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Creating a media placeholder on a master slide

From: Keynote '09 Essential Training

Video: Creating a media placeholder on a master slide

Let's have a look at the role that Media Placeholders play in master slides. Click on Slide 4, pull down here in the Master shelf so I can edit the actual master slide, click on that, click on the Inspector, click on the now Master Slide Inspector and you can see we have our Title part, Body part as we are used to. If I click on this motorcycle image however, notice how this particular button lights up called, Define as Media Placeholder. Well what is a Media Placeholder? Let me show you. I'm going to go back down to my actual slide now, not the master slide but the slide itself and I'm going to go up to the Media Browser here and I'm going to pull a photo and drag it on top of this Media Placeholder and look what happens. That blue box lights up letting you know this is a good place to drop it. You see the Green plus sign.

Creating a media placeholder on a master slide

Let's have a look at the role that Media Placeholders play in master slides. Click on Slide 4, pull down here in the Master shelf so I can edit the actual master slide, click on that, click on the Inspector, click on the now Master Slide Inspector and you can see we have our Title part, Body part as we are used to. If I click on this motorcycle image however, notice how this particular button lights up called, Define as Media Placeholder. Well what is a Media Placeholder? Let me show you. I'm going to go back down to my actual slide now, not the master slide but the slide itself and I'm going to go up to the Media Browser here and I'm going to pull a photo and drag it on top of this Media Placeholder and look what happens. That blue box lights up letting you know this is a good place to drop it. You see the Green plus sign.

Drop it in and you see that the photo conforms to the size of the original photo in the master itself. The Media Placeholder is a template, it's like a place where you can drop things and will fill in exactly the size of your original image. Now I can have more than one Media Placeholder on a master. Let me show you that. Click the master slide, now I'm going to be editing the master slide. Let me take this existing placeholder, I'm going to move it over a little bit and I'm going to Ctrl+Click on it and pull down to Duplicate.

Now what this did is it created an exact copy of that previous object and I'll move it over just to give it a different space. You can see here with this object defined, it's also defines as a Media Placeholder because it was indeed an exact duplicate. So that I have changed the master layout, let me go back to my slide and we can see here that there's a bit of a problem, the original photograph is still in the center. Well we changed the master but I'll have to reapply that master to this slide to make it conform to the new layout. I'm going to Ctrl+Click on the slide and pull down to Reapply Master to Slide and as you can see that first image moved over and now the second image there, click the Media Placeholder and grab another photograph, drag it and drop it right on top of that, and you can see, I'll close out these windows, that it worked perfectly.

So we can create more than one Media Placeholder on a master slide. You can create as many as you like and it's a really good way for you to be able to control the layout of your photographs.

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Keynote '09 Essential Training

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Craig Syverson
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  1. 2m 6s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 13m 57s
    1. Exploring the user interface
      3m 54s
    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 8s
    1. Understanding master slides
      4m 45s
    2. Making changes to slides and masters
      3m 54s
    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 17s
    1. Working with graphic files
      7m 49s
    2. Working with multimedia files
      4m 41s
    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 36s
    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 42s
    6. Using the Presenter Display
      5m 21s
    7. Recording narration for a slideshow
      3m 2s
    8. Using remote controls
      4m 15s
  11. 34m 54s
    1. Saving Keynote files
      5m 39s
    2. Saving a Keynote presentation as a PowerPoint file
      2m 17s
    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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