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
Touch Bar for Keynote on Mac
If your Mac has a Touch Bar, you can use familiar gestures — such as tap, swipe and slide — directly on the Touch Bar to edit and control presentations in Keynote. Controls on the Touch Bar change depending on what’s selected in your presentation.
For example, when you play a presentation, the Touch Bar shows all your slides along with other controls. If you’re presenting on a separate display, tap to switch the display showing the presentation.
If you’re working in the slide navigator, the Touch Bar shows controls to reorder, skip and group slides.
If a shape is selected, the Touch Bar shows controls to change the shape’s stroke (outline), colour fill, opacity and more.
Show controls for Keynote
If you don’t see the controls for editing text and performing other tasks in Keynote, turn them on in System Settings (or System Preferences).
Do one of the following:
macOS Ventura 13 or later: Choose Apple menu > System Settings, click Keyboard, then click the Touch Bar Settings button.
macOS 12 or earlier: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click the Touch button.
Click the pop-up menu next to “Touch Bar shows”, then choose App Controls.
You can find more information about how to use the Touch Bar in the macOS User Guide.