Keynote’s presenter-display defaults were always designed for the average case: someone who crams a lot of text into their slides and doesn’t use presenter notes at all.1
Of course, that’s likely to be a terrible presentation in which everyone in the room, including the presenter, is just clumsily reading off the slides constantly. But that’s how most people use Keynote and PowerPoint.
Now they’re making it harder to do it any other way.
I continue to wonder what, exactly, is better about the new iWork apps in practice. I haven’t found a compelling change yet.
Anyone at Apple who considered presenter-note usage would never have picked those font settings, and probably would have made it possible to change the note formatting for all slides at once. ↩︎