Snow Leopard and Keynote 2.0.2 don’t mix

Friday, August 28, 2009

More and and more information is coming out from Apple and all around the web about Mac OS X v10.6. One bit of news that’s of utmost importance to Keynote users is that, if you’re still hanging on to Keynote 2.0.2 (or earlier), you’re going to have to let it go.

UPDATED

From Apple’s newly minted About incompatible software page, versions of Keynote earlier than 2.0.2 is listed in the Software restricted from opening section. The good news is that Apple has created a bundle that will bring Tiger users up to date with Snow Leopard, AND with all the Apple iLife and iWork apps. It’s called the Mac Box Set and it retails for $169.

Of course, the question then becomes, will Keynote on 10.6 still open version 1 files? If not, that will hurt the great tools (EazyDraw, svg2key) that have allowed us access to custom shapes. We’ll check this as soon as we have a copy!

UPDATE:

We just checked that page again, and there is NO longer a reference to Keynote 2.0.2. Since we don’t have those older versions installed on the new systems, we’ll have to see if we can track down the old disk and see if it was posted there in error.