So I have about 70 slides in my keynote presentation.

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I've been looking everywhere trying to position all my titles of all 70 pages to start at the exact x,y coordinates position.

I couldn't find it an option to do that. 😭

Result :

Right now, if I pressed down arrows, I see that my titles are not line up, some of them are too far left, and some are slightly off not in same position because I been eyes-ball and position each one of them best I can to the left edge.

Is there a way to do it ?

  • Is there an issue wit editing the master layout so each slide has the same title placement? Change things and then reapply the master should work unless I’m. Issuing your point entirely. support.apple.com/guide/keynote/…
    – bmike
    Jan 17, 2020 at 0:34
  • I don’t now master work. I tried it I see 2 yellow lines. I’m not sure how is it going to help me do what I need.
    – code-8
    Jan 17, 2020 at 2:33
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    The image showing slide 20, actually does not have a title as the [] Title check box is unchecked. The object containing "Click Jacking" is a text item not a default title item. If all the slides follow the same pattern, then set the first text item on the first slide to the position you want and then to get the same object on each slide to the same position you can use a bit of AppleScript code run in Script Editor, e.g.: tell application "Keynote" to tell document 1 to set position of text item 1 of slides to (position of text item 1 of slide 1) Jan 17, 2020 at 6:31
  • @user3439894, the screenshot only show 20, but I have over 100 slides now. I only about 70 the day I posted this question.
    – code-8
    Jan 19, 2020 at 23:29

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From Keynote type some text on a slide. Select the text and on the top right side be sure to click on Format. Then on the line below Format click on Arrange. In the pane that appears, you can set the x and y positions of the text. There is an option below that to lock this into place.

  • Yes. I saw that but that is to arrange only one slide. I have 70 of them. I’m trying to avoid doing each of them.
    – code-8
    Jan 17, 2020 at 0:05
  • You answer refer to only one slide, I am not looking for that. I am looking for a solution for all my titles.
    – code-8
    Jan 19, 2020 at 23:28

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