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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keynote™ for Mac OS® X

Book Description

Priced at $99, Keynote is the new application that promises to bring to everyone the ability to create stunning, professional-quality presentations. It includes professionally designed themes, top-end typography, animated charts and tables, and cinematic quality transitions. Keynote has Apple's traditional elegance and ease-of-use, with intuitive controls and beautiful graphics.

Keynote 1.0 has been positively reviewed by the press. Though Apple has not yet released any sales figures, it is clear that the software is gaining rapid adoption. According to MacCentral, the company's CFO was saying that its software sales were great, "fueled by the release of iLife, Keynote, and Final Cut Express." The First Looks reviews are just coming out now, but they are undeniably positive.

This book shows users how to:

  • Design compelling presentations swiftly, using Keynote's advanced typography, gorgeous charts, and included layout themes.

  • Give a presentation pizzazz by using spiffy visual effects like slide transitions, builds, and element effects.

  • Easily manage a presentation's pace using Keynote's thumbnail viewer, slide navigator, and grouping capabilities.

  • Precisely control how to convey a message with advanced but easy-to-use anti-aliased text, dynamic alignment guides and multimedia components.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedication
    2. About the Author
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. We Want to Hear from You!
    5. Introduction
      1. Public Speaking—Then and Now
      2. Enter the World of Keynote
      3. How to Use This Book
      4. Conventions Used in This Book
        1. Web Page Addresses
        2. Special Elements
    6. 1. Beginning Skills: Getting to Know Keynote
      1. What Keynote Is All About
      2. What Keynote Can Do
      3. Working with the Keynote Screen
      4. Introducing the Inspector
      5. Creating Your First Presentation
        1. Understanding Themes
        2. Introducing Master Slides
        3. Adding Text to a Slide
        4. Adding Slides
      6. Creating Tables in Slides
        1. Incorporating Charts in Slides
        2. Including Graphic Images in Slides
      7. Organizing Slides
        1. Choosing a View
        2. Rearranging and Grouping Slides
      8. Playing the Slideshow
      9. Saving Your Work
      10. Introducing Builds
      11. Introducing Transitions
    7. 2. Working with Text
      1. The Truth About Presentation Text
        1. Make the Text Easy to Read
          1. Keep It Short
          2. Keep It Simple
        2. Highlight Main Ideas
        3. Watch Your Spelling and Punctuation
        4. Don’t Overcrowd
      2. Entering Text on Slides
        1. Deleting a Text Box
        2. Adding a Text Box
      3. Working with Fonts and Styles
      4. Using the Text Inspector
        1. Changing Text Color
        2. Managing Text Alignment and Spacing
      5. Using Bullets and Numbering
      6. Setting Text Tabs
      7. Importing Text
    8. 3. Using Tables
      1. The Wonderful World of Tables
      2. Creating a Table
      3. Moving Around in a Table
      4. Entering and Formatting Text
        1. Aligning Text
        2. Quick Text Tricks
      5. Formatting Cells, Rows, and Columns
        1. Choosing the Number of Columns and Rows in a Table
        2. Merging and Splitting Rows and Columns
        3. Adjusting the Cell Border
        4. Choosing the Cell Background
      6. Inserting Graphics in Tables
    9. 4. Using Charts
      1. The Wonderful World of Charts
      2. Creating a Chart
      3. Choosing a Chart Style
        1. Column Charts
        2. Stacked Column Charts
        3. Bar Charts
        4. Stacked Bar Charts
        5. Line Charts
        6. Area Charts
        7. Stacked Area Charts
        8. Pie Charts
      4. Working with Chart Data
        1. Understanding Chart Data
        2. Using the Chart Data Editor
        3. Using the Chart Inspector
      5. Formatting Charts
        1. Moving the Chart Legend
        2. Changing Chart Colors
        3. Changing Chart Fonts
        4. Working with Labels and Axis Markings
          1. Axes & Borders
          2. Labels, Ticks, & Grids
          3. Value Axis Format
          4. Number Format
        5. Formatting Data Series Elements
      6. Special Issues with Pie Charts
    10. 5. Working with Graphics
      1. Understanding How to Use Graphics in Presentations
        1. Using Graphics to Make Text Easier to Understand
        2. Using Graphic Shapes to Enhance Presentations
        3. Using Photos in Presentations
      2. Working with the Colors Dialog Box
        1. Color Wheel
        2. Color Sliders
        3. Color Palettes
        4. Image Palettes
        5. Crayons
      3. Working with Line Art
        1. Inserting Shapes
        2. Filling a Shape with Color
          1. Color Fill
          2. Gradient Fill
          3. Image Fill
        3. Stroke
        4. Shadow
      4. Working with Images
        1. Importing Photos
          1. Resizing Photos
          2. Working with Alpha Channels
        2. Using Keynote’s Image Library
      5. Using Alignment Guides to Precisely Position Text and Objects
        1. Working with Alignment Guides
        2. Creating New Alignment Guides
        3. Changing the Appearance of Alignment Guides
      6. Grouping Objects
      7. Working with Graphics
        1. Combining Images and Shapes
        2. Using Graphics and Text
    11. 6. Working with Backgrounds and Multimedia
      1. Changing Slide Backgrounds and Colors
        1. Using the Slide Inspector to Change a Background
        2. Changing the Background by Combining Themes
      2. Adding Visual Interest to Objects by Using the Opacity Setting
      3. Using Audio in a Presentation
        1. Importing Audio Files
        2. Adding an Audio File to a Slide
        3. Using the Media Inspector to Adjust Audio Options
      4. Using Video in a Presentation
    12. 7. Managing Presentations
      1. Working with Keynote Views
        1. Navigator View
        2. Outline View
        3. Slide Only View
      2. Rearranging Slide Order
      3. Grouping Slides
      4. Skipping Slides While Viewing a Slideshow
      5. Working with Master Slides and Layouts
        1. Master Slide Options
        2. Quick Access to Master Slides
      6. Creating Speaker Notes
      7. Spell Checking and Find and Replace
        1. Using Spell Check
        2. Using Find and Replace
    13. 8. Exploring Transitions and Builds
      1. Using Transitions Between Slides
        1. Choosing a Keynote Transition
        2. Changing Transition Effects and Speed
      2. What Are Builds?
        1. Getting Familiar with the Build Inspector
        2. Text Builds
        3. Table Builds
        4. Chart Builds
        5. Image Builds
      3. Creating Multiple-Build Slides
    14. 9. Viewing and Printing a Presentation
      1. Viewing a Slideshow
      2. Slideshow Viewing Preferences
      3. Creating a QuickTime Presentation
      4. Creating a PDF File of a Presentation
      5. Printing a Presentation
      6. Working with Presentation Hardware
    15. 10. Extending Keynote
      1. Creating New Themes
        1. Selecting a Theme to Edit
        2. Choosing a Background and Graphics
        3. Editing Fonts and Styles
        4. Customizing Chart Types
        5. Saving a Custom Theme
      2. Creating New Master Slides
      3. Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint
    16. A. Installing Keynote
      1. Making Sure Your Mac Is Ready for Keynote
      2. Installing Keynote
    17. B. Keynote Keyboard Shortcuts
    18. C. Helpful Keynote Web Sites