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iWork: The Missing Manual by Josh Clark, Jessica Thornsby

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Chapter 14. Sharing Your Slideshows

By now, you’ve discovered the dirty secret of Keynote presenters everywhere: Building a Keynote slideshow turns out to be more fun than work. Tinkering with visual effects as you combine your own content with Apple’s elegant themes is so addictively creative that it sometimes seems as if simply making a slideshow is reason enough to use Keynote. Chances are, though, you’re not building a slideshow just for kicks. The whole goal of a slideshow is to share it with others, screening it on a computer monitor or projection screen—for an audience of one or a teeming multitude. It’s presentation time, and this chapter plumbs every detail of running your slideshow for a live audience, as well as setting it up to play on its own in full, automated glory.

Keynote provides several other ways of getting the word out, too, including printing your slides, exporting your presentation in various file formats that can be opened by other programs, and sharing online using Apple’s shiny new iCloud service. Fire up the projector, warm up that printer, and ready your Internet connection—this chapter gives you the lowdown on sharing your gorgeous slides onscreen, on paper, and online.

Setting Up the Presentation

First things first: You have to get both Keynote and your computer ready for the big show. The specific backstage preparations depend on exactly how and where you’ll display the slideshow. For most presentations, you’re the one in the spotlight, driving the slideshow ...

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