Working with MathType
If you have MathType 6 installed, you can open it within Keynote and use it to
type mathematical expressions and equations. After you’ve created an equation in
MathType 6, you can manipulate the equation as an image in Keynote.
To type an equation using MathType 6 within Keynote:
Choose Insert > MathType Equation.
MathType 6 opens and the equation “E=mc
Double-click the equation and type the equation you want, using the MathType 6
application window and tools. Refer to MathType 6 Help for specific instructions on
how to use this product.
When you’ve finished typing your equation, choose File > “Close and Return to
Keynote,” and then click Yes in the window that appears to save the equation.
Drag the equation to wherever you want it on your slide.
After you’ve closed MathType 6, Keynote treats the equation as an object that you can
reposition, resize, reorient, group, layer, or even mask like an image. However, if you
mask the equation, you must unmask it in order to edit it further.
To edit the equation, double-click it to open MathType 6 again.
Working with Images, Shapes, and Other Objects
Learn how to work with sound and movie files that you can
play within your slideshow and how to create a self-playing
slideshow with a recorded narration.
You can add life to your slideshow by adding a soundtrack, or by playing music,
a sound effect, or a movie at any time on a slide. Keynote also provides tools for
recording a voiceover narration for your slideshow, which is especially useful for self-
Sound and Movie Types That Play in Keynote
You can add audio—a music file, a playlist from your iTunes library, or any other sound
file—to a Keynote document.
Keynote accepts any QuickTime or iTunes file type, including the following:
Also note that some media files are protected under copyright law. Some
downloaded music may be played only on the computer where the download
occurred. Make sure the computer you’re using has permission to play all the media
files included in your slideshow.
When you add media files to your slideshow, make sure that they will be available
if you transfer your document to another computer. When saving your document,
make sure the option “Copy audio and movies into document” is selected in the Save
window. (If you don’t see the option, click the button next to the Save field to display
the entire Save window, and then click the Advanced Options disclosure triangle.)