3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2013 2:52 PM by jinet
jinet Level 1 (0 points)

How do you redefine shape defaults for Keynote 6?


I tried using a blank slide, setting the shape (red outline circle etc) selected the shape, went to Format, Advance, and found no good options either as described in the manual or anywhere else. thanks.

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Gary Scotland Level 6 (12,753 points)

    There are no custom default settings for shapes in Keynote.

    Shapes, only have built in presets avaiable.

    To change a shapes attributes, select the shape:    Format Inspector > Style Pane

  • jinet Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. Yes, I found this out later. Not sure where the preset is saved, but will find out; hopefully across diff. master slides. Otherwise works fine to define styles this way.

  • jinet Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually, I misread you. It IS possible to save new presets from the same menus (simplest way is to hit the plus sign, create a new style, reformat it, and it is saved). That is equivalent to customizing the defaults. Color, line width, etc. can be changed and saved for later use; various styles can be added or deleted (but there is no easy way to move a style to the head of a list except by deleting and recreating as needed)