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Apple Keynote - Presentation View


Apple Keynote is a presentation development software. It is an alternative to PowerPoint for Mac users. The Presentation View allows you to use Apple Keynote presentations to their full capacity. If instructors or students use the Presentation View while giving a presentation in class, they can have the slides project while they navigate between slides and see their notes on the computer from which they are presenting.

Note: To utilize Presentation View, your computer must be plugged into two monitors or a monitor and projector. Laptops have this capability built-in. One will not be able to select Presentation View unless the above criteria are met.


Please click below for an audio of the introduction to the Presentaiton View of Apple Keynote.


Instructions on How to Use Apple Keynote's Presentation View

Please click here to download a pdf version of the instructional guide to using the presentation view in Apple Keynote.

For additional information on guidelines for quality and accessibility, please visit the following resources:

Presentation Quality Standards:


Presentation Accessibility Guidelines:


Technical Requirements and Where to Access Apple iWork Suite

Apple Keynote Technical Requirements for Mac’s Only:

  • Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (500MHz or faster) processor
  • 512MB of RAM; 1GB recommended
  • 32MB of video memory
  • Mac OS X v10.4.11 or Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later
  • QuickTime 7.5.5 or later
  • 1.2GB of available disk space
  • DVD drive required for installation

Go to http://www.apple.com/iwork/download-trial/ to download a 30 day free trial of Apple iWork suite (includes Apple Keynote, Numbers, and Pages).



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A member of the project research and design team has reviewed this e-tool. Apple Keynote may be an effective way to avoid the compatibility issues that sometimes present themselves when using Microsoft Office on Apple computers. The process of using presentation view for presentations is very similar across the programs.