Keynote User Guide for Mac
- Intro to Keynote
- Intro to images, charts and other objects
- Create your first presentation
- Choose how to navigate your presentation
- Open or close a presentation
- Save and name a presentation
- Find a presentation
- Print a presentation
- Touch Bar for Keynote
- Create a presentation using VoiceOver
- Add lines and arrows
- Animate, share or save drawings
- Set movie and image formats
- Change object transparency
- Fill objects with colour 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
- Move and edit objects using the object list
- Add linked objects to make your presentation interactive
- Select text and place the insertion point
- Use a keyboard shortcut to apply a style
- Format lists
- Add a highlight effect to text
- Add mathematical equations
- Add links
- Add rules (lines) to separate text
- 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
- See the latest 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
- Reduce the presentation file size
- Save a large presentation as a package file
- Restore an earlier version of a presentation
- Move a presentation
- Delete a presentation
- Password-protect a presentation
- Lock a presentation
- Create and manage custom themes
Update or revert a paragraph style in Keynote on Mac
A paragraph style gets an override when you change the appearance of text (its colour or size, for example), that has that paragraph style applied to it. An override is indicated by an asterisk (*), or an asterisk and an Update button, next to the style name in the Paragraph Styles menu. To deal with an override, you can do one of the following:
Ignore it: Leave the override in place, and keep the edits you made to your text.
Update the paragraph style to incorporate the overrides: If you update the paragraph style, all text in your presentation that uses the style is also updated.
Remove the override: Revert your text to its original appearance and leave the paragraph style unchanged.
Note: For information on updating list styles, see Format lists.
Update a paragraph style
When you update a paragraph style, all text in the presentation that uses that style is also updated.
Click anywhere in the text with the override.
Click the Text tab at the top of the sidebar on the right, then do one of the following:
If there’s an Update button: Click Update.
If there’s only an asterisk: Click the style name, then move the pointer over the style name in the Paragraph Styles menu. Click the arrow that appears, then choose Redefine from Selection.
Revert style changes
If you don’t want to keep changes you made to text, you can revert the text to its original paragraph style (remove the overrides).
Click the paragraph with the override.
In the Format sidebar, click the Text tab, then click the paragraph style name at the top of the sidebar.
In the Paragraph Styles menu, click the style name (it has a grey tick to indicate an override).
The override is cleared, the text reverts to the original style, and the tick changes to black.