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How to extract Keynote template image background

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Helen W. Lee Calculating status...
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Mar 16, 2013 10:01 PM

I'm new to using Keynote, although I've used PowerPoint in the past. I've chosen a theme (Moroccan) for the presentation but not all of the master slides contain the blue background image. I'd like to modify the image slightly (removing a box) in Photoshop but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get at the actual graphic file. I've found a set of instructions for burrowing down through the folder and using Show Package Contents but the images in Mt. Lion are obviously in a different place than they were when the instructions were written.


Does anyone know where the full-size background images are hidden for the current version of Keynote?

MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • stlamc Calculating status...
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    May 16, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to Helen W. Lee)

    I don't know about Keynote's scaling for different sizes, but I also did notice that the package contents no longer "show" the theme's background image and other elements.  I seem to recall these elements were visible (and extractable) in earlier version of MacOS.


    But here's how to get those background files so you can change them to your liking. Just export the themed file to Powerpoint, then reimport the file to Keynote.  Open the package of the re-imported Keynote file and you should see all of the elements that were previously unavailable. Worked for me.


    I imagine these elements are just set to invisible these days, so maybe looking at invisible files within the package would also do the trick (i.e. use Onyx to make all files visible).


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