1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 24, 2014 5:42 AM by Gary Scotland
Rohit Ambekar Level 1 (25 points)

Having issues trying to create an animated build-in effect on a bulleted textbox in Keynote ("Scale Big" and "By Character") - I am using Keynote v6.1


I have created it many times before but for some reason the latest version of keynote refuses to render it properly. I choose the text box, then animate and "Build In" is selected as default, then I:


- Click on "Add an Effect"

- Select "Scale Big"

- Select "By Character" (under "Text Delivery" option) and then preview


However, the effect that is rendered is the same as the "By Object" option. This effect used to work for me befroe but only recenlty is givin me issues.


Anybody else face the same issue ? Please advise - it's one of my favorite effects in my presentations

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2), 8GB RAM & Upgraded SSD
  • Gary Scotland Level 6 (12,748 points)

    Scale Big - By Character works correctly for me, I suggest you repair Keynote by doing the following:


    ensure you complete all the tasks and in the order shown:


    1  delete all the iWork applications if you have them, not just Keynote by using Appcleaner from Mac Update to      do this, its freeware


    2  restart the Mac;   Apple menu > restart


    3  immediately after the start chime,  press the shift key until you see the Apple symbol.

         let the Mac fully boot up,  it will take longer as the OS is repairing the drive


    4  when fully booted, go to Applications > Utilities > Disc Utility; click on the boot drive  then First Aid tab and      click  repair disc permissions


    5  when complete, restart the Mac normally


    6  install Keynote from the Mac App Store


    please report back.