4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2014 11:48 AM by Gary Scotland
3msctechs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Three years ago, I created a Keynote presentation (probably version 4.?) using a one of the built in "themes". Since some of my users did not have access to Mac, I exported a PowerPoint version of that presentation. The "theme" moved over just fine.

 

We have since updated to Mavericks, and Keynote 6.1 which wouldn't open the original Keynote file, but would open the PowerPoint version.

 

We did open the original Keynote file in the 5.05 version of Keynote running under Snow Leopard and then saved the presentation out. This file would open in Keynote 6.1 in Mavericks, but the theme was only partially intact. None of the slides had the themed (or any other) background associated with them.

 

Is there a way to copy/export the background slide from the PowerPoint presentation and then force that behind all the text and media in the Keynote 6.1 version?

 

Thanks!


PowerMac, Mac OS 9.1.x
  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (10,375 points)

    We did open the original Keynote file in the 5.05 version of Keynote running under Snow Leopard

    As you have Keynote 5, install this in Mavericks and update to version 5.3.

    Open the original Keynote file,created with version 5 or second best use the PowerPoint file. Do not use the file that was opened in version 6 as it will have been converted and will not have the original formatting.

  • 3msctechs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Gary,

    I'll give it a shot.

  • 3msctechs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    One quick question.

    Once I have updated to Keynote 5.3 and I open the file and save it, will I be able to successfully open the file in 6.1? or will I always need to use 5.3 when using this file?

    Thanks!

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (10,375 points)

    There appear to be many problems with opening Keynote 5 files in Keynote 6.

    I would play safe and only use the version of Keynote that created the files (version 5) and use version 6 for new projects.