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Paper to Pixels: How to Make a Hyperlinked Digital Planner for Beginners

teacher avatar KDigitalStudio, Digital Planner Creator. iPad Artist.

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Lessons in This Class

19 Lessons (1h 24m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:05
    • 2. Class Resources

      1:03
    • 3. Adding a Background

      4:12
    • 4. Creating a Planner Cover

      3:54
    • 5. Adding Rings & Pages

      4:26
    • 6. Creating Planner Tabs

      4:57
    • 7. Icons for Digital Planners

      1:42
    • 8. Labeling Planner Tabs

      2:55
    • 9. Mastering Master Slides

      11:49
    • 10. Creating the Monthly Template

      15:00
    • 11. Creating the Weekly Template

      7:09
    • 12. Creating the Daily Page

      7:53
    • 13. Linking the Planner on Your iPad

      2:06
    • 14. Linking the Planner on Your Computer

      4:42
    • 15. Exporting & Testing on Your Computer

      2:55
    • 16. Exporting & Testing on Your iPad

      1:58
    • 17. Reducing the File Size of Your Planner

      4:27
    • 18. Using your Digital Planner

      1:05
    • 19. Share the Class Project!

      0:23
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Learn how to create fun and trendy hyperlinked digital planners without a background in graphic design. The skills learned in the course can be applied to other digital products, such as journals, notebooks, and memory-keepers.

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KDigitalStudio

Digital Planner Creator. iPad Artist.

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Over the past three years, I’ve created thousands of digital planners, notebooks, and templates and have mastered the essentials to building purposeful products that are not only fun & trendy but establishes a system for you to conquer your to-do’s.

During that time, I’ve amassed over 6 million total views on YouTube showing you the ins and out of digital planning & how to find a system that works for you, so you can spend more time creating what you love.

 

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1. Introduction: Hi and welcome to class all about creating fun and trendy hyperlink digital planners. My name is Kirsten and I will be guiding you through the creation of a digital planner for our class project on the face behind it, K digital studio. So I often go by k and I've been making a living through digital planning it since 2018. I first got my iPad in that year to cut down on all the notes that comes with being a college student as well as the weight of my backpack from textbooks, The only thing I still had in paper was my planner. So it was important for me to switch from paper to pixels. After figuring out how to make digital planners, I wanted to expand the concept of digital planning to YouTube through tutorials which have a mass over a million views thus far. And I have filled the digital space with digital planners for those who'd rather use then create for my creators though, you'll learn how to create a basic digital planner with linked monthly, weekly, and daily pages and an undated digital planner. But I will set you up for success for creating dated or undated digital planners have any elaborate design that you wish. Can't wait to see you inside. 2. Class Resources: In this class, I will be using my iPad Pro 2020 in the 12.9 amps size, along with my second-generation Apple Pencil. And very briefly in the class I'll be using my M1 MacBook Pro. All you need to be successful, however, is access to the Kino application, which is where we will be creating our digital planner. Kino is essentially Apple's version of Microsoft PowerPoint. So if you don't have an Apple device like an iPad or Mac book, you can apply the same skills and techniques in this class to the presentation program of your choice. If you do want to use Keynote, however you can by heading over to iCloud.com and creating an iCloud account to access keynote. If you do not have an Apple device, if you have an iPad and an Apple pencil, I recommend using those and that's what I'll primarily be using it throughout this class. You can of course, use your computer to create digital planners, and I'll show you how and when I incorporate mine, I've also included a helpful guide of frequently asked questions are common issues that come up on creating digital planners that you can find in the resources section of the class. All right, So let's jump in. 3. Adding a Background: So the first thing you're gonna do is you're gonna open up your Keynote app. If your keynote looks very different from mine, That's okay. I have a ton of keynote files and my keynote as well as all of this stuff organized and folders and whatnot. You're just going to click this plus icon to create a new presentation. And you're going to select, choose a theme. And then it doesn't really matter what theme that you choose. I normally just choose the white presentation style. And we're just going to delete the text boxes here. And then normally I'll come up here and title my presentation. So we'll do two paid digital planner. Now let's do two page landscape. Digital planner, tutorial. Done, perfect. All right, so come up here to your three dots. If you want to use your Apple pencil and keynotes and you're having some issues with accidentally drawing and Keynote. You want to come down here to the three dots and then down to the Apple pencil, a property. And you want to make sure that you have select and scroll toggled on. This will allow you to move shapes and text and do all kinds of things with your Apple pencil instead of accidentally drawing with it. So you want to make sure that that is toggled on if that's what you want to do. All right. And then we're also going to make sure that we're still under a three dots here and select Document Setup and toggle slide size. So this is where you can change the proportions and the size of the slide. So I get a lot of questions about exactly what size that you should create the presentation for your digital planners. And honestly, I normally stick with the 43 if I'm doing landscape and the three to four ratios if I'm doing portrait. So I do this about 90 percent of the time. However, some people like certain apps to be more filled out with their digital planner so they don't like a bunch of kind of excess blank space. So that it will really depend on kind of the app that you're using and you might want to do a bit of trial and error. However, I found that if I select custom and then only change the width to 1200 points, but that really fills out a lot of the blank space and most apps. So we'll start with this being our custom size for our slide in this tutorial. So I'm gonna select Done. You have, as you can see it, it increased the width. So we're going to start with this for our planner and then select Done. So now we have our blank page to kind of get started here. So there are two ways to kind of add a background. You want to be sure that you have all your digital design assets already saved to your camera roll or your files. So any templates that you want to bring in, any digital planner readings, any textures, any background. You want to be sure that you have everything saved and ready to go when you're creating a digital planner, because this will help with time and with stress. So there are two ways to add a background. You can come up to your paintbrush icon, select background. You can change the color. You can do a gradient or you can pull in an image. So for instance, I do have some wood textures kind of desk like textures to save. And I can pull those in. If your background, however, is not kind of like a seamless pattern, it might look a little wonky using the background feature. So you can select any of these options to try and fix the wantonness. If you found that it was kind of wonky looking, you can't really see it with the background that I have selected because this is more of kind of like a seamless pattern. However, there is a workaround this, so let's say we're back to our blank white. You can actually just come in here to the plus icon, select Photo, and then pull in your photo and paste it as your background. So here's that same photo. We can actually just go in and make it fill how we want for our background. You can also come in here to arrange and turn off constrained proportions if you want to kind of move it however you want. And you can also come in here to edit the mask to kind of crop images as well. So once you have that, if you pull anything in as an image, you might accidentally pick it up while you're working, especially if it's a background image. So you can come up here to your paintbrush icon, select a range, and then select Lock. And it will lock it in place and you won't accidentally pick it up while you're working. 4. Creating a Planner Cover: All right, so now that we have our background and let's go in and get the base of our planner. So if you have a mock-up of a digital notebook, perhaps he made one in Procreate or you got copyright usage of one that you found on the Internet and our resources section. So for instance, in come up here to your plus icon, select photo or video, and then find wherever you saved your digital assets. So for instance, I do have a kind of mock-up here of this notebook that I have copyright usage of that you can crop down and build on top of for your digital planners. However, I'm going to show you how to create a planner base from scratch within keynote. So I'm gonna come up here to my plus icon, select the shapes tool, make sure that I'm under basic and I normally like to go with the rounded rectangle as my planner base. So I'm going to select that, but you can also select your standard rectangle as well. So we'll go with this here, and these blue dots here allow you to resize your shape. And if we scroll in on the rounded rectangle, we see kind of this green dot here. This allows you to change kind of the radius of your curve. So you can have a super curved, rounded rectangle or you can have a more pointed edge for the rectangle as well. We'll have that. And then we can zoom out a bit. If we select our rectangle, go up into our paint brush, we can change the color to whatever we want, or we can fill it with an image. So let's say you have a leather texture saved or a specific color or specific texture or maybe glitter or something. You can pull that in as an image as well. However, I'm just going to go with a simple color. One thing I want to bring up though, is that if you have a specific hex code or something that you would like to use for your, your colors and keynote. Unfortunately, the iPad Kino app will not allow you to type in specific hex codes or RGB codes. So there is a workaround though, if you want to create on your iPad. And that's by going to your plus icon and pulling in the color as an image. So maybe you have a brand palette or just a simple color palette saved. For instance, you can pull in any photo and basically pick up the colors to change the shape to whatever color you want. So for instance, I'm pulling in the K digital studio brand palette here. I'm going to make sure that I have my shape selected that I want to turn that the color of go to Fill Select Color. I'm going to use my finger to scroll over. You'll see that there's this little eyedropper tool here. You'll select that and then tap the image of the color that you want to pick up. So as you can see, it changed our planar base here to the color. So that's one workaround with the keynote iPad app. All right, so now that we have our planar base, I'm just going to start by using it to fill the screen. We're going to make a two-page landscape planner. So I wanna make sure that I have space to make my tabs, as well as make my rings and all that fun stuff. And depending on whether or not you want to cover page, perhaps you want to use a cover and have it only be kinda look like this and that's going to serve as your cover or perhaps you want a full page cover. We're just going to get into creating the actual planner itself. So here we go. Let's see, Let's see, I think that should be a good enough space for our tabs. And so now I'm going to select this, go into my paintbrush to make it a little bit more realistic. We can come in here and turn on the shadows. So I normally like to use these two shadows. I find that they look the most realistic for a book that's kind of sitting on a desk. So for the two page landscape digital planners, I normally like to go with this shadow in Keynote. 5. Adding Rings & Pages: All right, so now that we have that and we can go in and pull in our shapes and all our rings. So I'm gonna come up here to the plus icon, go into my photos, and then pull in a ring that I created. You can go in and creates rings in Keynote as you are creating the digital planners or you can pull them in as an image, of course. So now that I have this image in, I have a kind of a bit of kind of blink overhangs. So I'm gonna come up to my paintbrush, select image, hit Edit mask to kind of crop this down. Select Done. And then you'll see along here that they have rulers on the top and bottom edges of keynote eyes, you move around shapes. So we can go based off this. Perhaps we're not even ourselves, but if we kind of look at it head on, this kind of looks pretty even to me. So I'm just going to get help by looking at the rulers here within Keynote to make sure that my rings are in fact centered. So since I only have a single ring and I didn't pull in kind of a whole, a whole column of rings. I have to copy and paste this rink over and over again to get the full role. Okay, so now that I have my rings in place, I can go in and place my pages as well. So I'm going to come up here to my plus icon and select shapes, and I'm going to select the exact square. And I'm going to come in and change that color to white because I want my pages to be right. And then we can add a shadow. I have found that this shadow looks the best for pages that are on the right-hand side of your digital planners. So now I'm just going to place my pages in. I obviously want to see a little bit of the planner cover on the outside, so I'm not going to pull it directly to the edges. And then I'm just going to go back into my paintbrush, select a range and then move this behind all of the Rings. And then I'm going to copy this select Paste. And then to make it even a little bit more realistic, I'm going to push this edge in a bit. So it looks like I am layering the pages so as you can see what the shadow when it looks like I'm stacking pages, which is going to add to the realism. So we can do this for as many pages as we want. I'm going to hit Copy and Paste and creates another set of stacked pages. But first I want to make sure that I have moved this page behind the rings again. And then we'll paste in our last stacked page and arrange those behind the rings as well. All right, so I'm going to paste again. And the way this shadow works in Keynote is that it only shows this shadow on the right-hand side of shapes. So it's not going to show the shadow here on the left-hand side of the page. So we have to pick a new shadow. So I'm gonna come up here to my paint brush and just select another shadow that kinda gives the same effect. So for the sake of this on the left-hand side, it looks like that this shadow works the best. So I'm going to come in here and do that same thing as well. So now that I have that, come up to my paintbrush, arrange it all behind The Rings. Select copy and paste. Move those behind my rings. And then push this in a bit to make it look like the pages are stocked. So the shadows aren't exactly the same. There's going to be a bit of a difference, but this is the shadow that works best for left-handed shapes, left sided shapes, moving it behind the rings for our third stacked page. And then we're just going to push it in a bit. So now we have our stacked pages of R two page landscape planner. 6. Creating Planner Tabs: So now we're gonna go in and play with the tabs and add our monthly tabs. So I like to add my tabs here on the side, however, you can add your monthly tabs across the top if you want. So I'm gonna go into my plus icon, select the rounded rectangle. This is the shape that I like to use to create my planner tabs. So I'm gonna come in here and select that shape, go to my paintbrush and select this. So this is a color that I had picked up from the brand palette of the image that I pulled in. So we're gonna go with that color. And then I can come in and play with the shapes. So what I do is I actually kind of just play around and get a good size that I like on the side. I don't necessarily measure kind of how many points the side is and then divide by 12 for each of my monthly tabs, what I like to do is get a shape that looks good, copy and pasted all over. And then I'll group those tabs together to resize them so they are all equal and they all fit on the side of the planner. So I'll go into that a little bit. Let's get a good planner tab that we like for size. I'm gonna come up here to my paintbrush and select the shadow. And I like to add shadows to my tabs as well. And I normally like to go with this shadow. I find it looks the most realistic for, again, right sided shapes. So that's what we're gonna go for with our tabs. And let's see here, Let's see what this looks like when we arrange it behind our pages. This planner, you wanna make sure that you are arranging them behind the pages but in front of your planar cover. Okay, So it looks like a good Tab to me. Let's copy this. And then I'm going to select paste. Move it alongside this. If you're finding that you are having trouble lining things up, come up here to your three dots, select guides and make sure everything is toggled on if you need a little bit of assistance to make everything line up perfectly. So now, so now that I have that lined up, I'm gonna go to my paintbrush icon, select a range, and then push this back behind the pages in front of the cover, but also a little bit behind the front tabs. So as you can see, to make it even a little bit more realistic, there is a slight drop shadow from the front tab on the second tab. So I'm going to repeat this process. I'm going to copy this tab. Select Paste, line it up alongside that one. Go into my paintbrush, select a range and push it back behind the pages, behind the tab above it, but in front of the cover. And we're just going to repeat that process until we have 12 tabs. Okay, so what I like to do is I like to actually create six times by hand. And then what I like to do is go in and select all of those, and I'll select Copy. And then I'll paste that to get on my top tabs. We're going to line this up, go to my Arrange tool, and then push those back behind the pages of the tabs, but in front of the cover. So as you can see now that I have all 12 tabs, we have a lot of overhang off the slide itself. So what I'm going to do is go in and select. Okay, so once I have all of the tab selected, I'm gonna hit this group selection. And what it's gonna do is it's going to group all of the tabs together. And so then I can just resize all of those tabs at once. See, you may find that it's a little finicky depending on how you've created your tabs, which are easy to do once they're all lined up on the side. So you wanna make sure that after you have grouped your tabs together and whenever you're finished maneuvering them, that you select them again and click ungroup. That's really important whenever you go to link your tabs later. So these look kind of wonky. So I'm going to go in and kind of pull them out a bit and make them look a little better. So now that they're all lined up and fit on this page, I'm just going to pull them out a bit. And that's essentially it. You have the base of creating your digital planner. Of course, we're going to go in and create all the fun stuff. But this is basically laying down the foundations for your two-page landscape digital planner. You can go in and create top tabs or tabs down here on the side, you can create tabs here. You can create a home buy in all kinds of things. 7. Icons for Digital Planners: So let's actually go in and create a home button. This is something that I like to do. So I'm gonna come up here to my plus icon and then go over into symbols. And here you will find a house icon. So let's go with that. I'll come into my paintbrush and choose a new color for it. So let's go with white. And then of course you can place your house icons or wherever you want on your desktop. And so let's place the house icon here. We can also go in and create more icons. So I normally like to create icons for a free template library or just easy access to other pages. So let's go in and create an icon for a template library. If you're not familiar with a template library is we'll get into that in another course video. So I'm going to come in and select a heart is mine template library. We'll come in and change the color of that guy. And I'll put him over here by the house as well. So those are going to be kind of my two buttons that will appear on every page on the desktop that they can click to, to get to the home or the template library. So if I am working on a monthly page or something and I want to go back to the template library really quickly. I can just select this and it'll take me there. So now that we have our foundations of the planner, we're going to move into master slides and mastering master slides, as well as going into the nitty-gritty of creating a digital planner, your monthly or weekly in your daily pages. 8. Labeling Planner Tabs: Okay, so let's go ahead and jump into master slides and how to use them for digital planners. Before we do that though, I want to go in and make sure that I have these tabs named. So before you go into master slides, you want to make sure that you have all your design elements and place for kind of the base of your planner. Let's go in and make sure that we have our tabs named here. You can actually go in and kind of double-tap and type, but it's going to kind of go horizontal instead of Turned if that makes any sense. So I don't normally like to type within shapes such as these within keynotes. So I'm going to show you how I normally create labeled taps. So I go into my plus icon here and we're gonna go to the basic category and select text. Then I can come in and I can go January, I can type 1, I can type a. However you want to name are tabs is how you'll name your monthly tabs. So I'm going to come in here, go to text, and I'm just going to change the font. Whatever font that you change it to you, you want to be sure that you have copyright usage of the fonts. So most of the system fonts are copyright free. But if you download any fonts from a website like define to or if you buy a font, you want to make sure that you're able to use it and products that you can give away or sell. Of course, if you're just making the digital planner for yourself, you're fine to use whatever font for personal use. Okay, So with my monthly tab, I'm just going to select this and he's my other fingers to rotate it. And then I'm just going to move this tab over here, move this text over here. So as you can see, I can't really get it centered unfortunately. So what I can do is go into my three dots and temporarily turn off all of my guides. Then I can go in and move it exactly where I want. I can also go in and change the size and the color if I want. Okay, so where it doesn't really pop up that well, so let's just change it back to black and I think that size is good. So I'll just select Copy and Paste. And then I can just type February. And then I'm just going to repeat that same process for all of these tabs. All right, so now that I have all of my tabs names, I am done with the foundations of my planner. This is the base, this is where every page is essentially going to look like. It's just going to differ in the templates or whatever is shown on the pages. So now we can go in to master slides. 9. Mastering Master Slides: All right, so I'm going to use master slides for this digital planner, and I'm going to show you how I use master slides to my advantage. So what I'm going to do actually is I'm going to select my background layer and select unlock. And that is because I'm going to need to select and copy it. So now that I have kind of a base planner file that I really like and I want to stick with throughout the digital planner making, I'm going to select off, make sure I'm de-selected from everything on the slides and kind of select around. And I'm going to select all and hit copy. So it's selected everything that I created and I'm going to select Copy. So now what I'm going to do is I'm going to again make sure I have everything deselected. Go into my paintbrush and click Edit Master slide. So this is the master slide that I was currently on. Again, it's just plain texts. These are all the different master slides that come in this theme. So you can go in and use any of these kind of pre-made slides. If you're making a presentation on something for school or assignment, You know what I mean? So we're not going to use any of these. We're actually going to use these to our advantage of making a digital planner. So what I'm going to do actually is come down to the blank slide. And I'm going to select on the slide and then hit paste. And it's going to paste everything that we created on that previous slide. So as you can see, it is on the blank slide here. So this is our first master slide essentially. So I'm going to click the word done. And it looks like nothing changed. However, this isn't a master slide because this is the slide that we kinda built stuff on top of. So if you actually look, this is the master slide that we were building on top of that it's not the master slide that we created. So you got to the master slide that we created. We're going to come down here to this corner and click the plus icon and then scroll. These are, again, all those master slides is kind of pre-made slides. This is the one that we made. So we're going to click this. This is actually our master slide, and as you can see, we can't click and edit anything on this slide unless we tap and hit Edit Master Slide. And then it will take us back into kind of creating those pre-made slides. So what I'm going to do is actually delete this slide because I no longer need this slide already have that on my master slide. And so then we're just going to build on top of this. This is going to serve as our base. This is our foundation. So we have 12 months. So I'm going to need 12 slides to link to those months. So I'm just going to duplicate this slide until I have 12. Alternatively, if you don't want to duplicate sides, so you come down to the plus icon and just select your master slide over and over again. All right, so you might not have 12 slides if you decided to create a cover for your digital planner. But this is going to serve as kind of the base of our planner. I'm going to come up here to my paintbrush. Select Edit Master slide. When I click off, select all hit Copy. Hit Done. I'm actually going to my plus icon and just select a random slide and then delete the stuff from that slide. I'm going to move this slide above that by holding and then just dragging it over. And then I'm going to select Paste. So now I can edit all these functions if I want. And I'm going to kind of create kind of the open book look. So what I'm going to do is just delete these pages and kinda have a title page. So I can come into my plus icon. Maybe I want to add kinda like a line or something where people can write their name or I can write my name for my journal or my planner for the year. So I can do that. Let's go in and change the color if you want. And there you go. That's one thing to do. I'm actually going to duplicate this. And using my first slide. I'm going to actually delete all of these pages. I'm going to select my base cover and arrange it in front of my tabs and then just move it back. And then what I can do is go in and select all of my rings and delete them. And then I'll make this in half since we're doing kind of a two-page Notebook. And so this can serve as my cover. If I want a decorated or kind of put a spot for my name or something, I can do that as well. So we'll go in and decorate this just a bit. Maybe add some text. So I'm just playing around here to get a cover that I think looks interesting. We can also go in and add the rings if we want. So I'll go in and add the Rings, but I just wanted to show you how you can decorate a cover for your two-page landscape. Know your two-page landscapes as your planner, as well as kind of create the starter cover. And these I wanted to share you are not master slides because you can edit them. So if I click off and I click my paintbrush and go into Edit Master slides. There is no master slides for those because we built those on top of a pre-made master slide here. So this is going to come in real handy because whenever we go to edit any of these pages. So since these are master slides, if we edit any of our master slides, it will apply to all of them. So this is going to really help cut down on linking when we go to link these tabs. But I won't mess with the senses are not master slides. So I'm gonna go ahead and put in my side rings and we'll go ahead and get started on linking and master slides. All right, so let's jump into it. So I'm going to actually have to manually link all of these tabs since these are master slides. But that's okay because we won't have to link all of these other slides to come. All right, so what I'm going to do is I'm going to go and select one of the pages I know are my master slide. So I know Slide 1 and 2 are not my master slides. I'm going to select Slide 3, go into my paintbrush, hit Edit Master Slide, and then I'm going to link the tabs because I want my monthly pages to be 3, 3, 14, and those are my 12 pages for my monthly I'm going to label January is three, February's four and all the way down until I get 14 for December. So I'm going to click Edit Master slide. I'm going to make sure that I have the shape selected. Sometimes you might accidentally select the text box which will work. You can link those, but I find that it's a lot easier and a lot better if you make sure that you have kind of the tab shape, the one linked. So you can zoom in here. And again, if you don't want to accidentally pick things up, you can also lock things down in master slides as well. So it's the same functions. You know, you're editing a master slide when you see this kind of blue bar here at the top. So I'm going to select this. So I'm going to select this, hit Link, link to slide 3, link to slide 4, link to slide 5. And then I'm just going to repeat the process all the way down until slide 14. Okay, so now that I have all my tabs linked, we are essentially good to go for our tabs here. I did add a home button in a template library, so I'm going to show you how you can link those. So for the home button, I want it to link to the cover. And the cover is the very first slide. So I can select my home button, hit Link, link to slide, linked to slide one. So I don't have my template library already created yet, so I'm just going to select done for now. What I can do is I can duplicate a slide and have my template library be Slide 3. So now if I go into my paintbrush, hit Edit Master Slide, it will push my master slide pages back. So I'm going to select this as 3. I can double-check. I know that this top cell, so S3, so I will need to change that to four because that is my monthly tab. And then all of the rest should be from four to 15, so I can double-check that. So four is going to start my monthly for January, then it'll be 56789101112, 13, 14, and 15. This should link to slide 1. This should link to slide 3. And then I can select Done. Slide 20 is just kind of are open-book, allows people to kind of write their name or kind of decorate this front cover, but those are only serve much of a purpose other than that. So this is going to be our template library page. And as you can see, it applied all of our links to the master slides. So now what I can do is I can select my 15th slide, hit Duplicate, and then I can create any templates going from here further. So if I want to create weekly templates, daily templates, fitness tracking and all that. It still maintains all of those links that I linked on the master slide. So you can come up here and select this and you can click Edit Master slide from this if you need to make any changes. I do recommend linking everything at the very last, whenever you are done creating all your templates, you can link stuff. But if you are linking stuff and you're doing it on a master slide is fine to go ahead and get the out of the way. That's what I do. I link and create my master slides all ready to go. Any links that I create on top of the master slide I do at the very end. This is kind of the overview of how I utilize master slides. I normally only create one master slide page and then build my templates on top of that. If I need to repeat that template, I'll just copy it over. So for monthly sides, for instance, we only have the one master slide. But this monthly template is obviously going to be the same for all of these slides and minus whatever the month is. Okay, so that's how you are going to kind of navigate using master slides is how I like to use master slides. 10. Creating the Monthly Template: Monthly starts on the fourth. If we click the January tab, we are going to get to this page where a monthly will be. So I'm going to start by going into the grids here. So I click the plus icon and I selected this kind of grid option here. I'm going to come down and select this as my grid. And then I can go into cell and change myself fill to white. Or I can select no fill either or. And I can come down here to select cell border. I'm going to select this option because I want it to select all the borders within the cell. So right now it's only selecting the outer border of this grid. I want to make sure it selects everything and I'm going to change the color to black. Or if I want to be fancy, I can change it to this pink color. So let's go with the pink and make things fun. Maybe I, maybe I should go with black because it's easier to see. Very indecisive. Alright, so let's go back to our cells, cell border. Select this option, will change this to black. Perfect. All right, so what I'm going to do is since we're doing a two-page, we want to make sure that we have four on one side, three on the other for weeks, or we can do 3 and 1, 4 on the other. And then we wanna make sure that we have typically five or six rows, depending on how many weeks there are in the month. So normally I'll just start with five and I normally like to have four on my left-hand side and three on the right-hand side. And you can use the blank space for kind of like notes or general doodles. So that's what I'm going to do. If you want to have blocks, an extra set of blocks for the days of the week. You can do that or you can come up here to the plus icon and then move over shapes, hit text, and then you can place it on top and have that serve as your day of the week. But I will show you the other way where you can add a block for that. So I'm gonna come down here. You'll see this kind of little wheel type thing, this little circle. You'll click this to increase the number of rows. And you can also do this right here for the columns. So I added another row, but I want my very topmost row to serve as kinda where I write or type the day of the week. But I don't want it to be this tall, kind of like the other months. But if I move this, it makes the second row larger. So what I'm going to do actually is just hit Undo. I'm going to make sure I have this row selected by selecting one. I'm going to come up here to my paint brush, go to table, and then I can select row and column size. And then I can individually change that column. I can change the point size here and it won't affect the row or column below it, or a sided. So I want to change the height of this column. I don't want to mess with the width. So what I'm going to do is just hit this minus button. And you'll see that it's not messing with the ratios of the other rows, just the topmost row. So I'm going to set mine to 20. But as you can see, kinda picked it up a bit. So I'm going to click off, make sure I have my whole table selected and then just pull it down. And there we go. So there's that one side. I like how that looks though. So I'm gonna hit Copy and I'm going to paste it to serve as my left-hand row. But there's seven days in a week, so I just need to select this circle and hit down to make three. And now they're uneven. So there's not an even distribution of the width here. So what I'm going to do is actually layer them. You can go back into the paint brush and hit table and make sure that the widths match. But what I find easiest is to just layer them and then move, migrate to be the same size for that column. And then I can just line it up. And there we essentially have our monthly spread. We can go in and then tied our days of the week for this row. What I'm going to do is select both of them, go to my paintbrush, hit cell, and then change the text formatting. So I'm going to go with that font, but I've been using maybe change the size of that font and then I can go in and type. So I am normally a Sunday Start Galba, if your Monday start and you can do that as well. So this is one way to put in the days of the week for your monthly. And then we'll hit this call this table Friday, Saturday. So I don't like how kind of Oh, I misspelled Saturday. One way that I can edit this is I can actually select this one to select the whole row. I can go in and move kinda where the placement is of the text. So I can make a kind of leftmost, I can center ads, I can make it rightmost. And this kind of changes its placement within the cell. So I can have at the very top of the cell or within the center of the cell. So I'm going to leave mine like this. I like the way that looks. I might move this up more like this. Just so my boxes are little bit bigger. And this is a great reason why guides are important when creating these digital planners. All right, so now I can make sure everything is even. And this is kinda how I want my monthly page to look. So now I want to go in and add the month itself. So when I come up here to my plus icon, select Text, and then I can type in January. And let's go back and use the same font. Make everything nice and consistent. And then I can just place this wherever I want. So maybe I want to also include the year. So maybe we'll go with oops. January 2021. And I can have that as the month or I can center it. Of course, whenever you are designing your digital planners, It's great to have that worksheet that was included in the previous videos to kind of guide how you want to create inside your planner. This is just me going through the motions so you can take what you need skills wise from this and apply it to your own creations. So I'm going to place my January text here. Think that's a good spot for it. You can also include maybe a small note section. So I'm actually just going to do that all copied the text here, paste it. And I think I'll decrease the font a bit. I'll do notes. And then I'll make it leftmost. Maybe I'll include it kind of down here. And then I'll copy and paste this again. And maybe I can create like a little to-do section. There we go. So here's kind of the basis of your monthly. If you want to create a dated planner, you can go in and tap each of these cells and type in the number. So I'll show you how you can get it correctly placed in the box will come up here to your paint brush. You'll select leftmost or rightmost. And then you can select this to get it in the top corner of the box. You get in the bottom corner or you can get it in the center if you want. So that's one way to do it. It's more helpful though, if you kind of just tap to select the whole grid and then change it accordingly. That way it will apply to all the cells. But as you can see, it changed our format for the days of the week. So we can just go in and just select that one row to make that change and it won't affect the other cells. Then January 1st actually starts on a Friday. So we can type in here, we can go one I can tab to. Since these are two different grids, I'll have to tap this to go 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. And then we can just go in and date our monthly spread. However, if you don't want to do a dated, obviously you won't do this step. So let's go ahead and just not have a dated planner for now. But I will show you how you can link daily pages for your planner if those are things that you would like to include. So this is our this is going to serve as the base of our monthly page, however, because I'm going to create an undated planner with linked daily pages though, I do want to make sure I include a spot where I can link something to the daily pages. So I often like to create kind of like a blog or a circle or something to signal. This is where you'll click to go to the daily page and this is also a spot where you can write the day. So for instance, I normally like to use a circle for this and come in and change the color and all that stuff if I want. So we'll do that. And then I'll come in here, maybe I'll zoom in. And then I can just put it in the right corner. So since this is undated, let's get rid of 2021 for this. And then I can just copy and paste and then place these in their respective spot. So I'm going to do this for a whole column. And then what I can do is I can zoom out and then multi-select them. Copy, paste. You can group them in copy and paste them over into the cells. But again, you want to remember to ungroup them whenever you go to link them. And then we'll just paste these over and over into the cells. And this obviously will cut down on time, copying and pasting them all individually. So this is going to serve as our spot to link to those daily pages, as well as a spot for kind of writing in our day. If this is an undated planner. So that's going to be the base of our monthly spread. So since this is a master slide, we did this on top of this. So it's not applying to all of these other monthly spreads, which is good because on January, the month of January to copy to all of the monthly slides. All right, so now that we have this, we can select off, hit Select All, and hit Copy. As you can see, it's only selecting the stuff that we put on top of it, since we can't actually go in and edit the master slide unless we click off, hit the paintbrush and hit Edit Master Slide to do so. So now that we have this, we can go to the fifth slide, which is February and then just hit paste and paste perfectly. All we need to do is tap January and change it to February. And there we have it. So now we're just going to repeat the same process for all the months will go to Slide 6, which is linked to march. Tap the screen, hit paste, and then all we have to do is change january to say March. A thing that I just remembered is if we are doing linked weekly pages, you want to make sure that you have kind of a shape or something to signal to yourself up that is a link. You can do something called hidden links though, where you create a square or some kind of shape and you select no fill. So it's completely translucent. Obviously, if you're in Keynote, this is something that you will be able to see, but once you export it, you actually won't be able to see this. So you can select this hit Link and create a hidden link. So that's something that you can do if you decide that you want to create hidden links anywhere in your planner. Sometimes I'll do this for the Rings. I'll place this overflowed the rings and I can use this. So anytime I click the rings, that can take me to the homepage or something, I often like to do hidden links that way. However, when it comes to daily and weekly pages, I like to have some sort of shaped kind of signal. Hey, you click this to go to a weekly page. You click this, you click this to go to a daily page. So that's something that we should have considered when creating January. And this is what I mean when you want to make sure that you have everything planned out. Because if we created a shape for our weekly pages, we'd only have to copy and paste that once, but we already copied and pasted down other slides. So let's go back to our January though and go in and create a shape to signal this is what you click to go to a weekly page. Sometimes I will create a, another column and have a kind of blank box of columns to signal to the weekly page. And then other times I will create kind of like maybe a triangle or a different sort of shape to signal. This is what you click to go to the weekly page. So let's do a triangle and I can put this in the corner. So you'll click that to go to this entire week. And then we can just maneuver this where we need hit Copy paste. And we only need to do this on one of the blocks of the week, since this will signal to us that this is what we click to go to the weekly page of this respective week. So now that we have that end, we obviously need to multi-select copy. And then we can paste this on the pages that we didn't do this on. So it's really easy to go back and kind of edit things around, but it's really helpful to kind of get your designs already in place. So it's really easy to just copy and paste and run those through all your other tabs. So now that we have a monthly spread that looks great. Now we can select all copy and then go back. And this is our May slide, so we'll change that to May. This is June. And lastly we have December 4, slide 15, which works out because we know we linked this tab on our master slide to be 15. All right, so that's how we have our monthly template. Let's go in and start thinking about creating daily and weekly pages. 11. Creating the Weekly Template: Alright, so let's jump into creating a weekly page for our digital planner. So the monthly pages and off on the 15th slide. And what I did is I can come in here to my plus icon and just select our blank master slide here to create any extra pages that we need. So 16 is actually going to start our weekly pages and we're just going to have 52 pages to represent our weeklies. Created these little icons here on our monthly pages to link to our weekly pages. We're going to have linked dated weekly pages. Or if you're creating a dated digital product, you can go in and put the dates in. So let's go ahead and start by creating a weekly page. And that create a weekly page very similar to how I create a multi-page. I can use kind of the grid feature if I want. Or I can create kind of separate blocks. Sign come up here to my plus icon. Select a square or a rectangle, or a B rounded rectangle. I can select my fill is the color white or no fill. And then I can come in here and add a fancy border if I want to. So let's go with the pink perhaps. And I can go in and create boxes specifically for these weeklies. So I can create my weekly pages however I want, or I can import a template if there's a specific template that I created in Procreate or elsewhere within keynote that I want to import in as an image and use those as my templates. However, I'm just going to show you how I go about creating my weekly templates. So let's say I want to have horizontal week lease. So I'll hit Copy for this block here, and then I'll hit paste, kind of line these up. So there are seven days in a week, so I'm gonna have four on one side and three on the other. I'm going to multi-select these by holding down with one finger and selecting with the other, I'm going to hit Group and then resize to get the shapes down how I want. Then I'm going to hit Ungroup. And I'm done to multi-select hit copy for those three. Hit Paste, and then move those over on the right-hand side. Then I can do multi-select for all of those kind of my paintbrush, hit text and then change it to whatever text I want. So I'm gonna go with the bullock, same font that I've been using and I'll do size 20 point perhaps. And then I can go in and name my months. It's writing in the center of the blocks. I need to come in here to kind of push it up by clicking this, and then go to the left-hand side by clicking this left paragraph feature. So I can also multi-select those boxes again to make sure that those functions are selected for those boxes as well. So then I can come in and write the rest of the days. So we'll do that. And this is just one way that you can set up your weekly templates whenever you're making your digital planner. Obviously, you will create the template or import the template that you want for your weekly or monthly or your daily or just any of the templates that you're creating in your digital planner. So now that I have this as the template that I want to go with, because I don't have any identifying information on this template to suggest that a belongs to any other month or any other page. For instance, our monthly, it's obviously we needed to change this text up here, but I want this to serve as the weekly for all the weeks with my digital planner. And since I'm going through the process of kind of creating an undated one. I can just select this slide and hit Duplicate, and it will duplicate all the features of that slide slowed also duplicates the master slide as well as the stuff that I made on top of it. However, if you're creating a dated slide, you wanna go through the process that we did with the months by hitting Select all hit Copy and then pasting on that slide and then changing whatever the date is for those blocks. So that's one way that you can go about it. So you're going to either do the first method or the second method depending on if you're creating a dated or undated planner. And then you can just duplicate slides. And you wanna make sure that you have 52 slides to represent 52 weeks of the year. So I'm going to go in and create 52 slides of this. And since I'm creating the updated version, I can just go in and duplicate these slides over and over again. So one tip that I wanted to show you actually is I already have 10 slides duplicated, already have 10 weekly slides duplicated. So one thing that you can do actually is you can multi-select slides. You can also group slides together. So if I'm creating a larger digital cleaner, I won't necessarily Group my slides because I find that to be kind of time-consuming. If you're creating a smaller digital planner, you can easily group slides by pressing and holding on the slide and then you'll see this little line appear, which means that it's kind of underneath that previous slide. So I can close and open kind of this grouping here. And you can ungroup the slides just by pulling it out. So it's just a way of organization. It doesn't change anything about the links where the shapes or anything on the slide itself. What I'm going to do though, is show you how I multi-select slides. And it's the same process for multi selecting shapes or texts or anything in the slides itself. So you're going to have one finger on one slide and then you're going to use your other finger to multi-select other slides. So what I'm doing is holding down one slide and pressing with the other. So now I have 10 selected. What I'm going to do is hit copy, is going to copy all ten of those slides. And so then I'll just paste that four more times because I already have 10 slides. So then I'm going to hit paste. So now I have 20. And we're going to hit Paste again and paste it all those 10 slides now I have 30. So now that is how we went about creating our weekly template. And that's a really easy trick to kind of cutting down on time of duplicating and copying and pasting each slide over and over again for your weekly pages. Obviously, if you're creating a dated planner, those take up so much time because you will have to go in and manually write or type in all dates for each of the weeks as well as the days and the months as well. But this is the overall process for kind of getting all your weeks in all your months in place. So now let's move on to creating our daily pages. 12. Creating the Daily Page: So I'm going to press this Plus button right here and go back to our blank master side. We're going to pull this guy in and now we can create kind of the format, the template for our daily page. Again, if you already have a daily page created or you made one in Keynote separately or Procreate. You can pull that in as an image by hitting the plus icon, scrolling over here to image and then select photo or video or wherever you have it stored to pull that in as a template. So everyone likes their daily page a little differently. And I don't often use daily pages unless it's kind of more of a to-do list style or something that I can put in my schedule hourly. So what I'm going to do is come up here to my plus icon, go over to grid and I will show you how I can create kind of like an hourly grid. So I'm gonna come over here to cell itself fill. I can do no fill or color or the color white. Come up here to my borders, make sure I have all borders selected. And I'll go with black for this case. And we'll do an hourly on this side. And I'm just going to make sure I only have two columns. One column is going to be where I put the time and the other color will serve as kind of where you write your task or your event occurring at that time. So then I'm going to select this whole column and use this to move that over a bit. And then I'm going to select the circle down here and just increase the number of rows. So we'll do, we'll start with maybe 17 for our rows. And I think I'll increase the Submit. And then I'm going to select the entire grid and go in and change the font for all of it. So I'm going to use that same font that I've been using. And then I can go in and type the hours if I want. That looks very small, so let's increase the font size a bit. And of course you can make these half-hour release or quarter or something. So I'm just going to show you how I go about doing the hourly. One thing I will say though, as you are increasing your pages in Keynote, you will notice some lag as you are creating these planners. So Kino obviously wasn't created to make digital planners, and so it is a presentation software. This was created for you to create a school assignment presentation or a presentation that you have to give. So the software will get kind of run down a bit with the number of slides and all the details and what not that you were adding. So a lot of times if you notice that there's an extreme lag, it helps to kind of stop messing with the presentation just to kinda take a five-minute break away from it. You can close out the app and reopen it. And that usually solves any issues with logging within the program itself. All right. So I got down to 09:00 PM. I can add some more rows in here to get some more hours. So let's go to 12 AM. So 10, 11 need one more, one more row. So do ten PM, 11 PM. And then we have 12 AM. All right, so there's one way that you can do your Arles. What I normally like to do, however, is kind of get rid of this grid line going all around the block, but you can do that as well. Come up here to your grid. It'll have this selected and you can just change that color to white. And then it looks like there's no kind of grid there. So that's just one thing that you can do. It also got rid of the bottom line here. You can actually select this whole row itself. Come in here. You can select this and then change this to black to get that line back. If that's something that you want. You can also select this individual cell to get rid of that bottom line of that specific cell as well. That's one way to edit the grids in Keynote will go ahead and bring back all our border lines for this hourly schedule though are is another we have our hourly on one side. We can create kind of a note section or a doodle section, or however you want to create your daily pages. So let's go ahead and do all that. I'll add some text for the date and staff. All right, So this is how I will set up my daily spread. I can come in here and make everything a little bit more matching, matching. I can turn this line to pink or something. So we'll go in and actually change that color. And maybe I'll go in and change this entire grid to pink. Maybe make everything a little more fancy. I can also go in here and change the width of that line if I wanted to. So that's another thing you can do with this hourly. So this is why I'm going to go with for this daily page, we need to copy 365 pages of The Daily. So if you are creating linked daily pages, this is a monster or project, especially whenever you go to link all 365 daily pages. And if you want links to daily pages from weekly pages, that is something else to consider. So there is so much time, work, and effort that goes into creating digital painters like this. Obviously you don't have to have linked daily pages. You can have this just link to the template library page and then you can copy and paste whenever you need to use them. Once the planner is finished, like if you're using GoodNotes or whatever. So this is something to consider if you are wanting to create digital planners and digital products, either for yourself or to sell. So if you want linked daily pages, keep in mind that you will need 365 separate daily pages for each day of the year is the exact same process as we did for the weekly pages. So you can just duplicate this slide 365 times. But I will show you specifically how to link these daily pages on one of the months. But obviously you're going to repeat that for all 12 months whenever we got there. So for that sake, I'm just going to copy and paste this page 31 times, since there are 31 days in January. And obviously you need to know your time ahead of time. So if you have like a leap year or something, you're obviously going to have one more day than 365. So let's go ahead and start thinking about our daily pages as far as how many we're going to copy and duplicate in this planar. 13. Linking the Planner on Your iPad: To link all of the days and then all of the weeks for my months. So for instance, I know that the month of January starts on page four. So I'm going to have a bunch of links on page 4. But my first weekly page starts on the 16th here. So that's going to be, so this one's going to be linked to the 16th slide is going to be 17, 18, 19, 20. And then the first week of February will be 21. And I know my long set of DALYS is going to start on slide 68. So I know that January, the very first day, the very first daily page of that month was strong 68. And then I can go from there. I find it a lot easier to have all your months in a row, all your weeks in a row, and all your days in a row and keynote because it makes it super easy to link that way. So you know that when you're doing your daily pages, you can go and order 68, 69, 70, 71, and so on with your weeks and months as well. Again, you want to make sure that you're also going back to link your cover and kind of your first pages if those are not master slides themselves that so I'm just going to show you the process for doing January and I'm going to show you how to do that on my computer if you're interested. But if you want to stick with linking on your iPad is going to be the exact same process. You're going to want to double-check what is the beginning of your week and what is the beginning of your daily pages within your slides. So I know 16 starts for January. So just to show you a link to slide 16. So I know this should be 17, 18, 19, 20. And then whenever I go to Link February, I know that when I link February it should be 21. And we're also, I'm also going to show you my process for exporting, compressing the file, reducing the file size because these files get really big if you create them in procreate and kind of putting the final touches on your planar. But let's go ahead and move over into my laptop and get into the process of linking this bad boy over there. 14. Linking the Planner on Your Computer: Okay, so now I'm going to show you two different views. I'm going to show you kind of my keyboard here, what I use and I like what I type on my keyboard as well as my screen itself. So we're going to open up Keynote. This is what the updated app for keynote looks like on the Mac. If you're using a Mac. So you wanna make sure that you have your systems updated to get it to look like this in case you don't have your recent update. So we're gonna click keynote is going to pop up something like this. If your keynote doesn't pop up like this where it shows all your folders or whatever you have created. In Keynote. It might accidentally be selected on your desktop or when your folders, you wanna make sure you come down here to iCloud and select keynotes. All right, so here is kind of my two-page landscape planner tutorial that we were working on together. And we'll just select this and hit Open. And now it has our planner opened. If you are heavenly, if you are heavily in the Apple ecosystem, meaning that you have a MacBook or an iMac computer as well as an iPad. These will sync between the two. So you can jump from your iPad to your MacBook, to your iMac. Everything is seamless so you'll be able to access whatever you want on Keynote. All right, so now we have our planner here pulled up and we can undo all the same things that we did on our iPad, on our computers as well. I prefer creating and making things in Keynote on my iPad. It gives me hands-on access using my Apple Pencil. I can draw, I can write, I can move things around my Apple Pencil and I really like that more hands on approach. However, you may prefer creating your entire planner and everything that you need within keynote on your computer. So that is an option. It has all the same functions and tools. They're just laid out a little differently, but it's super easy to catch on. I do, however, like going onto my computer to link everything at the very end. That is, if I have a bunch of links. So for a planar like this, I would like to go over onto my computer and get going. So let's go ahead and I'll show you how I link my computer. So we left off with the 16th for our weekly here. So we did the 16th slide. I'm going to select this and have it be Slide 17. So there are shortcuts that you can use to kind of limit your time of mousing and then finding. And so to limit time coming up here to your toolbar and searching and clicking Add Link and then typing in link, you can just do a quick shortcut to get that to pull up. However, just to show you where it is, you're gonna click your shape or whatever you, that you need to link. So this is going to link to slide 17. You would come up here to format, hit Add Link, hit slide. Then you are going to come down to slide and then type in 17. Hit Enter, click off. However I like to do Command K, then I select slide 18, that one's done. I'll select the skin. I hit Command K on the Mac. And then that's going to be 19. If I need to edit a slide, I just click this purple arrow. Takes me to this. You were arrows might be a different color. This is just what my MacBook is set up to, to have the purple accent color. But I believe the default if you haven't kind of personalize your MacBook is like gray or blue. So that is that. So 19 Command K, hit slide, type in 20. So now we have all of our links here. So that would really cut down on time. If we were linking on our iPad, we would continuously have to hit the shape and then hit Add Link and then scroll. But this enables us to just do a quick two button shortcut, click, slide, and then type in whatever number is. So this is really, really helpful if you have daily pages in your plans. We are going to have two hundred, three hundred pages. Click off, click my shape Command K, hit slide and then hit 70. Click off, click my shape Command K and click slide 71. And we're just going to repeat this whole process. And so we have it all linked. All right, so be sure to grab yourself a nice drink, maybe a snack, and get down to linking all of your templates and you're months, if you need to link your months as well as any buttons or hidden links, as well as your daily and weekly pages in your digital planner. 15. Exporting & Testing on Your Computer: So once you've finished everything on your digital planner, have put all your final touches in. We are going to export this bad boy. So after all your hard work, we are finally going to export test all the links again. Another unfortunate thing that we have to do to make sure all our links are working correctly, and then we can try it out on our iPads as well. So if I'm linking on my iPad, I will test it immediately on my iPad. However, since I link this planner on my computer to finish things out, I'm going to show you how I export it on my computer. And I'm going to show you how I test a links on my computer as well as bring over my iPad again, che hai tested links on my iPad and then I'm going to show you how you can reduce the file size. So with Kino, I get a lot of questions on how I reduce the file size because this program creates abnormally large digital planners. And so it can't really control the outputs when it comes to the file size. I'm going to show you how I kind of remedy that as well. So now that I'm on my computer here, I'm going to come over in keynotes and select File. I'm going to click Export to PDF. I'm going, I'm not going to mess with any of these other functions or features. I don't really need to mess with anything. If anything, you might want to select best for your image quality if it's not already selected. But I don't really mess with any of these other functions because it's not really necessary for our purposes for exploiting this planar. So I just click Next and then I'm going to change the location of where it can be found. I don't want my PDF to save in my iCloud keynote folder and early just save it to my desktop. And I'm going to click Export. And then we just wait for this bad boy to export depending on how large your planner is and how old your computer is, and how fast it can run. Export time may vary. All right, so now that our planar was exported, we can quit keynotes and then head over to our desktop. And I have Adobe software downloaded onto my computer. So PDFs automatically open up in Adobe for me, there is a, there is an Adobe app that is free where you can view PDFs and click between them and do very minimal editing. I believe it's called Adobe Reader. That's a free version of the app that you can download. So this is kind of my planner here. I can click the links to make sure everything works. So January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. All right. So it looks like on a monthly tabs work. So you wanna make sure that the links are working on all of your pages. So let's see if the weekly pages are working. Yep. We're taken to our weekly pages, so let's go to a daily page and we have our daily pages working. So you want to make sure that you are going through each of these links to make sure that they are working how you would expect and that you're going to the pages that you expect. 16. Exporting & Testing on Your iPad: All right, so over here on my iPad on Keynote, this is our finished product. So if you aren't linking on your computer, you want to finish linking in keynotes. If you're not going to export on your computer, you want to click this button here and hit Export, export as PDF. You're going to click Export. And you're just going to wait for it to do its thing. From here, you can export it directly to GoodNotes. However, I recommend trying to compress it or reduce the file size down. You can also send it to anyone that you have up here. You can save it to your drives, you can save it to your files. So let's go ahead and export it to GoodNotes just to show you an import it as a new document. And this is how I like to test the links on my iPad as well. So I normally test my links on both my computer and my iPad. If they work on the computer, they will definitely work on the iPad. But I like to kind of get the feel for what it's like on my iPad since this is where I'm going to be using it. So you want to make sure that if you are in good notes and you are using your digital planner, you want to make sure that you have this tool selected, de-selected. So right now I can't click any of the links with this tool on. If I turn it off, I can go in and click between the links. There will be a slight lag, at least with good notes, especially because it's taking time for the program to load everything on each of these pages. So let's head back over into January and check out our daily pages. Looks like everything is working as expected. Here's our weekly page. Hit our Home button and it takes us to our homepage. So that's how you go about creating your digital planner in keynotes. 17. Reducing the File Size of Your Planner: Okay, So I normally do this function on my computer. There's not really a way for me to control this on my iPad. So I recommend either e-mailing this PDF file to yourself or air dropping it if you have Apple software. So with this open up, if you do have Adobe software, you can easily come up to File and then select reduce file size. So this is a great way to reduce the file size. So I'm just going to quit Adobe. And I'm going to right-click and hit Get info. So right now this planner is 27.1 megabytes, which isn't super large. I haven't linked all of the pages within this digital planner. Had I done that, this would be so much larger right now are at 27.1 and I definitely want to get that a bit down. So what I'm gonna do is open my planner backup. If you have Adobe software, this is super easy to do. You can go to File, hit reduce file size. And then you can select wherever you want to save it. I'll do desktop. I'm going to change the name. Hit Save. It's going to reduce the size of the PDF, but it's going to maintain the image quality as well as any other facets of your digital plant. So it's really just reducing down its size. And this is what I like to do whenever I am done with digital planners and then trying to kinda tidy up the file and put my last touches on it. So now let's quit Adobe. And here is the second version that I have saved, just to show you the difference in the file size, if I right-click and hit Get info, we can see that it reduced the Froude onto 4.2 megabytes, which is so much smaller and more manageable in GoodNotes or any other program that you're using. However, if you don't have access to Adobe software, you can still compress these files. I recommend heading over into your browser of choice, whether that's Google Chrome or Safari, and just Google compress PDF. And then you can choose from a whole slew of different websites to compress your PDF. I normally go with small PDF. You can choose your file. So let's choose that file from the desktop. Here's the original here. We're going to select Open. We're going to upload the file to this website. And we're going to have it reduce the file size for us to later download again onto our desktop. So this is a free option if you don't have access to Adobe software. All right, so now that it has uploaded, we can choose from one of the two options. So as you can see, this website isn't as great at Adobe at reducing the file size. You can choose the pro version if you decide that you would like to pay for the software. But again, it's still not as small as Adobe can do. Basic compression in this case works really well. And if you find that that is still too large, you can try going to a different website and uploading the more reduced version and just repeating that same process over and over until you can get it as small as you can. So I'm going to choose this option. And it's going to compress this file for us. And then I'm going to select Download. Oh, it compressed it even further, 3.86. Whereas up the Pro. So now that that's done, I can just exit out that app. And then I'm going to head over into my finder, go to my downloads, and let's see, Get Info 4.1. So it did it very similarly to Adobe actually, which is great. So now we have this version and you can see if we go back to get info, it added the word compressed into the name so you know that it came from there. And so if you're downloading from the Internet and you're using Apple software, it will likely be in your downloads folder. So those are ways to reduce the file size. And this is the finished product. I normally airdrop this to my iPad since I have Apple devices and I will use it or test it on my iPad. So I like to use the final compressed versions because I find that if you're using the original big heavy versions from keynote, that it can slow down your app and your iPad. 18. Using your Digital Planner: As far as actually using your digital planner and keynote, I will be sure to include a link to my YouTube tutorial on how to use GoodNotes, the GoodNotes app itself. But again, this tool is kind of the most important here. You can also go into this tool here. Copy pages, move pages around. If you select this icon right here you can see the thumbnail view of your pages. Here's taking a little bit of time to load these thumbnails. But here you can see kind of the overview of all the pages within your digital planner. And then you can write as you need to, since this is an undated planner, let's say as January 1st, 2021. And go in and write a one here. Have this be my two. Let's change our pen here. Have this b1 can write an a to go and end date my planner if I want. So this is a really great way of creating digital planners. So yeah, now you are all finished and ready to use your digital products. 19. Share the Class Project!: Now that you have created your first studio planner, I would love to see it. Feel free to screenshot and share it with me with all the skills that you have learned in this class, you can apply them to other digital products like digital notebooks, memory books, journals, seriously, there are so many possibilities and I hope you found this class invaluable and enjoyable.