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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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Does Keynote have its own 3d engine?

I often use Keynote's 3D charts. I find the rendering quality, precision of perspectives and speed to be similar to the results one would get from an actual 3D engine. Are these graphics produced by ...
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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 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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Downgrade to older version of Keynote

I just bought a new iMac with Keynote version 6.5.3. The company I do business with has Keynote 6.2.2. i am told they are incompatible. The company will not upgrade. Can I downgrade? If so, how?
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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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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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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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Keynote delay is longer than 0 seconds

In keynote I want to seamlessly animate a couple slides together with magic move. However, this seems impossible because even setting the delay to '0' keynote still noticeably delays almost a whole ...
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VNC Screen Sharing only for one display

I have a Mac from which I make presentation (keynote). On the main display, I have the presenter view. On the secondary display, I have the slide displayed to the public |-------------| |------...
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How to animate different objects at sametime?

I think this is very basic question but I could not find solution online. I have keynote 7.0 on OS X EL Capitan 10.11.16. The problem is I have 3 objects and I want them to disappear at the same time. ...
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Auto-Playing Keynote presentation file

I've seen that on Microsoft PowerPoint, you can see the file as .ppt, which is a standard powerpoint file, and .pps, which will open straight into the presentation. Is there n equivalent of this in ...
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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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How can I disable my MacBook Pro's pause/play key within Keynote?

I run iTunes all day while I work, and have built in the muscle memory of pressing F8 to pause and play music. Occasionally I work with Keynote as well. When music is playing and I press F8 to pause ...
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How can I disable word completion popup menu in Keynote when esc key is pressed?

I've been using Keynote (6.5.3) for nearly a month without trouble. Apparently, at some point today, I've mashed a keyboard combination that presents me with a popup dialog with "autocomplete" ...
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Animate two bullet lists in sync?

Given a side by side list of bullets, I can animate them to reveal bullet by bullet. But they will only animate one list at a time. For instance: The list of one, two, three will go down point by ...
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Hiding images temporarily on a slide while editing

I have some slides in a presentation where images appear on click in full screen. While creating and editing the slide, the image is always above the text and basically I have to move the picture ...
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Looking for a grandma-safe way to create two-fold greeting cards

My Mom (+ 70) longs for the day when her Windows Paint Shop program would walk her through creating a 2-fold 8 1/2 x 11 card. She could assemble the card one page at a time and not think about what ...
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Unicode font changes depending on input in text box

The letter ℂ, which is unicode U+2102 behaves strangely in Keynote. If presented by itself in a text box, one font is displayed. However, if it is prepended with the letter 𝔻, which is unicode U+...
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Positioning of items when repeatedly pasting in Keynote

Keynote has a really nice feature that I often use. If I (1) copy a shape, (2) paste it, (3) position the pasted item one centimetre to the right of the original (for example), and then (4) press CMD-...
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Keynote 6.2 does not keep vector art as vector when copying from Keynote into Adobe Illustrator, is there a work around or setting to fix this?

I used to copy vector art from Adobe Illustrator and paste this art into Keynote. It was possible to go in the reverse order as well, i.e., copy vector art in Keynote and paste it into Adobe ...
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Keynote 6.2 - hyperlinks on shapes without filling

I created a presentation that I need to use frequently, using the prior build of keynote and used rectangular shapes to create my links. I superimposed these rectangles on images, so they have no ...
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Keynote no longer free on my OS X Mavericks

I received "You have iWork apps for OS X Mavericks available." notification and went to install the suite from the App Store. Keynote was stuck on waiting, so I clicked the 'x' icon and now it has ...
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Issue when saving files with Keynote

Today I have run into issues with Keynote v5.3 (1170) running on MacOS X 10.8.5, all current updates installed. It is reproducible most of the time when saving documents in iCloud and sometime when ...
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How can I create (nested) Keynote.app slides from a XML file?

I have some nested lists (XML/OPML file) and I am looking for a (automated) process to create Keynote presentations from them. Use case: I write concepts for presentations in an Outliner, then would ...
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In Keynote, how to have image mask start with the entire image

Frequently when pasting images into Keynote for Mac, I want to crop off a small piece of the image, say on the bottom or the right. When I apply an image mask, Keynote defaults to a small square ...
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Music stops during movie in Keynote

I've inserted music into the presentation and the song is 5 mins long. There are 21 slides. After exporting the presentation to a movie, and then playing the movie, the song stops playing at 41 ...
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Which animations will work on Keynote export to PowerPoint?

I have a Keynote (iWork 9) presentation and need to export it as PowerPoint. When doing it using File : Export : PPT the slides work properly, but most of the animations are broken. Is there a ...
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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: 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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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 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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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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Can 'Presentation Notes' in Keynote be Locked?

When a speakers private presentation notes are produced alongside a Keynote presentation, there does not appear to be an opportunity to protect them from editing and/or mistaken deletion. Can they be ...
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Applescript: Keynote 6.6.2 start presentation

I checked this website: https://iworkautomation.com/keynote/document-play.html and I tried this code to start a Keynote presentation: tell application "Keynote" activate if playing is false then ...
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Remove fonts from top of Keynote Font Menu

When I click on the Font menu in keynote, I see many fonts that are not in my document: How do I remove the fonts that I'm not using?
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Keynote files won't open

Several times lately, when I have tried to open a Keynote file, I get the following message: Unable to open “file name” because it isn't a valid Keynote document. The odd thing is that these are files ...
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Replicate the blue/black vs. white/gold illusion in Keynote?

I need to create a Keynote (6.5.2) presentation for school that contains text and no graphics, but implicit silliness is highly encouraged. As such, I was thinking of having some fun with current ...
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How to check owner and licences of an Appstore application?

How to check owner of an Appstore application? And licences used for downloading it. My problem is the following: 1.A few years ago I installed Numbers, Pages and Keynote on a computer WorkComp ...
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Can't use any of the iWork apps

I'm unable to use any of the apps included in the iWork package. If I try to open any one of them, the app opens but I can't perform any action. I click on the bar menu items to see that even 'About ...
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Multiple screen presentation Keynote

I need to realize a presentation with this approach: I want to realize different slide for screen 1 and 2 (or one single slide that fill correctly each screen with different contents). The content or ...
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Keynote - Random Elements and Shuffle Slides

In Keynote 6, if I have a slide with 2 images, how can I randomize the position of the images every time the presentation is run? For example: Sometimes image 1 is at the top of the slide and image 2 ...
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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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 ...