How do I play a Keynote Presentation in full screen?

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  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    When I hit the play button the slide is just a small box around a black background. How do I make that slide full screen or larger?
     
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    The resolution must be low.

    I always set mine to 1680x1050, the native resolution of my display.

    You set this a the theme chooser, but you can have it scaled up by doing the following:

    Keynote -> Preferences -> Slideshow. Select "Scale slides up to fit display."
     
  3. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    I never understood why Keynote does not render the presentation depending on the current screen resolution.
    For me it has been one more reason to stay with Powerpoint...
     
  4. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    I think the ability to choose what resolution the presentation is comes in handy when you want to export the presentation into a Quicktime file.
     
  5. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    But it is a handycap 99% of the times when I need to present and have to deal with different machines, external display settings, etc.

    Powerpoint 'just works'...
     
  6. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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  7. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    Luckily I am not working in marketing ;)

    I usually weight content over looks and I use a very toned down slide design with zero slide transitions. I would say it looks as good in Powerpoint as it does in Keynote.

    The other issue I had with Keynote was that when I needed to change the font properties of a single character (such as highlighting a term) it garbled the whole bullet point formatting. This was really what kept me from using it.
    But I am digressing...
     

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