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 get filename of image used as image fill in table cell?

I'm designing a large photo-based book for a client and he came up with the idea to select the images to include and their sequencing by placing them roughly into a Keynote file. This sounded like a ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Export Keynote to PowerPoint in high resolution

When I take a Keynote (5.3 or 6.0) presentation with images (all pasted PDF files), then export the presentation to a PowerPoint presentation, all of the images become severely degraded. For ...
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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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Keynote export to Quick Time

I've made a keynote presentation, with recorded audio. Each time when I made a mistake , I re recorded it. Eventually, I had one continuous audio. However, when I exported it to Quick Time Player, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...