How Can I Merge Two Keynote Presentations So They Play As One Continuous Slideshow?

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  1. magentawave, Jun 10, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014

    magentawave macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    I'm using Keynote 6.2 on OSX 10.9.3

    I have two Keynote presentations and I did an audio voice-over narration for both of them. Lets call these two Keynote presentations: Presentation A and Presentation B.

    I added Presentation B to the end of Presentation A (Command A > Command C) but when I go to Play > Play Recorded Slideshow it only plays the slides and audio for Presentation A and stops at the end of Presentation A thus totally ignoring Presentation B that I copied and pasted on to the end of Presentation A.


    How can I merge both presentations A and B together so when I click Play Recorded Slideshow they will BOTH play all the way through (including the audio) to the end as if they were one Keynote presentation?

    Thank you

    UPDATE: I just tried Export to Quicktime and the .m4v file it created when played back is doing the same thing where it only plays the slides and audio for the Presentation A but there is nothing there at all for the Presentation B that I added.
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Check the Transition/Build settings of the last slide of Presentation A and the first slide of Presentation B.
  3. magentawave thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    I don't know what Transition/Build means and I see nothing in any of the menus with those terms and right clicking on the slides reveals nothing. What is that and how do you check it? I checked the Document settings and they both have the same settings.

    I've tried a lot of stuff and looked all over the internet and I'm starting to think that the only way to "merge" them is to export them as two .m4v files and then import both into iMovie.

  4. dangerfish macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2007
    No, there shouldn't be any issue doing this. As Dave said, you need to check your transitions between the last slide of deck A and the first slide of deck B.

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  5. magentawave thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    Thanks for taking the time to do the screen capture. :) Now I see what he meant by transitions! I should have known what he was talking about but I've been working since 4 am this morning. Aargh!

    The thing is that I don't have any transitions in these slides at all. Both of these combined presentations are just 5 slides each made for the purposes of experimentation so I don't mess up my real Keynote presentation which is about 100 slides.


    UPDATE: I just noticed that between the two slides it was set at Keynotes default which is Start Transition ON CLICK instead of AUTOMATICALLY so I selected AUTOMATICALLY and saved it and that didn't work, meaning that its still ignoring the B slides. Then I renamed it and saved it and that didn't work either. This is weird

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