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ESPI at work: The power of Keynote | Edenspiekermann

In Mac Desktop, Presenting, Teaching on 03/28/2012 at 9:45 am

The power of Keynote for more than presentations

You probably don’t think of yourself as a designer. You may think of yourself as a teacher or professor or an administrator, or perhaps some combination of those. Think about it though: if you ever use PowerPoint, or Word Art, or if you create anything else that requires visual elements that are more than plain text, that makes you, in that role at that moment, a designer. You are a designer. So, Designer Person, how would you like a tool set that makes that easier and more intuitive and so so much better looking?

I thought so.

If you’ve switched to using a Mac, you have access to that tool set in Keynote. The post I link to here is written by a web designer who describes his switch from the complexity of Photoshop and the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite to the relative ease of Keynote for many kinds of design work, from layouts and graphics for presentations to interfaces for desktop and mobile apps. Keynote makes better use of imported and embedded objects and can output or export to more formats that are more useful in more situations. And if all you do want to do is make presentations, after your initial moving-from-PowerPoint adjustment period, you will slap your own face at how great your work has become. Read this post and take a long look at Keynote. You’ll be glad.

ESPI at work: The power of Keynote | Edenspiekermann.

Via Daring Fireball.

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