Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a photo to a drop zone, part of Keynote: From Outline to Presentation.
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As you build out a presentation, many of the themes will have drop zones built into some of the slide masters. This makes it really easy to drop in photos of different sizes and have them consistently formatted for your presentation. Let's start to add an image here to the project. So I'll select the drop zone image and choose Insert Choose. This lets me navigate and I've got a folder on my desktop that I downloaded that has some images in it. Here we go.
And for this first one, I want to use this image of a light bulb for the executive summary. And I'll just choose, Insert. It's added inside. We'll adjust the size and position in just a moment. Let's go here to another image, and instead of using the Choose menu, I want to show you how to use the Media Browser. With the Media Browser, you can see any images that you've got in iPhoto or Aperture if it's on your system. Additionally, you could see folders that have been added, but the key here is to actually add your own folder.
And it gets a little tricky. What you want to be able to do is position things so you can see both folders. So there's the Artwork folder. And then I click back on Keynote. This requires you to arrange your windows a little bit so they're staggered, and now you can click and drag to add it. There we go. I can click there on my Artwork folder and see the images that I have for this project. Additionally, there's a movie in there.
And I can do the same by grabbing that Artwork folder and dragging it in. There it is and there's my movie file. So, you'll need to repeat that for any category of media. Once that's done, it will stay in the media browser going forward. To get rid of it, you can just right click and choose, Remove folder, once you're done with that project. But, for now, that makes it a bit easier. I can now go to my Photos category, and take a look here.
And, I can just drag that in. There we go. And, this really speeds up the process to fly right through. Here we are. And let's change the layout here. I need to make sure I select that, a little tricky here. The text box is in the way of the drop zone. So let's just reapply the master to that selection. There we go. It adjusted the formatting. And that makes it easier to access everything.
Good. That's working well. And I've placed just about all of my images. I have a few more pieces of artwork I'm going to use in a second, but now that I've added them, the next step is to format them within the mask.
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- Setting your presentation goal
- Creating an outline
- Converting an outline to the initial deck
- Adjusting the layout of a master slide
- Changing themes
- Adding and formatting text
- Inserting images and video
- Adding links to webpages
- Creating text builds and Smart Builds
- Adding slide transitions
- Testing and rehearsing your presentation