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Understanding Keynote themes

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Video: Understanding Keynote themes

So you can think of themes as the backbone of all Keynote presentations and that's why when you launch Keynote it is the first thing that comes up. Let me go over here to File > New and what we are shown here is the Theme Chooser. This is the first thing that happens when you start up a new file. And this is a listing of all the different themes that are available to you. Think of them as a set of pre-designed slides that are all coordinated with a similar design element and they act as templates for you to build the rest of your presentation. Here in the Theme Chooser, you can see as I roll over some of these thumbnails, I can get a preview of what's inside. I can change the size of these thumbnails with the slider down here. Let me launch a new theme here called Typeset.

Understanding Keynote themes

So you can think of themes as the backbone of all Keynote presentations and that's why when you launch Keynote it is the first thing that comes up. Let me go over here to File > New and what we are shown here is the Theme Chooser. This is the first thing that happens when you start up a new file. And this is a listing of all the different themes that are available to you. Think of them as a set of pre-designed slides that are all coordinated with a similar design element and they act as templates for you to build the rest of your presentation. Here in the Theme Chooser, you can see as I roll over some of these thumbnails, I can get a preview of what's inside. I can change the size of these thumbnails with the slider down here. Let me launch a new theme here called Typeset.

I'll double click here and it brings up this slide. I'm going to do down here and make this fit in window because it is a little large right now. And I'll shrink down this window just a bit so we have some breathing room. So, it says Double-click to edit, so I'll do that. Typed in with that formatting. I'll double-click here and I'm going to go over here to the New button and create a new slide, double-click up here and then double-click again down here and type.

So we have just created a miniature slide show. So, let's play it. I'm going to click on this first slide and hit the Play button and we can see the first slide come up. I'm going to hit the Advance arrow key to move for next line and there you have it. I'll hit Escape. Now you might have noticed that the first slide and the second slide looked rather different. I'll click up here on this first slide and that's because they have different masters associated with those slides. So themes are really a collection of master slides and let me show you what I mean by that. I am going to pull down this shelf and that reveals this set of master slides.

These are all the masters that are associated with this particular theme called Typeset and as I scroll, you will see a checkbox next to this master slide called Title and Subtitle. The checkbox corresponds with the slides that I have selected at the time. So, that's letting me know that this particular slide, Slide 1 has the Title and Subtitle master associated with it. If I click on Slide 2, you see the checkbox moved down telling me that slide has the Title & Bullets masters associated with it. And we are going to talk about masters in detail, but let me go back to Themes again. I'm going to move this shelf up here. I'm going to up to this Themes button and let me pull down to something called Editorial and watch what happens. You can see that it changed the design of the slide to match that particular theme which is different than this one. You don't always want to mix themes together. So let me show you something else. We go back up to the Themes button and instead of choosing the individual theme I'll choose Theme Chooser.

And when I do that I get this variation of the Theme Chooser and here you can see I can apply the theme to all slides rather than just one. So, let me change this one to Retro for instance and do Choose. Now, when this theme is applied you can see that it is applied to both Slide 1 and Slide 2. So, think of themes as a set of templates from which you can start your 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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