Keynote hyperlink


macrumors 604
Original poster
Oct 21, 2006
San Francisco, CA
I wanted someone to tell me if this is possible to do in Keynote:

say I have a Keynote presentation with four slides. In the first slide I have hyperlinks to pages 2, 3 and 4. Can I have a different transition effect for each slide so that when I click on hyperlink for slide 2 I have the cube transition, when I click on hyperlink for page 3 I have the flip transition... etc?



macrumors regular
Aug 10, 2007
United Kingdom
This can be done, but it's a bit tricky. If you try to do it as you have described, then clicking on any of the hyperlinks will still give you the cube transition which is not what you want.

The trick is to insert an additional slide before EACH of your target slides, which is a duplicate of slide 1, but without the hyperlinks. You then set your required transitions on each of these duplicate slides, but set the 'Start Transition' dropdown to Automatically after 0.0s. The final step is to ensure that there is no transition on slide 1.

If that didn't make any sense, let me know and I'll email you a demo file.


macrumors newbie
Jul 8, 2010
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