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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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 ...
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What image file formats are commonly imported into Keynote and PowerPoint for Mac?

I am a Windows user, but my superior colleague is a Mac user (he has a MacBook). He has asked me to send him some images that I used in a PDF report. He would like to include these (original ...
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Use same slide number on several slides in keynote?

As you might know, you can add some notes for every slide in Keynote. Since I want to talk quite a lot about one specific slide, there are a lot of notes I want to add to this slide. In the moderator ...
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How to convert Keynote to PowerPoint online

Is there a way to convert a downloaded Keynote (from slideshare) file to a PowerPoint file (or an open format like Open/LibreOffice) online?
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Can you resize a Keynote slide without resizing text?

I'm currently using Keynote to layout a web design, but I've made my slide too short. When I try to resize my slide, all the text increases in size, destroying my layout. So my question is, is there ...
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Which font is used when I export formulas from Grapher?

You can export formulas from Grapher with drag&drop. Which font is used for this? I want to write some stuff in the same font in Keynote, but I cannot find the correct font...
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Disable Keynote Function Keys

Keynote uses the ►ll, ►►, and ◄◄ keys to play/pause, go to previous slide, and next slide, respectively. This causes the keys to no longer control iTunes. Is there any way to stop Keynote from ...
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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 to convert and adapt from a “Save As” person to a “Version” person?

I am so used to "Save As" on the PC, so that for example, if I remember I removed a line two months ago on my resume (also called CV) and now is April 2012, I can go back to Resume 2012-01-23 ...
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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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Need a Presenter for the iPad

I'm using my iPad to show several presentations. I use the Apple Keynote App. But it's not handy to run back to the iPad and flip to the next slide. Is there any Hardware-Presenter (Bluetooth) for ...
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Keynote slideshow in the background

Is there a way to leave a Keynote slideshow running on the second attached monitor while doing other things on the computer? I use my MacBook Pro to run the projector at my school assemblies and I'd ...
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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 to partially uncover bullet points in Keynote

In Keynote '09 on the Mac, how can I create a list of bullet points such that: At first, the bullets are all dimmed or grey When I click, the next bullet becomes undimmed or black This is similar ...
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How can I keep “Update Notifications” from disrupting a Keynote presentation?

When I was in the middle of teaching class, using Keynote, my presentation was disrupted when TextExpander discovered there was an update available and threw up a dialog box asking if I would like to ...
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How can I use common information across multiple masters in a keynote presentation?

In short, how do I make a Keynote template/theme with custom data (unique to that presentation) shown on every slide, and also support masters for a variety of layouts, without the author needing to ...
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Keynote: appear, disappear, reappear in Build Order

Is there a way to make an object in the Build order appear, disappear, then reappear on the same slide? For example, I want to show a blank slide. Then, when I click, I'd like a circle to appear. ...
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Animate a pie-chart in Keynote

Suppose I want to compare two situations via two pie-charts. I know I can grow a pie-chart per part in an animation or on click. But I would like to be able to transition that pie-chart to new numbers ...
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Can I use an Apple remote to control a keynote presentation?

Is it possible to use the Apple remote to control Keynote presentations? How so? I have a mid-2010 white plastic unibody MacBook. (I've been told that this isn't supported, but perhaps there are third ...
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How can I use a Wii remote as a remote control for Keynote on my mid-2011 MacBook Air?

I have a Wii Remote and a mid-2011 MacBook Air. What do I do to pair the Wii remote with the Air, and what software can accept input from this Bluetooth device and send it to Keynote? I'm looking for ...
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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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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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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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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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Showing iMovie clip in keynote on iPod touch

I frequently show brief clips of movies in my keynotes when I lecture. I recently bought an ipod touch to use (so I wouldn't have to schlep my laptop). The iPad had no trouble with the keynote ...
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Why is there no menu bar in Keynote for iOS?

Keynote for iOS doesn't show a menu bar, only buttons. Is there a possibility to show a menu bar ? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Sending a “show next” command to multiple computers

I am trying to sync the advancement of Keynote slides on two matching computers. I am running into a delay on the second machine. ( I have switched the tell blocks and the second machine is always ...
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Can Keynote on iOS play PowerPoint files with audio?

I have a family member who's considering buying an iPad. The biggest needs she has is to see PowerPoint presentations with music/audio. She currently has an iMac with Microsoft Office installed, and ...
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How can I set the background image the same on all master slides without editing each master slide individually in Keynote?

In PowerPoint the master slides have inheritance, so you can set common elements on all the master slides easily. I don't see anyway to do this in Keynote. For example, if I want to set the background ...
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iPod touch refuses to sync Keynote documents with iCloud

I have Keynote on my 4th generation iPod touch and iPad 2, both running iOS 5.0.1. When I try to turn on "Sync with iCloud", it will turn on, but a presentation I created on my iPad will not show up, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Starting Keynote presenter mode without an external monitor

Before a talk, I'd like to try the presenter mode for Keynote - to get familiar with it - on my Macbook Pro, without an alternate display being attached. Is this possible? How?
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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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Keyboard shortcuts for dynamic menu items (Keynote)

I often find myself creating Keynote presentations with lots of extra slides. I then go through and skip a bunch for a particular class. To make this slide choice easier, I added a keyboard shortcut ...
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How to do an loop animation in Keynote?

I wanna do an animation like the one when you search for something in the upper menu in OS X. Help > Search. It's an arrow that keeps floating and moving. I wanna do this trick. Is there a way to do ...
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Using Mission Control to switch between Safari and a full-screen Keynote presentation

I'm on a MacBook Pro running Lion. During a Keynote presentation that's running in full screen, I'd like to be able to switch to a different desktop with the four-finger-swipe gesture to demonstrate a ...
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How does Keynote decide which display to appear on?

The scenario: I go into class, hook up my laptop to the projector using mini-display port adapter, and fire up Keynote. Keynote opens with it's window on the projected display, showing off the hidden ...
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Keynote - Print Slide with Notes

I know there is a way in Keynote to print your slides with notes. However, on some of my slides I have notes that are VERY long (as in a couple of pages). I'd like to print these off as handouts, but ...
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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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In Keynote, what are chapters and how do I create them?

I would like to know what chapters in keynote are and how you generate them. NOTE: I first encountered these options when I made a keynote recording and it asked me stuff about making chapters. An ...
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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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Best way to View Powerpoint Presentations on Ipad

I'm not a big ipad user, but I need ot know how to view powerpoint presentations on an ipad. I have noticed alot of people mentioned to convert it to a video, pdf slides or image slides. But I have ...