Keynote Text Box Widget
- Select the first slide and click the Text icon from the Toolbar to add a text box. Copy and Paste the first half of your text into the text box.
- You should automatically see the Text pane on the right. Set the Font, Size, Color, Alignment, Line Spacing and Styles for your text. We want the text to fill the slide with only a small empty space at the bottom for the arrow.
- Select the text box and copy. Move to the second slide and paste. Replace the text with the second half of your text.
- Return to the first slide and click the Shape icon from the Toolbar. Scroll through the options until you have the green colored shapes. Select the green arrow.
- Click the Arrange tab at the top of the pane. Resize the arrow shape by setting the Width and Height values to 50 pts.
- Set the Position values to X at 475 pt and Y at 330 pt, which will place the arrow at the bottom right of the slide.
- With the arrow shape still selected, copy and paste the arrow on to the second slide.
- From the Rotate section, click the Horizontal Flip button to flip the arrow so that it points to the left.
- Set the X position to 20 pt and the Y position to 330 pt.
Now we can add the actions to the arrows that will let the reader move between slides.
- On the first slide, right-click on the arrow and choose Add Link. In the pop-up window, keep the default settings of Link to Slide and Next Slide. Click Go to Slide.
- Now that you are on the second slide, right-click the arrow on the left and choose Add Link again.
- Keep the Link to Slide setting but choose the Previous Slide setting. Click Go to Slide.
On both slides you should see a small white arrow inside a blue circle, which indicates that an interaction has been added to the arrow shapes. Now all we need to do is export our Keynote file as an iBooks Author widget.
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