Section B.3. The Edit Menu

B.3. The Edit Menu

The Edit menu commands focus on all those tasks related to editing: copying, pasting, making selections, spell checking, and so on.

B.3.1. Undo

Choose Undo to reverse the last action you took, whether it was moving a paragraph, formatting a word, or accidentally deleting several slides. The menu command changesUndo Move, Undo Font Change, Undo Change Theme, and so ondepending on what that last action was. You can choose Undo repeatedly to move backward through your actions, all the way back to when you first opened the document. Keyboard equivalent: -Z.

B.3.2. Redo

Choose this command to undo the Undo command. If you've progressed back through several Undos, you can use this command to shift into forward again, replaying all the actions you've undone. Keyboard equivalent: -Shift-Z.

B.3.3. Cut

This command removes the selected text or object from the document and places it on the invisible Clipboard, from which you can paste it into another location in the document or another document. Keyboard equivalent: -X.

B.3.4. Copy

This command copies the selected text or object from the document and places it on the Clipboard, ready to paste into another location in the document or another document. Keyboard equivalent: -C.

B.3.5. Paste

Use this command to insert cut or copied text or objects into a slide at the insertion point. When you paste text with this command, it retains its original formatting. Keyboard equivalent: -V.

B.3.6. Paste and Match Style

Use this variation on the Paste command to insert cut or copied text into a slide at the insertion point, and match its formatting to the surrounding text. Keyboard equivalent: -Option-Shift-V.

B.3.7. Delete

This command removes the selected text or object from the document, but does not place it on the Clipboard. Keyboard equivalent: Delete.

B.3.8. Duplicate

When you choose this command, Keynote creates a carbon copy of a selected object or objects and places it right next to the original in your slide.

B.3.9. Select All

If the insertion point is visible on your slide, or you have selected any text, then choosing Select All highlights all the text in that text box. You could then, for example, change its font or copy it to another slide.

If the insertion point is not visible, or if you have selected an object, then choosing Select All selects every object in the slide. Then you could, for example, add shadows or rotate the objects en masse.

B.3.10. Deselect All

Choose this command to deselect any text or objects in the slide.

B.3.11. Find

Choose Find to display a submenu containing Keynote's text finding commands.

  • Find Panel . This command opens the Find & Replace window. Enter the word or phrase you're searching for in the Find box andif you want tothe word or phrase you want to replace it with in the Replace box. Then use the buttons to replace every occurrence, replace a single occurrence, find the next occurrence, and so on. The Advanced tab reveals further options such as matching the letter case, or searching only within the notes. Keyboard equivalent: -F.

  • Find Next . After you've begun a search in the Find Panel, use this command to highlight the next occurrence of your search term . Keyboard equivalent: -G.

  • Find Previous . After you've started a search with the Find Panel, use this command to highlight the next occurrence preceding your current selection. Keyboard equivalent: -Shift-G.

  • Use Selection for Find . Select a word and choose this command to enter it into the Find & Replace panel's Find box without actually displaying the Find & Replace panel. Keyboard equivalent: -E.

    If you use the keyboard, you can quickly find the next occurrence of a word by highlighting the word, pressing -E, and then pressing -G (or -Shift-G to find the previous occurrence).

  • Jump to Selection . If you've scrolled away from your insertion point and want to get back to the place you were working, use this command to jump back to your insertion point or to any selected text. This command is not terribly useful in Keynote, since it only works for the current slide. Keyboard equivalent: -J.

B.3.12. Spelling

Choose Spelling to display a submenu of Keynote's spelling commands.

  • Spelling . The Spelling window appears when you choose this command, loaded with its suggestions for the correct spelling of the next word in your document that's not in the Keynote dictionary. Use the controls in this window to accept or reject Keynote's spelling recommendations, teach the dictionary a new word or name , or change to a different language dictionary. Keyboard equivalent: -:.

  • Check Spelling . Choose this command to highlight and underline in red the next misspelled word in your document, without opening the Spelling window. You can type the correct spelling to replace the selected word, or Control-click the word to display Keynote's spelling suggestions in a pop-up menu. Choose the correct word in the pop-up menu to replace the selected word in the document. Move to the next misspelled word by pressing this command's keyboard equivalent: -;.

  • Check Spelling as You Type . This command is a toggle control: select it once to turn it on, adding a checkmark in front of its name; select it again to turn it off, removing the checkmark.

    When this command is turned on, Keynote adds a red underline to every word you type that's not in its dictionary. If you find Keynote's constant vigilance distracting, turn this command off and turn it back on only when you're ready to correct your document's spelling. Keynote instantly adds its red underline to each suspected word.

B.3.13. Special Characters

Choose this command to summon the Character Palette, Mac OS X's repository of every possible character, punctuation mark, accent , and symbol available on your computer. Double-click any character in this window and Keynote adds it to your document at the insertion point.

iWork '05. The Missing Manual
iWork 05: The Missing Manual
ISBN: 059610037X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 134
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