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!

Share This

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. 

Connect on LinkedIn

You May Also Like…

Save Selections to be Reselected in PowerPoint

...because grabbing things can get tedious.

Nov 01, 2022


Why Won’t Drop Shadows on Text Appear in PPT?

Drop Shadow tips and tricks for PowerPoint

Oct 21, 2022


Scale Graphics with Text

How to create graphics that will scale and move with a text box in PowerPoint.

Oct 07, 2022


The Role of Data Visualization in Presentations

Data Visualization in Presentations: Types and Advantages

Sep 19, 2022