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Playing a slideshow

From: Keynote '09 Essential Training

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When it comes down to the time you are going to make a presentation to your audience, you have a lot of controls about how your slide show is going to play. Let me run through this slideshow and I'm going to hit Play to show you some of these features. The first slide has an automatic build and advancing the slide I'm hitting the forward keys in my particular way. There's a lot of choices. You can hit this spacebar, which I just did. Have a look at all the different ways, a mouse click of course, and in this case because there are no hyperlinks or movies on these slides, my mouse is invisible, but you can click it forward that way.

Playing a slideshow

When it comes down to the time you are going to make a presentation to your audience, you have a lot of controls about how your slide show is going to play. Let me run through this slideshow and I'm going to hit Play to show you some of these features. The first slide has an automatic build and advancing the slide I'm hitting the forward keys in my particular way. There's a lot of choices. You can hit this spacebar, which I just did. Have a look at all the different ways, a mouse click of course, and in this case because there are no hyperlinks or movies on these slides, my mouse is invisible, but you can click it forward that way.

We have a chapter on using remotes, either the Apple remote or the iPhone app for changing the slides. I want to check those out. While you are in Slide mode let's say you have an interruption or you want to call the tension away from the screen, I'm going to hit the B key right now, and the screen goes to black. That could be pretty handy if you want to not have the audience focused on the screen, but you want to make another point or perhaps something happens, some interruption you just want to break the energy a little bit. You can hit the spacebar to come back. Also the W key gives you a white screen. So you'd choose to do that. I think one of the cool features is let's say you know someone on your presentation, you might want to breakout of the presentation and show website.

If I ran so far ahead of time and set up a website, and I know it's running in the background, I can hit the H key, and when I do that, it takes you back to your desktop and whatever app you had running last will show up there. So now I'm back in safari and I could talk about this or that. But one thing I want to point out, for those who have use spaces feature in Keynote, make sure that this app is in the same space as your Keynote presentation. Right now we are not running spaces, but that's one little tip you want to make sure that whatever you have in the background you want to show is going to be in the same space. So now if I want to go back to my presentation, go down to the doc, we'll see here in Keynote it has this green arrow, letting us know that Keynote is in presentation mode, and when I click on that, we'll go right back to where we were. Now another nice thing is a lot of times after a presentation is over, let's say you have a question and answer session and someone say something, reminds of a particular slide you want to go back to, hitting the + key brings up the slide browser, and there you could jump to any slide right away.

Very quickly you can get a quick preview of your slide and say yes that's right, we are talking about this, and double click on that, and it goes straight there. Another handy thing, if you happen to know that you want to go to slide 13, you can type in 1, 3, and hit Return, and then you can quickly go to that slide. And if you are ever stuck or want to get familiar with more of the commands you can hit the question key, and it will bring up the shortcut window, so you can see what to do next. Now keep in mind, all these things I have been showing you now, show up on your presentation screen. So your audience is going to be seeing this as well. We are going to talk little bit later about presenters' displays, and a lot of these functions are available there. So your slide show to the audience will always stay clean. But some of these functions are going to be very handy when you are making a presentation.

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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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