Record Keynote presentations on Mac
You can record a presentation with voiceover narration on your Mac to play later in Keynote or export as a video file. This is especially useful when you want to distribute or present a prerecorded presentation virtually, or if you want to record a slideshow for someone to play in your absence.
Record a presentation
Open the presentation, then click to select the first slide in the slide navigator.
Choose Play > Record Slideshow (from the Play menu at the top of your screen). The presenter display appears with recording controls visible at the bottom of your screen.
To customize the presenter display before you start recording, move the pointer, then click . For more details about modifying the display, see Customize the presenter display.
Click to record your presentation.
The timer counts down from 3 before recording begins.
Do any of the following while recording the presentation:
Go to the next slide or build: Press the Right Arrow key.
Go back a slide or reset the builds on the slide: Press the Left Arrow key.
Jump to a different slide: Press any number to make the slide navigator appear, enter the slide number, then press Return.
Open or close a list of keyboard shortcuts: Press the Question Mark (?) key on your keyboard. You can use the shortcuts to control your presentation.
Mute the microphone: Click to stop recording voiceover narration. Click it again to resume recording narration.
To stop recording, click .
To preview the recording, click .
To play from a specific point, drag the playback slider at the bottom of your screen to where you want to start, then click .
To edit the recording, do one of the following:
Rerecord from a specific location: Drag the playback slider at the bottom of your screen to where you want to start recording, then click . Choose Record in the popup menu to begin recording.
Delete the entire recording: Click in the bottom-right corner of your screen, then select Clear.
Press Esc to exit the presenter display.
The recording is saved with your presentation and can be played in Keynote. To export a recorded presentation as a video or another file format, see Export to PowerPoint or another file format.
To remove a recording from your Keynote presentation, choose Play > Clear Recording, then select Clear in the pop-up menu.
Play a recorded presentation in Keynote on Mac
With the presentation open, do one of the following:
Play recorded presentation in full screen: Choose Play > Play Recorded Slideshow.
Play recorded presentation in a window: Choose Play > Play Recorded Slideshow in Window.
To stop playing the presentation, press Esc.