Apple posts pro-tips on how to best move your Mac Keynote presentations to iPad

Apple wants you to get the most of your Keynote presentations when you move them from the Mac to the iPad, and they've put a Knowledge Base article to show you just how to do it.

From recommended themes to page sizes, fonts to image formats (PNG if you're curious), to compressing the bits out of the various elements to keep the file size small enough for the iPad's anemic memory.

If you live in Keynote on the Mac and the iPad, put these pro tips to use and let us know how they work for you!

Rene Ritchie

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BrianAnus says:

First...hahaha everyone under me loves the cack

Kick Butt Applications says:

Regardless of what others might say, I think the iPad will turn out to be a hit!

dloveprod says:

Everytime I go to the apple store people are leaving with ipads, it is a hit

Kick Butt Applications says:

I think the answer lies within your question. Yep!

stonee says:

Apple will direct us by article? that wonderful to ipad owners, hoping them do more hard work in Keynote presentations area. By the way, i got the list of ifunia resources column, which list free iPad Wallpaper 768x1024. ifunia did mang job to do this, maybe!

Jellotime91 says:

Uh, product integration fail apple. What happened to "it just works"?
They couldn't have possibly made iWork just work properly, instead of finding a way to place responsibility on the customer?? :/

jervis961 says:

Wouldn't it be easier if they simply updated iWork with a "save for use on iPad" and "create presentation for iPad" function.

jasonact says:

@Adam
It does just work. The support article is about "Best Practices", meaning that there are certain ways to do it that are more effective and efficient than others. That's the case with most things. Besides these are all 1.0 devices and apps. I'd say they've achieved pretty good product integration for a 1.0 system. I'd expect app updates to address these issues over time.
@jervis961
I completely agree, and I'd be shocked if Apple didn't provide that function eventually.

slb says:

The content on this site is anemic.
'nuff said
Do you guys actually OWN in iPad? I ask the owners of this site.

Nigel Tufnel says:

The fact that they had to produce this document in the first place means they failed. IWork for iPad is really cool software, but it's got a long way to go before it meets the marketing hype they produce for it.

Joseph says:

Uh, product integration fail apple. What happened to "it just works"?
They couldn't have possibly made iWork just work properly, instead of finding a way to place responsibility on the customer?? :/

Mella says:

eha, good news, good tips for ipad users. Well, I think for ipad users, its video and audio formats, also with apps and games, more tips and tutorials, such as "The Beginner's Guide to iPad Video Conversion on Mac", more in: iFunia ipad column.