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How to Use Keynote Presenter Display View in 60 Seconds

This post is part of a series called How to Use Keynote in 60 Seconds (Quick Video Tutorials).
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Presenter Display view is one of the best tools in Keynote to help you get comfortable with giving a presentation. It's designed for multiple screens, so that you can keep your important data in front of you with the presentation shown to the audience on another screen. 

To get started with presenter view, make sure that you're using a multiple display setup. Usually, this is a laptop connected to a projector or external display.

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Note: In this tutorial we use the Kalium Business Keynote Presentation templateYou can find more great Keynote presentation templates on Envato Elements, on GraphicRiver. or in 15+ Best Keynote Presentation Templates.

How to Use Keynote Presenter View

Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that complement this video.

1. Switch to Presenter View

Start by selecting the Play button. Now on my screen right now, you can see the regular presentation. But we actually want to swap this. On my other screen, I'll click the Swap button and now you can see Presenter View.

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Use the Swap button to see Keynote Presenter View.

2. Open the Presenter View Settings

The first thing I recommend is to click this option to open up the settings. I'll turn on the Presenter Notes in View

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You can open the Keynote Presenter View settings to change them.

You can keep an eye on the presenter notes while speaking to keep on cue and be reminded of what you want to say. Let's go ahead and close that now. Now you can see the value of the Presenter View.

3. Use Thumbnails to Navigate

Between the speaker notes and a preview of the next slide, you'll stay prepared and comfortable. You can also click the Show Navigator button in the upper left corner to open up thumbnails for all of the slides, and just click on one of them to jump to a later part in the presentation.

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You can use the slide thumbnails to navigate to different slides.

You've just learned the basics of how to use the Keynote Presenter View.

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