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Creating an object placeholder on a master slide

From: Keynote '09 Essential Training

Video: Creating an object placeholder on a master slide

The other type of placeholder we should talk about are called Object Placeholders. Let me show you how they work. Click on Slide 5 and I want to edit the master associated with this slide. Pull down here. Click on this one. It's called Title & Object. Pull up the Master Slide Inspector. You can see I have the Title & Body objects clicked and now I'm going to add the Object Placeholder by just clicking that box. Let me close out my Inspector here. I can scale this box down a bit, I'm going to grab this edge here while holding down the Option key I'm going to be dragging it in just to keep it centered and it looks about right.

Creating an object placeholder on a master slide

The other type of placeholder we should talk about are called Object Placeholders. Let me show you how they work. Click on Slide 5 and I want to edit the master associated with this slide. Pull down here. Click on this one. It's called Title & Object. Pull up the Master Slide Inspector. You can see I have the Title & Body objects clicked and now I'm going to add the Object Placeholder by just clicking that box. Let me close out my Inspector here. I can scale this box down a bit, I'm going to grab this edge here while holding down the Option key I'm going to be dragging it in just to keep it centered and it looks about right.

Next let me go back to the slide itself. I'll scroll down here. In fact I'll push up this shelf to get it out of the way. Click on Slide 5 and because I changed the master, I'm going to reapply the master to the slide because I have some of the changes here. And there we see our Object Placeholder waiting for something. It says to drag an object there, so let's do that. I'll go to the Media Browser, grab one of these photos and pull over and drop it in and you can see it behaves very much like the Media Placeholder does. Now one difference between an Object Placeholder and a Media Placeholder in terms of photographs is that if I drag another photograph on top of it, it won't replace it like a Media Placeholder does, it's just sort of drops it on top.

So I'll delete that photograph and in fact, if I delete the photo off of this Object Placeholder, you will see that the Object Placeholder remains there and you can see it's a really good way to always have a spot where you want to land a particular photograph. But really an Object Placeholder is best used for Charts and Tables. Now we'll talk more about Charts and Tables later. Let me close out this Media Browser. Click the Charts button here on the toolbar. I'm going to pull down this 3D Bar Chart. Now a bunch of these windows come up, I'll just close them out here. But I just want to show you how this particular chart landed in the spot when the Object Placeholder was defined.

And that's the best use of an Object Placeholder. If you want to drop in a table or a chart, you can predefine the exact spot and the exact dimensions of that chart ahead of time and it really helps you in planning your layouts for all of your slides. So when you want to make sure that your chart or table lands on the same spot, you can use an Object Placeholder for that.

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Keynote '09 Essential Training

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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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