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 to change color scheme of Keynote slide design/template?

I just made the switch to Mac. In PowerPoint, I used to be able to select a certain slide theme or design but choose a different color of it. How can I do that with Keynote? I've been googling for ...
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What causes all iWork apps to have blank, unusable documents after a reinstall?

After deleting and re-installing the apps, I can't use iWork. Specifically, the document area is always empty, no matter if I create a new document or open an existing one. This applies to Pages, ...
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After exporting a Keynote6.5 file to html, the animation Trace is gone. Apple told, it would work

After the last update of Keynote I was very pleased with the "Trace" animation. In their introduction Apple told, the animation would survive an export to html. But it doesn't. The presentation ...
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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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Safe to Delete Keynote Cache under /Library/Container/com.apple.iWork.Keynote/Data/Library/Caches

While the question "is it safe to delete /Library/Caches" is commonly seen, OSX also has another path for storing caches (not sym link). Keynote has another cache stored at ...
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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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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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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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Scaling different amounts on each axis in Keynote

In Keynote it's easy to build an animation wherein you scale or rotate an item uniformly on horizontal and vertical. But is there a way to scale an object only on the vertical axis? This is on the ...
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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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How to make truly single spaced bullet items in Keynote

Although I have selected Spacing 1.0 - single in the Text Style, we can see that there is still large space between each bullet item. How to compact them?
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Paste image from clipboard into Keynote

I copied an image into the clipboard: but there is no paste option within Keynote. So.. how to do this basic operation?
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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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How to create Table of Contents in Keynote?

How can I add a Table of Contents to a Keynote presentation that shows pages and titles in some hierarchy.
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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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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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Slide links not working when exporting as PDF from Keynote

I've done a presentation in Keynote. On the first screen I included a few links to different slides. I tested them in Keynote and they're working, however when I export to PDF they're simply not there ...
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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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Efficiently add builds to all slides in Keynote 6.2

I would like to have all of my slides build the bullet lists with Appear / By Bullet (animation, build in: appear, delivery: by bullet). In Keynote prior to version 6, it was possible to set a build ...
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How do I add media not in iPhoto to a Keynote presentation

I want to use folders other than IPHOTO and PHOTOBOOTH when adding media in iWork applications. For example when using Keynote, this pops up. How do I add folders to the pop-over meniu?
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Why am I experiencing random bluetooth disconnects?

I have an iPad Air 2 64GB now running iOS 8.3. I've experienced problems where when using Keynote on my iPhone 5S to remote control a keynote presentation on my iPad, the connection will be dropped at ...
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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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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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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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How to add the current slide number plus the total slides in Keynote?

I am wondering how I could achieve something like that in the current version of Keynote for OSX: For example the current slide is 3 and the total slides are 10. And I want to show it like (3 / 10) ...
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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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Animation for charts in Keynote

Does anyone know how to do the shrinking of chart animation in WWDC for the speed of swift?
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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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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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Keynote document can't be opened although its size shows normally and how to repair it?

I recently moved my some keynote documents into backup HD. And I found I can't open some of those someday. It showed that "xxx.key can't be opened",and then I just try open it in PDF preview, it ...
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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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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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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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New version of Keynote won't open old versions

When using a newer version of iWork software such as on Yosemite to open older documents and presentations, Pages reports "This document can’t be opened because it’s too old. To open it, save it with ...
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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 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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Highlight object groups in keynote

I have 3 groups on a slide that I want to highlight 1 at a time. Is there a good way to do this? My slide has a gradient background so putting a rectangle over the objects and faking it mucking with ...
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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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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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How do I restore the tab to Increase Indent Level in Keynote '13?

As of Keynote '13 for Mavericks, it seems Apple disabled ⇥ Tab to increase indent level (and ⇧ Shift+⇥ Tab to decrease it). Is there any way to re-enable this? I tried using the Keyboard Shortcuts ...
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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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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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What are some good sources for Pages and Keynote templates?

It doesn't matter whether they are for free or for purchase as long as they are compatible.
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How can I find all *old* Keynote presentations on my computer?

I have some old Keynote presentations. When I try to open them with the latest Keynote (6.5.2 (2119)), I get the following warning: This presentation can’t be opened because it’s too old. To open it, ...
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generate Keynote presentation from text or Markdown?

Is there a way to automatically generate a Keynote presentation from a source file written in text format, Markdown format, or org-mode? I know that Pandoc and other tools can generate HTML-based ...
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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 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