Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video New animations, part of iWork: Workflows and New Features.
One of the things that people love about presentations is the use of animation, and the new version of Keynote has seen both some improvements and additions, as well as subtractions. Let me show you what's new as well as point out a few of the things that are now missing. To access Animate controls, you'll want to click the Animate Inspector. By default, this will show you the transition applied. You can click the Change button To select between different transitions. Up top are the recent ones you've applied, and you'll see additional ones listed down below.
Several transitions are currently missing from Keynote. However, Apple has already released some updates that have restored some of the ones that were initially missing. So, at this time, it's difficult to say what's permanently missing. But, if you compare that to an earlier version of keynote, you'll note here that the Transitions list is quite long, and if we switch over to the new Keynote, it's fairly long as well. In fact, it's actually a bit longer, but there are still a few that are missing.
So, make sure you take a look at which ones you want for the overall transitions and if you click the Preview button, you can get a preview of how that transition is going to work. Once you apply a transition, you will see additional controls down below to let you refine how that transition works and remember click the Preview button to simulate the effect while still having the ability to modify its properties. You'll also notice you have the ability to set the same sorts of timings before like a delay for automatic transmission if you'd like.
Now, let's go ahead and put some of these back in and you'll see that some of the transitions here are going ahead and transitioning between elements on the slide. That worked out pretty well. Let's go ahead and set that back to On Click. Well, other elements are working a bit more with overall slides changing, remember, each effect has additional controls down below. So, you'll want to take advantage of those controls to refine it. For example there's Swap and I can change the direction, as well as set the timing.
Besides transitions for slides though there are the ability to add animation to individual elements. For example, maybe I want to do a build here. So I'll select these elements here. I'm going to select the two pieces of text, and I'm going to choose to add an effect for build in. You'll notice that not only can you do options to flip or add special effects. And this works really well if you want to bring things in. Let's for example do Scale, and I'll slow that down a bit.
We'll take that to 1.5 seconds, let's preview that. That looks good. And using the Build Order, I could actually see were those fall. Perhaps I'd like to add emphasis though as well, so under Action, I could add an action affect. For example maybe I'd want to add a little bit of emphasis for something, pulses. Note, I could rearrange the order here by dragging. So now it builds on. Then pulses. Then builds on the second piece, and instead of a pulse, let's change this here to a pop. Take it from the top. Click.
Click again for emphasis. Click. Click again for emphasis. And for that matter, you still have the ability to add build outs as well, if you'd like to have things disappear. So, I'll add an effect and I'll do a Blur transition out, and you see they create a fade out and, of course, using the build order inspector, you can rearrange things. So, overall better controls a little bit easier to see what's happening with the very intuitive build order.
But, you might note that a few transitions are still missing, but Apple has already shown that they continue to add these back in, so hopefully we'll have full feature parity soon. And the addition of some additional effects are certainly welcome.
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