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  • robkubasko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm with you there on the complicated builds... I've been emailing Apple and telling all my Apple Store Business reps for YEARS that Keynote needs a slide timeline view (like FCP). It would be INCREDIBLE if it had that... being able to visually see the animation layout of a slide and then changing timings by simply dragging the bars, arranging them in layer position and more for each element.  One can dream I guess. 

  • 1Azhar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Why put it there?? It was perfect before! Why 'fix' something that isn't an issue/broken??!

  • 1Azhar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Keynote 5.3 is still on your Mac, unless you deleted it. Can you open the files with it? Maybe you had a Time Machine backup.....?

  • robkubasko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh it was far from perfect even in the old version.  Let's say you're building a sequence with items coming in and out in several waves to build a 30 second sequence.  You want staggered intros (or whatever) and you want these to overlap the in and out builds of the subsequent wave of items.  With a timeline approach, you'd visually SEE not only the individual elements, but how long each runs, the delays for each and how long the builds would take.  You'd be able to edit ALL THESE VARIABLES by simply click and dragging that element's "timeline" either for movement along the timline or shortening/lengthening it for duration.  It's would make Keynote an actual competitor to Motion for doing linear animations.  The build list has always seemed like a rudimentary and unfinished solution to this.

  • Kyn Drake Level 7 Level 7 (21,515 points)

    The new file structure should allow for something like what you're looking for more readily than the old one. I think this is just a neccessary blip on the way to a the next great step.

  • Michael Hyatt1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The problem is that you can’t change the size of the Notes box in Keynote 13 like you could in Keynote 09. Everything is a fixed size in a fixed position.

  • Car_Bar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm so dissappointed with the new Keynote, I had a presentation ready in KN 09 and I upgraded to KN 13, and the theme I used doesn't exist anymore so I open my presentation, the app crashed, any my presentation was deleted, forever, I've tried everything to find it. it was saved to iCloud so it also got deleted from my Mac. I had to do it all over again.

  • BruMD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there a way to go back to Keynote 09? I hated the 13 version.

  • Kurtz25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have learned to distrust any updates from Apple, and waited to find out what people thought about the new iWork. The only application I really count on is Keynote, and it's the main reason I moved to the Mac. Reading this thread, I think I'll stick with my old version, thankyouverymuch.

     

    Remember when Apple was making fun of Microsoft for thinking that mobile and desktop/laptop computing platforms were interchangeable? Well... What do we have here?

     

    Do you know how many presentation pros I know who use Google Docs, Office365, or iClod? None. Zero. It's a useless feature that no one wants. In fact, I don't even know anyone who has figured out how to get iClod to do anything useful, since it hides everything in an invisible folder. Everyone, everyone I work with uses Dropbox.

     

    Apple's drive to iOS-ify everything is driving me off the platform. Win8 is a crime against humanity, though, so I'm looking hard at Linux. I am sick to death of having to pretend that my $3000 computer is a frickin' cell phone.

  • Wezlo Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    In Keynote 09 you could re-arrange the presenter view to expand notes.  My custom display has notes taking up the entire right half of the screen, where all the notes for a slide can be easily seen at one time.  The left top had the current slide and the left-bottom had the next slide/build.  I'd really like that feature in the new version because notes ARE less useful at this point.

  • Derick Fay Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    "In Keynote 09 you could re-arrange the presenter view to expand notes.  My custom display has notes taking up the entire right half of the screen, where all the notes for a slide can be easily seen at one time.  The left top had the current slide and the left-bottom had the next slide/build.  I'd really like that feature in the new version because notes ARE less useful at this point."

     

    Wow.  I had never checked out customize presenter view.  Here I've been scrolling around for the last four years of using Keynote in my lectures.

     

    Maybe this whole debacle is useful for learning all the cool features of Keynote '09 that we never realized we had until they were taken away

  • 1Azhar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "Remember when Apple was making fun of Microsoft for thinking that mobile and desktop/laptop computing platforms were interchangeable? Well... What do we have here?"

     

    Exactly my thoughts. If they level iWork for iOS to the same level of Mac apps, then fine. But dumbing down 'power'-apps on the Mac isn't!

  • Jeroenpaco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Exactly! A laptop isn't a tablet. Microsoft stepped in to that pitfall and Apple followed... unbelievable.

     

    I'm really frustrated with the new inspector and non customisable toolbar.

     

    Check my review of new features and concept of the new Keynote: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

  • 1Azhar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I like your review. Thanks for sharing. Like you, I use Keynote on a daily basis (almost), and I'm so disappointed with the new Keynote. I was so eager that they finally updated it, when i watched the Keynote.

     

    Why doesn't Apple get it that some work can't be done on an i-Device. I would never type in a 3000 words assignment on Pages for iPad. it lacks tactile feedback. Similarly, I don't want to use Keynote for iOS because it lacks precision & features. Actually, I bought keynote for iOS only to TEST keynotes that I have designed on the Mac, to make sure my clients have a flawless experience (remember: when you export a keynote from Mac to iOS, many things change. Fonts is agreeable. But object placement isn't!).

  • Frank-B Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't understand what has happened to player controls when exporting to HTML. The exported files include a folder named player which appears to have all the control graphics within it. However, there is no option when exporting to include these controls - is this just an oversight, or am I missing something here?

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