How to install an Apple Keynote theme

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It is surprisingly hard to find on da internet how to install an Apple Keynote theme (and make it work).

Follow this procedure:

  • retrieve the .kth file (that's the keynote extension for templates)
  • alternatively open the .key file containing the theme you are interested in
  • double click on it or open the file in Keynote
  • In the File menu, click on Save Theme...

The file will be stored in ~/Library/Application Support/iWork/Keynote/Themes.

This technique is known to work for Keynote '09 (5.1) on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).