How to Update Keynote


Keynote is Apple's slide-show application for the Mac and is part of the iWork suite of applications, which includes Pages, a document-creation application and Numbers, a spreadsheet application. You use Keynote to create presentations on your Mac, such as to explain office procedures to a group of new employees during orientation or to give details on a new business venture to potential investors. Apple periodically makes improvements and updates to its software, including Keynote. You can easily update Keynote on your Mac when an update is available.

  • Click "Keynote" from the Keynote menu, and then click "Quick Keynote" to exit the application.

  • Click the "Apple" logo from the Finder menu.

  • Click "Software Update." The "Software Update window appears, with a message, "Checking for New Software" while the Mac connects with Apple over the Internet. A message appears, saying, "Software Updates Are Available for Your Computer. Do You Want to Download and Install Them?"

  • Click "Show Details." The Software Update window appears, with a list of applications that have available updates.

  • Click "iWork Update" to select it. Details about the update, including information about changes to Keynote, appear in the text window.

  • Click the check box next to the name of an update to select it for installation. Click a check box to remove the check mark for any applications whose updates you don't want to install.

  • Click the "Install" button at the bottom of the Software Update window. Your Mac downloads the update and installs it on the computer.


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