I’ve found my solution to my PowerPoint headache. Keynote! Well, not exactly a solution as being the only fulltime mac user in the office, my colleagues seem rather reluctant to drag themselves away from PowerPoint and use Keynote. So obviously not a practical solution and will still have to overcome my PowerPoint phobia, but what are they missing?
- Logical interface.
Being a first time keynote user, I created a fully customised presentation within hours and didn’t need to use Google for help tutorials once.
- Slide effects.
A large selection of slide effects and transitions that make your slides look really impressive with little effort. All with preview as well.
- Ordering sliding objects.
Really easy to order/time how and when the objects appear on each slide.
- One toolbar for everything.
- Imports PowerPoint easily.
- 3D Graphs.
Makes even the most boring of graphs look slick and professional.
- Paste in place.
If you copy something from one slide to the next it automatically pastes in the same place on that slide.
- Can easily save as multiple formats, pdf, swf etc.
Things it could do better
(or if you know how to do it do let me know):
- Never really got quite to grips with customising the colour palette. Especially with graphs.
- Imports fonts as they appear in PowerPoint and to change them you have to select the text slide by slide. Be great if you could do a select all, across all slides.
- Doesn’t work on a PC!