Create an outline of your Keynote presentation

Learn how to use outline view in Keynote on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

You can use outline view in Keynote 10.2 to quickly get your ideas into a presentation. You can set titles, add bullets, and rearrange any of the slides. At any time, you can switch out of outline view to make further edits to your presentation, like setting the build order. 

Create an outline in Keynote on iPhone and iPad

  1. In the presentation manager, tap the add button  at the top of the screen. If you're currently editing a presentation, tap the Presentations button  to open the presentation manager.
  2. Tap Start an Outline.
  3. Enter a title for the first slide.
  4. To create a new slide, tap the New Slide button , or press Return twice.
  5. To add subtitles or bullets to a slide, tap a slide, then tap Return on the keyboard.
  6. To reorder a slide, tap and hold a slide thumbnail, then drag it to a new place. You can change the indent level of a slide or bullet with the Indent  and Outdent  buttons.
  7. To change the slide master, tap the Format button , then choose a new master slide.
  8. To close outline view, tap the View Options button  or the More button , then tap Slide View or Light Table. Or double-tap a slide thumbnail.

After you create your outline, you can switch out of outline view to adjust things like slide layout and build order.  


Create an outline in Keynote on Mac

  1. Open Keynote, choose a theme, then click Create.
  2. Choose View > Outline.
  3. In the left sidebar, enter a title for the slide. 
  4. To create a new slide, click Add Slide, or select a slide and press Return on the keyboard.
  5. To add bullets to a slide, select a slide, press Return, then press Tab. 
  6. To change the indent level of a slide or bullet, select a slide or bullet, then press Tab or Shift + Tab on the keyboard.
  7. To reorder a slide, drag a slide or bullet to a new location in the sidebar.
  8. To close outline view, click the sidebar button , then choose another view option.

After you create your outline, you can switch out of outline view to adjust things like slide layout and build order. 


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