Create your first presentation in Keynote on iPad
To create a Keynote presentation, you first choose a theme, which is a set of predesigned slide layouts that you use as a starting point. Each layout includes placeholder images and text styled as headlines and body content. To add your own content, you replace the placeholder content with your own.
Create a presentation
Note: If you’d like the ability to format table and chart data using the conventions of another language, choose the language before choosing a theme. See Format a presentation for another language.
In the theme chooser, tap category names at the top of the screen to view different themes, then tap a theme to open it.
Some themes aren’t downloaded to your computer until you choose them or open a presentation that uses one. If your connection is slow or you’re offline when this happens, placeholder images and slide backgrounds in the presentation may appear at a lower resolution until you’re online again or the theme finishes downloading.
To use a different layout for the first slide, tap the slide in the slide navigator on the left, tap , tap Master, then tap a layout.
Each slide layout is a master slide you use as a starting point for your content.
Do any of the following to build your presentation:
Add a slide: In the slide navigator, tap the slide you want the new slide to follow, tap , then tap a layout. If you don’t see the slide navigator, pinch closed on the screen to zoom out.
Add text: Double-tap placeholder text to add your own.
Add an image: Tap to replace placeholder images with your own.
To play the presentation, tap , then tap a slide to go to the next slide.
To end the presentation, pinch closed anywhere on the screen. For more ways to show a presentation, see Play a presentation on your iPhone or iPad.
To close the presentation, tap Presentations or in the top-left corner of the screen.
Your presentation is saved automatically as you work, so you don’t lose your work when you close the presentation. Closing the presentation doesn’t quit Keynote.