Course length

1 day

Why come on this course?

In this course you will learn how to use Apple Keynote to create dynamic and engaging slide shows and presentations containing text, graphics, tables, charts, video and sound.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for Mac users with little or no experience in Apple Keynote.

Course contents

Introduction to Keynote

  • The workspace
  • Using the toolbar
  • Setting up Keynote
  • Changing preferences

Creating presentations

  • Adding and deleting slides
  • Moving and copying slides
  • Working in outline view
  • Changing slide layout
  • Updating paragraph styles
  • Applying existing themes
  • Changing slide background

Working with images

  • Importing images
  • Masking and adjusting images
  • Adding effects e.g. shadow and reflection
  • Drawing shapes
  • Changing colour
  • Grouping objects

Working with tables

  • Adding tables
  • Selecting, moving and copying cells
  • Formatting rows and columns
  • Formatting table borders and rows

Working with charts

  • Selecting different chart types
  • Entering chart data
  • Formatting charts


  • Creating slide transitions
  • Animating objects
  • Build In and Build Out animation

Adding audio and video

  • Adding audio soundtracks
  • Adding and editing video
  • Video playback options

Creating custom themes

  • Selecting master slides
  • Changing paragraph styles
  • Changing image placeholders
  • Adding objects to master slides
  • Saving themes

Rehearsing and delivering presentations

  • Playing slideshows
  • Rehearsing slideshows
  • Using an iOS device as a remote control
  • Creating automated slideshows
  • Adding notes to slides
  • Creating handouts
  • Performing presentation checks

Sharing your presentation

  • Signing in and sharing on iCloud
  • Presenting with Keynote
  • Exporting to different file formats: PDF, QuickTime video
  • Uploading to YouTube
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