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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to fix links after importing a PPT onto iPad's Keynote?

After I transferred my Power Point presentations onto my new iPad, into Keynote, I notice a problem. The links associated with buttons within a Power Point slide to connect to other slides in the ...
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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 ...
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Cannot reduce Keynote size

I had a 17MB template that I wanted to reduce. I started removing slides to identify which was causing problems, but even with just one remaining blank slide, the file is still 17MB. I've restarted ...
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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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Animate two bullet lists in sync?

Given a side by side list of bullets, I can animate them to reveal bullet by bullet. But they will only animate one list at a time. For instance: The list of one, two, three will go down point by ...
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Keynote location of inspector bar

The inspector menu opens as a vertical column by default. If I prepare a portrait poster in Keynote, I also turn my 16:9 monitor to make the long edge vertical. In this case I would prefer the ...
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Keynote files won't open

Several times lately, when I have tried to open a Keynote file, I get the following message: Unable to open “file name” because it isn't a valid Keynote document. The odd thing is that these are files ...
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Keynote animation to scroll text box content

I have a long set of lines within a text box extend beyond the height of the text box and slide. I wish to create an animation that will scroll to the bottom of the contents of the text box. I have ...
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Hiding images temporarily on a slide while editing

I have some slides in a presentation where images appear on click in full screen. While creating and editing the slide, the image is always above the text and basically I have to move the picture ...
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Keynote exits presentation mode instead of advancing?

For some reason, while connected to a projector, when i use any of the obvious means to advance my slides (space bar, click track pad, right arrow key), the keynote presentation instead exits the ...
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Replicate the blue/black vs. white/gold illusion in Keynote?

I need to create a Keynote (6.5.2) presentation for school that contains text and no graphics, but implicit silliness is highly encouraged. As such, I was thinking of having some fun with current ...
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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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How to check owner and licences of an Appstore application?

How to check owner of an Appstore application? And licences used for downloading it. My problem is the following: 1.A few years ago I installed Numbers, Pages and Keynote on a computer WorkComp ...
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How to pause music while playing video in Keynote?

I am currently using the newest version of keynote and have run into a major issue. I am playing audio throughout the entire presentation but i would like to add videos into the presentation. When i ...
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How can I add a voiceover to my Keynote presentation?

I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.4 and Keynote 6.2.2. I have a presentation done in Keynote with slide and music. Now I want add a voice over. Can I do that and if so how?
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App Store Purchase Update gives “An error has occurred” messages for Keynote and Numbers

I am trying to install Keynote, Pages, and Numbers from my App Store account using my Apple ID and password. Pages has installed properly and works. Numbers and Keynote both failed and do not open. ...
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Copy theme from Keynote '09 into Keynote 6.2.2

I have both versions of Keynote running. I'd like to use a theme that exists in '09 in the newer Keynote, but that theme was dropped. How can I copy or import the theme from '09 into 6.2.2? I have ...
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Using SVG animation in Keynote

I've made some SVG animations which I'd like to use in a Keynote 6 presentation. Unfortunately, Keynote does not have native support for SVGs (pasting one in will just rasterize it and ignore the ...
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Can't use any of the iWork apps

I'm unable to use any of the apps included in the iWork package. If I try to open any one of them, the app opens but I can't perform any action. I click on the bar menu items to see that even 'About ...
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Control of Audio Playback in Presenter View in Keynote?

I am a speech scientist, presenting speech sounds for listeners in a lecture. I have multiple audio clips (each a separate .wav file) embedded in my slide, and I want to be able to play each audiofile ...
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How do I show keynote presentation over Airplay and remote connection with presenter notes on my laptop?

Macbook Pro 15" retina running Mavericks Keynote v 6.2 I need to give a presentation to a room full of folks both locally and abroad. The room I am presenting in has a display with AirPlay. I can ...
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Keynote: Scoreboard

Because of the limited features in imovie i found a solution to add a scoreboard (numbers showing current score of a match) to a movie by using a keynote presentation and export this one as quicktime ...
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How to remove iOS 7 Grey Line voiceover mode

In order to be able to use a clicker with my iPad, so that I can do proper formal business presentations with Keynote, I am using this Satechi Bluetooth Clicker. ...
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Export Keynote to PowerPoint in high resolution

When I take a Keynote (5.3 or 6.0) presentation with images (all pasted PDF files), then export the presentation to a PowerPoint presentation, all of the images become severely degraded. For ...
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deleted audio clips play when exporting keynote screen recording to video

These audio clips were created when when I re-recorded over the end of a recorded slideshow in Keynote 6.1. This bug has been around since 2008, but the workarounds (exporting the movie without ...
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Create web presentation with speaker notes

I'd like to export my Keynote 6.1 presentation as a web page. I'd like viewers to be able to step through the presentation while being able to read the notes alongside. The presentation has some ...
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Keynote 4.0 on Mavericks

I much prefer Keynote 4.0 (iWork'08) that came with my iMac OSX 10.5.8. I bought a Macbook Air with Mavericks and Keynote 6. If I download Keynote 4.0 will it work on the Macbook? Thanks
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Resizing Keynote Slides

I received a 4:3 Keynote presentation that had been changed to 16:9 (adding white bars to left and right) and then changed back to 4:3 (adding white bars to top and bottom). Now all my content is ...
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Will Keynote Remote work with a MacBook in closed clamshell mode?

For my next presentation, I plan to use Keynote Remote so I can control a Keynote presentation with my iPhone. Will this work while the MacBook Air is in 'closed clamshell' mode? If yes, are there any ...
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why Keynote ignores AppleAntiAliasingThreshold for text underline?

I'm using Keynote '09 (version 5.3 (1170) from App Store on OS X 10.8) as per Can I design web graphics with Pages more easily?, and I have defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleAntiAliasingThreshold 24, ...
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Which animations will work on Keynote export to PowerPoint?

I have a Keynote (iWork 9) presentation and need to export it as PowerPoint. When doing it using File : Export : PPT the slides work properly, but most of the animations are broken. Is there a ...
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Can I rotate presentations on Keynote on my iPhone?

I'm prototyping an app — including custom animations, etc — on Keynote for the Mac using a custom vertical template. I want to be able to see what this feels like underneath the thumb by opening up ...
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keynote 3D image transformation

I'm trying to produce an effect like shown on Apple's iOS7 website. First you see an image which actually consist of different layers. Then I want to animate the image to turn by 45 degrees and ...
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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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Keynote - playing slide - three finger swipe won't switch applications

When 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Keynote on the iPad does not to the projector (VGA output)?

On an iPad, when we hit play for a Keynote presentation while connected to a projector via VGA cable, the app closes down. What tricks are there for getting iPad-Keynote to work with a projector?