Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing slides and master slides in Keynote, part of Keynote 6 Essential Training.
Let's continue with our focus on master slides, using our new hire orientation presentation that we've started. If you skipped to this movie, open up KEOrientation0202. You'll be all caught up. And let's say for example, there are certain slide masters we don't use. Well, we can delete them so they're not present in this particular presentation. We can make additional changes like adding graphics to the background. We'll do that in this movie. And we can also create our own master slides. Something you might want to consider.
So, let's go to the master slide view. We can do that from the View menu or simply with any one of our slides selected here in the navigator. Click Edit Master Slide over here on the right in our Inspector. So, we've been here before, we made some changes to the text formatting. Let's go over here to the left-hand side and let's say there are certain ones we know are not going to be used. These all came over with the blank theme, and maybe photo horizontal is something we'll never use. Right click it, and choose Delete. Gone. Title center? Not going to use it.
Right click, Delete. And it's gone. We might use photo vertical, we'll definitely use title top, but the title text needs to be edited. Notice we have to make changes to each of the master slides here, there's no master of the master slides like we might see in PowerPoint. So, we can select our title text here, and make those changes by going over to the Text tab and changing it to the font face we've been using for other slides, Gill Sans. We'll change this to 100, at this time I'm going to click inside and type in 100, change the color by clicking the black swatch to a dark gray.
And this should also be light as well. There we go. So, there's our title text. Perfect. Now, what if we wanted to create our own? Maybe there's going to be one with title text at the top, and maybe we'll want to be able to pop in a few photographs down below. We can create our own. And if there's one that is similar to the one that we want to create, we can simply go to it like title top, right click and choose Duplicate. Now we have a copy, you can see it title top copy. Let's right click that one, so we can rename it.
So, I think title is good, a dash and photos. Let's do four photos. There we go, we press Return, and it's ready to go now. All we need are the placeholders for those four photos, something we'll be doing in an upcoming movie, so we'll save that for later. Right now, we have our new master slide. We'll keep the title and bullets, that's definitely one we want to use, but again, we need to go in here and make some changes to the font face, Gill Sans. It should be light, should be a 100 points, and it should be dark grey as well.
So, we want to make those changes. And, as far as our body text down below, we want to change that to the same font, also light. Knock it down to 50 and dark gray. There we go. So, we're making changes to the ones that we're using, deleting the ones we won't title. Bullets and photo, not going to use it, we'll delete that. Bullets, all by themselves with no title, I don't see a use for that. We'll right-click and delete it. You got the idea. So, leave the others as is for now and you can clean those up if you want to, the blank one we are going to keep for sure, we'll be using that and now it's time to make some changes to the background.
Let's go to our title and subtitle master slide. Notice we have a background drop down arrow here that we can click to change things like the color. Right now, it's currently white, we can chose other solid colors, gradients, even images for the background, but all we want to do is add our own images to the background. So, we're going to go to the Insert menu and chose the images that we want to insert. Click Choose, and now we're definitely going to go to our exercise files. We're going to go to Chapter Two where you will find a couple of images.
Let's begin with Image 0000. It's a JPG. We'll select it and click Insert. It's inserted right there in the center of our slide, but we can move that to the very top left corner. You can see when we get to the top left corner, certain guidelines appear. For example, you're going to see a yellow line on the left and at the top, just going to move in slightly so, we can see the logo, perfect. Let's go up to the Insert menu, and insert that other image, there it is, image 0001 from the chapter two folder.
Click Insert. This one we want to move down to the bottom right corner. There we go. Deselect to see what that looks like. And we're finished editing. Alright, let's click Done, and take a look at our New Hire Orientation title slide. Notice it has those graphics there, automatically applied. If we wanted to change those, notice we can't select them, they're part of the master. Let's go to Slide two. That's a blank one. We'll go back to viewing our master slide by clicking Edit Master Slide. And we'll be editing the blank one. We'll do the exact same thing here, inserting those images.
So, from the Insert menu, choose, let's go with the first one. That's our logo. It's going to go up in the top left hand corner like so and we'll insert the second one by choosing Choose again, I'm going to double click this time, just drag it down into the bottom right hand corner like so, beautiful. Now, when we click Done and go back to our blank slide, we have those images there as well. So, if we wanted to, for example, make a change to one of our slides.
Sometimes this will happen, like the title for example. We go in here and we're not in the master slide. Any changes we make are for this one slide only now. For example, if we wanted to change the color to dark red, and we want it to be ultra bold, and then realize that doesn't look right. We can always reapply master formatting to any of the slides in our presentation. So, in this case, if we wanted to, we could go up to Format. Down at the bottom, you'll see Reapply Master to Slide.
Select that and any formatting from the masters now apply to our current slide. Something to keep in mind for those slides where formatting has overwritten any of the master slide formatting. All right, so that's how we make some changes to our existing master slides, delete the ones we don't want, even create our own. When you do create your own, you might want to include placeholders, something we're going to look at next.
Note: This training applies to Keynote 2014, which comes with OS X Mavericks. You may not be able to open the exercise files for this course in earlier versions of Keynote.
- Working with themes
- Editing master slides
- Adding text, shapes, and links
- Building tables and interactive charts
- Inserting audio and video in your slides
- Applying transitions
- Playing a slideshow
- Recording narration
- Sharing and exporting presentations