Note: This post has been updated to reflect the recent release of Haiku Deck 2.0, which now saves decks to the web before exporting to PowerPoint or Keynote. If you haven’t yet updated your app, be sure to do that here.
We’ve worked hard to make it easy to share your Haiku Deck any way you want, on any device–from your iPad to your laptop to your smartphone. Though there are many advantages to Haiku Deck’s mobile-friendly and lightweight HTML 5 capabilities, we understand that sometimes you need to share via more traditional means. Other popular reasons for exporting to PowerPoint or Keynote include embedding video, adding presenter notes, or turning the file into an iMovie with an audio soundtrack, like this.
You can export to the .pptx format right from the Haiku Deck app, and open the files using more recent editions of Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote.
How To Export Your Haiku Deck to PowerPoint or Keynote
- After you create your deck, tap SHARE from the Main screen. You can also do this by tapping the SHARE arrow icon from EDIT mode (toward the lower left corner) or from PLAY mode (top right corner).
- Specify your deck title, privacy settings, and category from the SAVE & SHARE popup, then tap PUBLISH. (You can read more about publishing and sharing here.)
- After the publishing process is complete, select PPT/KEYNOTE.
4. This will generate an email with an attachment, which you can email to yourself and open with any edition of PowerPoint or Keynote that supports the .pptx file extension.
Advanced Tips and Troubleshooting
1. If you have Keynote for iPad installed, you can open the file right on your iPad. Simply email the file to yourself, then press and hold it until a popup appears, and choose Open in Keynote. You can also use this method to save your export to Dropbox, Google Drive, or Evernote.
2. Beginning with Haiku Deck 2.0, publishing to the web is required before exporting. There are many benefits to doing this, including making your deck viewable on any web-enabled device, adding notes, and downloading a PDF version. Remember that with the in-app privacy settings, you have complete control over who views your deck. Read more about how the Haiku Deck app and website work together here.
3. Occasionally, the app creates a deck that’s too large to email, and you’ll need to manually retrieve it from iTunes. You can find detailed instructions for doing so here.
4. Once you export, the text and images you created in Haiku Deck will no longer be editable. (You can, of course, always make edits in Haiku Deck and re-export.)
5. Any Creative Commons photo credits will be automatically pulled in to the bottom of each slide.
If you have additional questions about exporting, please drop us a line at support (at) haikudeck (dot) com.