What’s new in Keynote for Mac

Learn about the new features in Keynote 10.1 for Mac.

Play in window

Use the new “Play Slideshow in Window” option to have access to other applications while presenting locally or via video conferencing.

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Play movies across slides

Movies can now play through slide transitions. Add the same movie to multiple slides to play from one slide to the next.

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Object move improvements

Use the Align to Path option to have objects stay pointed in the correct direction while following a motion path.

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And more

  • Easily add captions and titles to images, videos, shapes, and other objects. Learn more

Get complete step-by-step instructions and information on all the features in Keynote for Mac.

New in Keynote 10.0 for Mac

  • Select from a variety of gorgeous new themes to help you get started.
  • Add a Keynote presentation to a shared iCloud Drive folder to automatically start collaborating. Requires macOS 10.15.4. Learn more
  • Edit shared presentations while offline and your changes will upload when you’re back online. Learn more
  • Easily access your recently used themes in a redesigned theme chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your presentation with comments included. Learn more
  • Add a drop cap to make text stand out with a large, decorative first letter. Learn more
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new, editable shapes.
  • New “Keyboard” text build in and build out animation.

New in Keynote 9.2 for Mac

  • Easily add HEVC-formatted movies to presentations, enabling reduced file size while preserving visual quality. Learn more
  • Jump to a specific slide in your presentation using a new menu command.
  • Add accessibility descriptions to audio and video. Learn more
  • Improved accessibility of exported PDFs.

New in Keynote 9.1 for Mac

  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles. Learn more
  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text. Learn more
  • Edit master slides while collaborating on a presentation.
  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects.

New in Keynote 9.0 for Mac

  • Create and share an animated GIF by exporting one or more slides.
  • Save custom shapes for use in other presentations and access them on any device using iCloud. Learn more
  • Create themes to use as a model for new presentations, and access them on any device using iCloud. Learn more
  • Slides with custom wider aspect ratios now display better in the slide navigator, light table, and presenter display.
  • Improved performance while collaborating on presentations.
  • Edit grouped objects while collaborating.
  • Support for vertical text in shapes and text boxes in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages. Learn more

New in Keynote 8.2 for Mac

  • Use Dark Mode to give Keynote a dramatic dark look. Requires macOS MojaveLearn more
  • Support for Continuity Camera allows you to take a photo or scan a document with your iPhone or iPad and it automatically appears in your presentation on your Mac. Requires macOS Mojave and iOS 12Learn more
  • Easily record, edit, and play audio right on a slide. Learn more
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • Performance and stability improvements.

New in Keynote 8.1 for Mac

  • Add mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation. Learn more
  • Give charts a new look with rounded corners on columns and bars.
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Improved support for Arabic and Hebrew. Learn more

New in Keynote 8.0 for Mac

  • Collaborate in real time on presentations stored in Box. Requires macOS High SierraLearn more
  • Use donut charts to visualize data in an engaging new way.
  • Add an interactive image gallery to view a collection of photos.
  • Enhance presentations with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • Additional options for reducing the file size of presentations.

New in Keynote 7.3 for Mac

  • New ability to filter the object list by typing object names. Learn more
  • Performance and stability improvements.

New in Keynote 7.2 for Mac

  • Enhance your documents using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes. Learn more
  • Reply to comments and join threaded conversations. Learn more
  • New auto-correction and text replacement options save time while typing. Learn more
  • Edit presenter notes while displaying slides in Light Table view.
  • Scroll anywhere with new pan and zoom options. Learn more
  • Improved support for Hebrew and Arabic languages.
  • The Stock and Currency functions now return data from the previous market day’s. Learn more

New in Keynote 7.1 for Mac

  • New Object List makes it easy to select, edit, and organize objects even on complex slides. Learn more
  • New option to display presenter notes on black background makes them easier to read while presenting in low-light settings.
  • Quickly open password-protected documents using Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Learn more
  • Easily replace fonts throughout an entire presentation.
  • New leader lines make pie charts easier to read.
  • New stock and currency functions provide up-to-date securities data in tables. Learn more
  • Post interactive presentations on Medium, WordPress, and other websites. Learn more
  • Import Keynote 1.0 presentations. Learn more
  • Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region.

New in Keynote 7.0 for Mac

  • Real-time collaboration (feature in beta).
    • Edit a presentation with others at the same time in Keynote on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iCloud.com.
    • Share your presentation publicly or with specific people
    • See who else is in a presentation
    • See participants’ cursors as they’re editing. Learn more
  • Keynote Live lets you present a slideshow that viewers can follow from their Mac, iPad, iPhone, and from iCloud.com. Learn more
  • Open and edit Keynote ’05 presentations. Learn more
  • Use tabs to work with multiple presentations in one window.
  • Wide color gamut image support.
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