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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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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What is a keyboard shortcut in Keynote to edit a text object without clicking it?

Suppose I have a text object currently selected on a slide. I'd like a keyboard shortcut that lets me edit the text without erasing it, just like F2 does in the Microsoft world. Return is close: it ...
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How can I install template from 3rd party to Keynote?

After downloading a template for my Keynote program, I can't seem to install it correctly so that I can utilize the 200+ slides that are included when I wish to add a new slide in the presentation. I ...
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Auto-Playing Keynote presentation file

I've seen that on Microsoft PowerPoint, you can see the file as .ppt, which is a standard powerpoint file, and .pps, which will open straight into the presentation. Is there n equivalent of this in ...
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My Keynote version is still 6.5.3 even though mac app store says I installed 6.6.1

I have a macbook white late 2009, recently upgraded to 8 GB RAM and running on yosemite 10.10.5. I updated Keynote and Pages to the newer versions. Mac app store says I was able to update to Keynote 6....
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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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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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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 U+...
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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 CMD-...
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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 show my windows in a non-mirror display (connected to a projector)?

The title is phrased pretty badly. It would be great if someone can improve it. My English is bad. Situation: I am going to do a presentation about my app. During the presentation, I need to switch ...
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Embed Keynote presentation on website

Is there any way to get a Keynote presentation up on the web somewhere? There are things like SlideShare, but they seem to only work with PowerPoint. I see that Keynote provides a variety of export ...
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HELP! Keynote 6.5.3 - How to set presentation to “Browse by an Individual” (window)?

Can anyone please tell me where I can find the setting to set my slideshow to "Browse by an Individual (window)" so that I can use it inside GoToWebinar without presenting in full slide mode? I ...
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Remove fonts from top of Keynote Font Menu

When I click on the Font menu in keynote, I see many fonts that are not in my document: How do I remove the fonts that I'm not using?
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How can I disable my MacBook Pro's pause/play key within Keynote?

I run iTunes all day while I work, and have built in the muscle memory of pressing F8 to pause and play music. Occasionally I work with Keynote as well. When music is playing and I press F8 to pause ...
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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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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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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. I'...
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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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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. http://www.satechi.net/index.php/...
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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 sound,...
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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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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 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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Sharing Keyboard shortcuts

I want to share my keyboard shortcuts for Keynote with my team at work. Is that scriptable? If so how would I go about it? I know there is Applescript available in OS X, but haven't found any good ...
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How to get a keynote presentation to be viewed on a tv without wifi/appletv,

I work at a pharmacy and had previously created a powerpoint presentation with an old pp version that I was able to save to a usb and play on a tv at work for the customers to view. I needed to ...
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Printing presenter notes in Keynote

I've found an answer to how to print presenter notes only in Keynote and it was somebody who'd written a program to do this: global presenterNotes tell application "Keynote" activate open (...