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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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How to set transparent color in figure in Keynote?

In Office 2019 Powerpoint, you can click a figure and define a specific color as transparent. You'd go to Picture Format > Color > Set Transparent Color. How do I do this in Keynote? Below is a ...
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Microsoft Office poweruser - is it worth to invest time in using Keynote? [closed]

I've been using Office for many years, and I think I do fairly well with it, including several advanced features. Now I've started using Mac, and I'm wondering if it is worth to spend time to learn ...
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Adding a gif image to Keynote for macOS

I am trying to add an image from Giphy to a presentation in Keynote. It seems to indicate I can drag and drop, but this isn't working. If I add an image pane all I get is a text address not the ...
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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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My Keynote version is still 6.5.3 even though mac app store says I installed 6.6.1

I have a MacBook white late 2009, recently upgraded to 8 GB RAM and running on Yosemite 10.10.5. I updated Keynote and Pages to the newer versions. Mac app store says I was able to update to Keynote 6....
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Scaling different amounts on each axis in Keynote

In Keynote it's easy to build an animation wherein you scale or rotate an item uniformly on horizontal and vertical. But is there a way to scale an object only on the vertical axis? This is on the ...
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Horizontal flip animation in Keynote

I want to perform a horizontal flip animation between two images in Keynote. How I can do this? The flipping should swipe images
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Finding all places where a paragraph style is used?

When attempting to delete a paragraph style in Keynote, one can get the dialog that reads: The style you want to delete is used in the document. Choose a style to replace it: How can one go about ...
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Trim MP4 video downloaded from YouTube in Keynote

I have downloaded a YouTube videoclip (using Firefox), it's a MP4 file. I have inserted it in a Keynote slide. Can I trim this MP4 file in Keynote? I can do that with my music from iTunes library. I ...
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Can't reproduce movie in Keynote

I have a set of movies that I created using ffmpeg. I use them for presentations in Keynote, and until today I had never had a problem. However, now when I try to drag them or import them in Keynote I ...
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Lock every object across entire keynote deck using applescript?

I'm trying to use an applescript to lock every object across every slide of a keynote deck, with only partial success. I've provided the code I'm using below. So far it works, but it seems to skip any ...
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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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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, hiding objects during printing

My Keynote templates have a master slide that helps me lay out the pages. I add a number of lines, dotted and light, that help me when I lay out a complicated page. They are regular lines which I ...
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Keyboard for IPA, open back rounded vowel “ɒ”

I need to write/modify a keynote using many characters from the international phonetic alphabet (IPA). Currently, I am doing this on an iPad within Keynote. I started by copying and pasting the ...
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How to make a table editable in a keynote template?

When adding Images, Text & Shape to a Master slide you have the option of Define as Media Placeholder. No such option (appears to) exists if you add a Table to a master slide. This means that ...
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How to use keynote magic move with Connection Lines?

When I use magic move with connetion lines, they disappear and reappear in the next slide. It seems like magic move doesn't recognize the connection lines (or can't match them), so it just redraws ...
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Keynote equation: is it possible to predefine LaTeX macros?

Is it possible to add to the LaTeX preamble for the Keynote equation tool? For example, the default setting is that \vec{x} generates an arrow over the letter x, but I would like this to produce a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Why are regular Folders in Smart Folders not showing up in Open File dialogs?

I'd like to create Smart Folders in the Finder favorite bars that I can access from different applications. Those Smart Folders will mostly contain regular folders of current projects I'm working on. ...
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Fill rectangle with diagonal lines (stripes) in keynote

I want to create a rectangle in keynote which is filled with diagonal lines, like shown in the example image. How can I do this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keynote control text box size

How do I control the text box size in Keynote? My main problem is that I can't even select the box, though I can select text within the box. When I click on the paintbrush on the upper right of the ...
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What is a keyboard shortcut in Keynote to edit a text object without clicking it?

Suppose I have a text object currently selected on a slide. I'd like a keyboard shortcut that lets me edit the text without erasing it, just like F2 does in the Microsoft world. Return is close: it ...
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How to mask images in Keynote into circles?

I have a bunch of photos that I need on a single slide, and I'd like them all to be shown as circles. Can I do that out-of-the-box with Keynote?
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Keynote Presentation locking

Is there a way to lock an iPad, playing a Keynote presentation, in presentation mode so that you cannot access edit mode at all? We have a presentation which plays during a tour and if one of our ...