Get started with a theme
All presentations begin with a theme—a set of predesigned slide layouts you can use as a starting point. Replace the theme’s images and text with your own, then add more slides as needed.
Add text, photos, drawings, and more
Add objects like text boxes, tables, charts, shapes, and media (images, audio, and video) to any slide. You can layer objects, resize them, and link them to webpages or other slides in your presentation.
Lights, camera, action
Bring your presentation to life with movies, live video, recorded narration, music, and more.
Wow them with animation
Add visual effects or animations to captivate your audience. For example, add a transition so each slide dissolves into the next, or make each word in a title bounce onto the slide.
Present in any situation
Play a slideshow over the internet, virtually with multiple presenters, as an interactive presentation, and more.
Collaborate in real time
Invite others to work with you on your presentation. Everyone you invite can see changes as they’re made, but you control who can edit or only view the presentation.
This guide helps you get started using Keynote 12.0 on your iPad. (To see which version of Keynote you have, go to Settings > Keynote.) To explore the Keynote User Guide, tap Table of Contents at the top of the page, or enter a word or phrase in the search field. You can also download the guide from Apple Books (where available).
If you need more help, visit the Keynote Support website.