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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.
You have many degrees of control of your build in Keynote and I would like to touch on a few more of them. Let me select this bulleted list again. Bring up the Inspector. I'll drag it over again. Click on More Options. Now this slide has been built with a dissolve for each of the bullet points. You see here I have the Build In as a Dissolve By Bullet and I have it set up so each bullet comes in on a separate click. One more option here that's new to Keynote 09 under Delivery is to have the dissolve occur by Highlighted Bullet. Now what do we mean by that? I'll demonstrate. That's the easiest way to show you. I'll go click back on Slide 1, and Advance here, slide transition into Slide 2, there's my subtitle comes in, it's waiting for a click. I click again for the first bullet. I click again for the second bullet. Now watch what happened to the first bullet. See how it dimmed down a little bit? It's a really nice feature.
This way you can point your audience to your new point but you still have that reference for that older point. So it focuses your attention where you want it, but in case if they or you want to reference an earlier point, it's still visible. Pretty handy feature, something that had to be done manually in the past. It's nice that's built into Keynote right now. Let me escape out of that. I want to bring up one point. This particular object on the slide, you might notice is a body text object, so it's a part of the master slide. Let me click on my Slide Inspector, click off that point to show you that it is indeed a body text object. Let me go to Slide 3. I took the liberty of putting in the same text but when I click on this you will notice that this is a free text object.
So I only have those two handles there. Now if I were to go into the Build Inspector and look to see if I can bring these in By Bullet, you'll notice I don't have that choice. I only have a choice By Paragraph or All at Once. Let me go back to Slide 2 and show you. So this feature of dissolving by Highlighted Bullet is only going to work on body text objects and not free text objects. Good to keep in mind. Okay we have looked at Build Ins, how objects come into the slide. Let's look now at Build Outs, how we can move them out of the slide, but before the slide takes a full transition to go to the next slide.
I want to create a situation where I have this engine image going out that way, while at the same time this text is going to go out that way and right after that another photograph will come in here in the middle from below. So how do we do that? Well let me select this engine image object. You see it's handles; they are indicating I have selected it. I'll click on the Build Out tab and I'll select Move Out and remember I want to go the other direction. So I'm going over here to the Direction pulldown and choosing Right to Left. Let me click on More Options.
I can see what's happening here. So there you would put in 32 is the name of that file and it's being Built Out on a click. We see the dot, great. I'm going to select now this free text object and this body text object together and with the Build Out tab selected I'll choose Move Out for them and this time Left to Right is what I want, so that's perfect. Now you remember I wanted them to go out at the same time. So as you might recall any time we create a new build, it will default to one click. But since both are still selected, let me go down here and choose Automatically with Prior Build. So you see when I do that and let go I get these little indicators here next to these two objects that are underneath the third object.
So this means that whatever is happening here these two are also going to happen at exactly the same time. That's what the Automatically With does. So that gives me that flexibility of being able to have things all happen at the same time. I could also add a delay to that if I wanted to. I don't in this case but it's a good option to know about it in case you want to have a slight pause before something happens. You can dial it in right there. So I have got the two objects moving out. Now I want to have my new photograph come in. I'll go up to the Media Browser and I'll drag this photograph into place, let me close the Media Browser and I'll center this a bit. And I'll even give it a bit of a reflection just for laughs. And now I want to tell this object to build in. So I click in the Build In tab because it's selected.
Let me have it pop-in rather then move-in so let's have it Pop so you can see a preview of a pop right there. So I also want that to happen at the same time these happen. I think it'll work out, that this will come in while the other two are going away. We'll see if it interferes. So let me click and hold down here and say I wanted to build with Build 3. Now why is 3? Look up here. You remember that 4 and 5 are also building with 3. So 6 is either going to be after 5 is done or 6 is going to be joining the party with Build 3 and so that's what we'll choose. We'll choose with Build 3. We see bit of a preview there. Looks like it might work.
I can tell you right now that it's a little too high, so let me drag that down a little bit. And now let me go back to the previous slide so we can play through it. I hit Play. That object's built in, now it's a slide transition, there's my subtitle, I tap through the three highlighted bullet points, do the nice Dissolve and here at my last bullet points the next thing is going to be those three things happening at once. I'll hit Advance and there they happen. So you can see that there are a lot of choices including builds in your new slide from the simple one-liners to the intricate and complex. It's all up to you.
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