Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Customizing the presenter view, part of Delivering Keynote Presentations.
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One of the tools I like to use when giving a presentation, is Presenter View, which lets me use a separate layout screen, to see extra information during my presentation. This is where things like notes and a timer come into play. And nothing says that you can't have a cheat sheet, that's different than what the audience sees. However, I do recommend you customize it. You could do this under Keynote, Preferences. And you'll see a tab called Presenter Display. Here, you could choose what information you're going to see. For example, I generally don't need a clock. But I do want a timer for how many minutes I have for my presentation. And in this case, this has been budgeted in at 15 minutes. If you don't want time remaining, you can have the timer count up, to see how much time has passed.
An important choice that I use, is the Ready To Advance indicator, which lets me know that the animation is loaded into RAM, and that the slide will advance smoothly. I also like to see the current slide, and the next slide, with build markers. Now, if I click the Customize Presenter Display button here, you'll see that you can actually customize the layout . And to do this here, I'll generally go ahead and grab, and I'm going to make this a little bit bigger. My notes are a good size there.
And, I think that that's a good overall balance. I could see the slide that I'm on, how much time is remaining, as well as the next slide coming up. Now, let's go to a slide with an individual bullet for a second. And you'll notice that you see the next build there, showing you not just where you're at, but the next bullet that's coming up. In this case, I want to adjust the size a little smaller, so that I could actually see the number of builds.
Each dot indicates how many builds are on that slide, so you know how many bullets you have to speak to, and how many things are yet to come as you click. This gauge is a simple way to understand where you are during the presentation. Well discuss how to use these layouts, when you actually give your presentation later in our course. A lot of you however, are used to setting up your display to mirror, so everything on your display is exactly what's on the external display, and what we want to do here instead is not use mirroring.
So, later on when we explore setting up a projector, we'll revisit using the presenter display.
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- Adding presenter notes and comments
- Recording timings
- Mastering Keynote keyboard shortcuts
- Using Keynote Remote
- Presenting from a laptop, from an iPad, or with AppleTV
- Creating a self-running slideshow
- Printing handouts
- Exporting slides as movies or graphics