Keynote for Mac: Change the working view

Change the working view

You can view your slides in different ways to help you organize and edit your presentation:

  • Navigator view (the default): Displays thumbnail images of each slide in the slide navigator on the left, and a full view of the selected slide on the right. You can click thumbnails in the slide navigator to jump to specific slides, or drag thumbnails to reorganize your presentation.

  • Slide only view: Displays the slide only, with no thumbnail navigation. This view is useful for focusing on individual slide content.

  • Light table: Displays slide thumbnails as if on a light table. This view is useful for organizing your presentation because you can see more slides at once. You can drag the slide thumbnails to change their order.

  • Outline view: Displays the title and bulleted text of each slide in the sidebar on the left, and a full view of the selected slide on the right. This view is most useful for seeing the flow of text-rich presentations.

  • Object list: You can see objects in the order they’re layered on the slide, then do things such as change the layering order, group objects, and more. The object list is available only in navigator view and slide only view. For information about using the object list, see Select and move objects in the object list.

View slides in the slide navigator

  1. Click View the View button in the toolbar, then choose Navigator.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • Select slides: Click a thumbnail. When a thumbnail is selected, you can edit the slide on the right. Shift-click to select multiple slides.

    • Reorder slides: Click a thumbnail, then drag it up or down.

    • Group slides: Drag one or more thumbnails to the right to indent them in relation to the slide above.

View slides on the light table

  1. Click View the View button in the toolbar, then choose Light Table.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • Select slides: Click a thumbnail. Shift-click to select multiple slides.

    • Reorder slides: Drag a thumbnail to a new location.

    • Edit a slide or return to your previous view: Double-click a thumbnail.

    • Change the size of the thumbnails: Drag the slider in the bottom-right corner of the window.

    • Show or hide skipped slides: Select or deselect the “Hide skipped slides” checkbox. When skipped slides are shown, their thumbnails are dimmed.

View slides as text outlines

  1. Click View the View button in the toolbar, then choose Outline.

  2. Do any of the following in the outline:

    • Add a title to a slide: Click next to the slide icon and type.

    • Add text to a slide: Add a title to the slide, press Return, press Tab, then type.

    • Edit text: Select text and type to replace it.

    • Reorder text or slides: Drag a bullet up or down (the bullet itself, not the text) to where you want it in the presentation. Drag a bullet right or left to change its indentation. Drag a slide icon up or down to change its order in the presentation.

You can change the size of the text shown in outline view. Choose Keynote > Preferences (from the Keynote menu at the top of your screen), then click General at the top of the preferences window. Click the Outline View Font pop-up menu, then choose a font size.

To print the outline, choose File > Print (from the Print menu at the top of your screen). In the Print dialog, select Outline.

Published Date: Sep 27, 2017
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