Resize, rotate and flip objects in Keynote on iPad
You can resize an object freely, to modify its proportions any way you like, or proportionally, to make it larger or smaller without changing its essential shape. You can also set it to have specific dimensions. You can rotate or flip any object except a table, chart or image gallery.
Resize an object
Tap an object or group of objects to select it.
If you can’t see blue dots around the object, the object is locked; you must unlock it before you can resize it.
To choose whether the object resizes freely or proportionally, tap , tap Arrange, then turn Constrain Proportions off or on.
Note: Groups containing certain objects can only be resized proportionally. These objects include images and movies that have been rotated, shapes that have a green dot when selected and 3D objects.
Do one of the following:
Resize freely: Drag a blue dot on the top, bottom or sides (not a corner) of the object.
This action is possible only if Constrain Proportions is turned off (see step 2 above).
Resize proportionally: Drag a corner selection handle diagonally.
Resize from the centre: Touch and hold a blue dot, touch and hold the middle of the object, then drag the blue dot.
Resize to specific dimensions: Tap , tap Arrange, tap W or H, then enter values for Width and Height.
Match the sizes of two objects
You can quickly match the sizes of two objects on a slide. You may find it easier to use both hands for this operation.
Tap the object you want to resize, then drag a blue dot to begin resizing.
As you drag, touch and hold another object whose size you want to match.
When the words Match Size appear, lift both your fingers at the same time.
Rotate an object
Note: You can’t rotate a table, chart or image gallery. If you want to rotate a 3D object, see Add 3D objects.
To rotate an object, do one of the following:
Tap the object to select it, place two fingers on it, then turn your hand in the direction you want to rotate the object.
After you start the rotation, you can continue by dragging with a single finger. A guide appears that shows the angle of rotation.
Tap to select an object, tap , tap Arrange, then tap Rotate. Drag the wheel below Rotate, or enter a degree value to specify the angle at which you want to rotate the object.
Flip an object
Note: You can’t flip a table, chart, image gallery or 3D object.
Tap an object to select it, then tap .
Tap Arrange, then tap Flip Vertically or Flip Horizontally.