A keynote file extension is used for presentations saved in Apple iWork Keynote '06, or in its previous versions. Keynote is a professional presentation tool for Mac OS X, macOS and iOS.

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KEYNOTE file extension - iWork Keynote '06 presentation

What is keynote file? How to open keynote files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

keynote file icon: keynote filetype icon

The keynote file extension is associated with Apple Keynote, a presentation software application developed as a part of the iWork productivity suite (which also includes Pages and Numbers applications) by Apple Inc.

The Keynote Presentation is XML based and may contain basic text documents or elaborated multi-page brochures, including images, special texts, tables, graphs, charts and more. be created from a blank page or based on saved template.

The keynote file is basically a folder named as document_name.keynote that  main presentation document, previews and some metadata. This file format was used in earlier versions of Keynote up to Keynote '06.

The latest versions of iWork Keynote use the key file extension instead. Keynote '09 is also able to save files in keynote format, but you have to change the presentation preferences for that. 

This keynote file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open keynote file:

Keynote for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logoKeynote for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple Keynote is a profession presentation software for Mac OS X (macOS). It allows users to easily create rich presentations and slideshows. It is available for Mac, iOS and as on-line service. It exports presentations to PDF, QuickTime, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, HTML and PowerPoint formats.

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Help how to open:

Use Keynote application from Apple's iWork office suite to open *.keynote files.

However, latest Keynote has sometimes problem with opening older *.keynote presentations.

How to convert:

Normally KEYNOTE file format cannot be converted to other presentation formats with all its features.

However, Keynote offers the possibility of exporting the presentation to MOV movies, and to PowerPoint PPS format, albeit at the cost of quality.

Find conversions from keynote file:

keynote to key

keynote to odp

keynote to pdf

keynote to pps

keynote to ppsx

keynote to ppt

keynote to pptx

Find converter to keynote file type:

key to keynote

pdf to keynote

pps to keynote

ppsx to keynote

ppt to keynote

pptx to keynote

List of software applications associated to the .keynote file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open keynote file, edit keynote file, convert keynote file, view keynote file, play keynote file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting keynote files.

Software that open keynote file - iWork Keynote '06 presentation

Programs supporting the exension keynote on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open keynote file action.

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