The theme chooser, showing a row of categories across the top that you can tap to filter the options. Below are thumbnails of pre-designed themes arranged in rows by category.

Get started with a theme

All presentations begin with a theme — a set of pre-designed 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.

Create a presentation

The Insert menu with buttons across the top to add tables, charts, shapes and media.

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 web pages or other slides in your presentation.

Intro to images, charts and other objects

The Format controls for changing the size and appearance of the selected video. Style, Film and Arrange buttons are across the top of the controls.

Lights, camera, action

Bring your presentation to life with films, live video, recorded narration, music and more.

Add video and audio

Animation controls for the image that’s selected on the slide. At the bottom of the screen are controls for the Build-In effect being used.

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.

Add transitions between slides

A window introducing Keynote Live with the Continue button at the bottom.

Present in any situation

Play a slideshow over the internet, virtually with multiple presenters, as an interactive presentation, and more.

Play a presentation

The collaboration menu showing the names of people collaborating on the presentation.

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.

Intro to collaboration

This guide helps you get started using Keynote 13.1 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.

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