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.
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 '09, 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 iWork '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.
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 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.
The Big Picture: MagnetBoard HD.
MagnetBoard HD, available exclusively in the MagnetBoard Pro and Pro+Mobile Editions, expands the style into HD format with aspect-optimized 16:9 and 16:10 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.
Take it on the Run.
MagnetBoard goes mobile with the MagnetBoard EP Edition themes, included in the MagnetBoard Pro+Mobile Edition, built to take the MagnetBoard style to the iPhone/iPod Touch or classic-format video-capable iPod in a format optimized for small-screen viewing. Our EP Edition Themes, short for Elevator Pitch, recreate their full-scale KeynotePro Theme namesakes with optimizations for increased readability and clarity on the iPhone and iPod Video screen, as well as Title Safe adjustments allowing you to use your EP presentations with the iPod Composite or iPod Component AV Cables and a television or projector without losing any of your important details.
For presenters on the go, you can be sure you'll get your point across even if you don't have the time or space to set up your notebook for the full-bore presentation: as long as you've got your iPhone, iPod Touch or video-capable iPod in hand, you're never without your pitch when the moment comes.
MagnetBoard EP Edition for classic-format video iPods includes 28 complete Master Slides: a wide range of text and photo-oriented designs cross-optimized for iPod and television display. MagnetBoard EP Edition for iPhone/iPod Touch includes the complete 31 Master Slide base of the HD themes, optimized for viewing on the iPhone or iPod Touch's larger, HD-leaning display.
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 and movies, 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.
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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