Keynote for iPad: Self-playing or interactive presentations

Self-playing or interactive presentations

You can set your presentation to advance automatically, like a movie, with no interaction needed. Or you can set up an interactive presentation that changes slides only when the viewer taps its links. You can also set a presentation to play continuously in a loop, and to restart if the presentation sits idle for a specific period of time.

These options are particularly useful when the presentation is played in a kiosk setting.

Make an interactive presentation or one that advances automatically

  1. With the presentation open, tap the More button.

  2. Tap Settings, tap Presentation Type, then tap one of the following:

    • Links Only: Changes slides only when the viewer (or presenter) taps a link.

    • Self-Playing: Advances automatically, with no interaction needed.

    To return to the default behavior of changing slides by tapping them, choose Normal.

  3. To make the presentation restart automatically, turn on Restart Show if Idle, then drag the slider to set the amount of idle time before a presentation restarts.

    If there hasn’t been any interaction with the screen after the specified period of time, the presentation returns to the first slide.

  4. To make the presentation continuously repeat, turn on Loop Slideshow.

  5. Tap anywhere on the slide to dismiss the popover.

To play the presentation, tap to select the slide you want to begin with in the slide navigator, then tap the Play button.

Published Date: Jun 26, 2019