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
- 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
- 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
Layer, group and lock objects in Keynote on Mac
You can work with and arrange the objects on a slide in a number of ways:
Layer (or stack) objects to create the appearance of depth
Group objects to more easily move, resize or rotate them as a single unit
Lock objects to avoid inadvertently moving, modifying or deleting them
Drag an object so it overlaps with one or more other objects.
In the Format sidebar, click the Arrange tab.
With the object selected, do one of the following:
Move an object one increment at a time: Click Forward or Backward.
Move an object to the very front or back of the stack: Click Front or Back.
You can select multiple objects to layer them all at once.
Tip: You can open the Arrange controls in a separate window that you can move anywhere. Choose View > Show Arrange Tools (from the View menu at the top of your screen). You can also add buttons to the toolbar for Forward, Backward, Front and Back.
Group or ungroup objects
Group objects: Select multiple objects, then Control-click one of the objects and choose Group from the shortcut menu.
Ungroup objects: Control-click the group, then choose Ungroup from the shortcut menu.
Tip: You can add buttons to the toolbar for grouping and ungrouping objects.
Lock or unlock objects
When an object is locked, you can’t move, delete or modify it in any way until you unlock it.
Click an object to select it or select multiple objects.
Do either of the following:
Lock: Choose Arrange > Lock (from the Arrange menu at the top of your screen).
Unlock: Choose Arrange > Unlock.
Alternatively, select one or more objects. In the Format sidebar, click the Arrange tab, then click Lock or Unlock (near the bottom of the sidebar).
Tip: You can add buttons to the toolbar for locking and unlocking objects.
You can also overlap, group and lock objects in the object list.