How to Troubleshoot Unable to Open Keynote Document [SOLVED]

How to Troubleshoot Unable to Open Keynote Document

We need to thank user Bill on the Apple Support Community for his advice on how to fix this issue. Also special thanks to our friend Dave for helping us find this answer several months ago.

Unable to Open “docname” because it isn’t a valid Keynote document

How to Troubleshoot Unable to Open Keynote Document

Keynote logoI wanted to repost this here because this just happened to me again and I had to look up the fix. If you’ve had this happen you know it is the most frustrating, debilitating dialog box you’ve ever seen. This fixes it every time.

  1. Don’t panic.
  2. Add .zip to the name of the file*
  3. Double click that file
  4. Open the resulting file.

*make sure you don’t just replace .key — add the .zip after that — so your file is .key.zip This also works if you didn’t have an extension at all – just add both.

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