Change background color of text Keynote 09

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  1. grimreaper1377 macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2007
    I can't figure out how to change the background color of text in Keynote 09. Any ideas?
  2. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    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

    Oct 20, 2007
    The problem is that it fills the ENTIRE text box...not just the part I've highlighted...
  4. Chase R macrumors 65816

    Chase R

    May 8, 2008
    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

    Jan 28, 2009
    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

    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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