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 them I have prepared a set of relevant questions the watchfull listeners might ask and some I may ask them. I put all these in the presenter notes which I can look at during a presentation.

How may I edit these notes, during a presentation, so as to take into account good questions and answers coming either from me, the speaker, or the audience?

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Unfortunately, Keynote '09 can't achieve such a feature. You can, however, this feature has been added in the 2013 version of Keynote.

Enable the presenter view (in this example, I'm going to use the "Rehearse Slideshow" feature).

If you don't see the presenter notes, go to the top right corner of the screen and select the middle icon, then check off the "Presenter Notes" box.

Now that you see the presenter notes, it may not look like you can edit them at first, but if you slide your cursor to the top right corner of the notes box, the "Edit" button will appear. Click on it, and start typing (you can also edit it by double-clicking anywhere on the box).

Hope this helps.

(P.S.: For some reason, I'm unable to upload any pictures in order for me to show you better. Once StackExchange fixes those bugs, I'll update the answer with the appropriate pictures).

  • I clarified my OQ so as to make clear I'm already using presenter notes: "I'm making a lot of presenter notes." I'm in need of editing not creating ☺. Tell me if my question isn't clearer enough.
    – dan
    Dec 7, 2013 at 9:47
  • Thank you for clarifying. Try double-clicking on the notes while in the presenter view to see if that works. Otherwise, it may not look like you can edit them in Keynote '09. I have found, however, that it DOES work in the 2013 version of Keynote. I've updated my answer for those instructions. Since this answer assumes that you can't do it in Keynote '09, let me know if my suggestion above works so I can edit the answer accordingly.
    – chrisjr
    Dec 7, 2013 at 17:43
  • It doesn't seem to be possible to edit presenter notes with Keynote '09.
    – dan
    Dec 8, 2013 at 22:43
  • I have a update available on the App Store. The version number is 6.0.1. DO you know if this is the Keynote '13?
    – dan
    Dec 8, 2013 at 22:45
  • @danielAzuelos Yes it is.
    – chrisjr
    Dec 8, 2013 at 22:49

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