Questions tagged [keynote]

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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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 there a user font for San Francisco in El Capitan?

I thought the new Apple font was called San Francisco, but I cannot find it in the font list of the Keynote.app for my Mac. Is it called another way or it is not available for Keynote? I am currently ...
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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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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 do you paste syntax highlighted code into Keynote '13?

I give a lot of code heavy presentations with Keynote. Syntax highlighting makes these readable. In the past I've used web based syntax highlighting tools, and then pasted the easier-to-read code ...
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How can I set the background image the same on all master slides without editing each master slide individually in Keynote?

In PowerPoint the master slides have inheritance, so you can set common elements on all the master slides easily. I don't see anyway to do this in Keynote. For example, if I want to set the background ...
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How do I change the default font-family for all slides in keynote

I am using keynote 2009 and I want all my slides to have the font-family "Courier". I tried playing with master slides but when I create a new slide it defaults to "Gill Sans". Any help is ...
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Scaling text in Keynote

I have a complex drawing in Keynote, which I need to resize. I can do this by making the drawing into a group, but unfortunately it contains many text labels, which do not resize when I change the ...
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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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Keynote 6.0 - How to add animated gif?

I recently got Keynote 6.0 and I'm having trouble animating a gif in it. Using Insert > Choose... easily adds the gif to the slide, but without animation. I have searched and found other sources (...
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How to uninstall Numbers and Keynote on Mavericks?

I installed Pages version 5 on Mavericks via the "App Store". But the problem is Keynote and Numbers are installed also. I'm not interested in Keynote and definitely not in Numbers. I want to ...
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Starting Keynote presenter mode without an external monitor

Before a talk, I'd like to try the presenter mode for Keynote - to get familiar with it - on my Macbook Pro, without an alternate display being attached. Is this possible? How?
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Ways to highlight during a presentation

I miss the old OmniDazzle product from The Omni Group that let us transform the mouse pointer in a variety of ways, some silly but some quite practical. Worked well for highlighting areas of the ...
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How to create Table of Contents in Keynote?

How can I add a Table of Contents to a Keynote presentation that shows pages and titles in some hierarchy.
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How does Keynote decide which display to appear on?

The scenario: I go into class, hook up my laptop to the projector using mini-display port adapter, and fire up Keynote. Keynote opens with it's window on the projected display, showing off the hidden ...
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Run Keynote Presentation in a Window

Is there a way to run a Keynote presentation in a window instead of fullscreen? I changed the resolution to one smaller than my display, and it displays it centered. I need it in the upper left ...
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How to partially uncover bullet points in Keynote

In Keynote '09 on the Mac, how can I create a list of bullet points such that: At first, the bullets are all dimmed or grey When I click, the next bullet becomes undimmed or black This is similar to ...
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How to convert Keynote to PowerPoint online

Is there a way to convert a downloaded Keynote (from slideshare) file to a PowerPoint file (or an open format like Open/LibreOffice) online?
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Can you resize a Keynote slide without resizing text?

I'm currently using Keynote to layout a web design, but I've made my slide too short. When I try to resize my slide, all the text increases in size, destroying my layout. So my question is, is there ...
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Using Mission Control to switch between Safari and a full-screen Keynote presentation

I'm on a MacBook Pro running Lion. During a Keynote presentation that's running in full screen, I'd like to be able to switch to a different desktop with the four-finger-swipe gesture to demonstrate a ...
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How to select images from my Desktop in Keynote?

In Keynote 6 you can edit images on master slides to serve as Media Placeholders. I've created a theme for our company that has several slides with Media Placeholders configured like this. Problem ...
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Animate a pie-chart in Keynote

Suppose I want to compare two situations via two pie-charts. I know I can grow a pie-chart per part in an animation or on click. But I would like to be able to transition that pie-chart to new numbers ...
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How to make truly single spaced bullet items in Keynote

Although I have selected Spacing 1.0 - single in the Text Style, we can see that there is still large space between each bullet item. How to compact them?
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Animating color changes in Keynote

How can you animate a color change (i.e as a build) in a Keynote presentation? There is no option for color under the Action tab of the build inspector.
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How to add the current slide number plus the total slides in Keynote?

I am wondering how I could achieve something like that in the current version of Keynote for OSX: For example the current slide is 3 and the total slides are 10. And I want to show it like (3 / 10) ...
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How to stop Connection Line from snapping to object in Keynote

In Keynote I am inserting multiple connection lines to a single image. As soon as I drag one end point near the image the end point of the connection line snapped onto the image. I would like to have ...
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How can I keep “Update Notifications” from disrupting a Keynote presentation?

When I was in the middle of teaching class, using Keynote, my presentation was disrupted when TextExpander discovered there was an update available and threw up a dialog box asking if I would like to ...
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How can I save Keynote presentations as an auto-playing slideshow?

In MS PowerPoint users can save their presentations as a PowerPoint Show instead of a PowerPoint Presentation. Besides changing the file extension from .pptx to .ppsx, this option means that upon ...
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Keynote: appear, disappear, reappear in Build Order

Is there a way to make an object in the Build order appear, disappear, then reappear on the same slide? For example, I want to show a blank slide. Then, when I click, I'd like a circle to appear. ...
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Is there an Automator action to create Keynote presentation from text file?

I need to import a text file (consisting of subtitles) into a Keynote presentation. I need to turn each subtitle into a single slide, interspersed with blank (black) slides. I'd like to create an ...
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How to change master of an existing slide in Keynote 6.0?

In Keynote 5.x there was a toolbar button where I could change the master of an existing slide. This would keep the content of the slide, but would change the layout to the new master. I can not find ...
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Keynote Play presentation on 1 display and Just see my desktop on my second

Is there a way to have keynote play full screen on one display and just let me have access to my desktop on a second display? It always shows the presenter notes. I want to just be able to access my ...
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What are some good sources for Pages and Keynote templates? [closed]

It doesn't matter whether they are for free or for purchase as long as they are compatible.
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Disable Keynote Function Keys

Keynote uses the ►ll, ►►, and ◄◄ keys to play/pause, go to previous slide, and next slide, respectively. This causes the keys to no longer control iTunes. Is there any way to stop Keynote from ...
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How can I use common information across multiple masters in a keynote presentation?

In short, how do I make a Keynote template/theme with custom data (unique to that presentation) shown on every slide, and also support masters for a variety of layouts, without the author needing to ...
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In Keynote, is there any way to assign shortcut keys to select specific fonts?

I'm writing a series of lectures where I use a different font to indicate code. Is there any way to assign new shortcut keys/key combinations to select the two fonts I want?
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How to draw a curved arrow in Keynote 09?

I don't find how to draw a curved arrow in a Keynote'09 presentation... I'm sure is really before my eyes but .....
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How to create a keynote theme?

How do I create a theme for keynote? I know how to install a theme, and I want to create my own theme. I can create the images my self. Is there any app or anything to do so?
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How to change color scheme of Keynote slide design/template?

I just made the switch to Mac. In PowerPoint, I used to be able to select a certain slide theme or design but choose a different color of it. How can I do that with Keynote? I've been googling for ...
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Add line over letter in Pages, Keynote

In Cocoa programs in Mac OS it is possible, using the fonts palette, add line below the character (underline), in the middle of the character (strikethrough), changing the stile of the line: single, ...
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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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New version of Keynote won't open old versions

When using a newer version of iWork software such as on Yosemite to open older documents and presentations, Pages reports "This document can’t be opened because it’s too old. To open it, save it with ...
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SVG in Keynote?

I want to use line art in my Keynote presentations. SVG is the Scalable Vector Graphics format, used natively by Inkscape. Is there any way to use an SVG in Keynote, or do I need to convert to a ...
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Changing preset colors in Keynote

I know how to create custom color palettes in MacOS Keynote. I also know that different presentation templates come with different set of preset colors. However, I can't find a way to change this set ...
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Keynote - Print Slide with Notes

I know there is a way in Keynote to print your slides with notes. However, on some of my slides I have notes that are VERY long (as in a couple of pages). I'd like to print these off as handouts, but ...
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Use Apple Watch as a handheld Keynote remote?

I have to give a 5-minute Keynote presentation from my MacBook Pro in a few days, and while I'd love to not carry my phone around as a remote, I'm also not a fan of the idea of tapping my wrist every ...
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is there a way to disable update notifications in iWork apps (Pages, Keynote, Numbers)?

Even with App Store Automatic Updates set to OFF, all of the iWork apps pop up a modal dialog box on startup to inform you there is an update. Is there a way to disable this behavior (in El Capitan)?
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Is this possible to link the value to a database in Apple's iWork suite?

For example, I would like to make a Pages document that has a value that's linked to the company information and Keynotes and Numbers as well. So, when our company information changes, all the ...
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Add big green check mark to Keynote presentation

I'm using Keynote '09 for the first time, and I find myself wanting some bits of clip art or additional shapes. At the moment, I just want a big check mark. It's hard to believe that this isn't ...
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How to curve type around a circle using keynote?

Im trying to put text around a circle but I cant. I can do it like vertical, diagonally and horizontal but not circle.