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Poobah
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I have Keynote 3 which exports to Flash. Do the more recent versions still offer this export?


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There is a compatibility problem with Flash on new Apple systems. Adobe and Apple haven't resolved this issue.

You might be able to export from Keynote to PowerPoint. Then, using a Windows version of PowerPoint, export to flash, or just use the Windows PowerPoint application if you don't need unique Flash features.

If you're trying to retain some of Keynote's unique graphic features, you may be able to make a movie of the Keynote presentation. There are a couple ways to do that, depending on your needs.
 
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Originally posted by Chuck M:
There is a compatibility problem with Flash on new Apple systems. Adobe and Apple haven't resolved this issue.


Really? What are they? I hadn't heard that.


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Poobah
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Keynote: Transitions do not Appear as Expected in Flash Export - Apple Tech Support Article TS2173, August 26, 2008

This blog speaks to the Keynote-Flash export problem very directly: "...but apparently you lose all interactivity, so there’s no point."

There are other incompatibility problems too, some involving 3-way or 4-way issues: Apple (Quicktime, Safari, iPhone), Adobe (Flash SWF movies), and Microsoft (PowerPoint). Browsers and plug-ins make a difference, as do platforms (Windows, Mac). I think higher compatibility existed before recent software changes: Tiger/iPhone and Adobe's acquisition of Macromedia. Microsoft kinda dropped the ball with its latest software releases (Mac Office & PowerPoint 2008). Windows PowerPoint has retained .swf compatibility, while Mac PowerPoint has not. Hopefully, after all the recent changes, time will resolve some of these "lower priority" issues. They're a high priority for people who want to intermix slide show content, reuse slide show content, & present on diverse platforms. For instance, try to play this Flash animation on your Mac (move to the different tabs on the graphic to see the animation), and then try to export that Flash animation to Keynote '09 or (Mac) PowerPoint 2008 or (Windows) PowerPoint 2007. The results vary greatly, depending on the computer platform and player/container/app used.

According to Wikipedia, recent Flash developments violate open standards, usability, & certain forms of security. Apparently, Adobe is slowly rectifying these issues, even as Web & IP security issues increase. Maybe Apple couldn't get involved in these issues, given their other recent, more pressing, priorities (iPhone introductions, OS resource allocation/jam-ups, moving their campus, CEO health issues, etc.).

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Poobah
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Should mention that I did this on a PPC OS10.4.11 (re the intel compatibility issue mentioned by Chuck)

This was a "curiosity" question. Keynote did the export. At first a Flash icon appeared for the exported file, but it changed to 2 browser files (Firefoxxxx.html & Safarixxx.swf).
Both files can be opened, and both play the Keynote slide show. No audio, but I think the audio was missing from the original .pps file.

(I did this as an experiment with an attachment from a friend who in turn had received it from someone in England.)
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Here's an interesting article that includes a pros/cons discussion of Flash as a web site development technology.

"Unfortunately, Flash has a few dirty little secrets. Actually, they’re not little—take a look at the following downsides before you decide to build your next site in Flash:"

http://www.sitepoint.com/artic...te-basics-beginners/


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For anyone interested in the technicalities of Flash & current web thought comparing with Coldfusion:

http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs...eturn-of-coldfusion/


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