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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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 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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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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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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Use of keynote: create links between files

I'd like to create links between files within my presentation. It's quiet common to start from a slide with lot of options (menu) and from each option to go to a specific file located in the same ...
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Greek letter shortcuts in Keynote 6.5

I recently switched to Keynote for writing scientific talks. I use tons of greek letters and need a fast way to type them in. I have seen on other questions and forums that people just change the ...
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Converting from Keynote to Powerpoint without losing audio recording

I know this question as been asked on how to convert a keynote presentation to a powerpoint format presentation, and I can do that with keynote itself, I've also tried the zamar and icloud drive ...
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Timing individual slides in Keynote

I have a self-playing slideshow in Keynote, with 20 second transitions (each slide is shown for 20 seconds). The last slide plays a movie, which is longer than 20 seconds. How can I set the ...
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Changing default Keynote shortcuts

Keynote has its own shortcuts that overrides mac shortcuts. For example, moving focus between windows is generally ⌘ Cmd-< on Mac, but in Keynote this is Zoom out. Adding ⌘ Cmd-< as the shortcut ...
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Embed executable in a Keynote

in a month i'm going to graduate at university and i have to do a presentation for the degree thesis. I'd like to know if it's possible to embed my C++ code (an executable) in a keynote. Thanks Luca ...
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Can I animate line endpoints in Keynote?

I have some objects in Keynote with arrows, made by a line snapped to the object with an arrow-endpoint: When I move the object in the slide editor the line end-points move with the object ...
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Keynote master slide object automatically arranged on top of foreground slide

I have over 200 slides and would like to get rid of a few objects which are all positioned in the same positions for each slide. These objects are not a part of the template master, so it is ...
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Export Keynote Presentation with soundtrack to pptx

I have a presentation created with keynote including a soundtrack using yosemity. I want to export it to pptx so my projector can recognize the presentation. Exporting to pptx works fine, but I get ...
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How can I look more “hi-tech” with Apple devices in a presentation?

I will do a VERY IMPORTANT presentation to a company. I will sell my products and the result of this can, literally, change my life. So, I was thinking: how can I cause a really good impress using ...
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How to use keynote magic move with Connection Lines?

When I use magic move with connetion lines, they disappear and reappear in the next slide. It seems like magic move doesn't recognize the connection lines (or can't match them), so it just redraws ...
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double superscript in keynote

Is there a way to do a double superscript/subscript in keynote? I mean superscript of a superscript, e.g., (in latex notation) $a^{2^n}$.
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Scroll in Keynote prestentation/prototype slide

I use Keynote to put together an interactive web prototype based on images and clickable boxes which link between my different slides, in other words basic Keynote prototyping. A problem I'm ...
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Apple Keynote exclude object from slide transition

How can i exclude part of the slide from animating in transition ? like background, title, i just want to move to next slide with keeping the headline
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Link rather than import images in Keynote

I'm creating an interactive prototype in Keynote using images of views as slides and add clickable areas which link to other slides. So far so good. But I've found that the maintenance of the ...
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Keynote colours

In keynote 6. Can someone give me the order working of the colour palates please and any short cuts. And if there is a one function to change one swatch colour which will change all the elements ...
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Hyperlinks in Keynote

Is there a way to have the hyperlinks change to a different color after you have clicked it? I know this happens automatically in Microsoft Word but it doesn't seem to be happening in Keynote. ...
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Audio not exporting into Quicktime from Keynote

I have recorded a 50 minute slideshow with a voice-over narration in Keynote. There are mp3 sound files on some of the slides, i.e. short clips of various sounds. When I play back the recorded ...
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How can I sync Keynote between Mavericks and iOS8

I want to sync Keynote between my Mac and iPhone so that I can edit my presentations anywhere. How can I achieve this? I tried iCloud and OneDrive, but they didn't work. My OS X is Mavericks and iOS ...
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How to Remove The Background But Keep The Text Colour?

when I choose to print my slides without a background, the colour of the text disappears. Is there a way to remove the background but keep the text colour?
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Prevent automatic timing of slides for slides with videos

I am currently using Keynote 6.5. My slides in keynote change every 11.5 seconds. I am playing a video on one of the slides that is 30 seconds and in the middle of the video the slide changes. How do ...
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Import .ACO color palette for Mac (for use with Keynote, Omnigraffle etc)

I want to use my ACO color palettes from Photoshop to be available in Keynote, Omingraffle etc. Is there any tool out there to export ACO files to whatever format that is needed to load that palette ...
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How can I import images into Keynote filling slide?

Is there any way to import many images into keynote and have them centered and filling the slide? e.g, for a 1024x768 slide, and say a 768x384 image, have it import as a 1024x512 image so that it ...
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KEYNOTE 6.2.2, OS X 10.10 - Free Transform as Animation?

I'm creating some simple motion graphics in keynote (a surprisingly good balance of power - ease of use!) However, I want to animate a box transforming in length, i.e. getting broader. With the normal ...
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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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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 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 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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Keynote default style for graphic elements

Every time I make a new line in Keynote, it is white and 1-point, so it can hard to find and reposition. I have tried looking for a contextual menu that says "Assign current style as default" but am ...
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How can I see theme variation images in Keynote?

I was emptying the trash and noticed some images in a "recovered files" directory named something like sotryboard-paper-green-flat.tiff with variations for colour, gradients, etc. - These seemed to be ...
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Can one pan across a panorama photo that is longer than the screen in Keynote?

The panorama photo is displayed in the center of the view area in Keynote, cutting off both the left and right ends. I would like to have the photo displayed first from the left and then pan across to ...
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Keynote - need individual letter graphics that can be moved/manipulated to create words on slide

I teach kids who failed to learn to read in school, online. I am making a series of presentations for very simple words like "is," etc. I need to have some large alphabetic letters at the top of the ...
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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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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 ...