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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Disabling warnings in iWork

Is there any way of disabling the warning popups in the current versions of Numbers, Pages and Keynote that popup when files are opened? For example: They are pretty useless warnings, in the sense ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Will a Keynote with a video in it export to PowerPoint properly?

If I put a video in a Keynote presentation, and save it as a .ppt file, will the video work in PowerPoint?
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Keynote and presenter note fonts

Is there a way to tell Keynote to change the font for all the presenter notes in this file to a specific font? I find that sometimes it screws up the fonts for the notes (not the body) of a bunch of ...
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How can I install template from 3rd party to Keynote?

After downloading a template for my Keynote program, I can't seem to install it correctly so that I can utilize the 200+ slides that are included when I wish to add a new slide in the presentation. I ...
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Auto-Playing Keynote presentation file

I've seen that on Microsoft PowerPoint, you can see the file as .ppt, which is a standard powerpoint file, and .pps, which will open straight into the presentation. Is there n equivalent of this in ...
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My Keynote version is still 6.5.3 even though mac app store says I installed 6.6.1

I have a macbook white late 2009, recently upgraded to 8 GB RAM and running on yosemite 10.10.5. I updated Keynote and Pages to the newer versions. Mac app store says I was able to update to Keynote ...
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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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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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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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Unicode font changes depending on input in text box

The letter ℂ, which is unicode U+2102 behaves strangely in Keynote. If presented by itself in a text box, one font is displayed. However, if it is prepended with the letter 𝔻, which is unicode ...
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Positioning of items when repeatedly pasting in Keynote

Keynote has a really nice feature that I often use. If I (1) copy a shape, (2) paste it, (3) position the pasted item one centimetre to the right of the original (for example), and then (4) press ...
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How to change the color scheme in KeyNote 6?

In Keynote 6, each Theme comes with a color scheme. I cannot figure out where this color scheme is defined, nor how to change it. How to change the color scheme? Or this one from a different ...
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Keynote 6.2 does not keep vector art as vector when copying from Keynote into Adobe Illustrator, is there a work around or setting to fix this?

I used to copy vector art from Adobe Illustrator and paste this art into Keynote. It was possible to go in the reverse order as well, i.e., copy vector art in Keynote and paste it into Adobe ...
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Keynote 6.2 - hyperlinks on shapes without filling

I created a presentation that I need to use frequently, using the prior build of keynote and used rectangular shapes to create my links. I superimposed these rectangles on images, so they have no ...
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Split Keynote Builds Into Separate Slides

I need a method that takes a Keynote presentation with multiple build animations (appear, disappear, etc.) as input and splits each slide into several new slides, one new slide for each build ...
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Keynote no longer free on my OS X Mavericks

I received "You have iWork apps for OS X Mavericks available." notification and went to install the suite from the App Store. Keynote was stuck on waiting, so I clicked the 'x' icon and now it has ...
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Issue when saving files with Keynote

Today I have run into issues with Keynote v5.3 (1170) running on MacOS X 10.8.5, all current updates installed. It is reproducible most of the time when saving documents in iCloud and sometime when ...
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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 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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iPhone Keynote - present to Apple TV?

I have an Apple TV and Keynote for the iPhone. Is it possible to display a presentation that I created on the iPhone on Apple TV?
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In Keynote, how to have image mask start with the entire image

Frequently when pasting images into Keynote for Mac, I want to crop off a small piece of the image, say on the bottom or the right. When I apply an image mask, Keynote defaults to a small square ...
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Music stops during movie in Keynote

I've inserted music into the presentation and the song is 5 mins long. There are 21 slides. After exporting the presentation to a movie, and then playing the movie, the song stops playing at 41 ...
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Can I remove items from my App Store updates

The App Store wants me to update my Pages 4.3 to Pages 5.0. Given the changes to and reviews of Pages 5.0, I wish to stay with 4.3. Can I somehow delete the upgrade reminder from the list? I ...
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Putting a PowerPoint and Video together

What is the easiest way to take a powerpoint or keynote presentation and a video of me giving the presentation and put the two together so that they can always see the slides and my video of me giving ...
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Xcode tools for presentation of development's tutorials

During WWDC we can see Xcode screencast code presentations where they highlight portions of Xcode and type text faster. I've research a number of popular tools used for typing screencasts like: ...
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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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How to paste a smiley (😄) within Pages or Keynote?

Within the Character viewer, selecting the Emoji font set, I can paste a smiley here: 😄. I can do exactly the same paste of a smiley within TextEdit. When I try to paste the same symbol within a ...
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How do I share Keynote presentations and perform collaborative editing on iCloud?

Apple states that iCloud is the perfect platform for building presentations with the web-based keynote and for sharing and collaborating on documents. I cannot figure out how to share a Keynote ...
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What is the function of the triangles and circles that appear in the ruler when working with text in Keynote?

I just discovered that two downward-facing triangles appear whenever I'm working with a text object in keynote; those serve to define the initial and final tabs. But I noticed that clicking on the ...
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Why does Powerpoint for Mac not preserve filenames with a slash (/)?

I am designing lectures in Powerpoint (the latest released version this year) for a class I'm teaching soon, and created filenames based on the date that I will give them: But if I open 9/22.pptx ...
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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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Editing the master of a single slide in Keynote

In keynote, I know how to edit the theme and create a new master slide. (By going into View -> Show Master Slides.) However, I would like to edit the master of a single slide. Here is an example ...
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Create Keynote presentation automatically

At the introduction of Keynote in 2003 they said that Keynote presentations would be a XML-based open file format and so, keynote presentations could be created programmatically by 3rd party ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Share a keynote in slideshow mode only

I have a client who has asked me if we can distribute electronic copies of a Keynote presentation I prepared for him in "slideshow-only" mode, such that other people can only view (not edit) the ...