Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keynote for Mac OS X (Absolute Beginners Guides Series)

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keynote for Mac OS X (Absolute Beginners Guides Series)

by Curt Simmons

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Overview

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keynote for Mac OS X (Absolute Beginners Guides Series) by Curt Simmons

Priced at $99, Keynote is the new application that promises to bring to everyone the ability to create stunning, professional-quality presentations. It includes professionally designed themes, top-end typography, animated charts and tables, and cinematic quality transitions. Keynote has Apple's traditional elegance and ease-of-use, with intuitive controls and beautiful graphics.

Keynote 1.0 has been positively reviewed by the press. Though Apple has not yet released any sales figures, it is clear that the software is gaining rapid adoption. According to MacCentral, the company's CFO was saying that its software sales were great, "fueled by the release of iLife, Keynote, and Final Cut Express." The First Looks reviews are just coming out now, but they are undeniably positive.

This book shows users how to:

  • Design compelling presentations swiftly, using Keynote's advanced typography, gorgeous charts, and included layout themes.
  • Give a presentation pizzazz by using spiffy visual effects like slide transitions, builds, and element effects.
  • Easily manage a presentation's pace using Keynote's thumbnail viewer, slide navigator, and grouping capabilities.
  • Precisely control how to convey a message with advanced but easy-to-use anti-aliased text, dynamic alignment guides and multimedia components.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789731012
Publisher: Que
Publication date: 02/20/2004
Series: Absolute Beginner's Guides Series
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Curt Simmons is a popular author, technology trainer, and digital photo enthusiast. He has a bachelor's degree in speech communication and multiple computer industry certifications, and he is the author of more than 30 books about computer operating systems, networking, digital photography software, and more. When he is not writing, he spends his time with his wife and children and constantly working on his 100-year-old Victorian home.

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