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Keynote 6: From Outline to Presentation

with Richard Harrington

Video: Welcome

Learn how to build a Keynote presentation from scratch, and transform a rough outline into a polished presentation.
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  1. 1m 58s
    1. Welcome
    2. Related courses on
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 3m 43s
    1. Setting and achieving a goal
      1m 10s
    2. Working in stages
      2m 33s
  3. 23m 59s
    1. Why create an outline?
      1m 13s
    2. The impact of a theme on your outline
      7m 0s
    3. Using Apple Pages to create an outline
      6m 33s
    4. Using Apple Keynote to create or modify an outline
      3m 18s
    5. Collaborating with a team on the outline
      5m 55s
  4. 13m 54s
    1. Converting the outline into an initial slide deck
      2m 18s
    2. Changing the format of slides
      4m 21s
    3. Adjusting the layout of a slide master
      3m 38s
    4. Tips on changing themes
      3m 37s
  5. 28m 36s
    1. Formatting text with the format bar
      6m 1s
    2. Formatting text with styles
      6m 57s
    3. Adding text to a table
      4m 3s
    4. Adding a text block and a link
      2m 6s
    5. Adding formulas to a table
      1m 54s
    6. Adding presenter notes instead of more text
      2m 29s
    7. Fixing spelling errors
      5m 6s
  6. 38m 57s
    1. Adding a photo to a drop zone
      2m 40s
    2. Adding an animated GIF
      2m 14s
    3. Masking a photo
      6m 13s
    4. Adjusting a photo
      5m 55s
    5. Adding a video
      3m 37s
    6. Creating a chart
      3m 35s
    7. Modifying a chart's appearance
      5m 9s
    8. Adding a webpage
      3m 6s
    9. Adding and stylizing shapes
      3m 34s
    10. Reducing a presentation's file size
      2m 54s
  7. 14m 42s
    1. Creating a text build
      3m 17s
    2. Animating images
      2m 55s
    3. Using a Smart Build
      4m 21s
    4. Revealing a chart and table
      4m 9s
  8. 11m 59s
    1. Consolidating your presentation
      4m 41s
    2. Testing your presentation
      3m 6s
    3. Rehearsing your presentation
      4m 12s
  9. 1m 8s
    1. Final thoughts
      1m 8s

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Keynote 6: From Outline to Presentation
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Learn how to build a Keynote presentation from scratch quickly in this course with Rich Harrington. First, you'll discover how to gather your assets, choose a theme, and create a basic outline, and then convert that outline into a basic Keynote slideshow. Next, you'll format your slides and learn to work with text, photos, video, charts, and shapes. Finally, you'll learn how to add the animation that brings your slideshow to life and then get Rich's tips on packaging, testing, and rehearsing your presentation. This course was designed for new users of Keynote that need to get up and running quickly, but even old hands will enjoy the time-saving shortcuts and design tips.

Topics include:
  • Setting your presentation goal
  • Creating an outline
  • Converting an outline to the initial slide deck
  • Adjusting the layout of a master slide
  • Changing themes
  • Adding and formatting text
  • Inserting images and video
  • Adding webpages
  • Creating text builds and Smart Builds
  • Animating images
  • Testing and rehearsing your presentation


Hi, my name's Rich Harrington. And today we're going to be taking a look at Apple Keynote. I'm going to walk you through the process of going from an outline, to a finished presentation. The emphasis here is not on learning everything that Keynote can do. But rather to give you a nice, quick start, so you can jump right in and build a presentation. I'll walk you through some of the best practices with getting organized, gathering your assets, and then quickly flowing that into a final presentation. Once the presentation is built, we'll proof it.

We'll optimize all the files, gather them up so they can easily be moved from one machine to another, and then rehearse the presentation. The whole goal here is to get you up and running on Keynote quickly, but even if you're an experienced user, I'm still going to show you a lot of time saving shortcuts, as well as design theory to make your presentations better.

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