K09 Tip: Where did all my favorite effects go?

Friday, January 9, 2009

Every time Apple releases a new version of Keynote, you can hear the screams of users everywhere wondering where their beloved effects have gone. Apple likes things nice and tidy, so to keep the effects menus short and clean, there are transitions and builds that Apple deems “obsolete” that no longer appear in the menus. Don’t worry though, they haven’t actually been removed, they’re just turned off. If you make a visit to the Keynote preferences, you’ll see an option to :include obsolete animations in choices.” Checking this box brings back all your old effects (thereby making your effects lists really long).