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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Keynote 6.0 - How to add animated gif?

I recently got Keynote 6.0 and I'm having trouble animating a gif in it. Using Insert > Choose... easily adds the gif to the slide, but without animation. I have searched and found other sources ...
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Animate a pie-chart in Keynote

Suppose I want to compare two situations via two pie-charts. I know I can grow a pie-chart per part in an animation or on click. But I would like to be able to transition that pie-chart to new numbers ...
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Using Mission Control to switch between Safari and a full-screen Keynote presentation

I'm on a MacBook Pro running Lion. During a Keynote presentation that's running in full screen, I'd like to be able to switch to a different desktop with the four-finger-swipe gesture to demonstrate a ...
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How does Keynote decide which display to appear on?

The scenario: I go into class, hook up my laptop to the projector using mini-display port adapter, and fire up Keynote. Keynote opens with it's window on the projected display, showing off the hidden ...
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How do I change the default font-family for all slides in keynote

I am using keynote 2009 and I want all my slides to have the font-family "Courier". I tried playing with master slides but when I create a new slide it defaults to "Gill Sans". Any help is ...
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Can you resize a Keynote slide without resizing text?

I'm currently using Keynote to layout a web design, but I've made my slide too short. When I try to resize my slide, all the text increases in size, destroying my layout. So my question is, is there ...
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How to convert Keynote to PowerPoint online

Is there a way to convert a downloaded Keynote (from slideshare) file to a PowerPoint file (or an open format like Open/LibreOffice) online?
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Keynote - Print Slide with Notes

I know there is a way in Keynote to print your slides with notes. However, on some of my slides I have notes that are VERY long (as in a couple of pages). I'd like to print these off as handouts, but ...
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Is this possible to link the value to a database in Apple's iWork suite?

For example, I would like to make a Pages document that has a value that's linked to the company information and Keynotes and Numbers as well. So, when our company information changes, all the ...
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In Keynote, is there any way to assign shortcut keys to select specific fonts?

I'm writing a series of lectures where I use a different font to indicate code. Is there any way to assign new shortcut keys/key combinations to select the two fonts I want?
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How can I keep “Update Notifications” from disrupting a Keynote presentation?

When I was in the middle of teaching class, using Keynote, my presentation was disrupted when TextExpander discovered there was an update available and threw up a dialog box asking if I would like to ...
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Starting Keynote presenter mode without an external monitor

Before a talk, I'd like to try the presenter mode for Keynote - to get familiar with it - on my Macbook Pro, without an alternate display being attached. Is this possible? How?
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How to uninstall Numbers and Keynote on Mavericks?

I installed Pages version 5 on Mavericks via the "App Store". But the problem is Keynote and Numbers are installed also. I'm not interested in Keynote and definitely not in Numbers. I want to ...
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Run Keynote Presentation in a Window

Is there a way to run a Keynote presentation in a window instead of fullscreen? I changed the resolution to one smaller than my display, and it displays it centered. I need it in the upper left ...
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Disable Keynote Function Keys

Keynote uses the ►ll, ►►, and ◄◄ keys to play/pause, go to previous slide, and next slide, respectively. This causes the keys to no longer control iTunes. Is there any way to stop Keynote from ...
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Can Keynote on iOS play PowerPoint files with audio?

I have a family member who's considering buying an iPad. The biggest needs she has is to see PowerPoint presentations with music/audio. She currently has an iMac with Microsoft Office installed, and ...
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Multimedia Key Binding

How exactly does Apple "register" the multimedia keys? I notice that Play/Pause, Rewind, and Fast-Forward are active Application aware. By which I mean that it will control Front Row, or iTunes, DVD ...
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How to print full presenter notes WITHOUT slides in Keynote

I have a 50 slide presentation with extensive notes, and urgently need to print out those notes. Keynote 6 appears to offer no way to do this. All print options include slides, and/or do not print ...
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How to store new iWork (2013) documents in a flat file (for version control)?

With the October 2013 iWork update, the new UI is great but it seems one cannot store documents as 'flat file' any more. This really limits my ability to store the files, essentially ruling ...
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How can I use common information across multiple masters in a keynote presentation?

In short, how do I make a Keynote template/theme with custom data (unique to that presentation) shown on every slide, and also support masters for a variety of layouts, without the author needing to ...
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How to draw a curved arrow in Keynote 09?

I don't find how to draw a curved arrow in a Keynote'09 presentation... I'm sure is really before my eyes but .....
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In Keynote '13, A dialog box keeps giving me a warning when I save / autosave

The following warning appears: This happens both when I save and the autosave (which happens often). It is a modal box and interrupts workflow. No other applications are running, and the issue ...
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Possible to integrate Keynote in custom UI?

In Windows it is possible to load and instantiate COM/ActiveX components, e.g. PowerPoint, and use them to render in your UI of choice. With e.g. WebKit, this seems to be possible as WebKit is ...
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iPad: export Keynote project to video

Setup. I'm running the most recent version of Keynote (as of April 3rd, 2014) on an iPad Air, WiFi-only version @ 16GBs. Task/issue. I would like to export the project/slideshow to a video file (to ...
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How to convert and adapt from a “Save As” person to a “Version” person?

I am so used to "Save As" on the PC, so that for example, if I remember I removed a line two months ago on my resume (also called CV) and now is April 2012, I can go back to Resume 2012-01-23 ...
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Is there an Automator action to create Keynote presentation from text file?

I need to import a text file (consisting of subtitles) into a Keynote presentation. I need to turn each subtitle into a single slide, interspersed with blank (black) slides. I'd like to create an ...
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Scaling text in Keynote

I have a complex drawing in Keynote, which I need to resize. I can do this by making the drawing into a group, but unfortunately it contains many text labels, which do not resize when I change the ...
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Keynote slideshow in the background

Is there a way to leave a Keynote slideshow running on the second attached monitor while doing other things on the computer? I use my MacBook Pro to run the projector at my school assemblies and I'd ...
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How can I use a Wii remote as a remote control for Keynote on my mid-2011 MacBook Air?

I have a Wii Remote and a mid-2011 MacBook Air. What do I do to pair the Wii remote with the Air, and what software can accept input from this Bluetooth device and send it to Keynote? I'm looking for ...
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How to change master of an existing slide in Keynote 6.0?

In Keynote 5.x there was a toolbar button where I could change the master of an existing slide. This would keep the content of the slide, but would change the layout to the new master. I can not ...
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Reduce colors from Millions to Thousands

I was trying to run a Keynote presentation on a secondary display and Keynote told me that I didn't have enough video RAM and either needed to reduce the resolution or number of colors from Millions ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for dynamic menu items (Keynote)

I often find myself creating Keynote presentations with lots of extra slides. I then go through and skip a bunch for a particular class. To make this slide choice easier, I added a keyboard shortcut ...
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How can I set the background image the same on all master slides without editing each master slide individually in Keynote?

In PowerPoint the master slides have inheritance, so you can set common elements on all the master slides easily. I don't see anyway to do this in Keynote. For example, if I want to set the background ...
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Add big green check mark to Keynote presentation

I'm using Keynote '09 for the first time, and I find myself wanting some bits of clip art or additional shapes. At the moment, I just want a big check mark. It's hard to believe that this isn't ...
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iWork '09 Keeps asking to be Registered

I'm a teacher in a classroom with 8, 9 10 and 11 year olds who each have a macbook or a macbook pro. Fun job. We have a standard 10.6.6 image with iWork '09 (4.03). In previous images, iWork would ...
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How do I force Keynote to sync with iCloud?

When I create new Keynote presentations on my Mac they are not showing up on my iOS devices. I noticed when I open a document from iCloud there is a dotted iCloud symbol in the file viewer. Is there ...
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How to create a Keynote theme with 16:9 AND 4:3 support?

In Keynote you can create custom themes that show up in the Keynote theme chooser. Apple's (newer) themes support all 16:9 resolutions (like 1920x1080) but also all 4:3 resolutions (like 1024x768). ...
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Import multiple-pages from a PDF as separate slides in Keynote

I have a PDF with slides in it from someone else and I want to import all the separate pages of the PDF as separate slides in Keynote. The best answer I can find is this one on apple support, but it ...
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How can I email a document from iWork without the recipient seeing the intermediate saved versions?

It looks like we don't need to keep different files like on Windows 7: speech 2012 rev 01.doc speech 2012 rev 02.doc speech 2012 rev 03.doc So on Lion, we can just use "Save a version" and all ...
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How to partially uncover bullet points in Keynote

In Keynote '09 on the Mac, how can I create a list of bullet points such that: At first, the bullets are all dimmed or grey When I click, the next bullet becomes undimmed or black This is similar ...
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How do you uninstall Keynote 6 but leave Keynote 5?

I installed Keynote 6.x recently, and decided I want to use the old version (5.3) - commonly known as iWork '09 instead. I have deleted 6.x Keynote using Finder, but it comes back when the App Store ...
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How to use Scale Action to scale up an image in Keynote without loosing quality?

If I have a really high resolution image in Keynote, and I shrink it down to start out small, and then use the scale up action (animation) to make it big the resulting image is pixelated and low ...
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Keynote: appear, disappear, reappear in Build Order

Is there a way to make an object in the Build order appear, disappear, then reappear on the same slide? For example, I want to show a blank slide. Then, when I click, I'd like a circle to appear. ...
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How to edit presenter notes in Keynote '09?

I'm using Keynote '09 (I'm also interested by a solution working with the last version of Keynote since I will upgrade if the function is there). I'm making a lot of presenter notes. With some of ...
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Blackboard theme for iPad Keynote

I'm creating a presentation with my MacBook Pro and Keynote. I'm using the theme Blackboard which uses the font Chalkboard. When I import the presentation on my iPad Mini via iCloud the default font ...
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Problem with my applescript to export keynote files to powerpoint

I've a big problem with an export applescript. I would like to export many keynote files to powerpoint files. I found this script below, but there is an error that tells that the menu item ...
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Does Powerpoint 2003 work with Keynote

I have created a presentation in Powerpoint 2003 and have opened it in Keynote, however, when I veiw the presentation on the iPad the colors in the graphs have changed as well as the font alignment. ...
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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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Keynote '09 can't play slideshow again unless restarted

I am running Keynote '09 (5.0) on Mac OS X 10.6.8 on a mid-2010 MacBook Pro. Everything was fine until yesterday. The problem is that I can play a slideshow after opening it with Keynote, but if I ...
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How can I generate dynamic keynote presentations?

I'd like to build a series of Keynote presentations that contain some dynamic elements. By that I mean some elements are "compiled" in later. For example if I have a code sample on a slide, I want to ...