Apple Keynote is an application for creating presentations, and it is part of the Apple iLife suite. It is a competitor to the more popular Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Impact of Spotlight search information removal on Keynote presentation

OS X Spotlight search information was removed. What does this mean for my Keynote presentation made in iWork '09?
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Keynote Play presentation on 1 display and Just see my desktop on my second

Is there a way to have keynote play full screen on one display and just let me have access to my desktop on a second display? It always shows the presenter notes. I want to just be able to access my ...
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Downgrade to older version of Keynote

I just bought a new iMac with Keynote version 6.5.3. The company I do business with has Keynote 6.2.2. i am told they are incompatible. The company will not upgrade. Can I downgrade? If so, how?
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How to copy and paste styles with Keynote?

I am using Keynote'09 and have to change a lot of text to specific styles. Since I can't define text styles I have to work around this missing function. Here is a simple example with a style I would ...
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Cannot reduce Keynote size

I had a 17MB template that I wanted to reduce. I started removing slides to identify which was causing problems, but even with just one remaining blank slide, the file is still 17MB. I've restarted ...
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How to resize an image in Keynote or Pages?

If I resize the width of an image in Keynote or Pages the height resizes as well. The same thing happens vice versa. How can I resize the width without affecting the height and vice versa?
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LaTeX Beamer like navigation bar in Keynote / Powerpoint

Sometimes I have to use WYSIWYG-Editors like Keynote or Microsoft's PowerPoint to create presentations. I was wondering if there is any possibility to add this really helpful navigation bar like it is ...
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Keynote transition delay time for each slide

I am working with Keynote for the first time to create a slideshow and it is proving to be not user friendly at all. I have a slideshow with just over 200 slides in it and I need the last 2 slides ...
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Scrolling text box in Keynote.app?

Can I place a scrolling text box on a slide in Keynote? By default, the "Text" items do not scroll. Any added text that flows beyond the edge of the slide is hidden (truncated).
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How can I create a live updating slideshow?

I have a need to create a short slideshow style presentation (doesn't have to be a slideshow particularly if something else is more appropriate) which updates it's contents on the fly. The content is ...
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How can I disable word completion popup menu in Keynote when esc key is pressed?

I've been using Keynote (6.5.3) for nearly a month without trouble. Apparently, at some point today, I've mashed a keyboard combination that presents me with a popup dialog with "autocomplete" ...
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Animate two bullet lists in sync?

Given a side by side list of bullets, I can animate them to reveal bullet by bullet. But they will only animate one list at a time. For instance: The list of one, two, three will go down point by ...
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How do I avoid Keynote reducing image quality?

I want to create an animation in Keynote for a proof of concept. So I create a custom 16:9 document with 1440 x 810 pixel size. Then I add an image with a 1440 x 6395 pixel size. When I first add the ...
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Keynote Remote Broken on OS X 10.10.3

Update: I found a workaround. See below. I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.3 and a rMBP running OS X 10.10.3. Both machines have the latest version of Apple's Keynote app installed. In the past, ...
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How to show a “temp” slide during bullets animation in keynote

Sorry if this question sounds stupid, but I haven't found any answer. I know I can animate a bulleted-list in keynote so it appears by bullet, one by one. Can I insert a full-screen slide (picture or ...
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Charts from numbers not dynamically updating in Pages/Keynote

I have the latest (5/2015) Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on Yosemite. I created a chart in numbers and then copied it to Pages or Keynote. I then want to be able to change the data in Numbers and see ...
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Keynote location of inspector bar

The inspector menu opens as a vertical column by default. If I prepare a portrait poster in Keynote, I also turn my 16:9 monitor to make the long edge vertical. In this case I would prefer the ...
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After exporting a Keynote 6.5 file to HTML, the animation Trace is gone

After the last update of Keynote I was very pleased with the "Trace" animation. In their introduction Apple said the animation would survive an export to HTML, but it doesn't. The presentation works ...
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Safe to Delete Keynote Cache under /Library/Container/com.apple.iWork.Keynote/Data/Library/Caches

While the question "is it safe to delete /Library/Caches" is commonly seen, OSX also has another path for storing caches (not sym link). Keynote has another cache stored at ...
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Keynote files won't open

Several times lately, when I have tried to open a Keynote file, I get the following message: Unable to open “file name” because it isn't a valid Keynote document. The odd thing is that these are files ...
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Scaling different amounts on each axis in Keynote

In Keynote it's easy to build an animation wherein you scale or rotate an item uniformly on horizontal and vertical. But is there a way to scale an object only on the vertical axis? This is on the ...
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How to make truly single spaced bullet items in Keynote

Although I have selected Spacing 1.0 - single in the Text Style, we can see that there is still large space between each bullet item. How to compact them?
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Paste image from clipboard into Keynote

I copied an image into the clipboard: but there is no paste option within Keynote. So.. how to do this basic operation?
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In Keynote, how can I simulate magic move between different images?

I have two similar images that represent the same thing (a happy and sad face for a particular character). I use magic move for most slide transitions in my presentation, but obviously that doesn't ...
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Do Pages, Numbers and Keynote for Mac/iOS offer real-time collaboration on shared documents like Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iCloud do?

In Pages and Numbers (I guess Keynote too) for iCloud if you share a document and then send the link to other people you get real-time collaboration between the contributors as they edit the document ...
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Keynote animation to scroll text box content

I have a long set of lines within a text box extend beyond the height of the text box and slide. I wish to create an animation that will scroll to the bottom of the contents of the text box. I have ...
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Why am I experiencing random bluetooth disconnects?

I have an iPad Air 2 64GB now running iOS 8.3. I've experienced problems where when using Keynote on my iPhone 5S to remote control a keynote presentation on my iPad, the connection will be dropped at ...
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Hiding images temporarily on a slide while editing

I have some slides in a presentation where images appear on click in full screen. While creating and editing the slide, the image is always above the text and basically I have to move the picture ...
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How do I get to my Keynote 6.5 themes folder?

I've created a theme using File > Save Theme and would now like to share it with others. Where in the world is it though? It's visible in the File > Change Theme area but I can't find the source ...
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Use of keynote: create links between files

I'd like to create links between files within my presentation. It's quiet common to start from a slide with lot of options (menu) and from each option to go to a specific file located in the same ...
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Looking for a grandma-safe way to create two-fold greeting cards

My Mom (+ 70) longs for the day when her Windows Paint Shop program would walk her through creating a 2-fold 8 1/2 x 11 card. She could assemble the card one page at a time and not think about what ...
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Animation for charts in Keynote

Does anyone know how to do the shrinking of chart animation in WWDC for the speed of swift?
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Greek letter shortcuts in Keynote 6.5

I recently switched to Keynote for writing scientific talks. I use tons of greek letters and need a fast way to type them in. I have seen on other questions and forums that people just change the ...
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Keynote document can't be opened although its size shows normally and how to repair it?

I recently moved my some keynote documents into backup HD. And I found I can't open some of those someday. It showed that "xxx.key can't be opened",and then I just try open it in PDF preview, it ...
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Converting from Keynote to Powerpoint without losing audio recording

I know this question as been asked on how to convert a keynote presentation to a powerpoint format presentation, and I can do that with keynote itself, I've also tried the zamar and icloud drive ...
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Keynote exits presentation mode instead of advancing?

For some reason, while connected to a projector, when i use any of the obvious means to advance my slides (space bar, click track pad, right arrow key), the keynote presentation instead exits the ...
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Timing individual slides in Keynote

I have a self-playing slideshow in Keynote, with 20 second transitions (each slide is shown for 20 seconds). The last slide plays a movie, which is longer than 20 seconds. How can I set the ...
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New version of Keynote won't open old versions

When using a newer version of iWork software such as on Yosemite to open older documents and presentations, Pages reports "This document can’t be opened because it’s too old. To open it, save it with ...
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Keynote control text box size

How do I control the text box size in Keynote? My main problem is that I can't even select the box, though I can select text within the box. When I click on the paintbrush on the upper right of the ...
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Replicate the blue/black vs. white/gold illusion in Keynote?

I need to create a Keynote (6.5.2) presentation for school that contains text and no graphics, but implicit silliness is highly encouraged. As such, I was thinking of having some fun with current ...
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Slide links not working when exporting as PDF from Keynote

I've done a presentation in Keynote. On the first screen I included a few links to different slides. I tested them in Keynote and they're working, however when I export to PDF they're simply not there ...
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Changing default Keynote shortcuts

Keynote has its own shortcuts that overrides mac shortcuts. For example, moving focus between windows is generally ⌘ Cmd-< on Mac, but in Keynote this is Zoom out. Adding ⌘ Cmd-< as the shortcut ...
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Embed executable in a Keynote

in a month i'm going to graduate at university and i have to do a presentation for the degree thesis. I'd like to know if it's possible to embed my C++ code (an executable) in a keynote. Thanks Luca ...
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Highlight object groups in keynote

I have 3 groups on a slide that I want to highlight 1 at a time. Is there a good way to do this? My slide has a gradient background so putting a rectangle over the objects and faking it mucking with ...
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Position of Percentage Symbol on Keynote Charts

I am trying to change percentage symbol on charts in Apple Keynote. Keynote automatically put % symbol before numbers. Is there any way to change/set it as after number? Thank you!
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Can I animate line endpoints in Keynote?

I have some objects in Keynote with arrows, made by a line snapped to the object with an arrow-endpoint: When I move the object in the slide editor the line end-points move with the object ...
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Keynote master slide object automatically arranged on top of foreground slide

I have over 200 slides and would like to get rid of a few objects which are all positioned in the same positions for each slide. These objects are not a part of the template master, so it is ...
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Export Keynote Presentation with soundtrack to pptx

I have a presentation created with keynote including a soundtrack using yosemity. I want to export it to pptx so my projector can recognize the presentation. Exporting to pptx works fine, but I get ...
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How can I look more “hi-tech” with Apple devices in a presentation?

I will do a VERY IMPORTANT presentation to a company. I will sell my products and the result of this can, literally, change my life. So, I was thinking: how can I cause a really good impress using ...
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Changing preset colors in Keynote

I know how to create custom color palettes in MacOS Keynote. I also know that different presentation templates come with different set of preset colors. However, I can't find a way to change this set ...