Note : The License for using Prezi as presentation editor can be bought only online from the Prezi
website. PREZI Manual
From : http://prezi.com/your/
How to: upgrade, cancel account, handle unsuccessful payments by Zoltan Radnai Unsuccessful payment When you purchase a paid license, you can try it free for 30 days. Your card will NOT be charged until the trial period is over. If your card cannot be charged for some reason (it has expired, or there's not enough credit available on it), we will try to charge again in 5 days and then once again in another 5 days. You will receive a notification email after each attempt. If the payment is still unsuccessful, your account will be considered expired. This means: 1. 2. 3. 4. You cannot create new prezis You cannot edit existing prezis You can log in to your account You can view and download your prezis
Here is what you can do to fix an expired account: 1. Switch to the free Public account. Go to this page only if your account has been expired: http://prezi.com/profile/gopublic 2. Repeat your purchase: After three unsuccessful charge attempts, your account will be considered expired. To update your payment data (eg. use another credit card), go to your Settings page. Then you can renew your purchase on this page: http://prezi.com/profile/renew Upgrading from a paid account Let's say you have chosen Prezi Enjoy account, and later you realize you want a Prezi Pro license that comes with the offline editor. 1. If you are still in the trial period for the Enjoy, simply upgrade to Pro. You will be charged by the price of the Pro account after the trial period expired (there are no extra free days for the new account). 2. If you have already been charged for the Enjoy account, you can still upgrade to Pro at any time. We will count in the time left from your Enjoy subscription proportionately. (For example: You have 9 months left on your Enjoy account subscription period. You upgrade to a Pro account. Since the price of Prezi Pro is approximately three times more than Prezi Enjoy, you can use your new Prezi Pro account for the next 3 months for free). Canceling a paid account You can cancel your account on your Settings page at any time. 1. If you decide to cancel your paid account during the 30-day trial period, you will not be charged, and your account will expire. You can downgrade to the free Public account or upgrade at any time. 2. If you cancel your account during the recurring period (after you had been charged) you can still use your account until the end of your yearly subscription. You will not be charged again and your account will expire. You can downgrade to the free Public account or upgrade at any time.
Your Prezi account
by Adam Somlai-Fischer Since Prezi provides software as a service, you need to register on Prezi.com and create an account before creating your first prezi. You have access to different licenses, depending on the type of account you need. Prezi Public account is free, while the Enjoy and Pro come with a yearly recurring payment system.
By logging in to your Prezi account, you can access your online prezis from any browser. With a Prezi Pro account, you can install Prezi Desktop on up to 3 computers simultaneously. You can also share your prezis with others so they can work with you, or simply view your prezis online.
Prezi is an online tool. What does this mean?
by Adam Somlai-Fischer Prezi is an application - an editor that lets you create prezi presentations. However, unlike many applications, Prezi can be used directly from an internet browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari) without the need to install anything. Prezi can also be installed (we call this Prezi Desktop) so you can use it without internet access. We support both ways of working with Prezi, since there are many advantages. By using Prezi from an internet browser, you can:
1. 2. 3. 4.
Easily share your prezis for collaborating with others Easily send your prezis and show them to non-Prezi users Log in from any computer, access your prezis and work on them Our licenses include the ability to export a Portable Prezi, which can be used without internet access so you can safely hold your presentations anywhere
By using Prezi Desktop you can:
1. Work on your prezis without internet access 2. Quickly insert large media files - there is no limit to file size 3. Easily upload prezis to Prezi.com, so you can enjoy all the advantages listed above
Quickly Learn Prezi
by Adam Somlai-Fischer To quickly get up and running in Prezi, watch Prezi Academy Lesson 1 > You can also continue with the adjacent lessons once you have completed the first lesson.
Lesson 1:Step-by-Step Tutorial on Prezi Basics
by Angelie Agarwal For a step-by-step tutorial on how to use basic tools in Prezi, watch the video above and browse through the 6 steps below. In just a few minutes, you'll be set to create a stunning presentation!
01 Double click anywhere to write
When you create a prezi, the canvas is your workspace. You can double-click anywhere on the canvas to add a text box to jot down your key ideas. As your ideas fill the canvas, you can drag it around to create more space.
02 Zoom in to develop your ideas
Once you have added your ideas to the canvas as text, you can zoom in to these ideas to develop them and add more text. You can use the zoom buttons on the right side of the screen or scroll your mouse wheel to zoom in and out.
but will not be able to edit the prezi. as seeing the "big picture" can help you determine the right path for the ideas in your prezi. or rotate it.To give a collaborator control of the prezi (you are currently the presenter): click on the avatar and select "Hand over presentation" 3. you can arrange your ideas and create hierarchy through size.com with a click After you present.To follow an avatar: click an avatar and select "Take a look" 2. you can click on the image and use the zebra to move.To navigate on your own: click on the avatar and select "Explore freely" To add an extra dimension to the co-editing process. images.Select “Start online presentation” to generate a link that you can send to anyone. you can Delete All and start again or drag the unassigned path ball (that appears between path numbers) to the object you want to show.
Here's how to navigate in Prezi Meeting:
1.Select “Invite to edit” to generate a link that you can send to anyone.
. In Show. Quick tip: before you get started. which lets you move (center of the zebra).03 Use the zebra for structure and size
Now. To start coediting the prezi. size. and rotate objects of any kind (outer ring of the zebra).
04 Add images from the Insert menu
When you're ready to add images. you can simply click Insert on the menu in the upper left. you'll see the striped transformation zebra. When your invited collaborators open the link. Use the zoom buttons or mouse wheel to zoom out. you can invite others to view or edit your prezi. you can publish your prezi by clicking on it from prezi. giving remote team members the sensation of being in the same creative space together. switch to Edit mode). (When you are invited to co-edit a prezi you will enter the Prezi Meeting in Show mode upon clicking the link. and click on the image you want to use. it's time to add the storyline or path. teams can collaborate live or simply present prezis with up to 10 people in a prezi at one time. When you click on one of the text boxes. On the Share tab. Text. 2. Open a prezi to edit •Click “Meeting” from the menu bar in the upper right corner of the screenNow you have two options: 1. you can use communications tools such as Skype.
06 Click 'Show' to present!
Ready to present? To move into presentation mode. and add your storyline by clicking on the parts in the order in which you want to show them.com/my and checking the box marked Publish. you will see their avatars. and videos added to the prezi are visible to everyone.
by Zoltan Radnai You can now work together in real time on the same prezi! With Prezi Meeting. This link expires 10 minutes after you have closed the prezi and finished the session. size and scale (inner ring of the zebra). Once the image appears on the canvas. If you want to change the order of your path. Publish from Prezi. click on Show and step through your prezi with the arrow buttons or arrow keys. collect images you plan to use in your prezi and place them in a folder for easy access. Click on Path. you can click to zoom in and out of your ideas at any point and press the arrows to get back to the path. When recipients open this link. Prezi Meeting is included in all license types.
05 Create your storyline
After you've added and arranged your text and images. and obtain an embed code to easily add the prezi to your blog. they can watch as you present.
it appears empty after loading. that scaling up from small zoom levels may slightly rearrange items in your prezi due to rounding errors in Flash. is in CMYK color mode.
Prezi zoomed away
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Zooming away: When you open your prezi. 2.
may be caused by creating all your content at too small zoom level. 2. these images will not be visible online (a download bubble may show up instead).) 7.) doesn't get converted to links in the editor. Currently it is not possible to edit languages that have right-to-left scripts in Prezi 5. and the prezi zooms out and some parts or all of your content disappears. some photo management softwares write nonstandard EXIF or IPTC tags in the image file. You click on the Home button on the zoom bar. but that will cause many various problems while editing and presenting. mailto:. However you will not be able to upload these prezis to your online account. Clogging: When you zoom in or out of the prezi. SWF files created by Adobe Illustrator can only be added to the end of the path.g. e.by David Udvardy
Editing a prezi
1. URLs with other than HTTP protocol (eg. 3. Any other nonstandard extensions can lead to malfunction. If you experience jerky motion while transitioning from one state to the next viewing your prezi. if you hit any key together with the Ctrl key. 6. 9. Creating a prezi with PreziDesktop which is bigger (in megabytes) than your available online storage space is possible. Download your prezi to to
use all shortcuts in fullscreen mode. etc. If you upload such a prezi from Prezi Desktop. ftp://. Creating a prezi in the Prezi Desktop Editor with images that are not supported in the online editor
may be possible. the object moved may fade away completely. When uploading images. it could cause some trouble if the JPEG is a progressive type (the one that comes in refining scans). The dimensions of an image shouldn't exceed 2880 by 2880 pixels. For HTTP protocol links to become active. 10. A downloaded portable prezi crashes on Mac OS X using a non-English input language. you need to save and refresh your prezi.
Playback of your prezi
1. The first two themes under the "colors" menu bubble are designed to accept all European typing. Some prezi themes does not include all accented characters. https://. The soultion is to select everything in your prezi (zoom out with Ctrl+SPACEBAR to show everything. Please note. You may succeed in uploading a JPG larger than this. If you click on Send to back or Bring forward multiple times in a quick sequence. 8. You cannot add text to your prezi in Fullscreen when working from a browser 2. Keyboard shortcuts are limited when going fullscreen from a browser. or is a JPEG2000 type. and SHIFT drag a selection rectangle around every element in your prezi). than scale it up using the transformation zebra. it gets “clogged” and does not zoom smoothly. 4.
Prezi Desktop release notes and limitations
1. (These limitations are coming from the Flash platform itself. Reloading your prezi solves this issue.
If the problem appears for the first time. When a prezi reaches these technical limitations. If you succeed. Unfortunately. When you enlarge. you will see the content you just enlarged. scale down or move an object these coordinates are recalculated. If you did not succeed with step 4 and you could not scale up the selection. Zoom out a little by clicking (-) on the zoom bar one time. but there might be empty areas in other parts of your screen. 3. These are the steps that we follow to recover prezis that are posted at Community forum. 2. you will see some parts of your content get bigger. Since it is relatively easy to zoom deep into a prezi and place an object there. but this content cannot be recovered from your prezi. it starts to behave erratically. Release the mouse: if you see a Zebra after the selection. Click on the Home button of the zoom bar. 2. please first read through the description of the problem and then follow the procedures described in the “Long solution” section. If you don’t find anything in the empty areas between the visible content or after clicking on the Home button on the zoom bar (and the visible content fits your screen) then you are done and have successfully recovered the prezi!
Understanding the problem
If undoing your changes does not solve the issue. it means you have found content. Don’t unselect. Prezi is a zoomable space. 3. image and object has a size besides a horizontal and vertical position on the canvas. Make sure you are in "Write" mode. and you haven’t closed your prezi yet. 6. try to undo your changes until you have found the last state without the clogged effect. In one corner. 4. you have to delete the selection. You will probably lose content. there are technical limitations on how many digits these calculated numbers can have.
. Press Shift and drag the mouse to create a rectangular area in the middle of your screen (which will appear to be empty). We offer them here so you can save time by trying to recover your own prezi. First try to scale up (enlarge) the selection with the middle ring of the Zebra. Zoom out a little by clicking (-) on the zoom bar one time. 5. but you probably don’t see every piece since some parts might be very small. 7. and 4 again. This happens when the horizontal or vertical distance between two objects. Now click again on the Home button of the zoom bar. or the size difference between the smallest and the largest object is too big. usually it is the size difference (and not the horizontal or vertical position) which is causing the problem. where every text. Start looking for other hidden parts of your prezi by following steps 1.
1. Now all of your content is on the screen.
It is highly recommended to read the description below to understand the nature of the problem before starting to work on the solution. and move the selection aside using the middle part of the Zebra.
You can create prezis using Prezi. You would place some text on top of it. To check out the prezi editing experience. some at the bottom. Now. z) are the limits you have in Prezi.Mathematical background
A good way to imagine the available space in a prezi is to imagine it as a glass box. Prezi editor is created with ease-of-use in mind and has a carefully selected and developed set of tools. like the ones you can see on the Explore page. the texts on top would appear larger.com from an Internet Browser. the problems described above will occur. visit: http://prezi.com/learn/getting-started/
Editor interface elements
. The limits of this box (x. the texts on the bottom smaller. you only need a free Prezi account. y. which help you to develop and communicate your ideas. rather then a flat surface. You can start using the prezi editor in minutes. if you look into this box from above. If you place objects outside of these.
by Adam Somlai-Fischer Prezi Editor is a program that lets you create prezi presentations. or using Prezi Desktop.
and prezi will help you to navigate among them. Redo. Easily transfer prezis by using the *. You can download prezi files (with *. 4. > Open in Prezi Desktop). Undo. Write and stylize your texts. the Prezi Desktop..1..com/your > click on the prezi > Download. Find all the tools needed to create prezi presentations. Place your texts. Top Right Menu.
Supported features and current limitations:
1. Download the prezi as a *.pez extension) from your online account.pez file (prezi. 2. you can also download and install our software version of Prezi. Bubble Menu.com (File > Upload to Prezi. Work on your Prezis on the go. Transformation Zebra. Navigation Menu. 6.com.. By using Prezi Desktop. 2.com/my) 3.com from any computer with internet access. as you wish. This simple unified and intuitive tool lets you easily manipulate objects on the zoomable canvas.com.
Prezi Desktop (offline application)
by Adam Somlai-Fischer While you can use Prezi.there is no limit to file size 3. Upload back to Prezi.pez file format
Here is a sample workflow:
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You can start creating your prezi on Prezi. videos. Save the prezi document to your documents folder.com from any computer with internet access. Play back control your presentations. Edit and Show presentations offline from your laptop 2. 5. Create. Quickly insert large media files . images. Zoom buttons. you can: 1. Zoom in and out.. Help. You can convert prezis created in earlier versions of Prezi Desktop to prezi files
. without internet access. Zoomable Canvas. and open them in Prezi Desktop 3. Mac and Linux computers. Exit (takes you to Prezi. 7. Text Editor.)
Prezi Desktop is built on Adobe AIR. Make them large or very small. Edit it in Prezi Desktop online or offline. and can be used on Windows. and doubleclick to open it with Prezi Desktop. Access Save. You will need administrator privileges to install Prezi Desktop.
there is no grid. And many things work rather differently in each. the menu is centered around 'Show'. so you can have a clean presentation screen. Prezi stays in Edit mode while the menu is centered around Insert and Colors & Fonts. is designed for creating. use the zoom buttons. just approach the corner of your screen with your mouse. 2. There is a grid in the background.)
You can switch to show mode by clicking the grey 'Show' ball
Prezi is in 'Show' mode now. In Show mode. read about it here
5. You can click on objects to zoom to them. manipulating your prezi. and click the background to zoom out
How to change between them
Default state of Prezi when it starts is edit mode. so you don't get lost while writing or moving your objects 4. and all the menus will auto-hide 3.
. You can install and use the Prezi Desktop on 3 computers with one license
Here is a short video demonstration of Prezi Desktop:
Edit Mode / Show Mode
by Adam Somlai-Fischer In prezi there are 2 key modes: Show mode. Edit mode: 1. or scroll your mouse to zoom Show mode: 1. you get a clean look. click on the Blue edge of the parent menu at the top left of your screen. and Edit mode. To go back. To bring them back. (For you convenience. Prezi starts up in Edit mode 3. The system requirements are the same as with Adobe AIR. You can see the menu centered around the 'Zebra' icon and the label 'Write'.4. Prezi doesn't zoom around when you click on objects. is designed for presenting and for fast navigation to small / huge things 2. all menus hide automatically.
Create a prezi 2. Click "Print" in the upper right corner of the editor window.Align objects with snap
by Zoltan Radnai You can also adjust text to the size of other text boxes. Now. (Drag means press and hold the button.Please consider the environment before printing!
Navigate with a mouse
by Adam Somlai-Fischer It is very easy to navigate with your mouse in prezi. you can drag anywhere.To avoid printing multiple pages of the same view. even over objects. frames and text. Alternating zoom in/out while moving the mouse is a good way to navigate even without panning. Zoom around the mouse pointer. as you rotate or move images.
Scroll the mouse
. Here is how to use print a prezi: 1. that you can point to an object.
Print a prezi
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You can find the “Print” option on the upper right corner of your editor screen next to “Meeting”. If you see the Transformation Zebra. In PreziDesktop. This is the default state when Prezi starts. and prezi will zoom to that object. For the best experience. where every path step will be one document page. The exported PDF will also include an overview page of your whole prezi. or a trackpad where you can scroll. we recommend a scroll mouse. with the text 'Write. This means. Pan the canvas.
Drag the mouse
This means that the top left 'Bubble' menu is centered around the Zebra icon. It used to be harder to create a simple chart or align any objects with each other in Prezi. while moving the mouse). you should not drag on the Zebra .since that will move. create a linear path for printing. scale. Tips: . there is a "print" option in your window menu bar as well under “File”. You can also adjust text to the size of other text boxes. If you don't see a Transformation Zebra. scroll. they will automatically click into position with identical objects around. . Your prezi will now be converted to a PDF document. rotate the selection instead. Add a path to your prezi 3.
Press the (+) (-) Zoom buttons
The zoom buttons on the right will zoom in/out around the center of the screen. You can depart any time. so they look centered and are readable. A good Path has overviews with Frames. zoom out. If there are no more enclosing Frames. 5. it will zoom to the overview. it helps to have a main narrative in your prezi. Paying users (Pro. You can also use a remote presenter. 4. Alternatively. 7. You will zoom. and zoom. You can use the left and right arrows. rotate up to it. 3. and use the bottom right arrows to go through your Path The Delete All button deletes the whole Path. 6. Create a Path 1. and Prezi will zoom you to them. rotate. Color Wizard and the CSS editor are accessible with all license types. Related feature: design professionals can now create branded Prezi themes for free. This means that the top left 'Bubble' menu is centered around the grey 'Show' circle. and select a font set of choice from the wizard's font library. Pan the view Zoom around the mouse pointer The zoom buttons on the right will zoom you in/out around the center of the screen
Click on Objects
Click on the Background
Drag the mouse Scroll the mouse Press the (+) (-) Zoom buttons
by Adam Somlai-Fischer When presenting on a stage. Zoom out until you can see multiple objects you want to show Choose Path on the Bubble Menu Click on your objects in the order you want to present them Drag path numbered circles off to the background remove them Drag the small path circles between two steps to insert an object Drag the large numbered circle onto other objects to swap them into the Path Choose Capture View to capture current view and add it to the path
Click Show in the Menu. Frames. 2. you can also create branded Prezi themes by adding your exact company colors to the wizard. Zoom out. and all the path steps. EduEnjoy) can even add their logo to their custom theme. Clicking on the background starts smart zoom out. respond to audience. The CSS code of prezi themes is now available for customizing in a standalone editor. Click on 'Show to get there' Zoom in.
by Zoltan Radnai Color Wizard allows everyone to customize Prezi theme colors. and resume the Path by clicking next. pan. you can simply go through your presentation just by clicking Next. With the Path tool. Click on Texts. The wizard has a smart color selector system that suggests nice colors for different theme elements based on your initial selections. This means that prezi will look for the next largest enclosing Frame. Images.
. Hold down the 'next' button to choose automated timing. EduPro and Enjoy. Hold down 'prev' button to jump to the start. details. or the left and right keyboard keys to navigate in the Path.
5. ctrl+c to copy. you will see the Zebra tool appearing over the entire selection. if a line is selected.
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Create text 1. Look into the Colors & Fonts Bubble Menu for more font combinations (themes). to adjust the width of the text box. 3. move and rotate the selection the same way as you do with single selected objects. There are no numeric text sizes in Prezi . 4. While editing a textbox. ctrl+v to paste text. Title 2 and Body fonts/colors. not the actual text itself. You can use the Text Format buttons to change text alignment or to make a bulleted list (Left. 3. will define the area of a text where prezi zooms to .Group select objects
by Zoltan Radnai To group select objects in Prezi just hold the SHIFT key of your keyboard and the LEFT mouse button and drag a rectangle around objects you whish to select together. Now you can scale. Create multiple texts to mix colors/fonts. Center. Please note.simply use the Zebra tool to scale your texts to change the size. it affects the whole text box. Double click on a text to edit it. If you see the Transformation Zebra on a text. just double click on it again. You can use copy/paste to bring text over from other programs.so try to size your text boxes close to the actual texts. press ctrl+a to select all. If no lines are selected. When you release the mouse and the keyboard. (use Command on MAC).
1. You can drag the blue icon with arrows on the right. Click anywhere to create text in Edit mode. that the width of the text box. 2. To change between Title 1.
2. Right. Justify) per line. Note that one textbox can only have one font.
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. use the Font Style buttons below the text box.
Choose Frame in the Bubble Menu (top left)
2.The best presentations use frames in Prezi to organize information in groups. This will add a path step as well. Double Click where you want the link to appear Type the link starting with 'http://' (eg.
You can use hidden frames to organize your content without the added visual weight of the frames. just define the large groups of content in your prezi. Show relations between objects. SHIFT+drag a selection rectangle around it . you can organize the information in your presentation in two groups: dessert ideas and ingredients. When related information is grouped together. use a marker. and choose 'Send Backwards'
3. and the links will activate. 1. or block of text. to generate a frame that fills your actual view. You need to move them behind the text for best effect. Draw some sketches about your ideas with the Pencil
by Adam Somlai-Fischer You can insert web links into your prezi. Start drawing a Frame around your objects 4. Use the (+)
menu on the Zebra. watch the short video in Prezi Academy on Grouping and Layering. 3.now you can move and scale it as a group. Highlight texts with a Marker. Choose a Frame type 3. or a pencil for sketching
1. To select a frame with its content. 2.
Arrows. If you prefer to present your prezis without predefined paths. and let the hover feedback of an invisible frame guide you during presenting. http://prezi. This is ideal for highlighting details on a large image. For example. marker
by Adam Somlai-Fischer Choose Insert/Shapes to draw arrows.com) Save and reload the Prezi. 4. you can avoid excessive panning in your prezi . To get the general idea of frames in Prezi. Hold down SHIFT while drawing to create 4:3.which often results in motion sickness for your audience. projector-friendly aspect ratios You can choose 'Capture View' in the Path menu. Here you can watch a video on the different uses of hidden frames: New features in Prezi for Spring 2010. lines. ideas with Arrows 2.
. Some characters break links for the moment. Use frames to separate these two groups. if you have a prezi about making dessert.
) doesn't get converted to links in the editor. use Shift+drag. Watch the short video below to see how to use the Zebra
The Zebra (+) Menu
Click on the (+) button on the Zebra. How to Move. To select a link. scale. etc. The object that the selection swapped places with will be faded 6. 2.. mailto:. https://. since you can't click on it 6. the striped transformation zebra appears. Send Backward: send the selection one step backward.
Delete: delete selection Duplicate: create a copy of the selection.5. size and scale (inner ring of the zebra). rotate)
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Move. The object that the selection swapped places with will be faded 5. 4. 3.
Transformation Zebra (move. which lets you move (center of the zebra). To edit a link select it.: roll over to see an animated help box
Copy and Paste
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. and rotate objects of any kind (outer ring of the zebra). Rotate. ftp://. and Scale Objects
When you click on a text box. and place it right from the selected objects Select More: add more objects to the selection Bring Forward: bring the selection one step forward. to access the menu on the right. These actions are performed on the selected objects:
1. then double-click on the Zebra
URLs with other than HTTP protocol (eg.
or use the Zebra menu 3. then use Ctrl+C or the right click menu to copy.so please wait for the changes to undo after you press the button
by Adam Somlai-Fischer You can select a theme when you create your new Prezi.
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. or press Redo on the upper-right menu Undo levels are saved as long as a prezi is open.
Copy and Paste within a prezi
Use Ctrl+C to copy any object or piece of text to the server's clipboard and Ctrl+V to paste into the prezi. It doesn't matter if you close the original prezi or not. To copy text from prezi double click on the text and select it. you cannot access your undo steps. but you won't be able to upload such a prezi to your online account. SHIFT+click or SHIFT+drag to select them.. you can copy and paste raw text between prezi and other applications. If you close it.
Copy and Paste between prezis
You can also paste content copied in one prezi into another prezi. use Ctrl instead.
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Click on Colors Click on any style bubble to apply it Wait for the fonts to download You can revert to the original theme one by clicking: 'Original Style'
File Size Limitation
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The maximum upload size for files is 50 MB per file. Click on an object 2. and you can change it later from the bubble menu. Press Ctrl+D to duplicate it. Now move or resize it as you wish
To copy or duplicate multiple items. or first close the original prezi and open the second one you would like to paste into. Please note that with a large prezi. so you can have them both open in different browser windows. if applicable. However..
Copy and Paste between online prezis and prezis opened in Prezi Desktop
Copying from an online prezi to one opened in the Prezi Desktop application (or any other application) and vica versa is not supported.Duplicate an object:
1. In Prezi Desktop you can insert larger files into your prezi.
Undo and Redo
by Adam Somlai-Fischer If something went wrong. Press CTRL+Z or Undo on the Top Right Menu Press CTRL+Y for Redo. Note to Mac users: Command+C and Command+V will not work. one undo action can take several seconds to finish . and reopen.
(These limitations are coming from the Flash platform itself. simply make it large. standalone video player for these video formats. PNG and GIF.Choose Insert/Load File. and select the image from your computer. How to insert:
1.) Progressive or CMYK JPEGs and the JPEG2000 format are not supported. or simply hit the 'L' keyboard shortcut.you cannot zoom them to 100% size. AVI.simply select more in the upload dialog. MPG. 3GP
How it works: Prezi has a built-in. After uploading a video. larger than this. F4V. 2. videos will start automatically as you reach them in your presentation. MOV. 2. MPEG.
1. you can control the playback using a navigation bar when presenting manually. MP4. You can add videos directly to the path. Choose a video file from your computer
3. Prezi zooms to images to fill the view with them . To use an image as a background image. Then use the Zebra to arrange it. In this case.
. Insert the file into prezi. You may succeed in uploading a JPG
3. 4. You can upload multiple files at a time . M4V. Supported formats are JPG. WMV. you can use the Zebra tool to arrange it or simply drag and move with your mouse.
6. and press 'Send Backward' on the Zebra Menu. Click Insert/Load file in the editor. F4V. The maximum size for images is 2880 by 2880 pixels. just as you insert any image file. Once the video is selected in Write mode. and will stop as you move along on the path.
by Zoltan Radnai You can insert the following video file formats to Prezi (online editor and PreziDesktop): FLV. Currently. You can press 'L' any time to start uploading an image. but that will cause many various problems while editing and presenting.
Sound files cannot be converted to FLV. since it is a video format. Advance to the next path item to stop the video. Once the video is selected in Write mode. first add video content to your sound file . How to implement: To use the player for sound. How to insert: 1. SWF sound
. Paste the URL of a YouTube video to the textbox (this is not the YouTube embed code).File size limit for video uploads: for Public. Solution: convert your sound file to a video file. You can also navigate in the sound/video file using the flv player's navigation bar. (We recommend iMovie for Mac. you should convert sound files to FLV or SWF format to upload in Prezi.Why do you need to insert sound in video format to prezis? Since Prezi doesn't currently have direct sound file support. 4. Once your video file has been converted to FLV format you can upload it to Prezi. 3.flv video player that can also be used for adding sound files to your prezi. or simply drag and move with your mouse. 2. 2. In this case videos will start automatically as you reach them in your presentation. and will stop as you move along on the path. and when to choose which file format. You can add YouTube videos directly to the path. 2. . 2. 1. you can use the Zebra tool to arrange it. Then you can easily convert your video file to FLV.
Notes: . Add it to the path to automatically start when it appears in the path.the same way you upload music tracks to YouTube.
by Adam Somlai-Fischer You can insert sound in prezis in FLV flash video or SWF flash format. 3. For Pro. Save the project in any video format the software offers. 3. Convert this video file to FLV using file format converter. Short summary: Prezi eats sound in FLV format. FLV sound How it works: Prezi has a standalone . 1. We recommend a free online tool.F4V file is simply an FLV Flash video file that has been renamed to F4V.How it works: The Prezi editor includes a standalone navigation bar to control playback of YouTube videos. Import the sound file and an image as video content to a video editor software. Hit OK on the text box. called Zamzar. and Windows Movie Maker for Windows computers). Please read the step-by-step description on how to do this. Click anywhere on the canvas to open a new textbox. The F4V and FLV formats are MPEG-4 video formats defined by Adobe Systems. EDU Pro users the only limit is their online storage space provided for their accounts. 1. Enjoy and EDU Enjoy users: 50 Megabytes.
Save your PowerPoint or Excel as PDF 2. This Prezi Academy lesson gives a good overview how to use flash animations best in Prezi: http://prezi. They are not pixel-based. PowerPoint. Prezi places your pages into a grid if you have a multi page PDF
To convert your PowerPoint to PDF.
1. Select your full drawing (shift+drag LMB). Select and manipulate it with the Zebra tool just as you would with other media files. Always add an image to
SWF sound or else your uploaded file will be invisible. You can import them by clicking Insert/Load File SWF files play in Prezi continuously. 5. Once you upload them to Prezi. There is no player for this inside Prezi -. If you add sound to an SWF it will loop continously.com/learn/looping-and-zooming/
How to make SWF files in Flash: 1. so make sure you try. Excel
by Adam Somlai-Fischer Prezi eats PDF documents. 3. PDF upload currently only works when editing a prezi online on Prezi. Upload an SWF sound file like an image (Insert/Load File in the editor).com. which causes some issues with the Path tool in Prezi. Choose Insert/Load File. you can have them start playing upon clicking.SWF files cannot be added to a standalone player inside Prezi. How to implement:
1. Give your symbol a name and click OK. with or without sound. If you have ActionScript in your flash files you need to use AS3. Some interface elements might interfere with Prezi. Create a drawing in Flash. However. You can use flash animations. Adobe Illustrator exports non standard SWF graphics. They appear as images do in your prezi. Note for developers: If you create swf files with code inside. 4. which means they will remain sharp no matter how much you zoom in on them so they look great in Prezi. otherwise it will be invisible in the Prezi editor.SWF files work like images you upload.
Check this example prezi with sound made by Gina Wilson-Burns! Kindergarten News on Prezi
Insert PDF. please check the Flash help manual. and upload the PDF 3. 2.How it works: Unlike FLV files. right-click and select "Convert to Symbol". It is best to use SWF files exported from Adobe Flash.
Insert Flash files
by Adam Somlai-Fischer SWF files are vector-based graphics or animations produced in Adobe Flash or Illustrator.)
Insert Complex Graphics
. 3. then select an export path. SWF files can be animations or still images. Load this file into Prezi
(If you'd like to make animated SWFs. You must add an image to the SWF. Right-click your symbol in the Library window (Window /Library) and click "Export SWF".
Short summary: You can upload sound to Prezi in SWF format. 2. it does not work in the Desktop Editor version. or the free CutePDF printer. they cannot be inserted to the path and you can't have them start to play upon zooming with the path. they will start to loop in continuous playback as long as the prezi is open. You can use Zamzar. and also interactive flash files.
Create a Portable Prezi
Please note that a portable prezi cannot be edited.
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Copy the URL of the YouTube page with the video you want to embed Start a new text box by double clicking in Edit mode Paste the URL into the text box. Save it. place Frames. etc. Then save as PDF. which works without internet access. first put them into your Path. Click on your Prezi 3.
1. you can:
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Present without an internet connection on a Mac or PC. Unzip. Convert to PDF or SWF 2. Add Frames + Path for navigation
To hide the Frames. So. Choose Insert/Load File 3. When you download a Portable Prezi pack. or send to conference organizers. and start Prezi.
Please note that embedded YouTube videos will only work if you have an internet connection. without a prezi account.com
1. Prezi Desktop. and download/export again if you need to make changes. This is also true for downloaded Portable Prezis and offline editing in the Prezi Desktop application . Burn your prezi on CD/DVD. and a player software for Windows and Mac. Go to Prezi. Here is an example: http://prezi. Locate the toolbar on the right. and without Prezi Desktop. You will receive a zip file. It contains a non-editable version of your prezi. The video should appear.
Download a Portable Prezi for presenting
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What is a Portable Prezi?
Portable prezi is an exported/downloaded version of your prezi presentation. Edit on Prezi.by Adam Somlai-Fischer We want to keep Prezi simple. layers. it's better to use a dedicated program like Illustrator or Inkspace. if you need to create complex graphics with fine control over shapes.com/your
2. and click Download 4. Your path will still work. Press OK.com/hicfb0kh81dq/
by Adam Somlai-Fischer Just paste the YouTube URL as text and it will turn into a YouTube video. Choose Export to Portable prezi and click Download 5.you need an internet connection. You can use it to present where you don't have access to the internet. Note: Embedded YouTube videos can only be played when you are online. upload to Prezi.exe (PC) or the Prezi file (Mac)
. then choose the large graphics and choose Bring Forward from the Zebra Menu. Distribute your prezi. and you can zoom around.com.
note that the screen resolution will change once the projector is plugged in. but there are some things to note: 1.they work well with Prezi. but most projectors use the 4:3 aspect ratio.. Make sure to go Fullscreen after you plug in the projector. 4. It has two uses. remote clickers in mind . click Fullscreen to maximize the viewing experience.. 4.Using Prezi Desktop 3 or above 1.
Plugging into a projector
by Adam Somlai-Fischer If using a projector to show your prezi. Click 'Show' in the menu for presentation mode. Hold down shift while drawing a frame (bracket or rectangular) to keep the ratio at 4:3 so you can see exactly how prezi will appear on a projector. and start Prezi.exe (PC) or the Prezi file (Mac)
Present from a browser
by Adam Somlai-Fischer Browsers are not designed with dual screens. texts and objects (start exploring the left circle):
. 2. 3. zoom on an object and smart zoom out. try to click on the different frames. We usually resize browsers to "small" before plugging in the projector.
Zoom on an object
When you click on an object in Show mode. For advanced users: type 'm' to hide the menu. Therefore. Once you have projected your prezi. Watch it in action here. Keep in mind that you can edit text in your prezi if you're in Fullscreen mode in a browser. The Prezi Fullscreen button from a browser will disable most keyboard shortcuts. Smart Zooming works in Show mode. and use keyboard shortcuts to edit live on stage. Prezi finds the best possible view for that specific object: it will bring the object fully into view. You can also plan ahead while creating your prezi. Most laptops are wide screen. You can use the browsers' built in Fullscreen mode instead (PC) 2. projectors. it's best to resize your downloaded prezi or browser window before plugging in the projector.
by David Udvardy Smart Zooming is a feature of Prezi. Open your prezi Click File > Export as portable prezi. 3. as the resultion change might make it hard resize it later. center it. Give a file name and location Unzip. and rotate the view to match the rotation of the object. and helps you find your way around on the canvas.
1. Workaround suggested by Radelaide. Most remote clickers should work with prezi. If you set your online prezi to fullscreen using the Prezi's dedicated navigation bar button. and has some intersection (ie.Smart zoom out
Smart zoom out lets you zoom one step further away from your current view. If your remote is reconfigurable. and will let you react immediately to the audince's responses. There is a shortcut for this view also press CTRL + SPACEBAR on your keyboard to get there. using our Path tool with a remote clicker (wireless presenter) creates a great presentation experience. 2. you will be able to use these features even during a live presentation. This could be handy at a lot of occasions. Next path step: RIGHT key Previous path step: LEFT key Zoom in: UP key Zoom out: DOWN key
Adding CTRL+SPACE (also Alt+Cmd+SPACE on a Mac) as a shortcut to zoom out to show everything can be also useful if your remote enables custom keys. 2. 4. and zoomed by UP and DOWN keys. 3. if you have some nested frames. You can use your remote clicker to show online prezis in full screen if you set your browser window to fullscreen view mode. You can also try this in the prezi above. You will see. that with some experience. remotes will not work. start in the right side circle.
by Adam Somlai-Fischer
When you present live on stage. all the animation used for transitioning from one state to the other is a built in feature of Prezi. for example at the end of your presentation you may want to prepare for questions by showing an overview of your prezi to your audience. which will give you the advantage of moving away freely from your set route. Using a Microsoft Presenter 8000 mouse? Here is a user submitted hint how to set up the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter 8000 mouse using its supplied IntelliPoint software.
Auto Play Prezi
by Adam Somlai-Fischer
. set it up according to this: 1. Note that this feature doesn't need path at all. You will need a path to use a remote. Prezi path can be advanced by the LEFT and RIGHT. The last step of smart zooming out is always the overview of you complete prezi. 4. One step means the closest frame which is somewhat larger than the currently focused. crosses) with it. 3.
To make your Prezi autoplay.
. From the drop down menu select "Autoplay".
You can also autoplay prezis on Prezi.
Rename title and description
by David Udvardy Select a prezi on Prezi. To change the title of this prezi just follow the steps described here. and choose a timing interval To stop. and Done when you are finished.com/your. The option to change description is a bit further down. and loop:
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Create a Path Go to Show mode Hold down the bottom right arrow button. Click Edit description to edit it. The Edit title option is right next to the title of your prezi. Locate the right toolbar. and click on it.com/your. Here is how to do it:
Click the thumbnail of any prezi you have created or find in our public library Roll your mouse over "More" in the bottom navigation bar of the prezi window. just press Next or Previous.com. just below the privacy settings. and click on Save a copy to duplicate your prezi or Delete to permanently delete it. and click on it.
When you click on Save a copy. a duplicate of the prezi will be saved as the first prezi on Your prezis page.
Save a copy (duplicate) and delete your prezi
by David Udvardy Select a prezi on Prezi.
click Invite editors.Invite others to collaborate
by Adam Somlai-Fischer Prezi works online. Next to it is the list of Who can edit this prezi. Send your prezis to collaborators for review. rename. go to Prezi. just click on Reset share link in the dialog box. Coeditors can freely edit. To allow your prezis to be reused: prezi. To start.com/your and click on your prezi. share assets.
by David Udvardy Reuse is a unique term to Prezi. To invite others to collaborate. It allows you to share ideas more effectively and help others get started by letting them save an editable copy of your prezi. animations or sound effects you inserted into your prezi.only its copies can be modified by others. Send the link provided. share but cannot delete the prezi. Reuse is the easiest way to share assets in the Prezi universe. By allowing reuse of your prezi. which makes it easy to collaborate with others. and allow them to add their ideas. you can create templates.com/your > click on the prezi > choose Public & allow copy below your prezi in the privacy settings
. Your original prezi will always remain untouched -.
Changed your mind? To revoke the share link anytime.
Below your prezi are the privacy settings.com.
you can embed it. Make sure your title and description are valid and relevant. you can publish it on Prezi.
by Adam Somlai-Fischer You can embed your prezis in your blog or website. Embedding a prezi is done with a small piece of HTML code. etc.com to anyone. so casual surfers can easily click through them. blog. so that good ideas and good uses of prezi get shared.com. We recommend publishing. Your other public prezis will be visible below your prezi. You can use the link you get here to show this prezi to your friends as well.New prezis for users with Public license will be allowed for reuse by default. Embedded prezis can have a very simple navigation mode.com/explore you will see the most popular published prezis. You can set privacy options below your prezi. and insert it in your website. You can get this code generated for you:
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Click on your prezi on prezi.com
by Adam Somlai-Fischer If your prezi is ready. and people can comment on it.
.com/your Click the Embed link below your prezi Copy the code. and you would like to show it to the world. This way it will be visible on Prezi. Google will index it.
Publish on Prezi.
When you open a prezi for the first time on your iPad. it can take a while to load depending on the size of your prezi. Links you have added to your Prezi on your computer will not work on your iPad in this version. Fixes that result less app crashes Right and Center aligned texts appear as expected Lines and arrows appear as expected Clicking on the logo shows the version number App stays active during long load processes Less memory used during large image loading. YouTube video embeds. 3. 5.2 1.0. Updates since version 1. Video files.
We are working on these issues and will release an update soon.
by Peter Halacsy Prezi for the iPad app v. 1.Note: If you embed a private prezi on a public site.0.3 allows you to show prezis that were previously created on your computer. 6. Thank you for your patience!
. Even big prezis load super quick for the second run. it can be seen by anyone who can access that site. 4. PDF and SWF files does not work in the current version of Prezi for the iPad. The app does not have editor features or VGA output support. Highlights created in your prezis show up at random places on the canvas when opening a prezi on the iPad. App sometimes unexpectedly quits/crashes especially when opening large prezis and if lot of applications are open. 2.
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The app does not have editor features.
com/learn/zoomed-away-prezi/ Q: Help.Yes. So. Here are the locations by OS. you will see the Zebra tool appearing over the entire selection. Now you can scale. Q: My YouTube videos disappear from downloaded prezis A: YouTube videos only work in online prezis. If you decide to upgrade to the Pro license. everything I type is appearing upside down! A: This can happen when the prezi is too large. -Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\com. then download it again to your desktop editor and continue offline editing with the . Choose an image from your computer. Click "Theme Wizard" 3. you don't have connection to YouTube. and other data related to the behavior of the application.com/2010/10/14/new-editor-enhancements/ Q: I have uploaded an image but all I see is a funny shaped yellow blob instead. so these prezis will not play back. Q: Is there a folder where my prezis are stored on my computer? (PreziDesktop3) A: . Please check your firewall/proxysettings and allow all communication with Prezi. add the pdf's online. Click the "Colors & Fonts" bubble menu of the editor 2. the feature will be available in your PreziDesktop offline editor as well. Please read this article for a step-by-step workaround: http://prezi. styles. which locks objects too far or too close to your view so you will not unintentionally move them up when you work on your canvas and drag/move/rotate objects on a different zoom level.prezi. You can upload your prezi. Q: I have just realized that autosave froze: will I lose all my work from the last few hours?
. you don't upload them. Your logo will be shown in the lower left corner of the Theme Wizard's previw window and your Prezi editor window as well. You can do it using the online editor though. You will find data about your currently open prezi. When you release the mouse and the keyboard.com.pdf files to the new version of PreziDesktop? A: No. you cannot customize your logo using the desktop editor. PreziDesktop comes with the Pro account only. Q: How can I select multiple objects in my prezi and scale/move/rotate them together? (Group selection) A: To group-select objects in Prezi just hold the SHIFT key of your keyboard and the LEFT mouse button and drag a rectangle around objects you whish to select together. You embed these videos to your prezi. so they are played back from YouTube.PreziDesktop\Local Store\ -Mac OSX: Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/com. Read more about this feature in our related blog post. move and rotate the selection the same way as you do with single-selected objects. http://blog. Use keys 3 and 4 on your keyboard to rotate it back to right side up. group-select your entire content (by holding shift and dragging a rectangle around your group of objects) and scale the entire prezi up or down until the zoom meter starts to move towards the center. When the Theme Wizard pop up window is open. After you have successfully deleted the placeholder.PreziDesktop\Local Store\ -Windows Vista.pdf's in your prezi. You can get rid of them by holding the Shift button. and hit Enter. Windows 7:C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\com. If you cannot upload any images there must be a network protection issue in the background. Holding the Shift button unlocks all locked elements. Once your prezi is offline. but the content is still in the canvas .prezi. the available fonts.not your computer.prezi. just hit the backspace key on your keyboard.out of your focus.PreziDesktop/Local Store/
Q: How can I add my own logo to a prezi? A: This feature comes with paid licenses only.com anymore. Check this video screencast to see how group selection works. A: It is very likely that your prezi has zoomed away. this option is not currently available. Note: The logo customization feature of the Theme Wizard comes with paid licenses only. there is. The exact location of your stored prezi data depends on your operating system. It is also possible that your canvas is simply rotated by 180 degrees.prezi. clicking them. Please note that [username] means the user with which you are logged in to your computer.com -. 1. I cannot delete it! A: These yellow blobs are placeholders of images which could not be uploaded.Q: Can I upload . try to upload the image again. Please check the zoom meter on the right side of your screen. Q: My prezi suddenly disappeared while I was typing something/after I have uploaded an image or video/when I reopened it after having saved and closed it. if you have an Enjoy license and a trial version of the PreziDesktop. and when you see the zebra tool over them. Q: I cannot move/rotate/select/ objects in my prezi! (they are faded out!) A: Prezi has a feature called zoom-to-lock. click the "Replace Logo" button 4.
Usually there is no problem with autosaving. than copy/paste it to a new. empty prezi and save that one.A: The best solution when an online prezi autosave hangs is to group select your entire content.
. but a local network glitch can cause this issue.