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Dis­cover the easy way to an­i­mate us­ing Key­note’s Magic Move tool

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Dis­cover the easy way to an­i­mate us­ing Key­note’s Magic Move tool

The longer a slide pre­sen­ta­tion is, the harder it is to keep your au­di­ence fo­cussed, par­tic­u­larly if it con­sists of static slides. Key­note’s an­i­ma­tion ef­fects in­ject much-needed piz­zazz into your slideshows, in­clud­ing a num­ber of tran­si­tions that bring im­ages, charts and text boxes into and out of your slides.

The prob­lem with these tools is that you can’t use them to move an ob­ject around a sin­gle slide – in­stead, they sim­ply move the ob­ject onto the slide or take it away. Thank­fully, there is a work­around that in­volves du­pli­cate slides and the Magic Move tool. You have a num­ber of op­tions, depend­ing on the ob­ject type: move, re­size or ro­tate im­ages, for ex­am­ple, or jazz up some text by chang­ing its style, po­si­tion, size or even the words them­selves.

Think of the first slide as the ‘be­fore’ im­age, and the sec­ond slide as the ‘af­ter’. All you need to do is po­si­tion, size or for­mat your ob­ject in its fin­ished state on the sec­ond slide, and the Magic Move tool will smoothly an­i­mate it from one spot to the other. You can an­i­mate mul­ti­ple ob­jects over two slides and they’ll be moved si­mul­ta­ne­ously. If this looks too messy, you can string to­gether sev­eral Magic Move tran­si­tions to an­i­mate things in se­quence, or to cre­ate more com­plex an­i­mated se­quences. Nick Peers

Magic Move can ma­nip­u­late im­ages, or jazz up text by chang­ing its style or the words them­selves

The Magic Move tool can be used to an­i­mate both text and im­ages in your Key­note pre­sen­ta­tions.

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