A MacBook Pro with the Keynote theme chooser open on the screen. The All Themes category is selected on the left and pre-designed themes appear on the right 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 toolbar with buttons to add tables, charts, text boxes, shapes and media.

Add text, photos, charts 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 on the right side of the screen for changing the size and appearance of the selected video. Style, Film and Arrange buttons are across the top of the Format controls.

Lights, camera, action

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

Add video or audio

A presentation playing in windowed playback mode. The presenter display appears in one window, while the current slide plays in another.

Present in any situation

Play a presentation during a videoconference, virtually with multiple presenters, as a film with recorded narration and more.

Play a presentation

The Animation controls for adding animation to the selected image. Build In, Action and Build Out buttons are across the top of the sidebar.

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

The Collaboration menu showing the names of people collaborating on the presentation. Share options are below the names.

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 12.2 on your Mac. (To see which version of Keynote you have, choose Keynote > About Keynote from the Keynote menu at the top of your screen.) To explore the Keynote User Guide, click 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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