Still need the Format Bar.
The contents of the format bar in Keynote 5.3 have been incorporated into the Inspector In Keynote 6.1. You may prefere the older style tiny ican bar and dislike like the newer clearer layout, but its here to stay. I certainly prefer the inspector as it unifies the layout across the Mac Applications, and as the inspector is content aware, the tools appropriate for each object are displayed providing a larger, clearer tool box.
I'm working with a lot of charts and the absence of the format bar is painfully obvious. Say I decide to change my background cover? To then change all the font and line colors in my charts I have to hunt through mutiple sections of the inspector -- it's needlessly time consuming. Or I have to go through and create new styles for every type of chart.
Apple needs to realize that the reason many people prefer their products is because they are capable of producing professional quality products, and stop dumbing them down.
Also, Keynote 6.1 crashes. Frequently (4-5 times a day).
Hi, I recently updated to keynote 6.2, but I can't find the formatting bar that has all the tools that I normally use. I see that you can get to them in the new inspector, but it's really just more convenient to see all the formatting tools at once.
I'll go back to the old keynote 5 until I can figure it out.