Keynote '09 Compatibility

Update Presentation Remote now works with Keynote ‘09 — see below

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If you’ve already rushed out to buy Keynote ‘09, you’ve probably noticed that Presentation Remote doesn’t work with it. This is because Apple changed the Keynote file format for the new version. However, there are a couple of bits of good news:

  • We’re currently testing a Presentation Manager update that works with the Keynote ‘09 file format, and we hope to make it available within a few days.
  • In the meantime, if you go to the Keynote ‘09 preferences and enable the option “Save new documents as packages” then any new presentations you make should work with Presentation Remote.

Note: We haven’t tested for compatibility with all the new features in Keynote ‘09, but this should get you up and running. We’ll update this post when we have more news.

Update 2009-01-09 Results are looking good so far — we hope to release Presentation Manager 1.5.4 tomorrow, if no further issues arise.

We have also finished Presentation Remote 1.5.4 and this should appear in the App Store in due course. I’ll post again about that soon!

Update 2009-01-10 The update is now released — existing users, just fire up Presentation Manager and use the “Check for updates…” menu option.