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Impressions Stick.

A brainstorming favorite comes to Keynote with a theme that's as flexible as your brightest ideas demand: introducing MagnetBoard for Keynote. *Version 1.1 now available, including the all-new Teknik-style Themes.

KeynotePro / Keynote Themes / MagnetBoard


Every idea has a flow all its own. Express every aspect of it with a theme that's every bit as fun to use as it is functional.

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Start With the Basics.
The core MagnetBoard layouts frame a range of whole-page and mixed-element layouts, tailored to work as complete stand-alones or in conjunction with your own custom Freeform layouts.

The venerable MagnetBoard is a staple for prototyping, outlining and brainstorming. Ideas come to life through the interaction of root concepts and associative space in a process that can be, at times, as chaotic as it is kinetic. And therein lies a particular challenge when approaching the concept from the perspective of a theme: how do we capture not just the visual dynamics of a MagnetBoard - the raw tactile sense of material and placement - but also the free-flowing, mutable nature of the format that makes it so very appealing to use in the first place?

With MagnetBoard for Keynote, we've answered that challenge with a theme that's as flexible as your most free-flowing ideas might demand. We began with a richly-textured base of smooth, pressed steel, crisp paper and thumb-worn magnets begging to be touched. The core layouts frame a range of whole-page and mixed-element layouts covering all the basics - from single and multiple photo-driven slides to multi-topic content-driven models - each designed with an eye toward balance and holding focus on your content rather than its surroundings. But the theme really comes to life when you begin working with the Freeform Masters - bare-essential layouts designed to be used with the included Supplemental Objects library to build your own arrangements, layouts and content models on the fly. And you don't have to stop there: thanks to the advanced object-based transitions introduced in Keynote '09, you can step through the shifting stages of an idea exactly like they were developed, using Magic Move to push groups around the stage just like they were on a surface right in front of you. MagnetBoard provides the foundation - where you take it is limited only by imagination.

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As Unique as You Need it.
Stick with one of the 30+ standard layouts, or dive into the Freeform Masters to create content-specfic layouts more tailored to your own style. Supplemental Objects like the Photo Strip and Word Tiles (shown above) make it easy to extend or accent your layouts with Copy & Paste ease.


The Slides

The MagnetBoard theme includes up to 31 master slides (HD) - a mix of whole-page and mixed-object layouts, along with the Freeform Masters optimized for custom layouts or accent object placement. The core layouts frame a range of general-purpose designs with an eye toward simplicity - crisp type on a visibly tactile foundation designed to drive attention toward your content rather than its surroundings. Multi-topic and multi-photo layouts extend on this base, rounding out the linear edges of the core styles with a bit of organic skew, while the Freeform Masters and Supplemental Objects open the metaphor up to your own interpretation with absolute control over nearly ever element on the stage. The accompanying chart fills - a bright, solid-color 2D palette or the more subdued patina-tint metallic 3D textures - allow you to provide additional contrast against the surrounding style or push the tone even further into your content with a unique twist.

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The Big Picture: MagnetBoard HD.

MagnetBoard HD, available exclusively in the MagnetBoard Pro Edition, expands the style into HD format with aspect-optimized widescreen versions of the MagnetBoard design, so you can take advantage of the clean simplicity of the new iMac, a MacPro-driven Cinema Display, or a next-generation HD projection system as target presentation platforms without the "dead space" associated with running traditional 4:3 presentations on an HD display. Even run full screen on your new MacBook Pro to take full advantage of every inch of the remarkable display. Your presentation will look like it was custom-tailored for your machine.

MagnetBoard playback in Keynote for iPad

Take it on the Run

Can't imagine leaving your favorite portable device out of your work-flow? The MagnetBoard themes are fully compatible with Keynote for iOS(*version 1.7 or higher), so you can transfer your presentation using either MagnetBoard theme to your iPad or iPhone for playback or editing with no updates or special workarounds required. And the MagnetBoard themes are also iOS Quick-Launch enabled,so you can launch a new presentation directly onto your mobile device from your KeynotePro Account to author presentations on the go (internet connection required). Keynote for iPad is a beautiful way to engage your audience in a tactile way, and the MagnetBoard style remains just as stunning at arm's length as it is projected on the big screen.

Supplemental Material

The MagnetBoard Supplemental Materials file is one of our most diverse yet, including the MagnetBoard color palette along with alternate magnet styles, custom photo magnet overlay/stroke models and a range of Freeform Objects like Photo Strips, Color Chips, Stickies and Word Tiles - a Virtual Supply Drawer in your theme directory, ready to cut & paste into your presentation whenever you need to add a personal touch to the stock layouts or build a fully-custom layout in Freeform.

The Power of Keynote

Only Keynote gives you the power to create such richly-detailed, highly-flexible presentations with absolute ease. From the razor-sharp text and professional charting capabilities, to the wide range of native graphic format and alpha-channel support that give you unprecedented flexibility with your imagery, Keynote provides you with all the tools you need to present a dynamic, idea-driven style. Use new Magic Move transitions to step between conceptual options or a process model exactly like you would if you were moving physical pieces, or the new 3D Chart Animation options to bring your data to life in eye-catching ways. Keynote makes it a snap, and MagnetBoard wraps it all in a finely textured, use-driven metaphor look that gets noticed every time.

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What's your angle?
The 2D charts feature a bright, eye-catching palette - while the 3D charts echo the feel of the surrounding metal with custom chemical-patina tinted metallic textures in a more subdued range.

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View the available Master Slides for the MagnetBoard Edition Themes.
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View a sample Magnet Board presentation in Quicktime.
VR Requirements Requirements.
MagnetBoard requires iWork '09 (Keynote 5.0) or higher, and the American Typewriter, Bradley Hand ITC and Marker Felt Thin font faces.

All photos shown for demonstration purposes only. iWork, Keynote, Mac, iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad and the Apple logo are trademarked properties of Apple Inc.


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MagnetBoard Master Slides


MagnetBoard in Action.


MagnetBoard (1.1)


Compatibility at a Glance:

Keynote '09 Compatible Keynote 6 Compatible Keynote for iOS, Keynote for iCloud  Compatible
Keynote '09 Keynote 6.x iOS/iCloud


Select Theme Options:

Standard Edition

Standard Edition
Standard Definition (SD) Theme Files


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High-Definition / Widescreen (HD) Theme Files


Also available for iWork '08:

Complete EditionComplete Edition

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Standard Edition

MagnetBoard Themes
Standard Definition (SD) Themes in both standard and Teknik styles, Supplemental slides containing the MagnetBoard palette, additional magnet styles and Freeform objects, "Getting Started" guide.

26.6 MB Theme Download


Build A Bundle

Add this theme to a Bundle with 2 other KeynotePro Standard Edition themes - a $10 savings.


Pro Edition

MagnetBoard Pro Themes
Standard Definition and Widescreen (SD/HD) Themes in both standard and Teknik styles, Supplemental slides containing the MagnetBoard palette, additional magnet styles and Freeform objects, "Getting Started" guide.

41.4 MB Theme Download


Build a Bundle

Add this theme to a Bundle with 2 other KeynotePro Pro Edition themes - over $10 in savings.


Magnetboard is not available for Pages.

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