Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to cheridan)
your description of how you create a master is confusing, this is the correct workflow:
view > show master slides
click on any master slide
slide > new master slide
give it a name
add the elements to your master slide
save the presentation and the new master slide will be available when you click on masters button in toolbar
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 1:07 PM (in response to Gary Scotland)
I already knew how to make a slide, but thankyou anyway.
What I was looking is to use a slide I've made as a master slide. Currently, the only way I've been able to do it its to copy it, element by element, making a new element as similar as I can to the one I have in my slide.
I can not use tge clipboard, which is quite confusing and tedious.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 4:00 PM (in response to cheridan)
If you are unable to paste elements into the master, you havnt selected the new master correctly.
in your ordinary slide, click in the slide canvas ( the large editing area).
use command A to select all, then command C to copy
select the new master in the master slide navigator pane, then click in the master slide canvas window, ( large editing window) then command V to copy
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to cheridan)
Try showing master slides ( view > show master slides) and right click on one, if an option popup doesnt show, you will need to reset keynote:
- delete keynote from applications folder
- delete Keynote preference file (com.apple.iwork.Keynote) located: users > home > library > preferences
- shut down the Mac
- start the Mac again and press the shift key untill the grey apple appears
- let the Mac run untill the desktop appears, this will take longer than usual, its repairing your software
- repair permissions: Applications folder > Utilities > Disk Utility;
click on the system disc in left pane > First Aid > Repair Disc Permissions
7. restart when completed