Keynote - Finding an Archived Version of a Presentation

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Finding an Archived Version of a Presentation

If you saved archived versions of your presentation on Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion) or later,
you can browse the archive to identify any earlier version that you want to restore
or reference. After you identify the archived version that you want, you can restore it
as a fully editable copy, or you can just extract from it any text, images, or document
settings that you want to use again.

To browse archived versions of your presentation:


Open the presentation for which you want to access older versions, and hold your

pointer over the name of the presentation at the top of the Keynote application window.
A triangle appears.


Click the triangle and choose Browse All Versions.


Chapter 2

Creating, Opening, and Saving a Keynote Presentation

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Chapter 2

Creating, Opening, and Saving a Keynote Presentation


The view changes to show snapshots of all saved versions of the presentation receding
against a star field. A timeline along the right side of the screen indicates when the
frontmost version on the right was saved.

Current version of

the presentation

Past versions of

the presentation

Click to restore the version currently

viewable on the right side of the screen.

Click to leave this view without

restoring an older version.

Drag along the timeline to see

versions saved at different times

in the past.


Drag the handle along the timeline to move back through time and look at older

versions of the presentation.


When you find a version that you want to inspect more closely, click its image.

The version moves to the foreground, where you can click different slides to view them,
select items on a slide, open the inspectors, and copy objects or inspector settings.


Do any of the following:

To completely restore the older version, click Restore when the version you want


is in the foreground. The restored document appears on your regular desktop,
replacing the last version you were working on prior to viewing the older versions.
(That version is then saved in the timeline, if you want to retrieve it.)
To restore only an object, inspector setting, or text from the older version, copy the


item by selecting it and pressing Command-C, and then click Current Document to
view the current version of the presentation. Locate the slide where you want to
paste the item you just copied and click to insert the cursor where you want the
item to appear on the slide. Paste the item by pressing Command-V.

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To compare the older version side-by-side with the current version, click Current




To return to your regular desktop, click Done.