Jul 6, 2020

2 min read

How to Convert Keynote KEY to PPTX in Python

Dealing with Mac formats on non-mac computers is a great way to ruin a perfectly good afternoon. The conversion process is not an easy one to set up from scratch, coming with a great many details that need to be handled individually. Basically it’s a huge mess and not something that you want to attempt by yourself. So instead of all that, I’m going to show you a nice method of stepping neatly around the entire issue. We can use a file conversion API that will save us an enormous amount of time and effort.

To begin our process, we will need to install our API’s client. This can be done using pip install, like so:

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

Now we need to call convert_document_keynote_to_pptx. If you look at the following example code you will see that this is pretty easy to set up.

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 PPTXapi_response = api_instance.convert_document_keynote_to_pptx(input_file)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling ConvertDocumentApi->convert_document_keynote_to_pptx: %s\n" % e)

And now you’re done! Easy as that.