Keynote for iOS (iPad): Touchscreen basics for Keynote

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Touchscreen basics for Keynote

If you’re not familiar with “pinch,” “swipe,” or other finger-gesture terminology used in this documentation, look up the term in the list below.

Tap

Using one finger, quickly and firmly touch the screen and then lift your finger. Use this gesture to select an object or activate a button. You also use this gesture to advance to the next slide when playing a presentation.

Image of one finger tapping the screen

Two-finger tap

Using two fingers simultaneously, quickly and firmly touch the screen and then lift your fingers. Use this gesture to select an entire paragraph within a text box.

Image of two fingers taping the screen
Image of selected paragraph

Pinch open to zoom in

Place two fingers on the screen and spread them apart. This allows you to see a close-up of items on the screen.

When the slide is sized to fit next to the slide navigator in Keynote (Fit), you can pinch quickly to immediately increase the slide size up to Full Screen or Maximum (200 percent). When working with slide sizes larger than Fit, you can hide the slide navigator by tapping it. To show it again, tap the left edge of the screen. If you want an in-between slide size, pinch open more slowly. An indicator appears to show you the current magnification as you pinch.

Image of placing two fingers on the screen and spreading them apart

Pinch closed to zoom out or end slideshow playback

Place two fingers on the screen and bring them together. This allows you to see more items on the screen. This gesture is also used to stop the playback of a presentation.

When the slide is sized to fit next to the slide navigator in Keynote (Fit), you can pinch quickly to immediately decrease the slide size down to a minimum of 50 percent. If you want an in-between slide size, pinch closed more slowly. An indicator appears to let you know the current magnification as you pinch.

Image of placing two fingers on the screen and bringing them together

Scroll, swipe, flick

Slide one finger up and down or side to side on the screen to move the content within the screen or within a window. This allows you to see items that are currently beyond the edges of the screen or more options within a window. Scroll quickly by swiping or flicking one finger rapidly across the screen.

When playing a presentation, swipe toward the left to advance to the next slide, or toward the right to return to the previous slide. Flick up or down in the slide navigator to see the slide thumbnail images that are out of view.

Image of scrolling the view within the screen

Accessibility

To learn about using universal access features, including VoiceOver, see the Accessibility chapter in the device’s User Guide. (In Safari bookmarks on your device, tap the User Guide link. Scroll down the list of chapters, and then tap Accessibility.)

Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
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