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iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook by Alexander Anichkin

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Placing and editing photos in Keynote slides

Keynote has a wide selection of attractive themes. Having chosen one, we add master slides—predesigned slides with Text Boxes and image placeholders. When you add your own image to the placeholder, Keynote automatically adjusts its size to the size of the placeholder. Frame style and color are also retained.

However, the preset design of slides is only the starting point. We can easily change the way our photos are displayed in the Keynote slideshow. This recipe describes how to add photos to placeholders and further edit them—resize, crop, and move them around.

Getting ready

Prepare a photo to place in your project. It could be in iPhoto or on the desktop. To get a better idea of how Keynote works, ...

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