How to “Save As” in Apple Keynote

Mikey Mioduski, Founder / CEO

Mikey Mioduski

Sep 17, 2015

For a very long time, I've had just one gripe about designing in Apple Keynote for presentations. Seriously, just ONE gripe: I can't stand the "File > Duplicate" feature. Even though it's so minor, and you can basically get the same effect, I've experience that the duplicate feature seems to add a extra few steps to my workflow. I like to create tons of versions as I go—”kind of a poor man's version control. But with Duplicate, I end up confusing myself, working in the wrong file, smashing things, and crying.

Why Apple couldn't simply embrace the "Save As" functionality has been a mystery to me, and just when I almost gave up, Google saved the day.

Here's the stupid-simple trick I discovered on some nerd forum which enables "Save As" in Keynote. When you open the File menu, press and hold the "Option" key on your keyboard and WHAHLAH: that pesky Duplicate feature is replaced by our main man Save As.

Here's a little screencast in case you didn't follow. My first screencast, so please, bare with me.

Save As on my friends!

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About The Author

Mikey Mioduski, Founder / CEO

Michael "Mikey" Mioduski founded GhostRanch Communications in 2015 after falling in love with the medium of presentation design. He holds an MFA in Advertising Design from SCAD, a BA in History from DePauw University, and currently lives with his family in Zionsville, Indiana. 

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