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Palo Alto NXT for Keynote

Go Your Own Way.

The technically minded, bright and modern appeal of Palo Alto enters the NXT era with
a redesigned framework, all new slide styles, and radically simplified customization.

KeynotePro / Keynote Themes / Palo Alto NXT


The print-inspired favorite Palo Alto is completely remastered for the NXT generation of Keynote. With appealing, eye-catching blocks of vivid color and type, it's Silicon Valley smart with Bay-Area style.

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Visible Framework, Evolved.
The regions of the print-inspired Palo Alto layouts are visibly divided, accented with tones of both printing and technology, such as registration marks and OCR guides - all refined, modernized and easier to customize in the updated NXT Edition.

The Palo Alto theme has been a consistent fan-favorite since its original release, appreciated for its bright, technical appeal and print-inspired blend of vivid color and classic type. Palo Alto NXT - our latest next-generation release - builds on the tradition of those previous releases while adopting a wholly remastered framework, modernized grid and color specifications, and a host of architectural improvements to propel Palo Alto into the NXT era.

Palo Alto NXT was designed as a supremely adaptable general-purpose theme with a clean, business-casual aesthetic, equally at home with shareholder reports and abstract art. The core of the design - sharp contrasts of color and white space, with a blend of reversed and neutral type - is surrounded by a visible framework of structure and subtle visual accents. With a wide range of text and photo masters at your disposal, you've got tremendous flexibility built right in.

What's New? What's NXT.

The Palo Alto theme has been wholly redesigned from the ground up in the evolution from '08 to NXT, retaining the soul and style of the original theme while refining the 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 - yielding a smaller library that manages to offer more versatility than ever before. The signature Visible Framework has been modernized and refined, with a cleaner, more contemporary feel that provides ample space for complex headers & footers. And the Palo Alto NXT themes are fully optimized for the new Shape, Text and Chart Styles introduced in Keynote 6, so you can customize the principal color and type styles used throughout the entire theme to match your own corporate color or type standards in just a few short clicks.

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Crisp, Clean and Modern.
Palo Alto offers a wide range of narrative and photo-oriented layout options, with unique photo accents and magazine-styled layouts that speak to the theme's print-inspired heritage.


The Slides

The Palo Alto NXT theme includes up to 48 master slides (HD edition) - a mix of editorial & image-driven layouts in the signature Palo Alto style. Along with the basic content and photo layouts present in any Keynote 6.x-9.x theme, Palo Alto NXT also includes an expanded selection of general content-oriented masters, including Percentage Compare & Contrast, Quotations, Speaker and Agenda slides, Welcome slides, and By the Numbers slides designed to highlight key data callouts. The accompanying chart fills pop with a crisp, solid-color style – making your data eye-catching and legible from every angle – with Expanded/Mono variations built in to allow you to pivot each chart for contrast or mood.

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The Big Picture: Palo Alto NXT HD

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

Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto NXT theme is fully compatible with Keynote for iOS and iCloud, so you can transfer a presentation using the Palo Alto themes to your iPad, iPhone or iCloud Drive for playback or editing with no updates or special workarounds required. And Palo Alto NXT is also iOS Direct Install enabled, so you can install the Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto NXT theme includes new Template Extensions to make your presentation building even easier. The Elements: Timeline & Pricing Template includes Single and Multi-Slide Photo Timelines, Milestone Timelines, and Pricing Table slides ready to Copy & Paste into your Palo Alto NXT presentation. 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

Keynote makes it a snap to create stunning, 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 minimal effort. Keynote makes it a snap, and Palo Alto NXT wraps it all in a bright, contemporary style that's sure to help your big ideas find their way out.

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By the Numbers.
The Palo Alto NXT theme is fully optimized for the Chart Styles palette in Keynote 7, including a pair of Expanded/Mono palettes that allow you to pivot for contrast or mood.

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VR Requirements Requirements.
Palo Alto NXT requires Keynote 6.0 or higher, and the Helvetica Neue font face.

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Palo Alto NXT Master Slides & Extras


Palo Alto NXT in Action.


Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto '08, you can Upgrade to Palo Alto NXT at a reduced cost:  Log into Your Account to view all available Version Upgrades.

Users who purchased Palo Alto '08 (any Edition) on or after April 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


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High-Definition / Widescreen (HD) Theme Files


Also available for Pages 6.x-8.x:

Complete EditionComplete EditionAdd Pages and Extras
Add the Palo Alto NXT for Pages Pro Edition Templates


Standard Edition

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

6.7 MB Theme Download


Build A Bundle

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


Pro Edition

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

8.4 MB Theme Download


Build a Bundle

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


Complete Edition

Palo Alto NXT Complete Edition
Palo Alto NXT Pro Themes for Keynote 6.x-9.x: Standard Definition and Widescreen (SD/HD) Themes, Supplemental presentation containing Fills/Palettes, Focal and Interactive Objects, "Getting Started" guide, Palo Alto NXT Pro Edition Template System for Pages 6.x-8.x: Vertical Brochure, Horizontal Brochure, 3-Panel 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.


Items available for immediate download in most cases unless otherwise noted. All transactions are in U.S. funds (U.S. Dollar).