How to Create Simple Animations using Keynote [Solved]

How to Create Simple Animations using Keynote

Keynote logoStop frame animation creates the illusion of movement by playing a series of still images in quick succession. Key frame animation achieves a similar effect by defining a start and end point, how long it takes to move from one to the other, and the shape of the path. Keynote can achieve this effect in two ways: as a transition from slide to slide, or as an action within the same slide. These techniques can be used to make your presentations more dynamic and eye-catching, but also as a way to create simple animated movies.

 

Using Transitions

Duplicate slide (Edit > Duplicate, or Command-D).

On the duplicate slide move the object you wish to animate to its end location (you can lock other objects by choosing Arrange > Lock or Command-L).

In the Inspector (Option-Command-I) choose the Slide Inspector, make sure the Transition button is selected, then with the first slide selected in the Navigator (View > Navigator) choose the Magic Move effect.

The Slide Inspector, with Transition set to Magic Move

The Slide Inspector, with Transition set to Magic Move .

 

If you’re using Keynote to create an animated movie (rather than simply as an effect in a presentation), you will also need to start transitions automatically and decide how long the delay between slides should be.

To export your slides as a movie, choose Share > Export then click the QuickTime button.

Choose Fixed Timing from the Playback Uses: drop down menu. If you set the slides to transition automatically in the Inspector, slide and build durations in the Export window will be ignored.

The indicated Slide and Build durations are ignored if the Start Transition is set to ‘Automatically’ in the Slide Inspector

The indicated Slide and Build durations are ignored if the Start Transition is set to ‘Automatically’ in the Slide Inspector.

 

It is important to note that using this method, Keynote places a slight pause between slides, whatever your settings for delay and/or duration, so if you want the effect of constant smooth animation with no pauses, then the next method is for you!

 

Actions

This method allows you to duplicate an object (image, shape, text box) on the same slide and define the path along which it travels.

Select the object you wish to animate.

In the Inspector (Option-Command-I) choose the Build Inspector.

Click the Action button then choose the ‘Move’ effect – a copy of the object will appear (known as a ghost) and a red path joining it to the original.

Object with its ghost and motion path

Object with its ghost and motion path.

 

Move the ghost object to its destination. You can create complex paths by using one of the following methods:

Option-Click on the path to create a node and move the node; in this case the properties in the Build Inspector will apply to the whole path.

Click the ‘Add Action’ plus button: this adds another ghost with a second path whose properties are independent of the first.

Clicking the ‘Add Action’ button allows you to define a ‘complex’ path

Clicking the ‘Add Action’ button allows you to define a ‘complex’ path.

 

Multiple Animations

Once you have more than one moving object on the same slide, viewing paths is achieved by clicking the red button at the bottom right hand corner of an object to reveal its ghosts and their motion paths. These disappear when you click another object so Option-Click on the button to keep them visible.

Multiple paths

Multiple paths.

 

To select a path click on it with the mouse, or click the ‘More Options’ button in the Build Inspector and select from the list. You can also use this list to reorder the actions, and decide when they start. Again, if your aim is to create a freestanding animated movie (as opposed to an animated presentation), you will probably want to choose to start Builds (or Actions in this case) automatically.

 

Scrolling Titles

A neat effect that you can create using this action is scrolling titles:

  • Firstly, create your titles in a text box and make sure you have space at the top and bottom of the box by adding a few returns. Move the text box to the very bottom of the slide so that only the space above the uppermost text is showing.
  • Add a Move action to the text box object. Grab the bottom of the ghost that appears and drag it all the way up so that only the empty space below the lowermost text is visible.
  • Finally make sure the Acceleration box says ‘None’ and set the duration so that the titles scroll like they do in the movies!
Start by writing your titles - add returns at the top and bottom of the text box

Start by writing your titles – add returns at the top and bottom of the text box.

Drag the text box to the bottom of the slide so you can’t see the text

Drag the text box to the bottom of the slide so you can’t see the text.

Add a Move action

Add a Move action.

Drag the ghost to the top of the slide so you can’t see the text

Drag the ghost to the top of the slide so you can’t see the text.

To make the movie file as smooth as possible choose Custom... from the Formats drop-down menu

To make the movie file as smooth as possible choose Custom… from the Formats drop-down menu.

Set the frame rate as high as it will go!

Set the frame rate as high as it will go!.

 

Credit: http://www.macprovideo.com/hub/keynote/create-simple-animations-using-keynote

How to Change a Chart Appearance in Keynote [Solved]

How to Change a Chart Appearance in Keynote

Keynote logoYou can change the appearance of a chart by applying a different style, changing the font, adding a border, and more.

Apply a different style to a chart

The thumbnail images at the top of the Chart pane represent predesigned chart styles that are specifically made to look good with the theme you’re using. You can apply a different style to a chart at any time.

Select the chart, then in the Chart pane of the Format inspector, select a different style from the thumbnails at the top of the pane.

If you can’t edit a chart, it may be locked. Unlock it to make changes.

Change the appearance of chart text

When you can change the appearance of chart text using the controls in the Chart pane of the Format inspector, all text in the chart is changed. However, you can still change the chart title and value label text so they look different from the other text by using the controls in the Chart Title and Value Labels pane, respectively.

  1. Select the chart.

  2. In the Chart pane of the Format inspector do any of the following:

    • Change the font: Choose a font from the Chart Font pop-up menu.

    • Change the typeface: Choose an option from the pop-up menu below the font family name.

    • Make the font smaller or larger: Click the small A or the large A.

      All text in the chart increases or decreases proportionally (by the same percentage).

Change the appearance of chart series

You can change the appearance of individual data series in a chart. Depending on the chart type, you can change the fill type and color, outline (stroke) style, and more. For scatter charts, you can change the symbol that represents each point and add connection lines.

  1. Select the chart, then click one element of a data series (one bar or column, pie wedge, or scatter point, for example).

    The entire data series is selected.

  2. In the Style pane of the Format inspector, use the controls to make changes.

    To see all options, you may need to click the disclosure triangle next to the name of each section.

    Controls for changing appearance of data series

    To change the colors of the data series, click the chart colors button. Hover over a color combination to preview what it looks like.

The changes affect only the selected data series. To modify the appearance of other series, select an element from a different series, then make changes.

Change the spacing of elements in bar or column charts

For a bar or column chart, you can set the amount of space between the columns or bars.

In the Chart pane of the Format inspector, click the disclosure triangle next to Gaps, then set the desired amount of space.

Change the position of pie chart wedges

  1. Select the chart.

  2. Select a wedge, then drag it.

    Pie chart with wedges separated

To change the position of all the wedges at the same time, select the chart, then in the Wedges pane of the Format inspector, click the disclosure triangle next to Position. Drag the Distance from Center slider to separate the wedges.

Add a border around a chart

You can add a border to any 2D bar, column, area, or scatter chart.

  1. Select the chart.

  2. In the Chart pane of the Format inspector, select the Border checkbox in the Chart Options section.

  3. To change the border’s appearance, click the disclosure triangle next to Background & Border Style, then use the controls to make changes.

Change the depth of a 3D chart and the shape of series elements

  1. Select the chart.

  2. In the Chart pane of the Format inspector, click the disclosure triangle next to 3D Scene.

  3. Use the controls in the 3D Scene section to make adjustments.

Bevel the edges between series or wedges in 3D stacked or pie charts

You can increase the distinction between series in 3D stacked bar or column charts and 3D pie charts by beveling the edges where the series meet.

  1. Select the chart.

  2. In the Chart pane of the Format inspector, click the disclosure triangle next to 3D Scene.

  3. Select the Show Bevels checkbox.

Credit: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH16957

How to Add Media to your Keynote Presentation [Solved]

How to Add Media to your Keynote Presentation

Keynote logoThe Keynote application included with Mac OS X Snow Leopard is great for making slide presentations. And adding audio, photos, and movies to a slide is drag-and-drop easy in Keynote. Simply drag an image, audio, or movie file from a Finder window and place it at the spot you want within your document.

You can also use the Media Browser:

  1. Click the Media button on the toolbar.

  2. Click the Audio, Photos, or Movies button to select the desired type.

    Keynote displays the contents of your various media collections ¯ like your iPhoto and iTunes libraries.

    Alternatively, you can also navigate to the file’s location on your hard drive, or type in a filename in the Search box at the bottom of the browser.

  3. Drag the file you want to add to the spot you want in the document.

    It’s not just photos ¯ you can add audio and movie clips to a slide, too!

    It’s not just photos ¯ you can add audio and movie clips to a slide, too!

Credit: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-add-media-to-your-keynote-presentation.html

How to Share a Keynote to iWeb [Solved]

How to Share a Keynote to iWeb

Keynote logoKeynote, like its competitor PowerPoint, has powerful capabilities with which to create a variety of graphic-rich slide presentations. An effective way to share a Keynote presentation is to export it to iWeb, Apple’s user-friendly template-based website builder. Both iWeb and Keynote are Apple products that work cohesively to distribute digital information. iWeb users can then publish the completed website to an Apple-based.

Step 1

Create your Keynote presentation and save your edits until you are satisfied with the final slide presentation.

Step 2
Select “Share” from the main menu, scroll to “Send To,” then select “iWeb” from the sub-menu.
Step 3
Select the “File Type” pull-down menu to select your format. You can choose from among “Video Podcast,” “PDF” or “Keynote.”
Step 4
Enter a value in the “Slide Duration” text field, then enter a value in the “Build Duration” if “Video Podcast” format is selected, and click “Send.” Select “Slides,” “Image Quality” and other export options if “PDF” is selected; select “Send” after making your choices. Alternatively, select “Send” after choosing “Keynote Document” from the pull-down menu. Sending your format automatically opens iWeb as the active application.
Step 5
Sign in to your MobileMe account to publish your Keynote presentation to iWeb.
Step 6
Select a template design from the “Themes” pull-down menu and click “Choose.” The Keynote presentation icon is displayed on the page as a download for users to open after accessing your published iWeb page.
Step 7
Customize the page with fonts, colors, backgrounds, shapes or graphics. The icon of the Keynote presentation remains unaffected by changes to the iWeb page.
Step 8
Select “Publish Entire Site” from the “File” menu and select “Continue” to verify that your materials are not copyrighted, or that you have obtained permission to use the material.
Step 9Publish the iWeb site, or select other publishing options, such as another domain or a different ISP.

Credit: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/share-keynote-iweb-35118.html

How to Add Global Transition in Keynote [Solved]

How to Add Global Transition in Keynote

Now that we’ve populated the slideshow, let’s add a simple transition between the slides for a little more continuity and smoothness. For this presentation, we’ll add the same dissolve transition to every slide. In the next lesson, we’ll explore transitions in depth.

1.
Click slide 1 in the Navigator.

2.
Choose Edit > Select All to choose all your slides.

3.
Open the Slide inspector and click Transition.

4.
Click the Effect pop-up menu and choose Dissolve.

The default values for the effect is fine.

5.
Click the Play button in the toolbar to view the slideshow.

6.
Press the Spacebar to navigate your slides.

7.
When finished, press Escape to exit the slideshow.

8.
Choose File > Save to save your work.

Credit: http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/office-and-productivity-applications/9780321637949/adding-photos-charts-and-sound/ch02lev1sec8

How to Animate Charts and Tables in Keynote [Solved]

How to Animate Charts and Tables in Keynote

You can animate Keynote tables and charts so that the parts of the element appear on the Keynote logoscreen in sequence. This adds some visual flair to the item, and can even add a touch of drama. Chart builds rank just behind bulleted text builds in usefulness. You can get some dramatic effects when you make the parts of a chart appear sequentially on the screen.

To add a build to a table or chart

1.
Switch to a slide with the table or chart you want to animate.

2.
Tap the Transitions and Animation button in the toolbar.

Keynote switches to the Transitions and Animation mode.

3.
Tap to select the table or chart.

Buttons appear next to the object, showing any build effect that’s already been applied to it. If the text has no build, the Build In and Build Out buttons show None.

4.
Tap either the Build In or Build Out button.

A popover appears showing the available effects .

Choose the build effect you want.

5.
Tap the effect that you want.

Keynote shows you a preview of the effect.

6.
(Optional) Tap the Options button at the bottom of the popover to adjust the build duration, when the build should start, and the delay (if the build begins automatically).

7.
(Optional) Tap the Delivery button at the bottom of the popover to adjust how the build delivers the effect .

The Delivery pane for chart objects.

Credit: http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/office-and-productivity-applications/9780132736367/using-transitions-and-animations/ch08lev1sec4

How to add Auto Timestamps in Keynote & Pages [Solved]

How to add Auto Timestamps in Keynote & Pages

Keynote LogoIf you’re like most people who give presentations frequently or send dated documents every other day, you’d probably be surprised to find out that there’s a much easier way to “timestamp” those documents and slides. Honestly, how much time do you spend simply adding a new date to the same document or presentation over and over again?

The good news is that there’s a really fast and simple trick to make that process completely automatic if you’re using iWork. First let’s talk about Numbers. It’s just spreadsheet software right? Not quite. It’s actually capable of performing some powerful (even automatic) formulas within your tables. These formulas can also be brought over and used in Pages & Keynote. So how do we achieve this awesome automatic “timestamping?”

Step 1: Create or open your Pages Document or Keynote Presentation.

Step 2: In the toolbar, click the “Table” button to add a table to your project. Then move it to the location you want the Date and/or Time to be.

Add Time Stamps To Keynote and Pages

Step 3: Open the Inspector and click on the tiny table icon at the top. (Note: It usually automatically does this for you when you add a table.)

Step 4: Change the amount of columns and rows to 1 x 1. (This is optional, you can have as many as you’d like but in the spirit of being inconspicuous we just need one) After changing the amount of rows and columns, you can use the white boxes surrounding your new table to resize it to the size you’d like.

Add Time Stamps to Keynote and Pages

Step 5: Set the “Cell Borders” to “none” so that your Time Stamp simply looks like text and not text-within-a-box.Step 6: Double-click the inside of the box to begin typing but instead of typing normal text, press the = button. This will allow you to enter a formula. I know, I know. Formulas sound like a lot of work if you don’t normally work with spreadsheets but these are easy ones. :-)

Add Time Stamps To Keynote and Pages

6A: To have it add just the date type: =TODAY()

6B: To have it add the date and the current time, type: =NOW()

Step 7: Click the green check mark symbol to set your new formula in place and: Voila! Now your date and/or time is taken care of for you!

Add Time Stamps To Keynote and Pages

Credit: http://www.freeiworktemplates.com/2011/04/how-to-add-automatic-timestamps-in/

How to Troubleshoot Unable to Open Keynote Document [SOLVED]

How to Troubleshoot Unable to Open Keynote Document

We need to thank user Bill on the Apple Support Community for his advice on how to fix this issue. Also special thanks to our friend Dave for helping us find this answer several months ago.

Unable to Open “docname” because it isn’t a valid Keynote document

How to Troubleshoot Unable to Open Keynote Document

Keynote logoI wanted to repost this here because this just happened to me again and I had to look up the fix. If you’ve had this happen you know it is the most frustrating, debilitating dialog box you’ve ever seen. This fixes it every time.

  1. Don’t panic.
  2. Add .zip to the name of the file*
  3. Double click that file
  4. Open the resulting file.

*make sure you don’t just replace .key — add the .zip after that — so your file is .key.zip This also works if you didn’t have an extension at all – just add both.

Credit: http://www.sawayaconsulting.com/our-blog/troubleshooting-unable-to-open-keynote-document/

How to Embed an Audio in Keynote

How to Embed an Audio in Keynote

Keynote logoAmong the many features available in Apple’s Keynote presentation software is the ability to add sound effects or other audio clips to slides. This feature has many uses, from creating a mood with a certain song to adding a bit of fun with a silly sound effect. Adding sound features to your presentation is quite simple. Once they’re embedded on a slide, you can alter the sound levels and other elements using Keynote’s Build Inspector.

Step 1
Open the Keynote slide to which you want to add the sound effect.
Step 2
Open the Apple Finder, and then locate the sound file that you want to add to the slide.
Step 3
Drag the sound file from the Finder to the Keynote slide. When you release your cursor, you should see an audio icon appear on the Keynote slide. This icon is just a placeholder and will not appear on the slide during playback.
Step 4
Click on the audio icon to select it. From here, you’re going to use the Slide Inspector to designate when the sound effect happens.
Step 5
Click the Inspector icon from the Keynote menu to open the Inspector.
Step 6
Click the Build icon from the Inspector menu, and then click “Open Drawer” from the bottom of the Inspector window. This will cause all the effects on the selected slide to appear in the Build window, just to the left of the Inspector window.
Step 7
Click on the audio file title within the Build window. You now have several options for altering the effects for the audio file. For example, you can make the sound effect happen at the same time as chart appears by clicking “Start Build” within the Inspector window and then selecting “Automatically with Build X,” with “X” being the number of the chart’s “build” — or appearance.

Credit: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/embedding-audio-keynote-42786.html