A scalable vector graphic (SVG) is an image format that enables infinite scaling without pixelation, unlike raster graphic formats like JPEG and PNG. Apple Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint don't support SVG files natively, though they have "shapes" that are vectors.
PPT (Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2003) is an old file format developed primarily for Microsoft's PowerPoint software. Due to its popularity, it can be opened in many programs, free and paid alike.
David Astling publishes a script that converts SVG files to Keynote shapes. It no longer runs on newer versions of macOS (likely due to being 32-bit).
Please give svgtoppt a star on GitHub if you find it useful
|Fonts don't transfer well when doing conversions from SVG to PPT to Keynote (automated or not)||Convert text to curves/outlines/paths when exporting your SVG|
|Gradients displays fine in Libre Office but when opening the PPT file in Keynote it's gone||Recreate the gradient with Keynote's native gradient fill or save your content as a PDF file and drag & drop into Keynote to retain your original gradient|
|Background rectangle displays fine in Libre Office but when opening the PPT file in Keynote the rectangle is small||Resize rectangle or use Keynote's native background color on your slides|
- Publisher of the conversion process: Kyle Ledbetter (Twitter, Website)
- Libre Office support: The Document Foundation and Libre Office contributors
- Website theme: Material for MkDocs
- Font in branding: Morro by Great Scott
- Alfred developers: Running with Crayons Ltd, founded by Andrew Pepperrell and Vero Pepperrell
- Emojis: Twemoji