On this blog post, I’m going to teach you how to create a digital planner with hyperlinks using the app Keynote.
If you want to try a digital planner with hyperlinks before creating your own check this one out. Here is an example of how I organize my digital bullet journal planner.
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1. Open the Keynote app:
2. create a new presentation:
3. Choose the white presentation theme:
4. Name the first page of your planner:
If you want to change the font, size, and color:
At the top right of the screen, select paintbrush > text
Note: First create the basic layout of your digital planner. Once you have the basic structure of how your planner is going to look like, you can add and edit details to the pages.
5. Create another page:
At the bottom left of the keynote page, select “+” > blank page
This new page is going to be the index of the planner:
6. On the new page, we are going to add the title and page numbers.
At the top right of the screen, select the “+” > text > write your title.
I like the way dotted lines look on the index page. Here is how to add the dotted line across the page:
Select the object that you want to use > select the paintbrush > you can change the width and color of any object.
Use the ruler guidelines to make sure that your titles and/or objects are correctly placed on the page.
Tip: To add a border or a frame to a page:
At the top right of the screen, select the “+” > square
stretch the square and use the ruler guidelines to make sure it is centered on the page.
Tip: To lock the square border or any object in the page.
Select the object you want to lock > paintbrush on the top right of the screen > arrange > using the back/forth option, slide the dot all the way to the left > lock it.
Now you can add as many things as you want on top of that image and it will not move from its position on the page.
7. how to add different paper patterns to the planner:
Since I started bullet journaling, I have always been in love with dot paper. Here is how you add a paper pattern or a digital sticker to a page:
Save this paper pattern to the camera roll of your iPad or to a cloud folder > go to keynote and select the paper from where you saved it > insert it on the screen >
Use the arrows on the paper to stretch the pattern across the page. Make sure to use the ruler guidelines on keynote to ensure that the paper is in the middle of the page. Once the pattern covers the whole page lock it in place so it doesn’t move whenever you add things on top of it.
select the paper pattern > on the top right of the screen, select the “+” > arrange > lock.
Tip: To create the effect of a double page, select the straight line object and place it along the middle of the page.
Use the paintbrush option to reduce the thickness of the lines and to create a shadow effect.
Create all the pages that your digital planner needs to have: key, index, about me… e.t.c. Once you have created different page layouts, it is time to hyperlink each page to the index.
8. Adding hyperlinks for the planner:
Go to the index page > click on the number you want to hyperlink > link >
> link settings >
> link to slide >
Select the slide that the page number is going to represent.
On this picture, slide 3 represents page 2
Do the same step to hyperlink all the pages.
9. Exporting your planner:
Once you are happy with the way your planner looks and how the pages are connected, it’s time to export it.
Select the three dots on the top right of the screen > send a copy
> choose the PDF format.
Save your new digital planner on your favorite storage cloud. I personally prefer Dropbox as all application support it.
As with any application, play around with the setting to become familiar with it. Watch YouTube videos and join Facebook groups about digital planning and digital bullet journaling.
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