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Getting Started with Prezi

PSU WS Brown Bag Fall 2012

Griffith Lewis

on 23 March 2015

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Add custom logos
Theme Wizard
Prezi Loading Screen
Add title and description
Click “Create New Prezi”
Creating a Prezi
Create New “Enjoy Edu” Account
Free with .edu email address
500 MB storage
Private files
Edu Pro Account adds:
2GB storage
Work offline
How do I use Prezi?
A Prezi prints similar to PowerPoint
Creates “slides” for each page
Save as PDF
Print PDF file
Printing your Prezis
Pre-made element groups
Inserting Layouts
Organize information within frames
Visible or invisible
Moving/scaling frame works on framed content
Inserting Frames
Video - FLV, MOV, WMV, F4V, MPG, MPEG, MP4, M4V, 3GP
File content must be uploaded
Large files are time consuming and affect presentation performance
Prezi may crash the Flash plug-in
Audio files are supported - MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC
PDF files
“Prezify” PowerPoint slides
Inserting Media and PowerPoint
Clip art, photographs, pre-made shapes
Inserting Graphics and Shapes
Navigating the ‘canvas’
Mouse scroll to zoom
Click and drag to move around
The ‘Transformation Tool’:
Associated with all elements on the canvas
Move, scale, rotate content
Prezi Environment
Main editing screen
Starting with a Template
You may choose a template or blank ‘canvas’ or workspace
Choosing a Template
Log in to your account
Click on New Prezi button
Creating a Prezi
Online Presentation software
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Cloud based storage with additional desktop capability
Provides zoom in and pan across content
Large ‘canvas’ workspace area
Limited editing tools
What is Prezi?
Zooming Presentation Editor
Getting Started with Prezi
Click and drag or use path sidebar to arrange
Paths define the order of your elements in a presentation
Creating/Editing Paths
RGB values
Advanced button allows RGB editing
Theme Wizard
Customizing colors and fonts
Prezi Environment
You may share your Prezis with others
Software generates link
Editing capabilities
Multiple users
Or provide View only link
Sharing your Prezis
Editing Elements
More Toolbar Functions
Fall 2014
Excessive panning...
Excessive zooming...
What not to do:
Excessive rotation
What to do:
Use design rules on your slides.
Use color to enhance your message, but no more than three.
Use relevant graphics.
Use readable fonts.
Make your message visual.
People view things from upper left to lower right. Arrange your visual elements accordingly.
Use design rules on your slides
Which is more effective?
Make your message visual!
Research has shown that san-serif fonts are better for presentations.
Examples: Arial
Gill Sans
Serif fonts are better for printed text.
Examples: Times New Roman
Book Antiqua
Bookman Old Style
Use more readable fonts
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