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
Prevent accidental editing in Keynote on iPad
To avoid accidentally moving objects or bringing up the keyboard as you view, scroll, and interact with text and objects, you can use reading view. Reading view minimizes the controls to just what you need to view the content and perform basic tasks. You can quickly switch to editing view to make changes, then switch back to reading view.
When you send a Keynote presentation to someone else or someone sends a presentation to you, it opens on iPhone and iPad in reading view. When you reopen a presentation, it opens the way you left it—in reading view or editing view.
If you prefer to always open presentations in editing view, you can change this setting.
Do any of the following to switch between reading view and editing view:
Switch to editing view: Tap at the top of the screen.
Switch to editing view with text selected: Tap Edit in the menu that appears.
Switch to editing view with an image or table cell selected: Touch and hold the image or cell, then tap Edit in the menu that appears.
Switch from editing to reading view: Tap in the top-right corner of the screen. In some views, such as split screen on some iPad models, tap at the top of the screen, then tap Stop Editing.
Set presentations you receive to always open in editing view: Tap , tap Settings, then turn on Open in Edit View. If you later change a presentation to reading view, it opens in reading view the next time you open it.
In reading view, you can read (but not edit) presentation notes and use a remote control if this setting in the presentation is turned on.