Intro to Keynote on Mac
You can use Keynote to create compelling presentations with fun animations, interesting transitions, and professional polish.
To create a Keynote presentation, you always start with a theme, then modify it however you want. Slides in a theme include placeholder images and text styled as headlines and body content.
To build your presentation, you replace placeholder content with your own content, or delete placeholders you don’t need. You can also add other objects—like shapes, photos, and charts—to any slide.
When you select text or an object on a slide, formatting controls for it appear in the sidebar on the right. Only the controls you need to modify the selected object are visible. If you don’t see a sidebar, click in the toolbar. (Click the button again to hide the sidebar.)
You can quickly change the look of a selected object (image, shape, table, or chart) by clicking one of the six styles near the top of the sidebar. Use the other controls in the sidebar to customize the object however you like.
This guide helps you get started using Keynote 9.2 on your Mac. To see the version of Keynote on your Mac, choose Keynote > About Keynote (from the Keynote menu at the top of your screen).
For more help getting started with Keynote, click the links at the bottom of this page, or click the Table of Contents button near the top of this page. You can also download the guide from Apple Books (where available).