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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Downgrade to older version of Keynote

I just bought a new iMac with Keynote version 6.5.3. The company I do business with has Keynote 6.2.2. i am told they are incompatible. The company will not upgrade. Can I downgrade? If so, how?
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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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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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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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Unicode font changes depending on input in text box

The letter ℂ, which is unicode U+2102 behaves strangely in Keynote. If presented by itself in a text box, one font is displayed. However, if it is prepended with the letter 𝔻, which is unicode ...
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Positioning of items when repeatedly pasting in Keynote

Keynote has a really nice feature that I often use. If I (1) copy a shape, (2) paste it, (3) position the pasted item one centimetre to the right of the original (for example), and then (4) press ...
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Keynote 6.2 does not keep vector art as vector when copying from Keynote into Adobe Illustrator, is there a work around or setting to fix this?

I used to copy vector art from Adobe Illustrator and paste this art into Keynote. It was possible to go in the reverse order as well, i.e., copy vector art in Keynote and paste it into Adobe ...
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Keynote 6.2 - hyperlinks on shapes without filling

I created a presentation that I need to use frequently, using the prior build of keynote and used rectangular shapes to create my links. I superimposed these rectangles on images, so they have no ...
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Split Keynote Builds Into Separate Slides

I need a method that takes a Keynote presentation with multiple build animations (appear, disappear, etc.) as input and splits each slide into several new slides, one new slide for each build ...
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Keynote no longer free on my OS X Mavericks

I received "You have iWork apps for OS X Mavericks available." notification and went to install the suite from the App Store. Keynote was stuck on waiting, so I clicked the 'x' icon and now it has ...
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Issue when saving files with Keynote

Today I have run into issues with Keynote v5.3 (1170) running on MacOS X 10.8.5, all current updates installed. It is reproducible most of the time when saving documents in iCloud and sometime when ...
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In Keynote, how to have image mask start with the entire image

Frequently when pasting images into Keynote for Mac, I want to crop off a small piece of the image, say on the bottom or the right. When I apply an image mask, Keynote defaults to a small square ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to copy and paste styles with Keynote?

I am using Keynote'09 and have to change a lot of text to specific styles. Since I can't define text styles I have to work around this missing function. Here is a simple example with a style I would ...
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LaTeX Beamer like navigation bar in Keynote / Powerpoint

Sometimes I have to use WYSIWYG-Editors like Keynote or Microsoft's PowerPoint to create presentations. I was wondering if there is any possibility to add this really helpful navigation bar like it is ...
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After exporting a Keynote 6.5 file to HTML, the animation Trace is gone

After the last update of Keynote I was very pleased with the "Trace" animation. In their introduction Apple said the animation would survive an export to HTML, but it doesn't. The presentation works ...
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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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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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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 ...