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By Curt Simmons

Priced at $99, Keynote is the hot program that grants to carry to everybody the facility to create beautiful, professional-quality shows. It comprises professionally designed subject matters, 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 gorgeous graphics.

Keynote 1.0 has been definitely reviewed by way of the click. even though Apple has no longer but published any revenues figures, it truly is transparent that the software program is gaining speedy adoption. in accordance with MacCentral, the company's CFO was once announcing that its software program revenues have been nice, "fueled by means of the discharge of iLife, Keynote, and ultimate reduce Express." the 1st seems to be stories are only popping out now, yet they're undeniably positive.

This publication indicates clients how to:

  • Design compelling displays speedily, utilizing Keynote's complicated typography, beautiful charts, and incorporated format themes.
  • Give a presentation pizzazz by utilizing spiffy visible results like slide transitions, builds, and point 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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This helps keep your audience focused on what you are talking about at the moment. ■ To show relationships—Because builds can introduce pieces of slide content as needed, using builds is a great way to show relationships between different items on a slide. 16. 16 Builds, which you create with the Build Inspector, give you a fun way to animate slides and control slide content. CHAPTER 1 BEGINNING SKILLS: GETTING TO KNOW KEYNOTE 25 Introducing Transitions Transitions are simply graphic elements that move a presentation from one slide to the next.

You aren’t stuck with the font that accompanies the template you selected. To change a font, just select the text you want to change (or just click inside the text box to change it all) and select Format, Font, Show Fonts. 10, the Font dialog box that appears is the same thing you see in Mac OS X. All you have to do is select the font you want to use and change the size if necessary. 10 You can use the Font dialog box to select a different font. What fonts should you use? That is entirely up to you and the needs of your presentation, but here are a few pointers.

Select the image file you want and click Open. 18). Very cool! As is often the case in Keynote, you have a lot of options, but be wary of overdoing it with bullets and numbers. 19, but be careful. In the end, bullets and numbers are just organizational features, and you shouldn’t liven them up so much that they get more attention than the text or other graphic on your slide. You need to take a hard look at the bullets and numbers and make sure they fit with the style of your slide and, of course, exercise some common sense.

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