I've created a theme using File > Save Theme and would now like to share it with others. Where in the world is it though? It's visible in the File > Change Theme area but I can't find the source folder.

Googling gives me reference to /Library/Application Support/Keynote/Themes or ~/Library/Application Support/iWork/Keynote/Themes/, both of which aren't right for Keynote 6.5.

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I found the lack of answers on Google surprising, so I had to stumble around until I found it.

Themes are located in:

/Users/username/Library/Containers/com.apple.iWork.Keynote/Data/Library/Application Support/User Templates/

If you're not as familiar with the command line, you can open up Terminal and simply run this to get all your themes copied to your Desktop:

cp /Users/$USER/Library/Containers/com.apple.iWork.Keynote/Data/Library/Application\ Support/User\ Templates/* ~/Desktop

Which says "copy all contents of the current users's Theme folder to that user's desktop."

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