton1 Level 1 (40 points)
    That's pretty loose "compatibility", amigo. The Keynote App mangles imported files (no grouped objects, fewer fonts, no actions, limited animations, no Presenter Notes, etc.
  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,365 points)
    The iPad isn't a desktop computer what do you expect? If your going to use the iPad for keynote presentations. You need to build for the iPad keynote app, not the other way around.

    I'm satisfied with the keynote app for the iPad. I'm over joyed with the app, can't you see me jumping up and down.

    Now, go out and let's seen if you can build a perfect iPad Keynote presentation, I can...

    (People can and should be able to chew gum and walk at the same time. But, for some reason a majority of the people can't do this. They must be as defected as this app is. According to your logic they'er just as incompatible with the human race as this app is in presenting a keynote presentation.)
  • Mark Rushton1 Level 1 (40 points)
    David, part of the issue is in the way Apple has marketed the Keynote App... none of the product pages mention the major differences in how the iPad version reproduces existing presentations... if anything, one might view the product info as intentionally misleading.

    Those of us who make (and have, for years) extensive use of Keynote in, for example, the educational system have dozens if not hundreds of presentations which we continually refine and re-use. It's not a huge leap to expect us to want to make use of these on a smaller, lighter device - indeed, we are encouraged to do so. For these reasons, the Keynote App is quite a disappointment.

    Also disappointing is the inability of Keynote App to work in this scenario: you have a presentation prepared on your Mac. You synch it to the iPad to edit and improve while travelling cross-country (plane, train, probably not automobile). You synch it back to your Mac when you arrive. The document is now seriously mangled, not the least of which is the loss of presenter notes. Eek!

    But to your point: presentations created ON the Keynote App are certainly going to be useful for many people... just not those of us with many, many pre-existing presentations.
  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,365 points)
    You have a point. Let's live with what we have and we all know it's limitations, for now. It will get better as time goes by. Build what you can use as a productive presentation in the iPad keynote app. Build from your desktop what you need from keynote on the desktop that the iPad can't do. Mix when you can... I'm sure your smart enough that you can do this...

    Message was edited by: David M Brewer