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iWork: The Missing Manual by Josh Clark, Jessica Thornsby

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Chapter 25. Keynote for iOS

When a big presentation is looming, it’s difficult to think about anything else. You may even wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat following a nightmare where you forgot your projector cable. When you’re in the throes of pre-presentation panic, having your slides within easy reach at all times lets you whip out your iDevice (that’s an iPhone, iPad, or iPhone Touch) and rehearse your presentation whenever those doubts begin to creep into your mind.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how Keynote for iOS lets you carry your presentation with you wherever you go. It’s perfect for running through your speech at every opportunity, and for making changes when a new idea unexpectedly pops into your head during your morning latte break.

Note

If you don’t have Keynote for iOS yet, flip to Reinstalling iWork Apps on Your Mac to learn how to install it on your iDevice.

Also, like the previous chapter, this chapter focuses on the iPad version of Keynote, so you may see slight differences if you’re using it on an iPhone or an iPod Touch.

Creating Presentations

To create your first Keynote presentation, find the Keynote app on your iDevice and give it a tap. What you see next depends on whether you’ve used the app before.

When you launch the Keynote app for the first time, you see a Welcome screen (tap Continue), and then a Get Started screen. To view any existing presentations that are knocking around on your iDevice, tap View My Presentations to open Documents view ...

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