Embed Keynote Presentations Into Blog Posts (#1381)

Embed Keynote Presentations Into Blog Posts (#1381)


A new feature of the latest version of Keynote,
version 7.1, allows you to embed your finished Keynote presentation in some popular website
offering tools. For instance WordPress.com or Medium.com. So let me show you how it’s done because it’s
not very intuitive. It’s part of the collaboration feature which
kind of is counterintuitive because you’re not trying to collaborate, your trying to
actually just show people, you know, a presentation you made. So let’s say for instance I wanted to take
my Improving Your Passwords presentation and put that into a post I was doing about it
at one of those two popular blogging sites. How would I do it? First I would go to the Collaborate tool which
you see up here. Click on that and I want to start collaborating. I want to change the Share options. I want it to be Anybody with a Link because
you’re posting this publicly so its got to be for anybody. I want it to have permission to View Only. Now I’m going to not add a password. I’m going to also set to Copy Link as how
I want to get the information out and I’m going to hit Share. It’s going to start the collaboration and
it’s going to take some time especially if you’ve got a presentation with lots ofimages
and things like that. Its got to put the entire thing on iCloud. So this is basically using iCloud to share
your presentation in the same way you would use it to collaborate with somebody else. You get this link and you can use this link
for various things. I’m going to paste the link in here and you
can see here it says link for this temporary presentation I’ve done. If I wanted to actually have somebody take
a look at it with me I could give them that link and it’s fine. That’s meant for kind of a work collaboration
kind of thing. The same exact link can be used to embed this
into a blog post. So first let’s try pasting this into a post
at WordPress.com if you use that blogging platform. I’m in the visual editor here and it should
be as easy as pasting that URL in here. But in my experience it doesn’t work very
well. I’m actually going to copy again. I’ve pasted it here into TextEdit, as you
saw me do before. This is formatted as plain text. You can see I can change it to rick text but
right now it’s plain text. It actually included a whole bunch of extra
information normally but I just want the plain text. So basically by pasting it into a plain text
document and copying it again I’m now copying the pure URL not, you know, a special kind
of thing with like a little preview and stuff. I’m going to paste it here into WordPress
and hit Return. It actually takes that URLand immediately
processes it and figures out it is supposed to be an embedded piece of media. And there it is. I’ve got that embedded Keynote presentation. I can still write text before it and after
it in here as a regular blog post. So I could have been writing some stuff and
I could insert this in the middle. When the person is actually looking at this
blog post they’ll be able to use arrows here to go back and forth and even open for viewing
in Keynote here. Go full screen. All sorts of things. Likewise you can do the same thing in Medium
here. So here I am in Medium and I’m going to go
in here and I’m going to hit the Plus button. I’m going to choose Embed. I’m going to paste and return and it will
paste in the embedded Keynote presentation. It’s kind of like pasting in an embedded YouTube
video. It recognizes that this is a Keynote presentation
and it’s going to put it in there just like that. I can still write text before it and after
it. All of that. The person will see it as something interactive
in the middle of my post here on Medium or on WordPress.com. It may work at other blogging sites as well
as long as they use the same kind of code that WordPress and Medium are using. So if you use another way of blogging you
may want to give it try. If it works, it works. If not you can hope maybe that’s added in
the future or you can just include it as a link for people to go and visit the actual
Keynote presentation so they can view it at iCloud.com.

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