Animate, share, or save drawings in Keynote on Mac
You can draw on a Keynote slide on iPhone and iPad. If you later open the presentation in Keynote for Mac, you can animate the drawing, share it, or save it to Photos as an image or movie file.
Animate a drawing
You can animate a drawing using the Line Draw build-in or build-out effect so that it appears in your presentation as if it’s being drawn or disappears as if it’s being erased.
On the slide, click to select the drawing you want to animate.
In the Animate sidebar, click the Build In or Build Out tab, click Add an Effect, then choose Line Draw.
Do any of the following:
Adjust how long the animation plays: Drag the Duration slider.
Change how quickly the animation starts and stops: Click the Acceleration pop-up menu, then choose an option.
Change when to start the animation: Click the Order pop-up menu, then choose an option.
Preview the animation: Click Preview.
To learn more, see Animate an object onto and off a slide.
Note: If you copy an animated drawing from Pages or Numbers into Keynote, the animation is removed. You can add the animation again using the steps above.
Add a drawing description
You can add a description to any drawing in your presentation. Drawing descriptions are read by assistive technology (for example, VoiceOver) when someone uses that technology to access your presentation. Drawing descriptions aren’t visible anywhere in your presentation.
Click the drawing to select it, then in the Format , click the Drawing tab.
Click the Description text box, then enter your text.
If you export your presentation as a PDF, drawing descriptions are still readable by assistive technology. See Export to PowerPoint or another file format in Keynote on Mac.
To add descriptions to an image or video, see Add an image description or Add a video description.
Share or save a drawing
You can share or save a drawing as an image.
On the slide, Control-click the drawing, then choose Share.
Do one of the following:
Share: Choose a method for sending the drawing.
Save: Choose Add to Photos.