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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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 ...
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Can i add an animation from crazy talk 7 into a whole keynote presentation?

I want to do a presentation with keynote and with Crazy talk 7, but i would like to know how to lay the animation over the entire keynote presentation, how can i do that?
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Keynote keyboard shortcut for moving focus between slide canvas and slides drawer?

In Keynote '09, is there any way to move the focus between the slides drawer on the left side and the main window with the slide itself, without using the mouse or trackpad? E.g., when I have made a ...
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How to change color scheme of Keynote slide design/template?

I just made the switch to Mac. In PowerPoint, I used to be able to select a certain slide theme or design but choose a different color of it. How can I do that with Keynote? I've been googling for ...
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Showing comments when presenting in Keynote

I want to use the yellow "post-it" style comments in my document to show when I'm presenting slides, but they disappear automatically when I start playing the slideshow. How do I keep them there when ...
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Going from sub/superscript to regular baseline with keyboard shortcut in Keynote

I use mathematical notation a lot. Therefore being able to cntrl+cmd+"+" and cntrl+cmd+- to write super- and subscript is a productivity boon. However, to return to the regular font baseline I need to ...
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In Keynote, is there any way to assign shortcut keys to select specific fonts?

I'm writing a series of lectures where I use a different font to indicate code. Is there any way to assign new shortcut keys/key combinations to select the two fonts I want?
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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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How do I get a bottom to top build in animation with Keynote?

I am writing a slide with Maslow's Hierarchy on it, and I want to build in from bottom to top. How do I change the animation order or otherwise make it build in from the bottom of the pyramid, on the ...
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How do I copy global text substitution settings into iWork '09 (Keynote, Pages)?

Amazingly, a year after Lion has been released, iWork still does not support Lion / ML's global text substitution settings. I use these widely for special technical symbols. Although global text ...
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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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Which video/movie file format would be most convenient for inclusion into a Keynote or PowerPoint presentation?

I am a Windows user, and I have never used Keynote or PowerPoint on Mac. My colleague would like me to send him a video/movie file that he can incorporate into and play during a scientific ...