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Can I get a video (actually 2) to play continuously over a number of slides?

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I am doing a keynote presentation which has two videos running on the right hand side of my screen, there's no problem there, they run smoothly, no hassle, however, I want to put a number of bulletted points on the left hand side of the screen as the movies play, without the videos restarting. The end result would have the two videos playing on the right (I don't need audio, I'll be doing a voice over) while the bulletted points keep changing. I have got this working by not changing the slide and adding bulletted lists on top of lists, on top of lists, but when I need to edit the text, speed, position etc. it is impossible due to all these layers, Is there an easy way around this?


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  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)

    That is exactly how to to it, using builds to enter and exit the text manually or automatically.


    The way to edit the text is to use extra temporary slides to compile the builds.



    • start by setting up a single text box on a separate slide from the slide containing the video

            set the text box position, colour, font and build as you want.


    • in the navigator side pane, duplicate   (command D)   the slide as many times as you need text builds in the final presentation. This will ensure the layout is exactly the same in every slide.


    • edit the text content in all the other slides as needed


    • copy each  text box, into the slide with video, one after the other in the order the build will show during playback.


    • Duplicate the Keynote file to use for future editing.


    • Delete the temporary text slides in the original file so they do not display
  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)

    I then find it impossible to get back to edit the slides again once they have been placed in sequence.

    This is covered in my last post, my workflow was specifically created to allow a quick way of repeatedly editing  text and also to ensure the build order was correct.


    • open the duplicated file that contains the text on separate slides

               and alter the text on the appropriate temporary slides


    • in the  main slide containing the video, select all the text boxes

              (click and drag over the text boxes)

              then press the delete key to remove all the text


    • copy each text box again, one after the other in the order the build,

              back into the slide with video. This maintains the build order, the build effect

               and timing will be retained also.


    You can keep re-editing as many times as you need to.



    I thought there might be a simple command that would let video play continously (Through Slides)

    Video can only play continuously if placed on a single slide.


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