Apple Unveils Keynote
Professional-Quality Presentations for Everyone
MACWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO—January 7, 2003—Apple® today unveiled Keynote™, a new generation of presentation software that brings the ability to create stunning, professional-quality presentations to everyone. Featuring Apple’s legendary ease of use, Keynote includes professionally designed themes, amazing typography, pro-quality image resizing, animated charts and tables that can be created in seconds, and cinematic-quality transitions. Available immediately for $99 (US), Keynote imports and exports PowerPoint, QuickTime® and PDF files to make creating and sharing presentations easier than ever.
“Using Keynote is like having a professional graphics department to create your slides,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “This is the application to use when your presentation really counts.”
Keynote includes 12 Apple-designed themes featuring coordinated backgrounds, fonts, colors, bullets, tables and charts. Users can change the theme of their presentation any number of times, modify an existing theme to their liking, or create custom themes to give their presentations a totally unique look.
Keynote takes advantage of the Mac® OS X-only technology Quartz™ as well as OpenGL to create presentations with stunning, pro-quality graphic elements such as fully anti-aliased text, transparency, dynamic drop shadows and cinematic-quality transitions between slides. Users can easily drag-and-drop graphics, digital photos, QuickTime movies and audio into their slides. Keynote’s alignment guides and rulers ensure that all text and graphic elements are placed precisely where users want them.
Keynote makes it easy to create impressive charts and tables in seconds. Users can choose from eight flexible chart types, progressively disclose chart and table information, and create unique animations, shadows and labels on any chart or table. Chart and table data can be imported from applications such as Excel and AppleWorks® or organized directly in Keynote’s Chart Data Editor.
Keynote also makes managing large slide shows incredibly simple. The innovative slide Navigator gives users a quick visual overview of the whole slideshow at all times. Slide thumbnails can be grouped into sections that can be collapsed or expanded, making it easy to see and organize the big picture. For text-oriented presentations, Keynote provides a text outline view and speaker’s notes.
Pricing & Availability
Keynote is immediately available through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $99 (US). Minimum system requirements include Mac OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar” (Mac OS X v. 10.2.3 recommended), PowerPC G3 processor, 256MB RAM and 8MB video RAM.
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