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
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.
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.