Keynote for iPad Tips & Tricks Blog

After working with Keynote on the iPad since the application was first launched.  Our team has successfully delivered hundreds of iPad presentations.  KeynotePlus's dedicated team has compiled useful tips and lessons learned.  Our team has created helpful tips that should aid you in creating, designing and ultimately delivering high-impact Keynote for iPad presentations. 

The iPad hands down is the most effective and efficient presentation tool to date.  The best presentation is the one you have with you when the time calls.  If your looking for a iPad presentation template to get you up and running fast check out our direct download Keynote for iPad templatesKeynotePlus creates iPad presentations for the busy business person.

We have been recognized as one of the premiere online resources on Keynote for iPad.  Check out our Blog below.  We update our blog regularly and respond to request from our valued KeynotePlus site members and clients.  Enjoy the FREE Keynote for iPad tips and how-to's.  Let us know if you would like to see something added to our blog.

Add audio to a Keynote for iPad slide
Aug 29 at 4:39am  |  Keynote for iPad tips

"Embedding Audio in Keynote for iPad in 3 easy steps (version 1.6.1)"


The easiest way I have found to insert audio into a Keynote for iPad slide is to use an app like iMovie (for iPad) that allows you to create iPad compliant video and export the finished result to your "Camera Roll."


1. (using iMovie) First, embed the audio into the video you intend to use. No pictures are required and you may want to fade-in the audio if you intend to use it on several slides. Once you have finished embedding your audio export the finished video to your "Cameral Roll."




dyates Please help, I can put the audio from iMovie onto my camera roll. From there I can get it to keynote but I can't hear the audio. The black audio thing is there on the slide but when I press play in doesn't sound. Get back to me as soon as possible p...See More
May 08 at 6:51pm
fl351c Please hlep me also with the same issue as Daytes, no audio can be heard even if the audio can be heard on the camera roll.
when imported on keynote, it did work. thank you in advance.
Sep 08 at 6:12am
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Adding photos to a Keynote for iPad presentation
Jun 07 at 12:34pm  |  Keynote for iPad tips
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Adding page, web and email links in Keynote for iPad
Nov 15 at 4:54am  |  Keynote for iPad tips

Adding links in Keynote for iPad

Did you know you could add links to your Keynote for iPad presentation? Follow the steps below to make your Keynote for iPad presentation interactive.  There are two steps to add a link.  Click on the image below for the detailed steps.

How to add website links in Keynote for iPad
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Add and edit text in Keynote for iPad presentations
Oct 29 at 10:23am  |  Working with text in Keynote for iPad

How to insert and edit text in a Keynote for iPad presentation

One of the hardest tasks for me (before I read the Keynote for iPad manual) was how to add text to a Keynote for iPad presentation. It’s much easier when you are working with a ready-made KeynotePlus iPad template, just a couple taps and swipes here and there and you are done.  Most ready made ipad templates have already sized and selected the best font however, what do you do when you want to add additional text to a slide? Follow the instructions below and you will soon be on your way to becoming a Keynote for iPad Pro.  Click on the icon below to learn how to add and edit text in Keynote for iPad.

Tap on the text icon under the Shapes tab.
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Supported video formats for Keynote for iPad
Oct 27 at 3:19am  |  Working with video in Keynote for iPad

Video formats for your iPad and Keynote for iPad presentation

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

Click here to learn how to import video into your Keynote for iPad presentation.

Shooting video from iPhone to import into Keynote for ipad presentation
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Add video to your Keynote for iPad presentation
Feb 22 at 3:21am  |  Working with video in Keynote for iPad

How to add video to your Keynote for iPad presentation

The iPad is hands down one of the most impressive table devices for delivering stunning jaw-dropping mobile presentations. We all have experienced the "Keynote for iPad effect" when delivering a presentation to a small or large group from our iPad.  So how do we take it up a notch for the next presentation?  How about adding video to your Keynote for iPad presentation?

(1st Generation iPad - no camera)
There is one caveat to adding video, you must sync your video with iTunes and subsequently with your iPad in order to complete the process.  Any video recorded on your iPhone or iPad 2 is compatible and can be easily synced with your iPad and imported into from your library.

Adding video to your iPad presentation can be easy (kinda sorta).  Check out the steps we outlined below to help "knock the socks off" your next captive audience.  We use a photo transfer app to move video from our iPhone to our iPad however, if you recorded and edited the video on your iPhone or iPad 2 that's one less step.
  Click on the image below to learn the step by step process for adding video to your Keynote for iPad presentations.

Video + Keynote for iPad = impressed. Learn how to import video into Keynote for iPad.

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- It works for me just make sure you have the video file in the right format, mp4 works
Apr 30 at 8:14pm
Neil Using this method the video plays but no sound. Any tips would be useful.
Jun 21 at 6:11am
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What fonts are available to use in my iPad presentation?
Feb 10 at 2:51am  |  Keynote for iPad FONTS

Available fonts for use in building your iPad presentation (iOS4)...

There are over 50 fonts supported and in stalled on the iPad (as of Feb 10,2011). Click here for the full list.
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Do the hard work on your laptop or desktop, but think of the iPad
Feb 10 at 2:36am  |  Keynote for iPad tips

How to create an iPad presentation on your PC or Mac for use in Keynote for iPad

My presentation tool of choice is PowerPoint but Keynote for Mac is just as powerful.  So how do you create a presentation on your desktop so that it looks good on your iPad?  When you develop a presentation on your laptop or desktop keep in mind the maximum screen size on the iPad is 1024×768. Make sure your all of your graphics, backgrounds and images are designed for that size area. Keynote for iPad works best with graphics that are separate objects.

Transitions and effects:
Do not use advanced effects in Powerpoint or Keynote and expect them to convert easily to Keynote for iPad presentation. Fancy fades, gradients, grouped objects and image enhancements do not always transfer and the results are unpredictable at best. 
Any object groupings will be lost when you import your presentation.

Avoid using fonts outside of the fonts included on your iPad.  The iPad currently supports over 50 fonts.  Take a look at our complete list of iPad fonts available for Keynote for iPad.

Ready-made templates:
It takes time and practice before you become comfortable editing images, transitions and text in Keynote for iPad (or any tablet device).  W
e are very fond of Keynote for iPad and it's presentation capabilities. If you want to start presenting fast try one of our KeynotePlus ready-made custom iPad templates. If you purchase a template you can download it immediately and could possibly have your new iPad presentation up and running in less than 10 minutes.
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Thanks for tips!Can be helpful for starters!
Thursday, July 05, 2012
I can hardly find words to express how thankful I am for posting this information! very useful!
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