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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Add big green check mark to Keynote presentation

I'm using Keynote '09 for the first time, and I find myself wanting some bits of clip art or additional shapes. At the moment, I just want a big check mark. It's hard to believe that this isn't ...
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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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How do I force Keynote to sync with iCloud?

When I create new Keynote presentations on my Mac they are not showing up on my iOS devices. I noticed when I open a document from iCloud there is a dotted iCloud symbol in the file viewer. Is there ...
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How to show a Keynote presentation on other platforms?

I will make a presentation about my project in my college, and I will use Keynote to make the presentation file because I found it better than Powerpoint. I have a Macbook Pro and I can't connect it ...
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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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'Show Package Contents' in new iWork (Yosemite) File Formats

After installing both Yosemite and the new iWork suite updates (Pages 5.5 and Keynote 6.5), I've noticed I can't 'Show Package Contents' in order to access/modify the media associated with these ...
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How can I email a document from iWork without the recipient seeing the intermediate saved versions?

It looks like we don't need to keep different files like on Windows 7: speech 2012 rev 01.doc speech 2012 rev 02.doc speech 2012 rev 03.doc So on Lion, we can just use "Save a version" and all ...
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How do you uninstall Keynote 6 but leave Keynote 5?

I installed Keynote 6.x recently, and decided I want to use the old version (5.3) - commonly known as iWork '09 instead. I have deleted 6.x Keynote using Finder, but it comes back when the App Store ...
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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 use Scale Action to scale up an image in Keynote without loosing quality?

If I have a really high resolution image in Keynote, and I shrink it down to start out small, and then use the scale up action (animation) to make it big the resulting image is pixelated and low ...
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How do I restore the tab to Increase Indent Level in Keynote '13?

As of Keynote '13 for Mavericks, it seems Apple disabled ⇥ Tab to increase indent level (and ⇧ Shift+⇥ Tab to decrease it). Is there any way to re-enable this? I tried using the Keyboard Shortcuts ...
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SVG in Keynote?

I want to use line art in my Keynote presentations. SVG is the Scalable Vector Graphics format, used natively by Inkscape. Is there any way to use an SVG in Keynote, or do I need to convert to a ...
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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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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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Does Powerpoint 2003 work with Keynote

I have created a presentation in Powerpoint 2003 and have opened it in Keynote, however, when I veiw the presentation on the iPad the colors in the graphs have changed as well as the font alignment. ...
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Keynote - How do I get rid of the default background images?

So. I'm using keynote to build slides for church music overheads. This means I need to build a different slide deck for each song we sing, so that we can change out the songs from week to week. ...
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Keynote Animations - Can they be random?

I am stumped with a Keynote question (same problem in Powerpoint)— I made a Jeopardy Board. I want people to choose questions randomly. When I click on the question, I have ANIMATED the 100, 200, ...
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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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How can I generate dynamic keynote presentations?

I'd like to build a series of Keynote presentations that contain some dynamic elements. By that I mean some elements are "compiled" in later. For example if I have a code sample on a slide, I want to ...
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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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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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How to get filename of image used as image fill in table cell?

I'm designing a large photo-based book for a client and he came up with the idea to select the images to include and their sequencing by placing them roughly into a Keynote file. This sounded like a ...
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How to stop Connection Line from snapping to object in Keynote

In Keynote I am inserting multiple connection lines to a single image. As soon as I drag one end point near the image the end point of the connection line snapped onto the image. I like to complete ...
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Keynote 6 Hijacking Launch Services?

I find Keynote 6 in Mavericks to be both a step backwards and a step forwards from Keynote 5. It has some neat new transitions and all, but the iOS-ification (simplification) of the interface, as well ...
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Display a pixel-for-pixel copy of a Mac-created Keynote presentation on iPad

Is there a way to get a pixel for pixel copy of a Mac-created Keynote presentation onto an iPad to present on an external display? The iOS Keynote app often has great trouble in importing Mac-Keynote ...
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What causes all iWork apps to have blank, unusable documents after a reinstall?

After deleting and re-installing the apps, I can't use iWork. Specifically, the document area is always empty, no matter if I create a new document or open an existing one. This applies to Pages, ...
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How can I view PowerPoint files on an iPad?

I want to play PowerPoint presentations on an iPad which I create on a computer, using MS Powerpoint 2010. I know there is an Apple app for that, but it isn't free. So, are there any other apps or ...
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What external IR receivers are there for Mac?

I have a 13" white unibody MacBook from 2010 which I'd like to use with the Apple remote, to control keynote presentations. According to this question, I need an external IR reciever for the remote to ...
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How do I display long list of client on a page using keynote

In keynote each page has a fixed size. Just to impress people I am developing a page which will list around 40 clients. I want the list of client names to appear one after another and the list will ...
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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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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 ...
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Keynote for 10.6

I'm running OS X 10.6.8. The App Store won't sell me Keynote, insisting I need at least OS X 10.7.4. I don't see any other need to upgrade the OS, don't care to spend the money, and don't have time to ...
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Fill rectangle with diagonal lines (stripes) in keynote

I want to create a rectangle in keynote which is filled with diagonal lines, like shown in the example image. How can I do this?
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How do you stop a looping Keynote presentation on iPad?

I made a presentation in Keynote, looped it so as to share locally. Now I want to send it to friends, but I cant figure out how to stop the looping to get the share button back?
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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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Can I easily copy or replicate an advanced gradient fill in keynote?

Setting up advanced gradient fills is somewhat time consuming. If I'm creating a new shape and I want to apply the same gradient fill as an existing shape, is there any way to copy the gradient fill ...
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How can I buy an older version of Keynote that's compatible with 10.8?

My work computer can't be upgraded to 10.9 yet, so I'm stuck on 10.8 for now. I've never used Keynote, but one of my coworkers wants to use it for a presentation we have to give. I just tried to buy ...
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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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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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How do I install a Theme in Keynote?

I just downloaded several themes that I want to use. They are in /Library/Application Support/Keynote/Themes/ but I don't see them in the Theme Chooser screen. Does anyone know what else I should be ...
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Emoji in Keynote

I cannot insert emojis in a keynote presentation. More precisely, when I insert one (Edit > Special characters), I have a blank space instead of the emoji. This works very fine with textedit. Does ...
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How do I use Applescript with Keynote?

My first Problem: For some reason the Applescript Editor is not able to pick up events when recording from Keynote'09 (I already turned on the acessibility options). The Editor stays blank for all ...
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Keynote stretch line animation

Is it possible in keynote 09 to stretch a line through an animation without making it more broadly?
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Using a Bluetooth or USB remote to advance Keynote slides?

What would it take technically for the iPad to be able to allow Keynote slides to be advanced by a remote (like this - http://www.targus.com/us/productdetail.aspx?regionId=7&sku=AMP18US)? Or how ...
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AppleScript or Automator Workflow for Bulk-Converting Powerpoint Presentations to Keynote

I have a large set of Powerpoint presentations that I would like to convert to Keynote. I can convert each one manually by following these steps: In Finder, right-click Powerpoint document and ...
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How to mask images in Keynote into circles?

I have a bunch of photos that I need on a single slide, and I'd like them all to be shown as circles. Can I do that out-of-the-box with Keynote?
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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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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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Need help taking a screenshot during Keynote presentation

I know Cmd+Shift+4 is how screenshots are normally taken of visible areas on Mac OS X, but this shortcut does not work during a Keynote Presentation.
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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 ...