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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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Change the link underline color in Keynote

How do I change the color in keynote of the link that underlines text? I have a presentation template where the links are underlined in teal. This is annoying. I want them underlined in black. I can ...
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Rotate the Quote Bubble shape in Keynote for macOS

The Keynote app for macOS offers a couple of its basic shapes for thought-bubbles (speech-balloon), one is oval, the other rectangular. Notice that both point to the left. ➥ How to make them point ...
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App Store: “To update this app, you need to accept it on the Account page”

I'm trying to update Keynote in the Mac App Store and I get this message: Unable to update “Keynote” To update this app, you need to accept it on the Account page in the App Store. I get the ...
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Keynote always show cursor

When I use Keynote the cursor keeps disappearing unless I move it all the time (even though I've chosen Show Pointer when using the Mouse or trackpad). I do not want that, I always want the cursor to ...
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How to zoom in on picture in Apple Keynote

I've been trying to figure out how to slowly zoom in or ease in on a picture in keynote. I would like the effect to be something like this -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6af4AQG-r4E (go to 0:55 ...
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Equations in Keynote in a browser

I am trying to see if I can add equations in Keynote in iCloud via browser (I don't have a Mac/Iphone). I searched but couldn't find a way other than copy-pasting an image from somewhere. (I'm using ...
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Keynote problem // text positioning in themes

we are making a keynote theme. When opening the Keynote on different macbooks some slides change slightly the postion of headings suddenly? Has anyone an Idea why and how to fix it? Thank you! Here ...
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Keynote version 8.3 how to alter image opacity.. only shows gallery/arrange and not style tab?

Please can you help? I want to fade out an image on a keynote presentation but in the version I have (which is 8.3) there isn't the style tab. How can I change the opacity of the image? Is there a ...
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Apple Keynote Presentation: move through slides with mouse scroll wheel?

When I give a presentation I've created in Google Slides, I can move through slides via my wireless mouse's notched scroll wheel. I really like the granularity this provides—stepping forward or back ...
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How to open a presentation document in Keynote on iOS?

In Keynote app on my iPad, I see a list of seven of my presentations “On My iPad”. Next to these is a list of “Locations” including iCloud Drive, On My iPad, and Recently Deleted. When I single-tap ...
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Keynote: can I tie a textbox to contents of text file?

I have a keynote presentation where I wish to display the contents of a text file in a series of text boxes one per page of the keynote presentation. The stupid way to do it is to use split to divvy ...
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Opacity of “previous paragraphs” in macOS Keynote's “Highlighted paragraph” animation

In the latest version of Keynote on macOS, you can animate text by "Highlighted paragraph" which de-emphasized previous paragraphs. My presentation has the "Modern Type" theme, so the animation turns ...
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Keynote Automation using Applescript/Java

I'm looking to create an AppleScript to automate my Keynote workflow. Basically, I want to replace a marker in the Presenter Notes with text from a table (Numbers, Excel, or other). I found this ...
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Create Wi-Fi access point in macOS without Internet connection

I want to use Keynote.app on my iPhone to operate a Keynote presentation on my MacBook Pro. In order to do that, both iPhone and Mac needs to be on the same Wi-Fi network. But sometimes, there is no ...
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Keynote: change the font of an equation

I'm using the built-in equation tool in Keynote. Is there a way to change the font used by default in Keynote? Also, I see that when I try to use text in the equation via \text{} the font is in bold ...
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Quick way to preview all pages in a PDF file

Is there a quick way or software for MacOS that makes it easy to quickly preview all (or many) pages in a single PDF file. Optimally, it would preview a PDF with multiple pages, similar to how Quick ...
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Is there a way to identify color type using Keynote for iOS

I am wondering if you could find the exact color (using RGB, hex, CMYK, HSL, HSV, whatever!) of an object (like a rectangle) using Keynote for iOS. I couldn’t find a way to do this on iOS, plus I don’...
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Is it possible to show subtitles in an embedded movie in Keynote?

I have an embedded movie in a Keynote presentation that I’ll be giving to a set of people who don’t have english as a first language. I looked for the option to turn on subtitles but with no luck. Is ...
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Keynote - View slide as at end of all animations

I am working on my first Keynote presentation, and my first slide has a series of complex animations which results in a slide which is very different from how it started. I wish to maintain the end ...
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Can you live link a youtube video in Keynote as opposed to embedding an offline copy?

Powerpoint allows to stream a video directly as part of a presentation: In PowerPoint, you can insert or link to an online video, and then play it during your presentation. The video plays ...
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Is there a way to animate the replacement of one object by another in Keynote?

In Keynote, I would like to show some text and then have it replaced by an image. It would be awesome if I could do that by using the cube effect, having the text and image on different faces of the ...
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iWorks Keynote: Is there a way to draw a connection line from a shape back to itself?

Is there a way to draw a connection line from a shape back to itself?
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Sorry, PowerPoint can't read <file name.>.pptx error when trying to open a powerpoint autorecovery file

I was working on a powerpoint today, and then my document wouldn't let me save, and I ended up overwriting the file with a blank presentation. I don't remember the details of how that happened, but ...
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Keynote: How to reference a page relative to the current one?

I want to embed tables (from number) in a keynote document. In such a table, I want to reference cells of different tables from different slides. I know that I can address such a table by an absolute ...
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creating Keynote theme: how to add optional text

Default themes (or their master slides anyway) for Keynote have text elements where (except for a few exceptions where I think they must've messed up) if you enter text it will have its place and ...
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Keynote 8: change dropdown colors [duplicate]

I want to change the colors that appear in the dropdown here: If I open the Colors window and select another color, nothing changes. The steps outlined for older versions of Keynote don't work. ...
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keynote equations in latex : change to a sans-serif font

I just realized that Keynote seem to now allow to type directly some latex (Insert > Equation). I'd like to change the default font to a sans serif font (easier reading on a beamer). More generally ...
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random “broken” alias from Keynote presentation

So for over a few months now ive been having issue with the Keynote application creating these 'broken alias' files on my MacBook Air randomly from time to time(10.13.5 High Sierra; APFS Volume). Ive ...
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I want to have magic move animate cropping and image/changing its mask

This would essentially enable me to do things like: simulate scrolling a web page prezi style panning (without it having to be for the whole friggin presentation) It does not seem possible to ...
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What is a “.spin” log? [duplicate]

MacOS 10.13.4 Keynote version: 8.0.1(5579) Ive recently noticed that from one of my keynote presentations[roughly over 475MB] it creates a ".spin" log whenever i close the presentations without ...
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What are “stackshots” for mac?

Ive recently noticed that from one of my keynote presentations it creates a ".spin" log whenever i close the presentations without saving or view previous versions of the presentation with the 'Revert ...
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Keynote: is there an automated way to batch replace images in presentations?

I've created a template with several placeholders for images. I'd like to do the following: Create a duplicate of the template Replace images in the template (from a csv or text file) Export the ...
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Keynote: trying to add hyperlink, but no field to add the URL

I'm trying to add a hyperlink to an image in a slide. I ctrl-clicked the image, chose "add link", then "webpage", but no dialog or field popped up to add the URL. How do I get the URL field to show up?...
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How can I prevent Keynote from storing files in iCloud?

I am running Sierra, but I am sure the problem is as bad, or worse, in High Sierra. I don't want to store files in iCloud, unless I decide to. But now, when I go to save a new file in Keynote, I don'...
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Numbers 3 or 4: how to copy a chart completely?

I have Numbers 4.3, 3.6 and 2.3 installed on different computers. I want to copy charts from Numbers to Keynote but when I do that in 4.3 or 3.6 the title, legend etc are omitted (and yes, I have ...
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Captioning an image in Keynote

Guides online refer to a text box beneath the image, but I don't see one in Keynote 8. I've filled in the Description, but I can't find any way to make that visible, either. Must I create a text box? ...
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Blank rows/ spaces when copying and pasting from Excel to Keynote Chart

When I copy from Excel for Mac (version 16.11), and paste into Keynote (version 7.3.1), the formatting jumps every time. This means I have to paste individual cells one by one instead of the whole ...
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Move Keynote presentation from Mac to iPad/iPhone

I am building presentations in the current version of Keynote on macOS Sierra. How do I move them to my iPad or iPhone for review and playback? I do not want to co-author simultaneously. The iOS 11 ...
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How to change axis labels in Keynote chart using Applescript?

After hours of searching, I can't find the answer to this. I am trying to change the axis values of a chart in Keynote using AppleScript (I assume using System Events, since the dictionary does not ...
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Information on Box

updates for Numbers, Pages, and Keynote say that you can do collaborative work using Box. What do we know about this "Box"? Searching such a short word on Apple's site seems hopeless.
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Remove Keynote keyboard shortcut

Is it possible to remove or change a keyboard shortcut in Keynote? I found this question/answer about creating a new one, but it doesn't address removing a standard one. Specifically, I find it really ...
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Stretching Keynote over multiple monitors

I have looked and looked and whilst I can find many suggestions for my issue I cannot find a solution, not one that seems to work (in software). I have two projectors (or monitors) connected to my ...
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Keynote : export slides to pdf with notes

I would like to export my Keynote slides to pdf with the presenter notes. The layout of the resulting pdf is not good : the slides are scaled down on each page, and the text of the presenter note is ...
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Change the default color of links in Keynote 8.3 macOS Template

I have a keynote template and the links come up in a teal blue color. However, the default on some templates is black, so I know that this can be changed. How do I change it?
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Keynote: table cell align right with padding

I am using Keynote 7.x on Mac OS High Sierra. I created a table of numbers, and for a particular column, I want to align right with some padding on the right. As shown in the figure below, I applied "...
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Automatically Converting PDF Beamer Slides into Keynote Slides

I am looking for a tool to automatically convert a set of Beamer slides (in PDF format) into current versions of Keynote. I have hundreds of slides, so need something automated. To be clear, each ...
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Keynote record slideshow with external mic

I've looked for hours on how to record a slideshow with an external USB microphone but I didn't find anything. Is it possible to change the audio input in Keynote to an external mic?
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Creating a new file from a rectangular region of a PDF file

I want to create a new PDF file from a rectangular region of an existing PDF file, old_file.pdf. Currently, I use the following rather laborious process: Open the old_file.pdf in Preview. Chose the ...
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Keynote Error Dialogue When Opening .pptx

I opened keynote 7.3.1 on my Mac (10.12.6) and navigated to the Desktop to open a .pptx document. This resulted in an error dialogue stating that it could not recognize that file format (.pptx). What ...
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What is the shortcut to hide the navigator view in Apple Keynote?

I want to show only the slide, without the left-side slide thumbnails in the Navigator View. How can this view be made hidden? I am on Keynote version 7.3.1 (5249) Thanks