Chapter 11. Sharing Your Presentations

Keynote’s raison d'être is, of course, presenting—on a computer monitor or a projection screen, for an audience of one or a large crowd. Keynote provides several other ways of getting the word out, including printing and exporting your presentation in various file formats that can be opened by other programs or posted on a Web page. And since sharing should always be a two-way street, you’ll also learn in this chapter how to import presentations created with PowerPoint or AppleWorks, so that you can continue editing within Keynote.

Viewing Keynote Slideshows

Keynote lets you present your slideshow in three different ways. Normal slideshows are those you control yourself, advancing each slide as you make your presentation to a group of people—a class, a board of directors, or a conference audience, for example. Self-playing slideshows don’t require any assistance from you. They play on autopilot, advancing each slide—and often repeating the slideshow over and over. Hyperlinks-only slideshows depend on the viewer to click onscreen buttons as she works through the presentation. Just as you must design and lay out each of these slideshow varieties differently, their playback techniques differ as well. (See Section 11.1.3 for details on how to configure your slideshow so it operates in one of these three modes.)

Presenting Normal Slideshows

The easiest way to present a Keynote slideshow is right on your computer’s screen—something you’ve probably been ...

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