2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2013 4:38 PM by Kyn Drake
JIlly51 Level 1 (0 points)

I made CD covers in Keynote with specific dimensions  When I print, they come out a little smaller?  How can I get Keynote to print exactly the dimensions I create

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 (12,818 points)

    How can I get Keynote to print exactly the dimensions I create


    You cant, Keynote is designed for on screen presentations, not for printing to paper.

    Keynote does not have a "scaling engine" which is required to translate pixels to physical dimensions.


    What usually works is to copy the contents of the slide, (command A) then paste, (command V) into a text or page layout application such as; Pages, Word, InDesign, Bean, and print from there.

  • Kyn Drake Level 7 (21,545 points)

    Another thing you can try, Select File –-> Print, (be sure to click the "show details" button at the bottom of that sheet), select "Keynote" in the drop down under the Pages: range, and, under Options:, deselect "Use page margins". This could be the reason for your problem as Keynote assumes that, you don't want to cut off your edges so it resizes your slides accordingly.


    I had a similar problem trying to create a PDF of a document from Pages (so, no worries about getting too close to the edge) and it didn't look right until I eliminated those margins.