Keynote for iPad: Add a Magic Move transition

Add a Magic Move transition

A Magic Move transition creates the effect of objects moving from their positions on one slide to new positions on the next slide when you play your presentation.

The easiest way to create a Magic Move transition is to create a slide and add objects to it, then duplicate the slide and rearrange, resize, or reorient the objects on the duplicated slide. Any objects appearing on both slides become part of the transition. Any objects appearing on the first slide, but not the following slide, fade out. Any objects appearing on the following slide, but not the original slide, fade in.

  1. In the slide navigator, tap the slide you want to add a Magic Move transition to, tap the slide again, then tap Transition.

  2. Tap Magic Move, then tap Yes to duplicate the slide, or tap No if you already duplicated it.

  3. Change the position or appearance of the objects on one or both slides; you can drag objects to new locations, rotate or resize objects, add or delete objects on either slide, and more.

    The Magic Move transition is most effective when both slides include at least one common object whose position or appearance has been altered.

  4. Tap the first of the two slides in the slide navigator, then tap Magic Move.

  5. To preview the transition, tap Play in the top-left corner.

  6. To customize the transition duration and timing, tap Options at the bottom of the pane, then do any of the following:

    Magic Move controls in the Transitions pane.
    • Change the duration of the transition: Drag the Duration slider.

    • Change when to start the transition: Tap After Previous Transition or On Tap. With After Previous Transition, you can alter the delay between transitions by dragging the Delay slider.

  7. To change how objects move between slides, tap Delivery and Acceleration, then do any of the following:

    Magic Move delivery and acceleration options in the Acceleration pane.
    • Move text smoothly between slides: Tap a Match Text option:

      • By Object: Move one or more text boxes on the first slide to their positions on the second slide.

      • By Word: Move one or more words on the first slide to their positions on the second slide. You can use this animation to give the effect of words rearranging themselves to form a new sentence.

      • By Character: Move one or more characters on the first slide to their positions on the second slide. You can use this animation to give the effect of letters rearranging themselves to form a new word.

    • Make objects that aren’t on both slides instantly appear or disappear during the transition: Turn off Fade Unmatched Objects.

    • Change how quickly the objects move between locations:

      • None: Move objects at a constant speed.

      • Ease in: Slow objects when they approach their locations.

      • Ease Out: Accelerate objects after they leave their locations.

      • Ease In & Ease Out: Accelerate objects when they leave their locations and slow them when they approach their new locations.

  8. Tap Done at the top of the screen.

When you’re editing animations, star icons appear on objects that are part of a Magic Move transition: the Gray star icon corresponds with an object on the next slide, and the Yellow star icon corresponds with an object on the previous slide.

Published Date: Nov 13, 2018
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