I need a method that takes a Keynote presentation with multiple build animations (appear, disappear, etc.) as input and splits each slide into several new slides, one new slide for each build animation. Essentially, I need the PowerPoint plugin PPspliT equivalent for Keynote.

To illustrate the problem with an example, suppose I have this Keynote as input:


Notice that there is one slide with three build animations.

I desire this Keynote as output:


Notice that there are now four slides, with none of the slides having build animations. Both input.key and output.key produce the same slideshow.

  • What I do in this case is to copy the first slide two times and then delete manually from each the parts that should be contained elsewhere. The list in the build order window is very helpful for selecting the right elements. But I do not know of a tool which does this for you. Commented May 31, 2014 at 5:57
  • You could always export to PP then re-open in Keynote. But the @PeterKämpf comments is my approach too.
    – bjbk
    Commented Aug 22, 2015 at 1:15

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This may be a little late, but I know how to do this. Under the File Menu in Keynote, select "Export to", then choose "Images". In the following window, check the box that says "create an image for each stage of builds". Go to the folder where you saved those images, then drag them all back into a new keynote doc.

  • The same option is available when you export to PDF as well.
    – M. Ali
    Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 11:35

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