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Dendronotus Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I often print to PDF my keynote lectures for my students with 6 slides per page (portrait) with divider lines and rule lines for them to take notes during lecture. I just installed Snow Leopard and now, even though the option boxes are clicked, these lines do not print, either directly or when saved as a PDF. Just a glitch?

Mac OS X (10.6)
  • 1. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    TobiasUssing Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'd like to confirm this problem.


    That is all
  • 2. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    bibliotechy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Confirming this also. Tried changing printers and various Keynote and printer settings to no avail. Discovered this morning on two MacBook Pros running Keynote'09 (5.0.2) at my work. I'd just updated co-workers to SL this wkend. Luckily we had a printed copy of the handout we were modifying from last week. We printed out our new slides in new order and literally cut and taped new version onto older version with rule lines, low tech but it works! ... still annoying though ... Also tried export of Keynote slides to Power Point 2008, export/import worked great, and PP handout rule lines intact, but PP doesn't print 3 slides-to-page as large, so we're sticking with cut and tape method for now.
  • 3. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    expressway Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have this problem, too. I print slides that my professors post online with note lines next to them to add in any additional information. Hopefully an update comes soon, because I really enjoy being able to do this. =\
  • 4. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    Jerry Moreno Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    I'm a university professor and upload the Keynote handouts to the course website for the lectures I give in class. I've changed the printer, trashed Keynote preferences, repaired permissions, and even reset the PRAM. No success. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
  • 5. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    blueboys17 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the exact same problem. Since snow leopard I cannot print rule lines which is really annoying given thats how I take notes in class.
  • 6. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    ged_os Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same here. Since upgrading to Snow Leopard Keynote will not print rule lines, which is a shame as my students use the handouts for note taking in lessons and prefer to use rule lines rather than blank areas.
  • 7. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    radco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem. I really wish we could get this fixed.
  • 8. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    ksahr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ditto for me. Apple: if you're reading this please remember that all of us educators are returning to school and really rely on this feature! Please fix this ASAP.

    At least QT export seems to be working better... (knock on wood).
  • 9. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    gbdoc Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)
    While waiting for Apple to fix KN, try this workaround:

    Presenter notes will print. So, use the presenter notes area to make lines (using baselines, dashes, dots) in addition to/instead of notes. Fooling around a bit with formatting will ultimately yield useful results. Once you've got a format for lines which suits, you can copy and paste it onto all your slides. (Edit: Maybe you can also add this to your masters, so it'll automatically be on all slides. I haven't tried this yet, myself) Be sure to check "Add notes" in the print dialog.

    Message was edited by: gbdoc
  • 10. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    DriesK Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    The latest 9.0.3 update doesn't fix this issue, unfortunately... I filed a bug report last week, I really hope this gets some attention soon.
  • 11. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    Zeppelin1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have this same problem. I used to always print slide shows as handouts with ruled lines beside the slides and since "upgrading" (not much of an upgrade) to Snow Leopard I cannot do this anymore. I contacted Apple and they said they would look into this problem. But a month later nothing. Good Job Apple! Great OS that removes the most basic features and Great support that does nothing to help there customers. At least I get what I pay for...
  • 12. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    Dendronotus Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I found the notes line workaround a bit of a chore, so I made a template in pages from an old pdf of an outline with lines. I masked the original to leave nothing but the lines (works like an image) and put in media placeholders in the shape/size of my slides (6/page). I now export the keynote as images and drop each pic in a media placeholder. If my last page has less than 6 slides, I can just adjust the mask for the lines with no slide and exclude them. Seems like a lot of work at first, but after you've got your template set it's so much faster and easier (for me, anyways--I actually use the presenter notes) than saving another version of the keynote, erasing the notes, and putting lines in the presenter notes space.
  • 13. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    Eliezer Kanal Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Also having this problem. Keynote 4.0.4, Mac OS 10.6.2 (build 10C540).
  • 14. Re: Keynote won't print divider or rule lines
    Montisque Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I'm also working in the university world and use Keynote in my teaching, before I didn't have the need to use rules/divider lines but I do. Really unfortunate that Apple can't issue an update to address this problem. People are waiting, and more importantly we as educators have to struggle with workarounds which takes a lot of time. But then again, we did chose Apple. Now I can only hope that Apple chose to take time and effort to solve this issue for their loyal customers.
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