When building a presentation you can use one four options for viewing slides in Keynote; Navigator, Slide Only, Light Table, and Outline. Navigator is the default view and works well for most situations, but for sketching out ideas, and sequencing your thoughts try Outline view. It presents slides in a list and bullet form.
To move to Outline view, click the View button in the Toolbar, a pop-up menu appears, from it choose Outline. To evaluate the usefulness of the outline view try the following. In the outline pane click next to the slide icon and type ‘Point 1’. Press return, and a new slide appears. Press the Tab key, the slide indents, becoming a bullet on the slide ‘Point 1’.
To outdent the bullet press Shift-Tab. Type ‘Point 2’.
Pressing return creates a new line at the same indent level as the line above it. At the top level this means pressing return creates new slides, and Tab and Shift-Tab can be used to alter the hierarchy of any bullets. Bullets and Slides can be sequenced by dragging either their bullet or slide icon up or down the Outline pane.
Once you’ve settled on a basic outline you can apply a new Theme to your presentation and attend to the look and feel of your work.