Keynote: Turn off Spell Check; Unusual Uses for Keynote

To turn off auto-spell check in Keynote, just go to Edit > Spelling and uncheck "Check spelling as you type".

Why would I want to turn this off? I use Keynote to quickly make graphics for blogs, websites and even for my presentations and reports. I draw or compose the image in Keynote and use Keynote's handy effects (shadows, reflections, etc). Then I take a screen capture of it (using Cmd-Shift-4) and use the file!

Anyway, sometimes I use proper nouns, brand names and non-English words. Auto-spell checker underlines these in red. Since I don't want this to show up in the final graphic, I turn off the spell checker.

That's two tips in one blog entry! :)


  1. Hi!

    Im xela and Im student.

    I am currently researching on the difference between a PC and a Mac. More specifically, I'd like to know what's in a MAc - what makes people switch..

    So, is it okay if we do an interview, like, over YM or if it's more convenient for you, I can email you the question and you can just reply with your answers!


    xela avilla

  2. Hi xela, I emailed you privately on this. Thanks!


    I gave my spell checker the authority of a judge, feeling I have to argue my case at every fragment and semi colon bad usage. But personally my spell checker’s seriously disabled. For one, it’s an American and thus frequently masturbates over the letter z. Two, it loves to connect and split words when I like them the way they are. After I disagree with it’s correction and we move on, it not only highlights that expression not been in it’s Delaware Dictionary It goes back to it believing that I’ve collected my senses realised my misguided misgivings offering me the same standardization. This twat’s seriously deluded. It’s got no qualifications and it doesn’t even speak!

    And while we’re here. Why do we hang onto odd things like Times New Roman. Romans didn’t even have Times New Roman cos it was invented in 1933. So why do we have to keep using it, it’s cottage cheese.

    ... more at lifestyleguides.blogspot.com


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