Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the new user interface, part of iWork: Workflows and New Features.
I've been using Apple keynote for a long time. It's, one of my favorite apps that I have available on my computer. And the new version of keynote does add some compelling reasons worth the upgrade. Of course as you've already heard me mention, there are also some things that are now missing. So, let's take a look at some of the essential new things that are going to enhance your workflow starting with the user interface. When you open up a presentation, it looks relatively similar to before. Gone is the actual inspector, rather you click the Format button to bring that up.
You'll also notice that there's a dedicated animate inspector here, that allows you to make controls to how things build on the page. You can go ahead and add transitions to the entire page or select an individual element to add Build In, an Action for emphasis or a Build Out. We'll take a look at these more in just a second. The last button for setup is going to give you control over things like the size of the document and how it is actually built.
What's the aspect ratio and what's the resolution. We'll talk more about these specific buttons in a moment. The rest is fairly straightforward. Under the View menu, you can turn on additional options, like Rulers, as you design. And you'll note that you do have guides that can be pulled out. You can see the master guides that were part of the default template. Or drag to add your own as you're working, to help you really accurately position things on the screen. As you switch from one page to the next, you'll note that the guides are slide specific, giving you some refined controls.
You have additional controls under the View menu, and you can choose to see things such as the Arrange Tools. And this brings up a floating window. This gives you precise control to deal with how objects intersect. And if you take a look here, you'll see additional things options like Build Order. So, many of the things that used to be pop ups or tear offs from the inspector, can now be found under the View menu. Make sure you take a close look at that View menu to find things that you might think have gone missing.
And this'll make it a bit easier. As you work, you also have the ability under the View menu to Enter Full Screen. This will minimize the menu bar and block out other things and allow you to work. If you mouse across the top, the top menus do become available, and then automatically disappear to give you more space to work. Let's go ahead and move on to creating a new document using the Theme Chooser.
This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We're honored to host this content in our library.
- Installing iWork
- Setting up iCloud
- Sharing via AirDrop
- Printing with AirPrint
- Enhancing objects and text with styles
- Adding animation to presentations and spreadsheets
- Working with coaching tips
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Keynote: Delivering Presentationswith Richard Harrington1h 35m Intermediate
Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Trainingwith Nick Brazzi7h 59m Appropriate for all
iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Trainingwith Garrick Chow8h 21m Appropriate for all
1. Installing the Software
2. A New Way of Collaboration
3. Essential New Features in Pages
4. Essential New Features in Keynote
5. Essential New Features in Numbers
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