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Gif Files and iPad


iPF Noob
Mar 1, 2013
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Seabrook, Texas
I'm new to iPads and I have a Keynote issue. I want to add animation to some Border Bars in a Keynote presentation. The animation will make the end points of the bars look as if "sweeping lights" are moving back and forth. The speaker can address slide points at lenght but the slide will have the appearance that something is happening.

I've had success implementing this effect by building a gif file in Photoshop then placing my sweeping light gif bars in Keynote '09 (5.3) on a MacBook Pro. When I transferred the Keynote file to my iPad Retina (128 GB) I received an IOS warning that not all images would display on Keynote. And... the bars are static on the iPad.

Do animated gif files function on the iPad? Please tell me about your experiences.

I'm glad to be a part of the community. I hope to learn many new things and hope I can contribute as well.



Staff member
Apr 24, 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

Yes GIFs do work on an iPad, you will see some with gif avatars here

I've moved your thread to our Help Section where you will receive a better response.

The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
We have rules like any Community so please read these also

Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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