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<ul><li><p>1 </p><p>Get Started with Prezi </p><p>Start from a template </p><p>When you create a prezi, you can choose from a number of reusable templates or a blank canvas. </p><p>When you decide to use a template, you can edit everything you see on the canvas just as if you </p><p>were creating your own prezi, including copying and pasting pre-made content from other prezis </p><p>or applications. Click here for more information on templates. </p><p>A choice of templates automatically appears every time you </p><p>create a new prezi. To access them, simply click the '+ New </p><p>Prezi' button on your prezi home page. </p><p>Once you do this, a pop-up box will appear with a choice of </p><p>templates to help you get your prezi started. </p><p>After you have selected a template, double-click or select 'Use </p><p>template' to get started. You can then add your ideas to the </p><p>template and use Prezi as normal. </p><p>If you don't want to use a template and instead create a prezi from scratch, select a 'Start a blank </p><p>Prezi'. </p><p>Navigate the canvas </p><p>Getting around your prezi canvas couldnt be easier. </p><p>Zooming around: This is a key feature of Prezi, so naturally we made it simple. You can zoom </p><p>in and out by using your mouses scroll wheel or by clicking the + and - symbols on the right </p><p>hand side of your screen. </p><p>Panning: To move your prezi canvas left, right, up, or down, hold down the left button of your </p><p>mouse and then move in the direction you want to go. </p><p>To take a step back and get an overview of everything you've added so far (both in Edit and </p><p></p></li><li><p>2 </p><p>Present mode), you can use the Home button </p><p>on the right hand side of your screen (you can find it just above the zoom + and - buttons). </p><p>Clicking the Home button before you start making a prezi will also ensure that you're starting </p><p>from the right place. Click here for more details on navigating your prezi's canvas. </p><p>Edit Mode &amp; Present Mode </p><p>In Prezi, there are two modes: Edit Mode and Present Mode. </p><p>Check out this video to learn about the two modes: </p><p>Edit Mode: </p><p> Designed for creating and changing everything within your prezi. </p><p> Edit Mode displays all of the buttons and controls that you need for editing your prezi at the top </p><p>of the screen. </p><p> You can find the Left Sidebar for editing your prezi's path on the left-hand side. </p><p> By default, Prezi starts up in Edit Mode. </p><p> In this mode, Prezi won't zoom around when you click on objects. </p><p> You can zoom around your canvas using the buttons on the right of the screen, by clicking on </p><p>the thumbnails on the left-hand side, or by using your mouse. </p><p>Present Mode: </p><p></p></li><li><p>3 </p><p> Designed for presenting and for fast navigation between items in a prezi. </p><p> All the menus are automatically hidden, which gives you a clean presentation space. </p><p> You can click on objects to zoom in on them and then click empty space in the background to </p><p>zoom out. </p><p> The forward and back arrows at the bottom of the screen will take you along your prezi's path. </p><p>You can achieve the same result by pushing the left and right arrows on your keyboard. </p><p> The home and zoom buttons remain on the right-hand side. However, they will automatically </p><p>hide. To bring them back, just move your mouse toward the right-hand side of the screen. </p><p>How to move between Edit and Present modes: </p><p>By default, Prezi starts in Edit Mode. To switch to Present Mode simply click the 'Present' </p><p>button in the top-right corner of the screen. </p><p>To return to Edit Mode, you can click the pencil icon in the top-right corner of the screen. If you </p><p>can't see the pencil it's because the menu has autohidden it. Hover your mouse over the top part </p><p>of your screen and it will reappear. </p><p>You can achieve the same result by hitting the ESC key on your keyboard. </p><p>For more information about using Present mode, check out this video: </p><p></p></li><li><p>4 </p><p>When in the Edit Mode: </p><p>Drag (hold down the left mouse button while moving the mouse) to: </p><p> Pan around your prezi canvas. Left-click and hold down the button anywhere on a blank part of </p><p>your prezi canvas and as you do, you will see a small clenched fist icon appear. </p><p>Scroll (roll your scroll wheel up or down) to: </p><p> Zoom in and out of wherever you place your cursor. This means that you can hover over an </p><p>object, roll up on your scroll wheel, and prezi will zoom in on that object. Roll down to </p><p>zoom out and achieve the opposite effect. Alternating between zooming in and out while </p><p>moving your cursor around is a good way to navigate your prezi canvas without the need for </p><p>panning. Use the zoom + and - buttons to: </p><p> Zoom in and out, This will give you exactly the same effect as using the scroll wheel. Prezi will </p><p>automatically zoom in on whatever is in the center of your screen at the time. </p><p>When in Present mode: </p><p>Click on any object to: </p><p> Zoom in to that object. Click on blocks of text, images, or frames, and Prezi will zoom in on </p><p>them. Prezi will automatically zoom, pan, or rotate so that whatever you clicked on appears </p><p>centered and fills your screen. </p><p>Click on your background to: * Zoom out. Prezi will automatically zoom out to the nearest </p><p>enclosing frame, if necessary it will also rotate and pan so that frame appears readable on your </p><p>screen. If there isn't a frame to zoom out to, Prezi will zoom to an overview - the same effect can </p><p>be achieved by selecting the Home button (the house icon above the zoom buttons) on the right-</p><p>edge of the screen. </p><p>Drag the cursor to: </p><p> Pan around your prezi canvas. </p><p>Scroll to: </p><p></p></li><li><p>5 </p><p> Zoom in and out of wherever you place your cursor. </p><p>Use the zoom + and - buttons to: Zoom in and out. </p><p>REMEMBER: When in Present mode, the zoom menu (see picture above) will automatically </p><p>disappear to give you a clear presenting view. Bring it back by hovering your mouse over the </p><p>right edge of your screen. </p><p>Add text and images </p><p>Click anywhere and start typing to add text. </p><p>Click here for more information on using text with Prezi. </p><p>Select 'Insert' from the top-menu to start adding images from the web or your computer. </p><p>Click here for more information on adding images. </p><p>To insert an image into a prezi: </p><p>Select 'Insert' from the top menu, and then click on Image. </p><p></p></li><li><p>6 </p><p>If you want to select an image from your computer's hard drive, simply click 'Select files...' from </p><p>the pop-up menu that appears and browse to the location of the file you want to upload. </p><p>If you want to search the Internet for a picture, you can do it directly from Prezi without having </p><p>to open a separate browser window or tab. Simply fill your search terms into the search bar that </p><p>appears under 'Search images on the web'. </p><p>Click the globe icon to bring up further options. </p><p>We recommend selecting the check box that filters out all images that are not licensed for </p><p>commercial use, especially for public presentations. </p><p>Once you have entered your search words into the search bar, click the search icon (magnifying </p><p>glass) and the images available will appear in the sidebar </p></li><li><p>7 </p><p>Scroll through the images until you find one you like. You can then either double-click it or drag </p><p>and drop it onto your canvas. </p><p>After you have successfully added your image to the canvas, you can then use the </p><p>Transformation Tool to size and rotate it as you wish (or delete the image if you want to). </p><p> Prezi currently supports JPG, PNG, GIF, and SWF formats. </p><p> The maximum size for any image is 2880 by 2880 pixels (unless it's inserted as a 3D </p><p>background image). You may succeed in uploading a JPG larger than this, but this will likely </p><p>cause various problems while editing and presenting. These limitations are set by the Flash </p><p>platform and not Prezi. If you upload a JPG larger than these specifications, prezi will </p><p>prompt you to resize the image. Click 'Resize image' to reduce the image to a usable size. </p><p>For file formats other than JPG, you will need to use third party software to reduce the size </p><p>of the image file. </p><p> "Progressive" or CMYK JPEGs and the JPEG2000 format are currently not supported. </p><p> You can upload multiple files from your hard drive at any time, simply select more than one </p><p>file using the SHIFT or control keys when uploading. </p><p>Adding effects to images: </p><p></p></li><li><p>8 </p><p>With Prezi, you can add effects to your images without having to download any additional </p><p>softwareallowing you to set a mood, cover up blemishes, remove redeye, and much more. </p><p>To add effects to a photo: </p><p> Click on the image you want to change while in Edit Mode and select 'Effects'. </p><p> This will bring up a new window. From here you'll be able to choose the effect you want to </p><p>use. </p><p> NOTE: Public license holders will only see the first three effect options (Enhance, Effects, </p><p>Frames). The full range of effects you see above is available only to Pro and EDU Pro </p><p>license holders. </p><p> Once you choose an effect, you can choose to implement it by clicking 'Apply'. If you decide </p><p>that you don't want to keep the new effect, click 'Cancel' at any time. </p><p> After you click 'Apply' you will see your image as it will now look. You can still cancel by </p><p>clicking the X icon in the top-right corner of the window. </p><p> You can now choose to add another effect, or if you're happy, click 'Save' to return to editing </p><p>your prezi. </p><p> Read more about the different image effects available here. </p><p></p></li><li><p>9 </p><p>Cropping Images: </p><p>You can crop an image simply by clicking on it and selecting 'Crop Image'. </p><p>This will bring up the image cropping tool. From here you can drag anyone of the four corners to </p><p>crop your image. When you are happy click away from the image and you will see the changes </p><p>take effect. </p><p>Replacing Images: </p><p>You can switch one image for another by clicking on it when in Edit Mode and then clicking </p><p>'Replace Image'. You will then be prompted to select an image from your computer to replace </p><p>the existing image. </p><p>The second image will then occupy the exact same space as the original. </p><p>Note: It can take a few seconds for Prezi to start to import the second image. Please be patient. </p><p>Check out this video to see how you can replace and crop your images: </p><p>Background images </p></li><li><p>10 </p><p>Click here for information on background images, or here for information on 3D backgrounds in </p><p>Prezi. </p><p>Note: Prezi does not support animated GIFs or SWF animations. </p><p>Get to know the Transformation Tool </p><p>In Prezi, the Transformation Tool is your best friend. Once you add anything to your canvas, </p><p>click on it once to bring up the Transformation Tool. Now you can move, size, and rotate your </p><p>content any way you like. If you add a frame to your prezi, you can click on it once to bring up </p><p>the Transformation Tool and move, scale, or rotate everything inside. Click here to learn more </p><p>about the transformation tool. </p><p>Manipulating content with Prezi is done using a simple set of controls that we like to call the </p><p>Transformation Tool. </p><p>For those that have been using Prezi for sometime, the Transformation Tool has replaced the </p><p>Transformation Zebra as the editor for all of your content. </p><p>Watch this tutorial to learn how you can edit your content with the Transformation Tool. </p><p>Using the transformation tool: </p><p>Click on any object on your Prezi canvas to bring up the Transformation Tool. </p><p></p></li><li><p>11 </p><p>Using the Transformation Tool to edit frames: Click on a frame to bring up the Transformation Tool and all of the editing options for that </p><p>frame. </p><p>Using the Transformation Tool to edit text boxes: </p><p>Click on any text on your Prezi canvas to bring up the Transformation Tool and all the editing </p><p>options for that text box. </p><p>Rotation </p><p></p></li><li><p>12 </p><p>To rotate any object on your Prezi canvas, simply click on it to bring up the Transformation Tool </p><p>and then hover your mouse pointer over one of the four corners. You will see your pointer </p><p>change to an arrow icon, if you move your mouse away from the object you have selected, you </p><p>will see the straight arrow change to a curved one. This means you are ready to rotate your </p><p>object. Click and drag when you see the curved arrow icon to rotate the object. </p><p>Adding content to your favorites </p><p>With any object selected, simply click 'Favorite' to add it to your collection of saved content. </p><p>Click here for more information on reusing your best content. </p><p>Layering objects: </p><p>You can access even more options for positioning and editing your content (including layering </p><p>objects) by right-clicking on any object in your Prezi. </p><p>The Right-click Menu (Ctrl+click on Macs with default setup): </p><p>Right-click on any object to bring up these options. </p><p></p></li><li><p>13 </p><p> Add to Favorites adds the selected content to your collection of saved content. </p><p> Bring Forward: bring the selected object one step forward. The object that your selected </p><p>object will swap places with will fade so that you can see what effect moving your object </p><p>forward will have. </p><p> Bring to Front: bring the selected object to the front. All objects that the your selected </p><p>object will swap places with will fade. </p><p> Send Backward: send the selected object one step backward. The object that your selected </p><p>object will swap places with will fade. </p><p> Send to Back: send the selected object to the back of your prezi behind all other objects. </p><p> Turn spell-checker off: disables the spell-check function. </p><p> Start presentation: enters presentation mode. </p><p> Cut: the selected object will be removed and placed on to your computer's clipboard. You </p><p>can achieve the same result using the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+x or Cmd+x on Macs. </p><p> Copy: the selected object will be copied to your computer's clipboard. You can achieve the </p><p>same result using the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+c or Cmd+c on Macs. </p><p> Paste: pastes copied or cut selections from your computer's clipboard into your prezi. You </p><p>can achieve the same result using the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+v or Cmd+v on Macs. </p><p> Delete: deletes the selected object...</p></li></ul>