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Using smart builds


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Keynote '09 Essential Training

with Craig Syverson

Video: Using smart builds

Smart Builds are pre-designed build sequences that are especially good at presenting sequential information on a slide. Let me show you this presentation as we have it now, just these two slides. I'll press Play, does a build-in, and then it did an automatic object zoom into the next slide. That looks pretty good. Let me escape out of here. Let's just say for different presentation we want to use the same images but we want to step through each photo rather than show them all at once at the beginning. Well one way to do that is using a Smart Build. First thing I want to do is duplicate this slide. Ctrl+Click and Duplicate. And If I do something radical like this, I always like to make a duplicate, just as a back up. I know I can always go back in case I really did not like the direction I went. I'm going to get rid of this text and I'm going to marquee select and hit Delete. And I'll select these first three photos and go up here to Insert menu, pull down the Smart Build and I'm going to choose Revolve. Watch what happens when I did that, a Bunch of stuff.
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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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Keynote '09 Essential Training
4h 12m Beginner May 12, 2009

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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.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the user interface and the media browser
  • Inserting graphics, photos, and animated effects for eye-catching results
  • Using the Presenter Display to help in the final presentation
  • Adding audio with the Narration function
  • Applying 2D and 3D transitions, including the new Magic Move
  • Linking charts with Numbers '09
  • Using the Keynote Remote iPhone application to present a slideshow
  • Collaborating on iWork.com
Subjects:
Business Presentations Computer Skills (Mac) Teacher Tools Education Student Tools
Software:
Keynote
Author:
Craig Syverson

Using smart builds

Smart Builds are pre-designed build sequences that are especially good at presenting sequential information on a slide. Let me show you this presentation as we have it now, just these two slides. I'll press Play, does a build-in, and then it did an automatic object zoom into the next slide. That looks pretty good. Let me escape out of here. Let's just say for different presentation we want to use the same images but we want to step through each photo rather than show them all at once at the beginning. Well one way to do that is using a Smart Build. First thing I want to do is duplicate this slide. Ctrl+Click and Duplicate. And If I do something radical like this, I always like to make a duplicate, just as a back up. I know I can always go back in case I really did not like the direction I went. I'm going to get rid of this text and I'm going to marquee select and hit Delete. And I'll select these first three photos and go up here to Insert menu, pull down the Smart Build and I'm going to choose Revolve. Watch what happens when I did that, a Bunch of stuff.

First off the Build Inspector popped up, secondly the three photographs were pretty much put to one, this one here represented by the first photograph in that sequence, and you can see it has a blue box around it and a purple diamond. Well this is the Smart Build object, and this control down here lets us know how many images or objects are in that Smart Build, and we see three. I can grab anyone of these and drag it over and re-sequence it if I want to. And you will notice in this control there is place where you can drop an image to add one. This is good if you are using the Media Browser or dragging and dropping something from the Finder. You can just pop it in there.

If your photos are already on your slide though you can marquee select them for instance. In this case I'm going to do a Cut because I know I do not want them on here any more, and I'll tap on that purple diamond again. I'll click in there and I'll do Command+Click and Paste. And that dropped in those two there. So now you see we have a total of five. And again I can drag and move it if I want to re- sequence it. Great! So now I have all of those five photographs represented in this one Smart Build object, and I can take that object and I can scale it up a bit.

Be careful in scaling if your photographs aren't full resolution. You always got to be aware of that. I think some of these might be a little low but we'll see. And I'll center this on here like so. And now over here in my Slide Navigator, let me move Slide 3 up into the second spot because we think its going to work, and let me play it and have a look. So I hit Play. First slide builds in automatically went to an object pushed now to a Smart Build slide. And as I hit the Advance key notice this Revolve effect happening for each slide. So that's pretty cool. I'll hit Escape. That's all it took. If I click on this smart object and I'll go to the Spill Inspector and click at More Options, just so we can have a look inside, what a Smart Build will do is create an action in the build sequence. So it's not a Build In or Build Out, it's under the Action category, and you can see here I can change that effect if I want to, for any of the other Smart Build effects. Dissolve is a rather subtle one.

But it's nice that you can just have one object in one place where you can set up a sequential build that will always stay consistent. So if the situation or story is right for a Smart Build, it could save you lot of time in creating what would otherwise be really complex build sequence.

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