Forum Question: What Is the Resolution Of My Keynote Presentation?

I know how to select a slide resolution in the theme chooser, but how do I determine the resolution for an existing Keynote presentation?

Comments: 10 Responses to “What Is the Resolution Of My Keynote Presentation?”

    12/8/11 @ 8:08 am

    Do you mean the slide size? Just open the Inspector. Go to the Document Inspector (first tab). Then choose Document (as opposed to Audio or Spotlight). There is a control there for “Slide Size.”

    12/8/11 @ 11:25 am

    What is the difference between 1024 x 768 and 1024 x 768 (stretched)? And how do I create a Keynote presentation stretched?

      12/8/11 @ 11:40 am

      I think that means it is 1024×768 but stretched to fir your screen anyway. Experiment by trying each one on a sample presentation.

        12/8/11 @ 12:12 pm

        Problem is the monitor (an LG TV) is in Scotland. I used it last year with a 1024 x 768 presentation, but had black bars on sides. Found out I’m going back so I asked for the native resolution and was told 1024 x 768 (stretched). I need to prepare the presentation here before I go

          12/8/11 @ 12:13 pm

          So you were told the resolution was “1024 x 768 (stretched)” — that’s odd. Usually when you set the resolution to that it means the real thing is 1280×768 or some such, and that the computer is using is as 1024/768 stretched. I’d inquire again and find out the real native resolution of the monitor.

            12/8/11 @ 12:34 pm

            According to LG’s UK website, that model displays 16:9. Does that correspond to any of the selectable slide sizes in Keynote’s chooser?

              12/8/11 @ 12:40 pm

              Do the math. 16:9 is the same as 1280×720, for instance.
              16/9 = 1.7777
              1280/720 = 1.7777

                12/8/11 @ 12:49 pm

                I was always better at grammar :)


    12/8/11 @ 1:35 pm

    Just as a point of interest, 16:9 is also the same as 1920 x 1080, which is also one of Keynote’s chooser defaults. Does this mean both 1280 x 720 and 1920 x 1080 would display correctly on a 16:9 monitor, or are there other factors to consider?

      12/8/11 @ 2:23 pm

      It should display well on both, but if the monitor’s native res is 1280 and you have a keynote presentation that is 1920, then it will have to shrink to fit. The reverse could be true too. Depending on the content of your presentation you may or may not care.

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