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Calais (NXT) for Keynote

Slightly Off the Grid.

A refined, vintage blend gets a wholly modern twist in our latest destination:
Welcome to the all-new Calais for Keynote.

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Explore the timeless, elegant blends of Calais for Keynote: designed to deliver your message with a tasteful, enduring flair.

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Classical Meets Modern.
The Calais system is built on a classically-informed, newsprint-inspired grid that brings a natural order to any topic - while the playful, grid-breaking signature accent draws attention in any context.

Our latest City-Series destination - Calais - was inspired by its namesake's blend of classical and modern, the interweave of baroque serifs and modernist lines that come together to form the city's truly unique character.

We designed Calais for Keynote in the same spirit, embracing a classical, newsprint-design heritage while pushing the boundaries with modern twists on color, pairing & spatial relationships. We began with an International Style foundation that effortlessly grids everything from simple photo narratives to dense, editorial content. A dash of color breaks the underlying grid-forms, drawing attention to headlines & keywords in a playful nod to Brockmann's classic technique. And a blend of Bodoni & Avenir tie it all together with an elegant, distinctive flair that's always en vogue and on-point.

The included layouts - from traditional text-oriented slides to single and multi-photo editorial layouts - feature clean, easy-to-read type set in an intuitive visual hierarchy designed to maximize clarity and minimize distraction. Running and Capline Headers are integrated throughout the theme, making it easy to add subtle organization cues to your narrative arcs. The accompanying chart styles include both expanded & narrow-spectrum color-based palettes, along with a tonal gray-scale option perfect for making callout/contrast charts. And the entire Calais framework is optimized for everything the modern Keynote architecture offers, including a a full suite of color, type and table styles that make it a snap to tailor your presentation to your unique, individual taste.

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Picture Perfect.
The Calais theme includes a range of eye-catching, narrative-driven photo layouts and gallery spreads, including single & multi-edge bleed options along with inset placements that allow you to showcase your concepts and ideas in context.


The Slides

The core Calais theme includes 42 master slides - a mix of editorial & image-driven layouts in the signature Calais style. Along with the basic content and photo layouts present in any Keynote 6.x-9.x theme, Calais also includes an expanded selection of general-purpose content-oriented masters, including Percentage Compare & Contrast, Quotations, Speaker and Agenda slides, plus Welcome Slides and multiple styles of narrative and Gallery-style image layouts offering you tremendous flexibility from the start. The accompanying chart fills pop with a crisp, solid-color style - including a pair of Narrow/Expanded Spectrum color palettes that allow you to pivot for contrast or mood, along with a tonal Grayscale style perfect for Callout/Contrast charts.

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The Big Picture: Calais HD

Calais HD, available in the Pro Edition, expands the style into HD format with an aspect-optimized widescreen version of the Calais theme, 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 Calais aesthetic to the larger footprint of HD.

Calais playback in Keynote for iOS

Take it on the Run

Can't imagine leaving your favorite portable device out of your work-flow? The Calais theme is fully compatible with Keynote for iOS and iCloud, so you can transfer a presentation using the Calais theme to your iPad, iPhone or iCloud Drive for playback or editing with no updates or special workarounds required. And Calais is also iOS Direct Install enabled, so you can install the Calais 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 Calais 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 Calais theme includes new Template Extensions to make your presentation building even easier. The Elements: Timeline & Pricing Templates includes multiple styles of Photo, Icon and Milestone Timelines, along with Pricing Table slides ready to Copy & Paste into your Calais presentations. The Elements: Device Mockups template enables you to showcase your apps, concepts, and designs on a range of familiar Apple-centric hardware, including narrative and detail layouts featuring iMacs, MacBooks, iPads, iPhones, and Apple Watches. And the new Map Visualization Kit enables you to build map-based data visualizations with a full suite of Markers, Callouts and editable, shape-based maps spanning The World, Continents and SubContinents, and 40+ Countries.

Built for Keynote 6.x-9.x

Keynote makes it a snap to create vibrant, 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 detail-driven, assertive style with absolute ease. Keynote makes it a snap, and the Calais theme wraps it all with a tasteful, enduring flair that's sure to that's sure to draw admiring looks from any audience.

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Flattering for Every Figure.
The Calais theme is fully optimized for the Chart Styles palette in Keynote 6.x-9.x, including a pair of Narrow/Expanded Spectrum color palettes that allow you to pivot for contrast, mood or clarity - along with a tonal Greyscale style perfect for creating Callout/Contrast charts.

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VR Requirements Requirements.
Calais (NXT) requires Keynote 6.0 or higher, and the Bodoni 72 / Avenir font faces.

All photos shown for demonstration purposes only. iWork, Keynote, Mac, iMac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and the Apple logo are trademarked properties of Apple Inc.
NXT/Theme and NXT Theme are trademarked properties of Walrus Group LLC.

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Calais Master Slides & Extras


Calais in Action.


Calais (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


Select Theme Options:

Standard Edition

Standard Edition
Standard Definition (SD) Theme Files


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


Also available for Pages 5/6:


Standard Edition

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

5.3 MB Theme Download


Build A Bundle

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


Pro Edition

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

6.5 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.

Complete Edition

Calais (NXT) Complete Edition
Calais Pro Themes for Keynote 6.x/7.x: Standard Definition and Widescreen (SD/HD) Themes, Supplemental presentation containing Fills/Palettes, Interactive Objects, "Getting Started" guide, Calais Pro Edition Template System for Pages 5.x/6.x: Vertical Brochure, Horizontal Brochure, Trifold Brochure, Newsletter, Large Poster, Small Poster, Meeting Notes, Report, Project Proposal, Business Cards, Letterhead, Memo, Invoice, Resume and Envelope Templates (US and ISO), "Getting Started" guide.


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