Keynote in an excellent tool for creating interactive presentations designed to be displayed by Mac-based kiosks or Apple computers functioning as kiosks. The document class contains properties for setting up a presentation to become kiosk-ready.
A script example demonstrating this process is included on this page.
The Keynote Suite Document Class (excerpt)
documentn : [see also Standard Suite, Compatibility Suite] : The Keynote document. synpresentation
auto loop ( boolean ) : When this property’s value is set to true, the slideshow will play repeatedly.
auto play ( boolean ) : When this property’s value is set to true, the slideshow will play when it is opened.
auto restart ( boolean ) : When this property’s value is set to true, the playing slideshow will start over, if the idle time, indicated by the maximum idle duration property, is reached.
maximum idle duration ( integer ) : The time (in minutes) before restarting the presentation. This property is implemented only if the value of the auto restart property is true.
slide numbers showing ( boolean ) : Are the slide numbers displayed on the slide?
The script properties shown above correspond to those displayed in the application interface:
(⬇ see below ) Select the Document tab 1 to access the slideshow settings options. 2
(⬇ see below ) The kiosk display controls in the application’s Slideshow preference tab. 1 To set your computer to kiosk mode, select the “Require password…” checkbox 2 and then enter the password 3 to prevent the running presentation from being stopped.
DO THIS ►DOWNLOAD (30MB) an example image kiosk created using the script below. The auto-restart time is set to one minute.
The following script will create a simple image slideshow, set the document to be kiosk-ready, and then save, quit, and re-open the document:
Make, Save, and Play Image Kiosk
-- Create a new document and save it into the Documents folder
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