A Table of Contents for Keynote

Note: This article applies to Keynote ’08 (version 4.x)

Sometimes in life you have to use the wrong tool to get the job done. Recently I had to use Apple’s Keynote to make documents containing a lot of graphic artefacts. Being a presentation tool, Keynote has no concept of generating an index of its contents, but from a user’s perspective a table of contents (TOC) is pretty much essential. Here’s a hack, using AppleScript, to make one. More

A Sustainable Axure Tab Control

The Axure tutorials are a great resource, both for learners starting out with interactive prototyping and old hands in need of reference material during bouts of amnesia. But the approach suggested for constructing a tab control, whilst being a quick method, hinders subsequent maintenance and enhancement. Here, I propose a revised approach which is cleaner, lighter, and exploits Axure’s latent power. And I follow it up with a detailed tutorial. More