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 color 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
Highlight text in Keynote on Mac
You can highlight text in text boxes and in shapes. These highlights aren’t visible in printed presentations.
When multiple people are working on a presentation, each person’s highlights appear in a unique color. To learn how to change your color, see Set author name and comment color.
Tip: If you want highlights that are visible in your final presentation, add a background color to text in any color. This type of highlight isn’t included with Keynote review tools.
Select the text you want to highlight.
Choose Insert > Highlight (from the Insert menu at the top of your screen).
You can’t highlight text in table cells, but you can add conditional highlighting to cells to change a cell’s appearance based on its value.
Add a comment to highlighted text
Move the pointer over the highlighted text.
Click “Add a comment,” then type your comment.
Remove a highlight
Move the pointer over the highlighted text, then click Delete.
If the Delete button doesn't appear, that means the highlight was added as color behind the text. To remove it, remove the background color.