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 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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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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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?
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Is it possible to redefine what Keynote interprets as bold and normal for a particular font?

When working in Keynote I like to use medium and light fonts instead of bold and normal. This causes me a problem because when I hit apple-b to embolden something I want the font to be switched to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to make it clear that a value is being changed using keynote

I am using keynote to make a presentation. Let's say that following 3 lines. And the third line is something like We are opening a section for kids In June use 20% discout on all kids items On all ...
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Using 2 themes in Keynote'13

Ok, so I've choose "white" theme while creating a presentation. Can I somehow add slides from black theme? Or can I change theme of my presentation?
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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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How to export to HTML in Keynote 09

I've created presentation in Keynote 09. Now I want to export it to HTML, but without navigation buttons. After selection Share > Export -> HTML I see only option to select movie quality: On Apple ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Centering slide window in keynote

I'm editing a keynote and i would like to center the slide I am editing in the middle of the window, simply for editing. It seems to stick to the top left corner of the window. How do i centralize the ...
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Can I put a Keynote presentation in a Keynote presentation?

I have a bunch of related topics I teach. Each topic has its own Keynote presentation. I am making a new class which teaches all the topics together. I would like to make a Keynote presentation for ...
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Control multiple screens on keynote with keynote control (inside keynote app in iOS)

Is it possible if I could control different different computers running the same keynote presentation from the same iOS device? I am using the keynote control from the keynote app in iOS. I have seen ...
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How can I add a video in my movies to keynotes? Or how can I move a video in movies to photo album?

I have a video that is in my Movies, and not in my photos. It is a .MOV file. I want to get the video onto keynotes, I assume I'll have to get it into my photo album. Does anyone know how to move a ...
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How do I save over an existing Keynote theme in the Keynote Theme Chooser?

Whenever I select Save Theme... -> Add to Theme Chooser, Keynote forces me to save a new theme and I cannot update an existing custom theme I've already created. (Keynote 6.2) Edit: One workaround: ...
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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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Multiple screen presentation Keynote

I need to realize a presentation with this approach: I want to realize different slide for screen 1 and 2 (or one single slide that fill correctly each screen with different contents). The content ...
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Keynote export with AppleScript broken in 6.2

I have recently upgraded both osx (to 10.9.4) and Keynote (to 6.2) and found this script, used to export Keynote presentation to HTML, no longer working. The script is simple: #!/usr/bin/osascript on ...
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I'm trying to purchase Keynote for Mac Os 10.7

How can I buy an older version of Keynote that's compatible with 10.7?
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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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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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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 slides orientation

Is it possible to make vertical slides with keynote? Can they be turned around? I'm trying to make a slideshow for an installation using monitors placed vertically.... but I'm not sure if that's ...
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How to change shape defaults in keynote?

I'm using Keynote 6.2. Is there a way to change the default properties of shape objects? Specifically, I'd like to get rid of the drop shadow and the advanced color fill. It's a pain to have to change ...
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OS 10.9.2 and Keynote 6.1 show X and ? on older slide decks

Opening an older Keynote presentation on Keynote 6.1 on 10.9.2, we see a giant x with a question mark in the middle [of something]. Something else plays properly, but the ? and X do not go away.
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How to change the background colour of a Keynote presentation gradually each slide?

Can I automatically change the background colour of a Keynote presentation? I would like to have a lighter shade of a colour on the first slide and gradually darken each slide such that I end up with ...
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Links when exporting/importing PowerPoint to Keynote

When importing a PPT into Keynote (both for OSX as well as iOS) – are hyperlinks to pages within the presentation (as well as weblinks) preserved? Many thanks!
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iPad & Keynote not talking

I have always been able to open powerpoint presentations in Keynote. However Keynote no longer shows as an option for "Open in..." in my dropbox or any other productivity apps. Thankyou.
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Presentations do not save after template change

I have Keynote 6.0.1. running on a Macbook Air 13" mid 2011, under OSX 10.9.1. Ever since I upgraded to this version of Keynote I have a peculiar and very annoying problem. I work with different ...
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How to export a movie from Keynote via AppleScript at greater than 540p?

I want to create a tool that will automatically convert Keynote presentations to movie files. I have discovered that the current version of Keynote has an export command in its AppleScript dictionary: ...
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OS X Mavericks crashes with active Hot Corner, Keynote 13 and Mission Control

Just wondering if this happens only to me: What you need: OSX Mavericks - Hot Corners, Mission Control Keynote 13 What to do: Open Mission Control from a hot corner while the progress bar is ...
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How to make interactive Keynote for iBooks Author?

I am a teacher who teaches students with learning disabilities. I am making a novel study in iBooks Author that they can access on their iPads. I can put Keynote presentations within the book and I ...
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Images appear much smaller Keynote 6.0

When using earlier version of Keynote, I would prep my image in Photoshop: 6.2 x 4.2 and the would pretty much fill the screen, leaving a small amount around the edges. If I try to do this in Keynote ...
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Why is iWork Keynote is suddenly linking images instead of embedding them?

I've been using iWork for a while and have created some pretty elaborate designs in Keynote and Pages, but I haven't come across a problem like this before or even an option to link/embed images. In ...
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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 ...