Keynote User Guide for iPad
- Intro to Keynote
- Intro to images, charts, and other objects
- Create your first presentation
- Choose how to navigate your presentation
- Open a presentation
- Save and name a presentation
- Find a presentation
- Print a presentation
- Customize the toolbar
- Copy text and objects between apps
- Basic touchscreen gestures
- Use Apple Pencil with Keynote
- Create a presentation using VoiceOver
- Add lines and arrows
- Add and edit drawings
- Set the movie format
- Change object transparency
- Fill objects with color or an image
- Add a border to an object
- Add a caption or title
- Add a reflection or shadow
- Use object styles
- Resize, rotate, and flip objects
- Add linked objects to make your presentation interactive
- Select text and place the insertion point
- Change the look of text
- Use text styles
- Format lists
- Add mathematical equations
- Add links
- Add or delete a table
- Select tables, cells, rows, and columns
- Merge or unmerge cells
- Resize, move, or lock a table
- Send a presentation
- Intro to collaboration
- Invite others to collaborate
- Collaborate on a shared presentation
- Follow activity in a shared presentation
- Change a shared presentation’s settings
- Stop sharing a presentation
- Shared folders and collaboration
- Use Box to collaborate
- Create an animated GIF
- Post your presentation in a blog
- Use iCloud Drive with Keynote
- Export to PowerPoint or another file format
- Restore an earlier version of a presentation
- Move a presentation
- Delete a presentation
- Password-protect a presentation
- Create and manage custom themes
Add a drop cap to a paragraph in Keynote on iPad
A drop cap is a decorative first character (a large letter or combination of characters) that you can style and position at the beginning of a paragraph.
In Keynote for iPad, you can add a drop cap to text inside a shape and inside text boxes with eight selection handles.
Add a drop cap
Tap to place the insertion point inside a shape or eight-handled text box.
Tap , then turn on the Drop Cap setting at the bottom of the Text menu.
If the text box or shape already contains text, a drop cap is added to the start of the paragraph that contains the insertion point. If the text box or shape is empty, the drop cap appears when you start typing.
Do any of the following:
Quickly change the appearance of the drop cap: Select a preset style in the menu below the Drop Cap switch.
Change the position of the drop cap or add a background shape: Tap Drop Cap Options, then make any adjustments.
For example, you can make the text flow right up against the drop cap letter by selecting Contour in the Text Wrap settings, or add a circle behind the drop cap by turning on Background Shape and setting the Corner Radius to 100%.
Use a different font style, size, or color for only the drop cap (not the entire paragraph): Select the drop cap, then tap and make your choices.
To remove a drop cap, place the insertion point in the paragraph, tap , then turn off the Drop Cap setting at the bottom of the Text menu.