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Aurora NXT for Keynote 6/7

Let it All Glow.

The vibrant color and classic styling of Aurora enters the NXT era with updated and
expanded slide styles, an improved grid and all-new extras & add-ons.

KeynotePro / Keynote Themes / Aurora NXT


Illuminate your brightest ideas with Aurora NXT for Keynote - designed to bring vibrant, colorful clarity to every presentation.

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Light it up.
A wash of color glows from within, supporting text and photos alike with vibrant, soothing tones beneath a diffusion panel that keeps your information effortlessly at the forefront.

The original Aurora themes were built with simplicity and effortless style in mind. With a nod to the photography phenomenon of Bokeh, Aurora features several layers of focal points within its hand painted backgrounds, creating a vibrant illusion of depth and soft focus on each slide master. Aurora NXT - our latest next-generation release - builds on the foundations of the original release with a re-engineered framework, vibrant 4k backgrounds, improved grid and color specifications, along with a host of architectural improvements to propel the Aurora themes into the NXT era.

Designed to drive content forward and keep each slide visually interesting without descending into clutter, Aurora NXT hits the perfect harmony of inviting colors and diffuse, clean space. The Aurora themes are stunning on the screen and incredibly vibrant when projected - framing your photography with liquid pools of light that seem to draw the best from each photo and bringing your narrative-driven slides to life without missing a beat, making photography a choice rather than a matter of necessity.

What's New? What's NXT.

The Aurora themes have been completely remastered in the evolution from '09 to NXT, retaining the soul and style of the original themes while refining the architecture, grid, palettes and slide types to be more flexible than ever before. The entire master slide library has been overhauled with a less-is-more approach, eschewing dated or retired masters in favor of more focused, targeted variations around an expanded range of core content models. The signature hand-painted backgrounds have been increased to 4k resolution, making them crisp at any supported target resolution - and thanks to the updated Keynote architecture, you can blend your own photography directly into the background with all-new Embed layout styles. And the Aurora NXT themes are fully optimized for the new Shape, Text and Chart Styles introduced in Keynote 6, so you can customize the principal shape or type styles used throughout the entire theme in just a few short clicks.

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Stand Out, or Blend In.
Photo placements maneuver within color and space, with traditional inset and inline styles giving you options on the diffusion panel itself, and all-new Blend Embed styles that integrate your photos directly into the theme background styling.


The Slides

The Aurora NXT themes include 44 master slides - a mix of editorial & image-driven layouts in the signature Aurora style. Along with the basic content and photo layouts present in any Keynote 6.x-9.x theme, Aurora NXT also includes an expanded selection of general content-oriented masters, including Percentage Compare & Contrast, Quotations, Speaker and Agenda slides, and By the Numbers slides designed to highlight key data callouts. The accompanying chart fills provide a bright counterpoint and contrast to the surrounding dreamy style without overpowering the slide.

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The Big Picture: Aurora NXT HD

Aurora NXT HD, available in the Pro Edition, expands the style into HD format with an aspect-optimized widescreen versions of the Aurora NXT themes, so you can take advantage of the clean simplicity of an iMac, a Mac-driven Cinema Display, or an HD Monitor or Projector as target presentation platforms without the "dead space" associated with running traditional 4:3 presentations on an HD display.  Whether attached to an HD display or projecting to an HD-equipped room, your presentation will take full advantage of every inch, custom-tailored to intelligently adapt the Aurora aesthetic to the larger footprint of HD.

Aurora NXT playback in Keynote for iOS

Take it on the Run

Can't imagine leaving your favorite portable device out of your work-flow? The Aurora NXT themes are fully compatible with Keynote for iOS and iCloud, so you can transfer a presentation using the Aurora NXT themes to your iPad, iPhone or iCloud Drive for playback or editing with no updates or special workarounds required. And Aurora NXT is also iOS Direct Install enabled, so you can install the Aurora NXT themes directly onto your mobile device from your KeynotePro Account to author new presentations on the go. Keynote for iOS is a beautiful way to engage your audience in a tactile way, and the Aurora NXT style remains just as stunning at arm's length as it is projected on the big screen.

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Add-Ons & Extras

The Aurora NXT themes include new Template Extensions to make your presentation building even easier. The Elements: Timeline & Pricing Template includes multiple styles of Photo and Milestone Timelines, along with Pricing Table slides ready to Copy & Paste into your Aurora NXT presentations. And the new Elements: FontAwesome Icon Shapes template includes 250 of the most useful FontAwesome icons rendered as native Keynote Shapes, making them safe to include in presentations saved on or shared to iOS or iCloud.

Built for Keynote 6.x-9.x

Only Keynote gives you the power to create such highly-stylized presentations with absolute ease. From the razor-sharp text and professional charting capabilities, to the wide range of native graphic format and alpha-channel support that give you unprecedented flexibility with your imagery, Keynote provides you with all the tools you need to present a vibrant, assertive style with absolute ease. Keynote makes it a snap, and Aurora illuminates it all in a colorful yet balanced style that's sure to illuminate your point and leave your audience wanting more.

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Flexibility, by the Numbers.
The Aurora NXT themes are fully optimized for the Chart Styles palette in Keynote 6.x-9.x, including a pair of complementary Spectrum color palettes in each theme that allow you to pivot for contrast or mood.

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VR Requirements Requirements.
Aurora NXT requires Keynote 6.0 or higher, and the Gill Sans font face.

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NXT/Theme and NXT Theme are trademarked properties of Walrus Group LLC.

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Aurora NXT Master Slides & Extras


Aurora NXT in Action.


Aurora NXT


Compatibility at a Glance:

Keynote '09 Compatible Keynote 6 Compatible Keynote for iOS, Keynote for iCloud  Compatible
Keynote '09 Keynote 6-9 iOS/iCloud


If you're a registered user of Aurora for Keynote '09, you can Upgrade to Aurora NXT at a reduced cost:  Log into Your Account to view all available Version Upgrades.

Users who purchased Aurora 1.1 on or after August 1, 2017 have been updated to the respective NXT Edition at no charge - Click on Your Account in the main toolbar to log in when you're ready to download.


Select Theme Options:

Standard Edition

Standard Edition
Standard Definition (SD) Theme Files


Add HD
High-Definition / Widescreen (HD) Theme Files


Also available for iWork '08:


Standard Edition

Aurora NXT Standard Theme
Standard Definition (SD) Theme, Supplemental presentation containing Fills/Palettes, Interactive Objects and Callout styles, "Getting Started" guide.

9.3 MB Theme Download


Build A Bundle

Add this theme to a Bundle with 2 other KeynotePro Standard Edition themes - a $10 savings.


Pro Edition

Aurora NXT Pro Themes
Standard Definition and Widescreen (SD/HD) Themes, Supplemental presentation containing Fills/Palettes, Interactive Objects and Callout styles, "Getting Started" guide.

14.4 MB Theme Download


Build a Bundle

Add this theme to a Bundle with 2 other KeynotePro Pro Edition themes - over $10 in savings.


Pro+Mobile Edition is no longer available.
Aurora NXT does not have a Pages Component.

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