Hyperlink Projects Using Keynote

By creating a "Hyperlinks Only" presentation versus a "Normal" presentation, your slideshow can be webbed versus linear. As the creator of the project, you can use buttons (images or text) to control exactly where your audience can go, and how they get there.

popupproject.pngExamples: Pop-Up Type Project

Calvin Pop-Up (Keynote file)
Charlie Brown Pop-Up (Keynote file)
Simple Machines (Keynote file)
Lever (Keynote file)

Video Tutorials Pop-Up Type Project
  1. Finding Images
  2. Setting up the Keynote Slideshow
  3. Creating Buttons
  4. Duplicating the Slides
  5. Defining the Remaining Button Actions
  6. Adding Content
  7. Exporting your Project as a HTML Site and Turning it in to Teacher Dropbox

Steps for Pop-Up Type Project

  1. Go to the Document Inspector, and set presentation to Hyperlinks only.
  2. Go to the Document Inspector, and check the box to automatically play upon open.
  3. Create your first slide. It should have the same picture you want on all slides. This will act as your MENU.
  4. Put a home icon on your first slide.
  5. On your first slide, create shapes where you want buttons. Create the buttons for the back buttons first... For example, the cytoplasm is behind everything, so I will create that button first. All of the other buttons sit on top of that button.
  6. Format all buttons with no line and no fill.
  7. Duplicate your first slide once.
  8. On your second slide, click on the home icon. Go to the Hyperlinks Inspector, and enable the button as a hyperlink. Link it back to slide 1.
  9. On your second slide, create a text box with your first pop-up text. Format it the way you want.
  10. Duplicate that 2nd slide as many times as you need pop-up text boxes.
  11. Change the text on slides 3-? to match what pop-up text you need.
  12. Go back to slide 1. Click on one of the shape buttons you created, and use the Hyperlinks Inspector to tell it which slide holds the text for that button.
  13. Follow step 9 for all the rest of your menu buttons.

menuproject.pngExamples: Menu Type Project

Planets (Keynote file)
Mexico (Keynote file)

Video Tutorials Menu Type Project
  1. Finding Images
  2. Setting up the Slides, Navigation, and Color-Coding Text
  3. Adding Content
  4. Exporting your Project as a HTML Site and Turning it in to Teacher Dropbox

Steps for Menu Type Project

  1. Create a storyboard. The storyboard is just a plan or map to indicate what information will live on each slide.
  2. Create a blank slide and duplicate it enough times to accommodate your project.
  3. Go to the Document Inspector, and set presentation to Hyperlinks only.
  4. Go to the Document Inspector, and check the box to automatically play upon open.
  5. Slide one is the Menu slide. Each menu item should be a separate text box.
  6. Use the Link Inspector to link each text box to the slide it will point to. Use your storyboard to help you.
  7. When you have your menu text boxes finished (linked, formatted, and arranged the way you want them), you will copy and paste them on all the slides.
  8. Go to each slide and select the text box that indicates the slide. Change its color. Leave the other menu items white.
  9. Populate your content with text and images on the appropriate slides.



adventureproject.pngExamples: Choose Your Own Adventure Type Project
Storyboard for Choice Project
Choices for a Hot Summer Day (Keynote file)

Video Tutorials Choose Your Own Adventure Type Project
  1. Finding Images
  2. Creating Slides and Adding Text
  3. Defining Links
  4. Adding Flair
  5. Exporting your Project as a HTML Site and Turning it in to Teacher Dropbox

Steps for Choose Your Own Adventure Type Project

For a "Choose Your Own Adventure" project, you use the same skills from the Menu Type Project. The key ADDED component is the storyboard.
  1. Plan your project with a storyboard.
  2. Go to Document Inspector, and set presentation to Hyperlinks only.
  3. Go to the Document Inspector, and check the box to automatically play upon open.
  4. Create a Master Slide with instructional text and choice texts.
  5. Put a home icon on your master slide, and link it to Slide 1.
  6. Duplicate your master slide until you have all needed slides created.
  7. Use your storyboard to change the text on the slides to match the choices on your storyboard.
  8. Use the Link Inspector to link the text box choices to the slide indicated on your storyboard.
  9. Add images or animations to spice up your project.