Presentation Remote has been discontinued, and we won't be updating it for new versions of iOS, OS X or Keynote. However, we will continue to provide support to customers using existing supported versions, and if you need Presentation Manager, you can download it here:
Presentation Manager requires Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard"), 10.6 ("Snow Leopard"), 10.7 ("Lion") or 10.8 ("Mountain Lion").
Note: if you are using OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, you should see below for tips on installing and using Presentation Manager on that OS!
Make sure you have the latest version of Presentation Manager installed
We recommend you don't close Keynote while Presentation Manager is running. If you do, the connection between them may be broken, and you would then need to restart Presentation Manager. (If this happens, a red "No presentations" warning will appear in Presentation Manager.)
Check you're using the latest version of Keynote (version 4.0.3 at time of writing)
Use a Spotlight search to check if you have more than one version of Keynote installed — particularly if you've restored from a Time Machine backup. If you have multiple versions installed, Presentation Manager may not find the correct one.
Presentation Remote displays what Keynote thinks are the slides' titles. If this doesn't match what you see on screen, make sure what you're seeing in Keynote are actually titles! There are a couple of ways of doing this:
If you go to the View menu and select Outline, the Outline panel on the left lists each slide, along with its title. You can simply click on a slide's title to rename it.
If you open up Keynote's Inspector to the Slide panel and select the Appearance tab, you'll see a check-box labelled "Title" — if this is unchecked, try checking it — some extra text should appear on the slide itself. That is the text Keynote thinks is the slide's title.
Ah, that's because this isn't actually a message from Presentation Remote. When you create a new presentation, Keynote sets its title to "Double-click to edit" (to encourage you to set one, presumably). Since Presentation Remote displays the title in various places, if you haven't set one, Presentation Remote will faithfully pass this message on. You can set a title by going to the first slide of your presentation in Keynote. If you don't see the "Double-click" text, see the instructions above for editing slide titles.
This happens if you have Keynote's Allow Exposé, Dashboard and others to use screen option switched off, and are using an outdated version of Presentation Manager. Update to Presentation Remote Manager 1.1 or later.
If you receive a message saying that Presentation Manager has been corrupted when you try to launch it for the first time, and you're using OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the chances are this is a false alarm due to your security settings. If you change the Gatekeeper setting to "Allow applications downloaded from anywhere", then Presentaiton Manager should launch fine. You only need to do this the first time — once Presentation Manager has launched successfully the first time, you can change the Gatekeeper setting back to "Mac App Store" or "Mac App Store and identified developers" (whichever you had it set to before) — and we recommend you do put this setting back the way you found it, for increased security.
When Keynote saves documents to iCloud, it uses a file format which is different from the one it uses to save documents to your computer's built-in drive. Presentation Remote is currently not compatible with that file format, so if you want to use a presentation with it, you will need to save it to a local drive instead of iCloud. If your document is already in iCloud, simply duplicate it and save the duplicate to your local drive.