Keynote '09 Essential Training
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Adding comments on a presentation


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Keynote '09 Essential Training

with Craig Syverson

Video: Adding comments on a presentation

Keynote provides the option to apply comments to your slides in the form of sticky notes. If you want to add a comment, go here to the toolbar, click on Comment and it drops down a sticky note like object. You can grab it when the arrow tool shows up, move it in place, click inside and now type in something, a message here. Now the style sticky notes is the default style, this yellow color and the Marker Felt type base. Comments are interesting things in Keynote, they kind of act like objects but don't worry they are not. These are not going to show up in your final presentation. But you do have the capacity to actually change the color, change the font. In the Metrics Inspector you can set the size and location of them. So they kind of look like they are going to be objects but they don't have any other object characteristics.
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  1. 2m 6s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 13m 55s
    1. Exploring the user interface
      3m 52s
    2. Customizing the user interface
      2m 11s
    3. Using the Media Browser
      1m 42s
    4. Understanding the Document Warning
      2m 57s
    5. Understanding Keynote themes
      3m 13s
  3. 13m 9s
    1. Understanding master slides
      4m 45s
    2. Making changes to slides and masters
      3m 55s
    3. Creating a media placeholder on a master slide
      2m 18s
    4. Creating an object placeholder on a master slide
      2m 11s
  4. 12m 53s
    1. Layout and alignment of objects
      7m 28s
    2. Understanding stacking order
      5m 25s
  5. 35m 44s
    1. Working with free text objects
      4m 23s
    2. Comparing types of text objects
      4m 14s
    3. Formatting text in Keynote
      4m 5s
    4. Working with shape objects
      6m 40s
    5. Working with advanced shapes and colors
      5m 44s
    6. Using connection lines
      4m 40s
    7. Adding hyperlinks
      5m 58s
  6. 32m 43s
    1. Adding and formatting tables
      4m 16s
    2. Building conditional formatting and calculations
      4m 48s
    3. Chart types
      3m 44s
    4. Working with chart data
      5m 17s
    5. Formatting charts
      6m 10s
    6. Working with 3D charts
      5m 10s
    7. Linking charts with Numbers '09
      3m 18s
  7. 29m 19s
    1. Working with graphic files
      7m 49s
    2. Working with multimedia files
      4m 43s
    3. Applying masks
      6m 55s
    4. Applying image adjustments
      4m 15s
    5. Using the Instant Alpha tool
      5m 37s
  8. 18m 8s
    1. Using 2D and 3D transitions
      6m 11s
    2. Creating transitions with text effects
      3m 9s
    3. Creating transitions with object effects
      4m 16s
    4. Introducing Magic Move
      4m 32s
  9. 30m 27s
    1. Using basic build parameters
      7m 33s
    2. Expanding on basic builds
      5m 20s
    3. Creating table and chart builds
      6m 41s
    4. Using smart builds
      3m 21s
    5. Building basic actions
      3m 43s
    6. Creating actions on a path
      3m 49s
  10. 28m 37s
    1. Using the Document Inspector
      5m 39s
    2. Organizing slides in the slide navigator
      2m 57s
    3. Organizing a presentation in Outline mode
      2m 54s
    4. Playing a slideshow
      2m 46s
    5. Adding notes
      1m 43s
    6. Using the Presenter Display
      5m 21s
    7. Recording narration for a slideshow
      3m 2s
    8. Using remote controls
      4m 15s
  11. 34m 47s
    1. Saving Keynote files
      5m 39s
    2. Saving a Keynote presentation as a PowerPoint file
      2m 10s
    3. Exporting presentations as PDFs
      3m 56s
    4. Sharing a Keynote presentation as a QuickTime movie
      7m 57s
    5. Exporting presentations as still images
      2m 14s
    6. Adding comments on a presentation
      1m 42s
    7. Collaborating with iWork.com
      7m 54s
    8. Printing presentations
      3m 15s
  12. 21s
    1. Goodbye
      21s

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4h 12m Beginner May 12, 2009

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Keynote is Apple's iWork application for creating effective and impressive presentations. In Keynote '09 Essential Training, presentation designer Craig Syverson teaches new and experienced Keynote users how to apply this program to its full potential. Craig demonstrates the entire creative process, from building basic slides with text and images and using the new built-in themes, to distributing the final product. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the user interface and the media browser
  • Inserting graphics, photos, and animated effects for eye-catching results
  • Using the Presenter Display to help in the final presentation
  • Adding audio with the Narration function
  • Applying 2D and 3D transitions, including the new Magic Move
  • Linking charts with Numbers '09
  • Using the Keynote Remote iPhone application to present a slideshow
  • Collaborating on iWork.com
Subjects:
Business Education + Elearning
Software:
Keynote
Author:
Craig Syverson

Adding comments on a presentation

Keynote provides the option to apply comments to your slides in the form of sticky notes. If you want to add a comment, go here to the toolbar, click on Comment and it drops down a sticky note like object. You can grab it when the arrow tool shows up, move it in place, click inside and now type in something, a message here. Now the style sticky notes is the default style, this yellow color and the Marker Felt type base. Comments are interesting things in Keynote, they kind of act like objects but don't worry they are not. These are not going to show up in your final presentation. But you do have the capacity to actually change the color, change the font. In the Metrics Inspector you can set the size and location of them. So they kind of look like they are going to be objects but they don't have any other object characteristics.

You could go ahead and change the font size and color if you wanted to, if you wanted them to stick out or if you wanted them to be distinct from one another. But keep in mind every time you create a new comment, it will revert back to the default. We Play the presentation just so you can see that indeed -- they are not there, so you see I have this first slide, second slide and so on without the comment. Hit Escape there, you can see them of course in the thumbnail so that's very helpful. You can hide all of them at once if you want by going up to View and choose Hide Comments. They are getting in your way. Bring them back by doing Show Comments. And you can get rid of individual ones if you want by going up to the comment itself and clicking on the Close button there.

So you can use Comments to create messages that will act as reminders to yourself or to help in collaborating with others.

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