Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keynote for Mac OS X (Absolute by Curt Simmons

By Curt Simmons

Priced at $99, Keynote is the hot software that offers to convey to all people the facility to create attractive, professional-quality shows. It contains professionally designed issues, top-end typography, lively charts and tables, and cinematic caliber transitions. Keynote has Apple's conventional splendor and ease-of-use, with intuitive controls and lovely graphics.

Keynote 1.0 has been definitely reviewed by means of the clicking. although Apple has now not but published any revenues figures, it's transparent that the software program is gaining swift adoption. in response to MacCentral, the company's CFO used to be asserting that its software program revenues have been nice, "fueled by way of the discharge of iLife, Keynote, and ultimate minimize Express." the 1st appears to be like experiences are only popping out now, yet they're undeniably positive.

This ebook indicates clients how to:

  • Design compelling shows speedily, utilizing Keynote's complicated typography, attractive charts, and integrated format themes.
  • Give a presentation pizzazz by utilizing spiffy visible results like slide transitions, builds, and aspect effects.
  • Easily deal with a presentation's speed utilizing Keynote's thumbnail viewer, slide navigator, and grouping capabilities.
  • Precisely regulate how you can show a message with complicated yet easy-to-use anti-aliased textual content, dynamic alignment courses and multimedia components.

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With your mouse, grab a corner and twist it around to resize the image. You aren’t stuck with an ordinary circle; you can change what started out as a circle into another shape. 3 Organizing Slides No doubt, organization makes life much easier (yes, that includes your clothes closet). However, with a presentation, organization is of utmost importance. You want your audience members to walk away from your presentation with a clear understanding of the material you presented, and you want them to remember what you said.

Like most things in Keynote, the Inspector gives you some helpful features and quick options for working with text. You can access the Text Inspector by first selecting some text on a slide and then clicking the Inspector icon on your toolbar. 13, the Text Inspector gives you a few helpful options. The following sections explore these features. 13 The Text Inspector gives Top, Center, and Bottom alignment buttons you quick and helpful options. Changing Text Color Keynote doesn’t keep you tied to the same text color that the theme provides.

Your Mac screen changes to display the slideshow full screen. Simply click your mouse to advance through the slideshow and press Esc on your keyboard when you are ready to leave the slideshow. tip If you want to see only part of the slideshow, in the Slide Organizer, select the slide you want to start with, and then click Play on the toolbar. CHAPTER 1 BEGINNING SKILLS: GETTING TO KNOW KEYNOTE 23 Saving Your Work When you create a presentation, you need to make sure you save your work so that you can access the presentation anytime you want.

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