iWork Keynote Training

Learn to make professionally good looking presentations with Keynote in several easy steps. Full Hands-On experience
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  • Lectures 43
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2013 English

Course Description

Keynote is a great application for creating outstanding presentations on your Mac.

And I will teach you how to make a good presentation with iWork Keynote '09.

*In this course I use LAST version of Keynote 5.3 which is part of Apple iWork '09 Suite*

During this How To Make A Good Presentation course I will teach you the way to benefit from all Keynote features such as: Master Slides, Slide Transitions, Object Builds, Masking Images, Embedding Video, 2D and 3D charts, Formatting Tables and many others.

You will start from download and installation of Keynote application and finish with knowledge how to create fully featured presentation which you can preview in video about this iWork Keynote '09 Training.

All lessons include practical starting and completed exercises.

Ensure that you will download Exercise Files in Introduction section.

For best learning experience I strongly recommend you


  • Perform the same steps as I will do in my lessons using exercise files
  • Follow my lessons one by one without skipping
If you are new to Keynote or you are experienced user of it, take this course and become an Expert in Keynote in several hours!

Take this iWork Keynote '09 Training course now and learn how to make a good presentation

What are the requirements?

  • Apple Mac with OS X 10.7.4 or later
  • iWork Keynote '09

What am I going to get from this course?

  • After iWork Keynote '09 Training you will be able easily create great presentations on your Mac

Who is the target audience?

  • Everybody seeking knowledge on how to create presentations on MAC OS with help of Keynote

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
In this Introduction video I will show you final presentation. In each lesson you will learn how to create parts of it step by step.
I strongly suggest you to perform the same actions as I will do during the course with help of Exercise Files. You can find them in MATERIALS section on the right side of learn desktop. 
Name of Exercise files which you should open at the beginning of each lesson is the same as name of lecture.
Final exercise files are also included and have *FINAL* letters at the end of file name.
Some lessons doesn't have starting exercise files. In this case you should start with creation of new blank Keynote presentation.
Whole set of exercise files and set of media files is included into this lesson. Feel free to download and use it.
Final Presentation
25 pages
Section 2: Getting started with Keynote
How to find Keynote and install on your Mac
You will create your first presentation with Keynote in a few clicks
Overview of main Keynote interface components: Menu, Toolbar, Format Bar, Left Column and Slide Edit Area
Section 3: Slides organization and Themes
You will learn how to add new slides to your presentation in several different ways, how to copy, cut, duplicate and reorder slides after creation.
Many beautiful themes are built in Keynote. You can also create your own themes. In this lesson I will show how you can change one theme to another, apply new theme to one slide or to the whole presentation.
Slide Groups allow you logically organize parts of your slide. You can create groups as well as subgroups. In this lesson I will show you how to create groups, how to expand, collapse them, skip slides or entire groups.
Section 4: Understanding Master Slides
All Slides in your presentation must have Master Slides applied to them. They are built in each Theme and predefine layout of Title, Text, Images etc. on the slides. You will learn how to see Master Slides Panel and apply any master slide to your presentation which you wish.
Main components of Master Slides are Title and Body objects. You will learn how to show or hide them on master slides, how to change their layout.
You can create new master slide in the same way as normal slide but can reuse it many times.
Media Placeholder on master slides can be used if you need to replace any template media file on master slide with any custom file such as Image or Video.
Object Placeholder can hold only one object which can't be replaced with another one, but it can hold anything you like - Chart, Table, Image, Video or something else and it always stays in the same place.
Section 5: Objects Alignment and Arranging
Alignment Guides and Rulers greatly simplify objects positioning.
Guides at object edges can simplify process of object arrangement. With help of Relative Spacing you can be sure that distance between different objects or even pairs of objects is the same.
It's important to know what is Stack of Objects and how move objects in the stack if some objects(images,text) in your presentation are hidden behind other objects.
Automatic Objects Alignment and Distribution allows you quickly place objects in needer order.
You can group different objects in the group and then perform different actions such as resize, move, rotate with the group as with one objects.
Section 6: Working with Text
With help of Body Text Objects you can easily insert and edit any text.
On each slide you can create as many Free Text Objects as you wish. Body Object on each slide can be only one. But Free Text Objects have some limitations in comparison with Body Objects.
Text in Shapes is a good option for presenting readable data in your presentation.
Section 7: Adding and Formatting Shapes
In a couple of clicks you can easily create different shapes: lines, rectangles, circles, triangles, arrows, starts and polygons.
Custom shapes can be easily created and edited with help of Shapes Pen Item.
You can add stroke, image fill, shadow, opacity and some other features to any shape.
Section 8: Working with Images and Video
Mask is a great tool which can be applied to any image. You can apply rectangle mask or mask created from the shape.
With help of Instant Alpha tool you can quickly remove any unneeded parts of the image.
Keynote has many useful Image Adjustment tools and you don't need to use any external image editor.
Video can be easily added to Keynote presentation. You can adjust start and stop positions, choose playback options - Loop, Loop Back and Forth.
Section 9: Adding Charts and Tables
We will explore different chart types available in Keynote.
3D Charts can represent your data in a very attractive manner.
Table in Keynote can be created and edited in a couple of clicks.
Keynote has a plenty of Table editing functions. You even don't need any external table editor for creating custom table layout.
Any table created and formatted in Numbers can be copied to Keynote without changes of formatting and layout.
Section 10: Slide Transitions
Slide Transition effects can greatly improve impact of your presentation on your audience.
Magic Move is a great slide transition effect where same object move smoothly from one slide to another.
Section 11: Objects Animation and Builds
Different Build effects can be applied to any type of objects.
Section 12: Exporting Presentation
PDF version of Keynote presentation can be used for printing, sharing or preparing for presentation in front of audience.
You can create video from your presentation and upload it to YouTube, Vimeo, show it on exhibitions and send it to your colleagues and friends.
If you need to open presentation on PC with Windows you should export it to PPT.
Slides can be easily exported to images for future editing in any image editor.
HTML version of Keynote presentation can be easily integrated into any website.
Section 13: Conclusion
Thank you for taking iWork Keynote '09 Training!

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Instructor Biography

Alexander Volkov, Keep it simple

Experienced instructor with great practical background.

I teach complex stuff in easy step-by-step manner. 

All my courses include practical exercises which allow you to follow me from the start of any course till the end. You will perform all tasks the same way I will do in my video lectures. All you need is to have notebook or PC with installed software as written in each course requirements. 

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