How can I open KEY files on a PC?
1. Open Key files with PowerPoint or LibreOffice Impress
A great and easy way of opening KEY file presentations is to use good old Microsoft PowerPoint or the free LibreOffice Impress app. In fact, nowadays, any presentation software can be used to open KEY files.
Unfortunately, not all the programs will use all the features of the original KEY presentation. You may lose the formatting and if you had any transition effects they might be also lost.
However, any of these programs, including PowerPoint and Impress will allow you to open, start the presentation, or even saving the KEY files.
You can save them but, of course, you won’t be able to do that in the original format. Microsoft PowerPoint will save the file as a PPT or PPTX format while LibreOffice Impress will offer the ODP and ODPX formats additionally.
After you edit the KEY presentation, all you need to do is to save the file by selecting the Save as option in both apps and choose the format you want to use with the presentation.
These great tools are also great for converting the files before sending the presentations to someone who doesn’t have a Mac computer but as mentioned earlier, they will lose formatting and effects so edit them before sending.
Microsoft Powerpoint is the best presentation software on the market and it can also be used to open KEY files.
2. Open KEYs With File Viewer Lite
There are, however, a few universal file opener programs that open loads of format types. The File Viewer Lite software opens more than 150 format types, and that includes Keynote’s KEY files!
You can open the Keynote presentations with that software, but it doesn’t include any editing options. File Viewer Lite is also freeware that’s compatible with Windows platforms from XP up.
You can check out File Viewer Lite on this website page. Press the Download Now button there to save the software‘s setup wizard, and then open its installer.