Choosing a Theme

When you first launch Keynote, you are presented with the Theme Chooser window, where you can browse the available themes. A theme is a starting template for your presentation that contains styled backgrounds and slide layouts. Keynote 3 ships with 27 built-in themes, and you can create your own or acquire others from online vendors. Choosing a theme is the first step in creating your Keynote project.


If the Theme Chooser window is not visible, choose File > New.

The Theme Chooser window opens.


Browse the available themes by scrolling through the Theme Chooser window.

A representative thumbnail (generally of a title slide) is shown to assist you. Themes contain multiple slide types to serve special purposes.


Click the thumbnail for the Classic Silk theme to select it.


From the Slide Size pop-up menu, choose 1024 x 768.

This is the size you'll use for this presentation. The sizes available vary by theme.


Some Keynote themes have only two resolutions available: 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768.These are the two most common resolution settings for computer monitors and projects used for presentations. Newer Keynote themes offer three additional sizes. The 1280 x 720 and 1920 x 1080 resolutions match the two most common sizes for HD displays. The other option, 1680 x 1050, is a common resolution setting for Cinema displays.


Click Choose to select the theme and create a new document.


Choose File > Save. Name your file Project 1.key and save it to your local hard drive.

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