Okay let's talk about slide transitions a little bit sisli transitions just like build should be should be used in a way that is fairly subtle but yet a supportive of your message if you use too many slide animations, it could be detracting from what you the presenter is trying to get across verbally and a lot of the attention is actually focused on the screen and at that point I may as well just sit down and let you guys just kind of watch all the cinematic effects happen in the background so let's, go ahead and look at some of these so in this case let's add a new slide and we'll add may be another slide and we'll talk about these animations so here we've got three slides if I want to apply a slide animation from one slide one to slide to I would select slide one I know the other presentation software is actually backwards, so they want you to look at it from the perspective of building into a slide apple is how do you build from a slide into the next one? So you're going to you're a...
pplying that the animation outward from one slide to the next? So if I want to add an animation from one to two, I will select one and again we're going to use our animate button over on the side and we will add an effect so here we have lots of different animations and again these air all cinematic quality animations that we can choose from and there's a lot of different ones. So one of the ones that I like it's a little on the obnoxious side is this one called clothes lines so let's go ahead and preview that that's kind of cool it's like a clothes line being moved across and you can see it's got a little swinging action as it's being moved across very cinematic we've gotta confetti here that would be really cool actually if you slow that down so maybe instead of a two second animation or transition it's more of a five second transition they have a droplet transition here which is really nice on they have simple ones to faith through a color for example just the fade out and fade back in they have others. One of my favorites also is the cube so you could do cube and it just kind of rotates and just it looks real nice and subtle so there's lots of transitions to experiment with. I would recommend playing with all of it the transition's because that way you get a sense for what they do. So as you're building your slides in the future, you can think in your mind, you know, makes sense to have this sort of transition from here to here one example is I like the flop so there's one called flop let me pull that one up and this is a really good one so it just kind of flops so I like the name it's a good solid name for this one but this is a really good one and I use this quite often if I have a slide with a lot of um a lot of detail and I want to go to another slide that has just a summary so for example, if I have a lot of transactional data maybe sales data and I'm illustrating how much data there is, maybe I'll have that up and then the next slide will be just a nice pie chart that will just illustrate in a summary way how things are represented visually that's a lot of information have all that transactional detail and I'll just want to flop that down kind of almost like you're turning a page just have that flop down say and here's that graphic just summarizes all of that so it gives a certain feel to the slide on gets a feel that maybe wouldn't get if using a grid animation or ah cuba animation or confetti animation or something like that so I would recommend you play with all the animations to really get comfortable with all the options that are out there in terms of timing we can actually set timing on these so let's go ahead and add uh let's add the doorway that's a fun one as well let's bring the logo to the centers see what that looks like but we can add the time specific timing on this not just the duration of the animation but also when it happens. So let's say for example that I want this transition to happen after three seconds. Okay, so I know that I'm going to talk for three seconds on this subject after three seconds I don't wanna have to click next because I've time that well I want to happen automatically, so to do that I'll come down to the start transition automatically and let's go and adjust that two three seconds and let's go ahead and play that so here's our one, two three and our doorway into our parent so so we can add timings on that you want to be careful with high used timings on animations. A lot of times when people are designing a slide deck, they think they're going to take x number of seconds or minutes per slide and in actuality when they get up in there in front of their audience and they're a little bit nervous, maybe they take sixty seconds instead of forty five seconds to talk about something I can't imagine anything that's going to throw them off quicker than to have the slide in the background change fifteen seconds that out schedule and now they're flustered and they you know they don't know how to recover from that so we want to be careful with how that works. One good way to use the self timing and slide transitions might be too if you're playing a video and after the end of the video you wanted to automatically transition to the next slide what you could do is insert your video has a video play let's say it's a two minute video you know that is going to be a two minute video so you can set your slide transition for maybe two minutes and two seconds to give you a two second buffer at the end of the video plays two second buffer and then it transitions to the next slide that might be a good wayto to use those ok, how are we doing with motion so far has some questions or yes and maybe ask some creative ways of using motion in your business and the way that you market your products. I am curious about the size of the end file and and howto sort of deal with that when you're alluding to just different social media outlets okay, so fortunately the way it works with bills and with slight transitions is it doesn't matter how many animation's or transitions or bills that we that we use in our slide deck it's not really adding a lot of space to the file size what really adds a lot of space to a file size in keynote is images and video and audio. So if we add a text box text boxes, attacks box, it might take a couple of k worth of storage in that file. Um, but it's not taking a lot of a lot of space because it's really more about information about that object that it is about it being an image. But if you take a a ten megabyte image and you dragged that in and you save that file, that file will be whatever the size it was before. Plus ten. Meg, there are ways to reduce that. In fact, I'll show you a trick later on where we can reduce that file size down. But that's that's actually a really good thing to remember if we roll into it. A two hundred meg two hundred meg video file. We have to remember that that two hundred meg video file is actually embedded in the file in the kino file. So if we upload that to a colleague for them to work on that as well, then that file is going to be pretty big. We use, you know, here, creative live for most of our presenters, and they can get up to five, six. Eight gigs easily with some people so it's a it's a it could be sizable yeah yeah for sure just to give you an indication the slide deck that I created and use for this this class overall with I've got a couple of videos in there but the video's albeit our short forty five seconds thirty seconds just to give you an idea between the images and the video was about four hundred meg in size so again tb several gig or even bigger than that is not unheard of so it's something you should be aware of as you're as you're collaborating with others um in fact you know what? While we're on this let me let me show you one trick we can plug this in anywhere shift things around a little bit but there is an option too reduce the file size of your keynote and this isn't a good example because reason stock images in this case but if we have for example a massive image file and I know you do a lot of photo shop work, but if we have let's say five thousand pixel by eight thousand pixel image and photoshopped that let's say it's one hundred megabytes and size that we bring that in and ultimately when we bring that and we're going to shrink that down to something you know much smaller than that on the screen unnecessarily that file is going to be massive you know that kino files going to be the size of the image file plus all the other data that goes into building the keynote so there is an option if we go to file and advanced and reduce file size what that does that's a nice little utility built in that will actually go through analyze your slide deck look at how the pictures and video and audio are being used and it will actually in computer language it will say wait a second there's a huge image file here it's being reduced down to something smaller I as the system can reduce that down something smaller it'll look exactly the same but I'll save you ninety eight megabytes worth of space so that's an easy way to do that okay all right perfect so I think we're good on animations and transitions so let's go ahead and oh, sorry I go ahead thing that I would want to make sure to cover is bullets like transitions with bullets is that something you're going to cover as well sure yeah we can talk about that okay let's go ahead and talk about that so let's get an example upon this screen fact let's pull up let's pull up this slide deck that I've been using and let's just go ahead and copy this one and we'll just pace this one out there let's do a quick little formatting on the text so we can see it okay, so all right, so here's a serious of bullet points that that for this particular class I wanted to get across so if we go ahead and play this it's just going to look like that right? Because we haven't added any bills to this yet except there's are two seconds I didn't take that one off I should have taken that off uh let's go and take that off now okay, so what we want to do is in fact that's a really good point because in a lot of cases when we use bullet points and I'm not a big fan personally of bullet points for a few different reasons and everybody's different with that, but I have my personal preference, but when we're using bullet points were trying to make a few points with those right and a lot of times if I just have these bullet points up when this slide is introduced guess what the audience is paying attention to, not me oh, his state they're not paying attention to me because they're busy reading this they want to get ahead right because they can read faster than I can talk, but sometimes I really want to make my point made known so in this case what I want to dio is bring each line in on its own so I can talk about each line individually so the way I do that is all highlight that that list of bullet items and I'm going to add a built in section or sorry build in section and I'll add an effect and let's do a let's do a compress that's a nice little compression compression animation there, um by default, when I add that it let's go ahead and play that and I'll click advance is going to do in moloch ones so effectively I'm not gaining anything from doing that, really? So what I want to do is actually modify the order in the timing on that and with bullet points specifically, aiken do that on a per bowl a point basis. So in this case, I actually want to change my delivery from all at once to buy bullet. I can also do a bible, a group or by highlighted text. Generally, people don't use those but there's your options, but the one that most people use most of the times by bullet, so we'll go ahead and select that and we can also build either from top to bottom, which is fairly typical, or we can build from bottom to top um, in a case like that, maybe you're doing a top five list of something and you want to start with number five, number four, number three, building up the anticipation to number one is this one, so that would be a good reason you want to use that reverse build order. So let's, go ahead and play, and we'll see what that looks like. So I will advance. And I will advance again. Advanced one more time. And now we're going through these bullet points. So this gives me a chance to to talk about, use one of these bullet points as we're building through that.
Kevin Allgaier is the founder of Allgaier Consulting, a technology and productivity consulting firm with a single purpose... helping residential and business clients realize the unlimited potential of their technology investment. Kevin has spent more than 20 years embracing the evolution of personal and business technology.
Never worked with Keynote before and this class very clearly sets it all up, explains and examples the larger bits as well as encourages exploring more detail as well. The tie-in to video at the end was surprising and very interesting. Thanks!