Keynote User Guide for Mac
- What’s new in Keynote 13.2
- Intro to Keynote
- Intro to images, charts, and other objects
- Create a 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 3D objects
- Add lines and arrows
- Animate, share, or save drawings
- Set movie and image formats
- Change object transparency
- Fill shapes and text boxes 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 borders and 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
- See the latest 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
Format tables for bidirectional text in Keynote on Mac
Keynote supports bidirectional text, so you can enter and edit text written from left to right (such as in English or Chinese) and from right to left (such as in Arabic or Hebrew) in the same presentation. You can also reverse the direction of tables to accommodate different languages.
Note: To change the direction of cell text or an entire table, your device must be set up for input sources that use different text directions—for example, one keyboard for typing a right-to-left language, such as Hebrew, and another for typing a left-to-right language, such as English. If Keynote is open when you add a right-to-left keyboard, you need to restart Keynote before you’ll see the bidirectional controls. See Set up a keyboard or other input source for another language.
The default direction of text in table cells is based on the current keyboard (selected in the Input menu).
Change text direction in a table
Reverse table direction
You can change the table direction so that header rows, column order, and other table elements are reversed.
Click the table.
Do one of the following:
Choose Format > Table > Reverse Table Direction (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).
In the Format sidebar, click theTable tab, then click a Table Direction button at the bottom of the sidebar.
When you change the direction, cell alignment is affected as follows:
Text cells set to auto-align (the default setting) change their text alignment.
Number cells set to auto-align (the default setting) don’t change their number alignment. (Numbers always auto-align to be right-aligned.)
If a cell’s alignment is set to right, left, or center, it retains that alignment.
If a cell has had its alignment specifically set to be justified, the gap for a partial line changes from being on the right to being on the left.