2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2011 2:27 PM by Hawaiian_Starman
Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
Hi

A few of the keynote slides in my presentation have more than 10 transitions. One has 42. I find it quite difficult to extract/edit certain text areas within the slide, as they are covered up by later entries. Like to see a keynote option similar to OS X's Expose, where the various components of a slide are separated for easy selection. I sent feedback to Apple.

Anyone develop an editing work-around for this type of situation?

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  • 1. Re: Need an editing suggestion for slides with multiple transitions
    Tulse Level 5 Level 5 (5,790 points)
    It is often easier to create multiple slides rather than pile animations on top of each other on a single slide. As long as the slides are identical in the relevant ways, your audience will not know that an effect is achieved by changing slides rather than changing animations.
  • 2. Re: Need an editing suggestion for slides with multiple transitions
    Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    It is often easier to create multiple slides rather than pile animations on top of each other


    Thanks for the suggestion. I figured as much, but became so involved with connecting images/text the slide became somewhat complicated for editing before I realized it. Still would be nice to see an expose type feature.

    On another note, would be nice to see a one-step back feature when in play mode. If I want to revert to the last transition of a previous slide, I go back via the wireless pointer. However, the slide starts from the beginning rather than "one step back".

    Beyond the above, I realize now it's better to keep slides on the "less is better" side of the fence.