- Platform: Mac, Mac OS X
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Keynote is targeted towards current Macintosh PowerPoint users, as well as users who would like to create presentations but do not want to buy the whole Microsoft Office application. Keynote makes it very easy to create a presentation. You begin creating a slide presentation by selecting one of 12 themes. A theme defines the presentation's design (colour, "look and feel"); users are also free to design their own customised themes and templates. After selecting a theme you then choose how you want the information displayed eg: having the title displayed at the top or the middle of the slide. As with "themes", Apple have provided multiple layout options; alternatively, users have the freedom to design and create their own templates (this is similar to PowerPoint's template functionality).
Apple has made it easy to edit images and text within a slide. Alignment guides and rulers help you to align and centre images and text on the slide canvas. You can also build tables and charts that can import data from Excel. Keynote's versatility is further highlighted by supporting the standard graphic file formats eg: JPEG, PDF, MOV, GIF, TIFF as well as accepting various multimedia file types such as FLASH, MP3 and MOV--you can even add a file from your iTunes music library to your Keynote slide.
Finally, if you are inclined to use Keynote but are worried that your existing PowerPoint files will become useless or that you will not be able send your keynote slides to Window users then worry no longer: Apple has made sure that Keynote can import and export PowerPoint files. --Parvesh Chhibber
Keynote 1.0 is a new generation of presentation software that brings the ability to create stunning, professional-quality presentations to everyone. With Keynote, creating stunning slides becomes fast and simple, giving you more time to focus on ideas and less time on design. Featuring Apple-designed visual themes with coordinated backgrounds, fonts, colors, charts and tables; cinematic quality 2D and 3D transitions; and an innovative slide Navigator that provides a quick visual overview of the entire slide show, Keynote gives speakers the tools they need to organize their ideas and convey their message with impact.
With Keynote, you don't' have to start from scratch. Simply import your existing PowerPoint, QuickTime, and PDF files into Keynote. Or, insert Excel data right into Keynote charts and tables. You can also share your Keynote creations with virtually anyone. Keynote presentations can also be exported to PowerPoint, QuickTime and PDF.