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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Keynote default style for graphic elements

Every time I make a new line in Keynote, it is white and 1-point, so it can hard to find and reposition. I have tried looking for a contextual menu that says "Assign current style as default" but am ...
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Add line over letter in Pages, Keynote

In Cocoa programs in Mac OS it is possible, using the fonts palette, add line below the character (underline), in the middle of the character (strikethrough), changing the stile of the line: single, ...
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Scaling text in Keynote

I have a complex drawing in Keynote, which I need to resize. I can do this by making the drawing into a group, but unfortunately it contains many text labels, which do not resize when I change the ...
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How to bend a path in Keynotes?

I can not find the 'curved path button' in the Build Inspector which allows me to curve a path. Can anyone tell me where to find it?
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How can I see theme variation images in Keynote?

I was emptying the trash and noticed some images in a "recovered files" directory named something like sotryboard-paper-green-flat.tiff with variations for colour, gradients, etc. - These seemed to be ...
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Can one pan across a panorama photo that is longer than the screen in Keynote?

The panorama photo is displayed in the center of the view area in Keynote, cutting off both the left and right ends. I would like to have the photo displayed first from the left and then pan across to ...
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Keynote - need individual letter graphics that can be moved/manipulated to create words on slide

I teach kids who failed to learn to read in school, online. I am making a series of presentations for very simple words like "is," etc. I need to have some large alphabetic letters at the top of the ...
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How to curve type around a circle using keynote?

Im trying to put text around a circle but I cant. I can do it like vertical, diagonally and horizontal but not circle.
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Keynote - playing slide - three finger swipe won't switch applications

Wehn I'm in the middle of a keynote presentation playing - the three finger swipe to switch applications no longer works. When I exit playing the presentation - it works again. I run Keynote '09 on OS ...
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How to export to HTML in Keynote 09

I've created presentation in Keynote 09. Now I want to export it to HTML, but without navigation buttons. After selection Share > Export -> HTML I see only option to select movie quality: On Apple ...
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Fine-grained control of bar colors in a chart in Keynote 09

Short version: How do I control the colors of the bars in a bar chart in Keynote, so that each bar, representing a particular entity, retains its color no matter its position relative to the other ...
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Import multiple-pages from a PDF as separate slides in Keynote

I have a PDF with slides in it from someone else and I want to import all the separate pages of the PDF as separate slides in Keynote. The best answer I can find is this one on apple support, but it ...
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Keynote and projection screen not synchronized

If I connect my iPad (2) to a beamer to show a keynote (version 1.7.2) presentation, my iPad skips the first slide. So the projection screen shows slide 1, when my iPad shows slide 2. What am I doing ...
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Animating color changes in Keynote

How can you animate a color change (i.e as a build) in a Keynote presentation? There is no option for color under the Action tab of the build inspector.
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Keynote and Recorded Presentations

If you "Record Slideshow" in Keynote then it'll listen to your computer's microphone and make well-sync'd presentation you can save to .mov and share, but it's pretty damned big, even for a short ...
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Is it possible to display an indication that audio is playing in Keynote?

I have a presentation in Keynote that has some audio files interleaved with the slides. In composition mode, the audio icon is viewable, no doubt to allow me to click on the item and be able to ...
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Software recommendations for projector titles/slides and simple visual effects at an event

I'm looking for recommendations for software to use to run companion slides and visual effects on a projector screen at a public event. Ideally, I'd like something that can: Show titles/slides ...
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How to create a Keynote theme with 16:9 AND 4:3 support?

In Keynote you can create custom themes that show up in the Keynote theme chooser. Apple's (newer) themes support all 16:9 resolutions (like 1920x1080) but also all 4:3 resolutions (like 1024x768). ...
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iPad mini and MacBook Pro 2011 Remote control over Keynote?

I'm just wondering if there is a solution to run Keynote on my MacBook Pro which is connected to a projector and see in the same time the presenter notes or the presenter screen on my iPad mini? I ...
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make applescript close keynote after presentation is over

does anyone know how i would achieve the following? i want to make applescript close Keynote AFTER the slideshow is finished. any idea? mybe via the class "playing" in keynotes application properties? ...
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How to change the document language in Keynote and make the red lines disappear?

I am working on a slideshow in Spanish. Pages has the "More" tab on the inspector which allows you to change the language of the selected text / document, but Keynote lacks it. I know you can ...
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how to have the same gradient fill background on all slides

How do you change the background gradient fill for all slides. I created a nice gradient fill for the first slide and I need it to come across all of the slides for the presentation. thank you
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Change shortcut in Keynote

I 'd like to do a presentation with a wireless USB remote control. At one moment, I need to go to the previous animation phase – which would be the shortcut Shift–Left Arrow or [ (left bracket). ...
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How do I export a Keynote Presentation to PDF while embedding the font

It seems like the export to PDF option currently exists on Keynote (version '09) does not embed the font I use. What are my options besides buying Adobe Acrobat Professional?
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How do I change the default font for comment boxes in Keynote

I am using Keynote '09 and whenever I create a comment, it is formatted in Marker Felt 16. I want to change that to something like Arial 20. How can I do it? I tried to apply the point 5 in this ...
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How to use a PDF in a presentation

I have to make a little keynote tomorrow, and I have all the slides saved as PDFs. I will be using a projector as a second screen to my laptop. What's the best way to transform this long PDF document ...
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Default chart colors Keynote showroom

I want to find out what are the default colors of a 3D bar chart in Showroom layout on keynote. When you add a new chart, you get this colors: But I was unable to find them in the colors palette.
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generate Keynote presentation from text or Markdown?

Is there a way to automatically generate a Keynote presentation from a source file written in text format, Markdown format, or org-mode? I know that Pandoc and other tools can generate HTML-based ...
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How can I insert an image in Keynote 09 that retains a link to an external file?

Or even better, how can I embed another .key file inside a keynote presentation. There was support to a "linkback" PDF functionallity similar to what Omnigraffle offers but it doesn't seem to be ...
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Export Keynote slides with looped video clips to Quicktime movie

I have put a little video clip in my Keynote presentation, which loops back and forth while other animations beside it are running. When I export my Keynote presentation to a Quicktime movie, the ...
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How to change attributes of ALL master slides in a KEYNOTE theme at once?

Is there a way to change multiple masters at once in Keynote. Examples Change the background color for ALL slides from grey to green. Change all fonts from Copperplate to Garamond Insert a company ...
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Is it possible to change recorded keynote timing after recording manually?

Is it possible to change the timing manually of recorded keynote presentation instead of having to re-record the whole presentation because of one error? Sometimes when I record a keynote ...
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Presentation as iPad Application?

I am thinking of making use of iPad to show customers a dynamic presentation. Customers will have access to an iPad for it and I won't take part on it, so more than a presentation it will act like an ...
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Keynote displaying strange characters in notes and overlay in picture

All of my fonts in keynote changed including presenter notes. I have no idea how this happened. They are all in an illegible font now (notes and the slide itself looks as if it has some kind of ...
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iCloud showing different sets of files to OS X users using same iCloud login

I have two accounts on my MAcbook Pro. One for work and one for home. I recently wanted to share a Keynote presentation between both accounts and the iPad. I logged both accounts into iCloud using the ...
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Tools to diff two Keynote '09 slideshows

Is there any tool which I can use to effectively diff two Keynote '09 slideshows? TL;DR An Apple Keynote (i.e. a .key) file consists of a directory structure which contains all the resources used in ...
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Blackboard theme for iPad Keynote

I'm creating a presentation with my MacBook Pro and Keynote. I'm using the theme Blackboard which uses the font Chalkboard. When I import the presentation on my iPad Mini via iCloud the default font ...
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How can I create (nested) Keynote.app slides from a XML file?

I have some nested lists (XML/OPML file) and I am looking for a (automated) process to create Keynote presentations from them. Use case: I write concepts for presentations in an Outliner, then would ...
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Keynote '09 can't play slideshow again unless restarted

I am running Keynote '09 (5.0) on Mac OS X 10.6.8 on a mid-2010 MacBook Pro. Everything was fine until yesterday. The problem is that I can play a slideshow after opening it with Keynote, but if I ...
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Animate textual changes in keynote

I have some bullet points and I want to animate a change to some of them. For example: first bullet point the second one this is the third Then I want the first to animate off the screen and be ...
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Possible to integrate Keynote in custom UI?

In Windows it is possible to load and instantiate COM/ActiveX components, e.g. PowerPoint, and use them to render in your UI of choice. With e.g. WebKit, this seems to be possible as WebKit is ...
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How to install Pages, Numbers and Keynote on Snow Leopard?

I just purchased a used 2006 MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6.8. I went to the Mac App Store and tried to load Pages, Numbers and Keynote, and it said it could not load them unless I had 10.7. When I try ...
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Problem with my applescript to export keynote files to powerpoint

I've a big problem with an export applescript. I would like to export many keynote files to powerpoint files. I found this script below, but there is an error that tells that the menu item ...
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How to create Table of Contents in Keynote?

How can I add a Table of Contents to a Keynote presentation that shows pages and titles in some hierarchy.
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Keynote movie playback ignores start/stop times, only in presentation mode

I'm putting together a presentation in Keynote '09. I've embedded a movie (created by exporting a keynote slide, so that I can continuously loop the animations). I'd like to skip the beginning and ...
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How to bring Keynote's back to normal

I started using keynote today and noticed that the colors change. The theme color, the font color and even the pictures i add have a pink/purple-ish color and it's really hard to edit under these ...
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How can I make a Keynote file non-editable?

I have a PowerPoint presentation that I am converting to Keynote to distribute to students; however, I do not want other users to be able to edit the presentation. Is there a way to make a Keynote ...
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Alternative to Keynote with better typography options?

What software are people using on a Mac to create nice-looking presentation slides, notably, with custom drop shadows on text?
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Is it possible to make Keynote more accurate with autoplaying?

I am currently preparing for an Ignite style talk (5 minutes, 20 slides, 15 seconds auto-advancing). So, due to the talk format, I have set my slides in Keynote to autoplay (Inspector -> Document -> ...
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Is it possible to migrate keyboard shortcuts for all my applications via an export?

I have a bunch of keyboard shortcuts setup for Pages, Keynote, and several other programs. Is there a way to export and then import these shortcuts? I just reformatted my home computer and am now ...