How to convert a Keynote Presentation into a PDF in Python

Trying to work with Mac-based file formats on a Windows or Linux system is a sure ticket to a painful time. The typical solution to this problem generally isn’t much better — setting up a method for format conversion. This can quickly eat up an afternoon in a whirlwind of frustration. And that’s why I am here before you today, to give you a way out. I am about to show you how to implement such a conversion method into your project in but a few minutes.

To begin, we will install the package we need to use.

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

Now we can call our API function that will perform the conversion between .KEY and .PDF.

from __future__ import print_functionimport timeimport cloudmersive_convert_api_clientfrom import ApiExceptionfrom pprint import pprint# Configure API key authorization: Apikeyconfiguration = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.Configuration()configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'# Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed# configuration.api_key_prefix['Apikey'] = 'Bearer'# create an instance of the API classapi_instance = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ConvertDocumentApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))input_file = '/path/to/file' # file | Input file to perform the operation on.try:# Convert Keynote Presentation (KEY) to PDFapi_response = api_instance.convert_document_keynote_to_pdf(input_file)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling ConvertDocumentApi->convert_document_keynote_to_pdf: %s\n" % e)


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