1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 4:33 AM by Gary Scotland
indigorob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Am I stupid or does it really do nothing you couldn't do without it?


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  • 1. Re: what does a placeholder do?
    Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (8,225 points)

    place holders can contain text, video, sound, table, cart or shapes

    In keynote, if there are no placeholders on a slide nothing would be visible except the back ground

     

    Their purpose is to hold a specific type of content (a text holder cant contain a sound file)

    they can be placed acurately anywhere on the slide

    they make it easy to organise different types of content on the slide

    they create content in different layers just like transparencies on an overhead projector or in Photoshop

    each layer can be placed and rearranged in a particular order

    they allow builds to be created to show animations

     

    in the example below, there are four layers in order of ;

     

    layer 4 - white text

    layer 3  - red triangle

    layer 2 - blue square

    layer 1 - grey background

     

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