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How to use graphics in Keynote

For Apple/Mac users, Keynote is a powerful and dynamic way to create presentations allowing not only text and graphics, but audio, video, animations and more. You can even tweet your slides from it. Currently, it’s only available for the Mac, but as a Keynote user, you can work with and export your presentations to PowerPoint. Using iCloud, you can even use your iPhone and iPad to edit Keynote presentations anywhere and all your changes will be instantly updated and saved on all your Apple devices.

When it comes to using graphics, you can import graphics several ways according to this Apple discussion forum.

1) Drag an image from a folder onto an image place-holder in a Keynote template.  The dragged image will replace the place-holder image.

2) Drag an image from a folder onto a blank area of the Keynote presentation.  The dragged image will appear as a floating object within the slide area.

3) Import the image (or anything else pretty much) using the Insert / Choose menu option.  When you select this option you get a regular file browser pop-up. Navigate to your image and select it. It will be inserted as a floating image.

You can also convert an existing image into a placeholder image and drag the new image onto it.

If you are using an iPad, you can import graphics by simply tapping the plus sign icon that’s displayed near the top-right corner of the screen (in the menu bar), then tap the Photos, Table, Chart, Text, or Shape tab to insert your chosen selection.

Depending on what tab you select, you will get additional options to resize, arrange or further customizes your graphic’s appearance such as adding a frame or drop shadow to the graphic.

Keynote accepts the following graphic formats: TIFF, GIF, JPEG, PDF, PSD, EPS and PICT.

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Arrows

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People with money/business ideas

Man In Business Suit Stands Holding Red Magnet In One Hand, Attracting Money Green Dollar Bills And Gold Coins
Man In Business Suit Stands Holding Red Magnet In One Hand, Attracting Money Green Dollar Bills And Gold Coins

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Color talk/speech bubble collection

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Mega sketch icon collection

Mega sketch icon collection
Mega sketch icon collection

Mega Sketch Icon Collection

Business People

African American businessman standing with his hands in his pockets
African American businessman standing with his hands in his pockets

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Like PowerPoint, lots of free themes are available to set the overall style for your presentation. For ideas, visit note&point.com, a gallery of Keynote and PowerPoint presentations.

For more help with the basics of using Keynote, read “Tips for Using Keynote to Create and Present Digital Slide Presentations,” by QUE Publishing.