Change background color of text Keynote 09

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  1. grimreaper1377 macrumors regular

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    I can't figure out how to change the background color of text in Keynote 09. Any ideas?
     
  2. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    1. Select the text.

    2. Click the "Fonts" button.

    3. Use the "document color" button (4th button from the left) to adjust.
     
  3. grimreaper1377 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The problem is that it fills the ENTIRE text box...not just the part I've highlighted...
     
  4. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Sounds awfully PowerPointish... Keynotes are designed to be sexy, not have a solid color text box. You could always insert a shape (square) behind the text box if you really wanted to.
     
  5. Novice in dark macrumors newbie

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    Here's how I did it.

    iWork '09

    On the upper right is i button (inspector)

    Clicked that on got a box

    Two buttons Transition and Appearance

    Appearance
    Body
    Background
    Color fill
    then I picked a color

    Yes it is Powerpointish but just want basic information to be more like a billboard rather than a fireworks display.

    Also I am using the same basic header information and copying the basic slide to build on was super easy. Now if I can figure out how to save it so the individual slides will usable in iMovie I will be golden!
     

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