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Yes. This works for any shape. Here's how: Draw a shape. Resize it to the desired size. Position the shape over the image. Select both by shift-clicking them. Choose Format → Image → Mask with Shape from the menu (these menu items are from Keynote 6.5.2, might be different for your version) Mask the image as you'd usually do (by dragging, resizing). Click ...


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While Simon's answer is correct, the reason this may be appearing for you is actually because you have those apps pre-installed. I ran into a similar situation just now. Despite already having those apps tied to my Apple ID, there's something about this having them pre-installed on my machine that breaks down. Simply delete those apps. You'll be able to ...


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They are System fonts & not available (or indeed licensed) for documents that you make or App use in general. As mentioned in comments, even the developer version of the fonts is only licensed for interface mockups & no other purpose. The previous system font, Helvetica Neue, on the other hand, was released as both a System & User font. There ...


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I found it under Store > View My Account. Then click Accept. Apparently this occurs when you have a new Mac that has certain apps (like Keynote) pre-installed, but you have also purchased them at some point in the past. So you are "adopting" the pre-installed ones into your Apple account.


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With the File menu open, press and hold the Option key to get the Save As... command. Update: Some new users of macOS may be concerned about the discoverability of the command, as it is not visible by default in the Pages menu bar. And most users aren't aware that the Option modifier key can alter the behavior of commands. An alternate discovery approach ...


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Actually, it is unnecessary to create a shape in order to mask the image. Place an image on the slide Select the image In the Menu Bar, go to Format > Image > Mask with shape > [select shape] Now drag the mask as desired. Set this image as a Media Placeholder by selecting the image then, Format > Advanced > Define as Media Placeholder Copy the image as ...


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This applescript should do it for you: global presenterNotes tell application "Keynote" activate open (choose file) tell front document set presenterNotes to presenter notes of every slide as text set the clipboard to presenterNotes do shell script "pbpaste > ~/keynote-notes.txt" end tell quit ...


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My solution: duplicate the slideshow, resize the entire document (Document tab of the 'properties sidebar' > Slide Size dropdown) copy the correctly sized elements back to the original doc. Any variation of this will probably work - the key principle is that if you resize from the Arrange properties tab, objects will resize whilst text won't; if you ...


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I recommend you just delete Numbers and Keynote using Finder. The Mac App Store will detect the missing apps and allow you to reinstall them in the future if you ever need them. Alternatively, you can use AppCleaner to delete them. This will remove all associated preference/cache files. This is usually superfluous unless you have an actual need to delete ...


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I hope you get to read this - the others were really not the best advice IT IS MUCH MUCH SIMPLER Select a MASTER text box and change it's font. Format > Advanced > Define Text for Current Master or Define Text for All Masters


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The 'short' answer ... is that different apps copy formatted text to the clipboard in different ways, and different apps support pasting from different formats. Typically you'll get some kind of 'plain text' format, as well as maybe HTML or RTF formatted text in the clipboard, and it's up to the pasting app to choose which it likes best. Keynote 6.1 ...


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There’s a simple app called PDF to Keynote that does just this. From the developer’s description: PDF to Keynote converts PDF-based presentations (e.g., made using LaTeX and Prosper) into Apple's Keynote format. I use it all the time for handling Beamer presentations, and it’s great. Free to download. PS: This app does not suport current (November 2014) ...


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I don't know any easy-simple way, but (as usual) Automator and scripting can provide some help. The basic idea is: You write the text with the Keynote's default font. Select the text. Press a hotkey - this will run the Automator script and replace the font for the selected text. so, to make this work: Start Automator. Select the type "Service". At the ...


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Mouseposé When turned on, it dims the screen and puts a spotlight on the area around the mouse pointer, easily guiding the audience‘s attention to an area of interest. Additionally, it has the mouse click visualization and typing visualization - both allowing your audience to see what you click and type. They have a video on their site that shows the ...


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The way this is done with Keynote is somewhat different to the PowerPoint approach. Instead of having to save the presentation as a different file, you only need to change your presentation's settings within the Inspector. Assuming you're talking about the latest version of Keynote on macOS, follow these steps: Open your presentation in Keynote Click on ...


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As others have said, you can get ‘Save As’ with the Option key. However, I prefer another way, which I have been promoting since Mountain Lion came out in 2012. Go to System Preferences » Keyboard » Shortcuts » App Shortcuts. Click the + button. Then enter ‘Save As…’ as the menu item and ⌘ ⇧ S as the keyboard shortcut: Once you click ‘Add’ you will have ...


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Here is how you can do this... Sign in / up for iCloud at www.icloud.com Open the online "Keynote" app Drag your Keynote file onto the browser window Keynote browser app will open your presentation Make any changes etc. Click the wrench icon on top right, and select "Download a copy" 7. Keynote will prompt you with option to download a PPT / PDF / Keynote ...


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There does seem to be a way to do this, but it involves mucking around inside the theme packages, so proceed at your own risk. Create the theme you want in 1920x1080 and 1024x768 sizes. (Also at 1650x1050, if you'd like that as an option). Save the themes with simple descriptors: theme_1920x1080, theme_1024x768, theme_1650x1050. Navigate to ~/Library/...


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After experimenting a bit I found a pretty good way to do this - not fully automated but fairly simple and does the job. If you open the PDF in preview and enable the thumbnail mode, you can drag the individual page thumbnails across to Keynote slide panel and it will add that page as a slide.


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If you are using Keynote 6 then all you have to do is take an existing theme, make the modifications that you want then choose Save Theme from the file menu It well then ask what you want to do with your shiny new theme


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For Keynote presentations, by using an iOS device as a remote one can draw or use a ‘laser’ pointer on the slides. Although not as elegant as drawing focus to an element, it certainly grabs attention. iOS Remote: Display with drawing to highlight:


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Keynote files are zipped XML files. I created some little Apple Script to resize keynote files. Some caveats: It always resizes all slides, no selection possible. Maybe you can export the slides you want to resize to another file and only resize this, afterwards merging it back. It requires xsltproc which is not included in Mac OS X by default. Choose ...


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You can use Unicode combining character U+0305 COMBINING OVERLINE. It can be found by searching in the palette from Edit → Emoji & Symbols (formerly Edit → Special Characters…), or by using a specialized keyboard layout such as the built-in Unicode Hex Input or my own custom one mostly designed for mathematics. Here's some sample text with overlines, ...


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If you change the extension to .mov then drag it over, it’ll ask you to optimize for iOS, at which point it will treat the GIF as a movie.


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I had the same problem, but couldn't get it to work over this dialogue. It's kind of weird that you can only use images from Library Files over that button. The solution is to go to "image in the "Format" band on the right of Keynote. There is another button to "replace" the image. You can choose any file from there... Hope that helps, since I'm from ...


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Create a slide with the background you want, then copy that background. Go the master slides section, click on the master slide you are using, and paste the background onto the master slide. All your slides (that use that master slide) will have the same background.


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In Keynote 6.2 this works: There is a built-in fade build for bullet points in Keynote. To use it, create your bullets, select the text box they are in, and go to the Build Inspector. There, select an Effect, then go to the Delivery drop-down menu. One option is By Highlighted Bullet. This option will fade the prior bullet point as a new one comes ...


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Pressing ⌃⌘+ or ⌃⌘- again seems to remove superscript or subscript in Keynote '09. Other applications like TextEdit raise or lower the text multiple times though. You could give custom shortcuts to nested menu items on 10.7, but it stopped working on 10.8. Another option would be to create ~/Library/KeyBindings/ and save a property list like this as ...


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If you want to change the appearance of all the slides: While creating a new document, choose any template. From the menubar, select View > Show Master Slides. Select the layout you want to edit from the navigator pane on the left. On the Toolbar, click on Inspector (“i” icon). Choose the second tab icon (slide icon) in the Inspector window. Click on ...


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One way to do this would be to have two objects that are exactly the same except for the color, in exactly the same position, then have one build out and one build in at the same time, with the effect set to dissolve. Doesn't work quite right. You could also have two identical slides except for the color change, then set the transition between the slides to ...


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