Keynote for Mac: Resize, rotate, and flip objects in a Keynote presentation
You can resize an object freely, to modify its proportions any way you like, or proportionally, to make it larger or smaller without changing its essential shape. You can also set it to have specific dimensions. You can rotate or flip any object except a table, chart, or image gallery.
Resize an object
Select an object or group of objects.
If you don’t see white squares around the object, the object is locked; you must unlock it before you can resize it.
To choose whether the object resizes freely or proportionally, in the Format sidebar, click Arrange, then do one of the following:
Resize freely: Deselect the “Constrain proportions” checkbox (below Size).
Resize proportionally: Select the “Constrain proportions” checkbox.
Note: Groups containing certain objects can only be resized proportionally. These objects include images and movies that have been rotated, and shapes that have a green dot when selected.
Do one of the following:
Resize manually: Drag any selection handle.
Resize to specific dimensions: In the Arrange tab at the top of the sidebar on the right, enter values in the Width and Height fields, or click the arrows next to the fields.
Rotate an object
Note: You can’t rotate a table, chart, or image gallery.
Select the object, then, in the Format sidebar, click the Arrange tab.
Drag the Rotate wheel, or enter a degree value in the adjacent field to specify the angle at which you want to rotate the object.
Tip: You can also press the Command key while your pointer is over a white square on the object, then drag to rotate.