The “Begin Presentation” Action

The “Begin Presentation” Automator action is used to start the playing of a Keynote presentation.

The Action Information

Input:An AppleScript reference to the open Keynote document to be presented. If no document reference is provided, the frontmost document will be targeted.
Output:An AppleScript reference to the presenting document

User-settable parameters include:

  • The slide to start the presentation with


Other actions that may precede this action:

  • Open Keynote Files

  • Get Specified Document

The Action Interface

The “Begin Presentation” action interface

 1  Starting Slide Number - Use this stepper control to indicate the slide number of the slide that will begin the slideshow.

 2  Start from Current Slide - Select this option to begin the slideshow from the currently selected slide.