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3685 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 20, 2009 10:40 AM by Brie Fly
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2009 8:44 AM (in response to Jochen Wargulski)Creating text on new slides is within the grasp of Applescript. The API as it were, is the Applescript dictionary an Application makes available to Applescript which has System wide access to Applications (with differing levels of control depending on the Published Dictionary). Applescript can also invoke Menu commands by using short-cut keystrokes and sending them as Apple-Events to the application.
Suggest you follow up on the Applescript Discussions forum where you'll get considerable support for Applescript but little for Keynote specifics as there isn't much of a dictionary and no Document Object Model what so ever. I have seen scripts written that can achieve what you want, in one case copying text from one application enhancing it in Illustrator, then pasting it into keynote.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2009 2:17 PM (in response to Jochen Wargulski)Would this help?
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Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2009 6:36 AM (in response to Brian Peat)Hello Brian,
Great tipp!! It works in the way I want it too. I try also the OnmiOutline way. Both are good examples to you the "Beyond Bullet Point" method under Apple.
Thanks a lot.
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Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2009 10:40 AM (in response to Brian Peat)Absolutely cool!
With the outline created and the target Keynote file open, one can drag the outline title to the title slide, create the next new slide, then select and drag/drop the remaining outline, in parts if necessary, so an existing Keynote can be supplemented in this fashion without having to start over.24" iMac (Alum), Mac OS X (10.5.6)