9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2014 3:50 AM by samuel1978
saper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Does anyone know if the new Keynote announced today for Mac supports display of the cursor/pointer when in presenter mode?  Previous versions did not allow this.  Powerpoint does this.  Without this actually presenting a Keynote is very challenging, especially for an academic who has to look at notes during presentation!

 

Thanks,

Mark

  • backEast Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    You CAN do this in Keynote '09. :-)

     

    Just press the C key (for Cursor) on your keyboard while in a presentation and you can use the pointer. I assume they will not get rid of this in the new version but I don't have it yet. I'll try to update this if I get it.

  • backEast Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    ok i just got the update and the C key shortcut still works!

  • saper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, but were you in presentation mode showing slide and next slide with notes?  I'm pretty sure I had tried this and it didn't work. We're you able to upgrade after installing Mavericks?

    Thanks,Mark

  • backEast Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Yes I was. I do this all the time in Keynote '09 and I just tested it in keynote 6 (2013).

     

    By the way, there are all kinds of other shortcuts you can use when presenting in Keynote. If you hit the "?" key, it will bring up a list (this works in Keynote '09 and '13.)

     

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  • saper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @backEast

     

    Sorry to belabor this point.   I know can display the pointer on the external screen.  But only by moving it off the Mac screen.

     

    But when you are using an external screen (video projector) and running Keynote in presenter mode on the Mac screen.  Can you see the pointer on the Mac screen as well as the external screen?  I want to be able to point in the presenter mode preview window and still have the cursor on the external display.

  • Monk911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Have you found a solution to this problem?  I'm looking for it too.

  • saper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

     

    No I never found one. And I have not tested the new Keynote in 10.9 as I assume it even has fewer features.

     

    I ended up turning mirroring on and recording the lecture with QT player. I missed having my notes.

     

    Apple seems to have ignored the people who really use their software like the academics, etc.

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (11,495 points)

    I want to be able to point in the presenter mode preview window and still have the cursor on the external display.

    Keynote 6.1 will not display the cursor on both displays, I'm glad it doesn't, I want one cursor to control not two. It's very confusing with this in PowerPoint. The solution is simple and intuitive, move the cursor on to which ever display you want to use.

  • samuel1978 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ref: I want to be able to point in the presenter mode preview window and still have the cursor on the external display.

     

    Is it ready have the mentioned feature in Kay note mac? This is very useful feature