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Publish an eBook with Keynote (& ISSUU) Keynote is an easy-to-use application with a lot of creative power, which makes it very useful for publishing. A few creative choices and considerations Choose a theme, or create your own, that matches the tone of your story Want your words to stand out?

Old fashioned or sophisticated?

Cool & modern?

Lush illustrations?

Customize your page size and orientation

Decide if you want Portrait (tall and narrow) or Landscape (wide and short). You might want to do something different, like make it a square depending on what fits your story and illustrations.

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Choose a font that complements your story

Consider the effect of color and framing on text boxes

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Turn off automatic formatting

Most Keynote themes have default bulleted lists, but you rarely want that in a storybook.

Select No Bullets in the Text Inspector

No trees are harmed in the making of your eBook Spread your story over multiple pages to give your text and images the room they need.

Text it too small

Text allows easy reading

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Use masking to remove undesired parts of images

Text is distracting

Use Instant Alpha to remove distracting backgrounds

Background doesn’t fit theme

Share your Keynote as a PDF

Export PDF slides Uncheck all the options (except slide numbers) Increase quality to Best

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Upload your PDF to ISSUU

After you have uploaded your PDF to ISSUU, you can copy the embed code to display your story on your blog.

Embed your ISSUU story in your blog

Paste the ISSUU story embed code into the HTML window of your WordPress blog post. Then continue posting as usual.

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