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Category: Main -> Using Keynote

Question
·  How do I use Keynote?
·  What if I still have questions?
·  How do I play exported Quicktime Movies in Full Screen mode?
·  If I reduce the opacity of text or an object, how can I get it to print correctly?
·  How do I add automatic page numbers?
·  How do I import PowerPoint .pps files?
·  Can I dim each bullet as the next bullet appears

Answer
·  How do I use Keynote?

First, I suggest you download and read the manual. It is free to download, and is available on the Apple website here:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=51960

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·  What if I still have questions?

Visit our forums where you will find a community of users willing to help you. Before posting your question, try using the Search function to see if somebody has already answered it.

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·  How do I play exported Quicktime Movies in Full Screen mode?

You can use a simple Applescript to solve this problem. Truly, Quicktime is the best choice if you have to present on a PC. This format preserves all of the effects that make Keynote so great.

Go to the Quicktime Applescript page here to download the files. The set of scripts includes a "Save as Presentation File" droplet that will set the playback properties so that a movie file will self-present and close or quit when completed.

Be careful if you use the scaling options, as that will degrade the quality of your graphics.

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·  If I reduce the opacity of text or an object, how can I get it to print correctly?

There are two ways to reduce the opacity of text and objects. If you reduce the opacity in the Graphic Inspector, objects will print at 100% opacity regardless of the setting. If you reduce the opacity of the color fill (in the color picker), then the object will print as expected. Hopefully, this issue will be addressed in future versions of Keynote!

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·  How do I add automatic page numbers?

1. Make sure you select the master slide

2. Check "Show Page Numbers" in the Master Slide section of the properties inspector.

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·  How do I import PowerPoint .pps files?

Simply change the file extension from .pps to .ppt and Keynote will import the file.

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·  Can I dim each bullet as the next bullet appears

You actually have to use multiple slides. Once you have your first slide completed like you want it, you duplicate the entire slide. Then you can change the bullet to gray on the next slide or slides.

Then you just use a slide transition between them (I use dissolve).

So you actually have to use slide transitions instead of the builds that let you have bullets disappear.

The following shows you how this works... it is actually 4 slides.

http://keynotehq.com/tutorials/fadingbullets.mov

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