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Adding diagrams

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Video: Adding diagrams

Prezi lets you easily illustrate concepts and relationships, but for those of us who You can add as many diagrams to your Prezi as you like. and the diagrams panel appears. In our example here, I want to show I'll click on it to select it and then click Choose.

Adding diagrams

Prezi lets you easily illustrate concepts and relationships, but for those of us who are used to linear thinking in presentations, it's nice to have a starting point. Diagrams can be a great solution. There are 12 pre-built diagrams you can use for flow charts, processes, timelines, and more. You can add as many diagrams to your Prezi as you like. To access the diagrams, go up to the top menu, and click on insert, then choose diagram, and the diagrams panel appears. Here you have several pre-built diagrams to choose from, and you can use the scroll bar here to look at all of them.

In our example here, I want to show the different branches of the No Obstacles brand. So, I'll chose a layout that's closest to what I want to show, the main brand and two sub-brands. And, the closest, I think, would be this divergent layout. So, we'll choose that. I'll click on it to select it and then click Choose. And the diagram gets added here to the canvas, and it automatically creates frames over on the left to animate. So of course, this is fully editable, so I'm going to grab the hand and I'm going to move it down to about where I want it be, and I do want it to be a little bit smaller than this.

So I'll drag the handle on the corner to make it smaller proportionally. And I'll use my scroll wheel to zoom in on it. And we'll be moving these things all around here. That's the one thing about Prezi is, it's not mathematical, so everything is done by eye. Here we go. Somewhere in there. And if I scroll in, you can see that there's click to add text. These are some text boxes they put in for me. And the text is very light, so I'm going to change the color so we can see it. If I click on it, that text disappears. I can change my color. I'll make it a nice dark blue.

I'll also change the style to a title style. And then when I do that I have to change the color again. And I'll type in No Obstacles, Inc. I'll grab ahold of the top of that text box to center it here, make it a little bit bigger, and I'll change it to center text. Make sure that's centered there, something like that. And now if I go down to the other items down here, I can do the same thing.

Let me get rid of this extra box here that we don't need by clicking on it and hitting the Delete key on my keyboard. Okay, and I'll make this a little bit bigger, darker, title, and we'll say Clothing. And just to make sure that color's changed, select it. There we go. And I'll do the same thing for the third.

Title, a little bit bigger, darker, and this is Home. Again select it, get that color to the right color, center it in there, zoom out a little bit. And I think both of these could be a little bit bigger. So I'm going to bump that text up a little bit. And this one, and also this one. Recenter it. There we go. And there we have a customized organizational chart, using a pre-built diagram in Prezi.

As you can see, diagrams can be a great starting point for many charts and visualizations. Using them as a starting point can save you a lot of time and effort and help you make better, more expressive presentations quickly.

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Up and Running with Prezi

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Lisa Larson-Kelley
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  1. 5m 5s
    1. Welcome
      39s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 14s
    3. Following along in this course
      2m 35s
    4. Dealing with updates
      37s
  2. 8m 24s
    1. What makes a good prezi?
      2m 48s
    2. Planning your presentation
      2m 47s
    3. Best practices
      2m 49s
  3. 7m 22s
    1. Understanding the online editor
      1m 22s
    2. Using the Prezi desktop
      6m 0s
  4. 19m 9s
    1. Creating an account
      2m 33s
    2. Creating prezis
      4m 15s
    3. Understanding the interface
      8m 9s
    4. Navigating the interface
      1m 3s
    5. Moving, scaling, and rotating with the Transformation tool
      2m 4s
    6. Understanding Home view
      1m 5s
  5. 10m 55s
    1. Using the Theme Wizard
      4m 45s
    2. Understanding 3D backgrounds
      1m 49s
    3. Importing from PowerPoint
      4m 21s
  6. 21m 25s
    1. Creating text
      4m 10s
    2. Creating frames
      3m 16s
    3. Drawing shapes
      5m 27s
    4. Adding diagrams
      4m 5s
    5. Adding web links
      4m 27s
  7. 11m 54s
    1. Rotating and aligning elements
      5m 3s
    2. Layering elements
      1m 28s
    3. Grouping elements
      5m 23s
  8. 24m 23s
    1. Inserting images
      6m 43s
    2. Inserting video
      5m 3s
    3. Inserting sound
      1m 59s
    4. Inserting Flash files
      2m 54s
    5. Inserting files
      2m 23s
    6. Organizing assets
      1m 35s
    7. Navigating and rearranging with paths
      3m 46s
  9. 5m 29s
    1. Autoplaying the presentation
      1m 52s
    2. Adding frame animations
      3m 37s
  10. 5m 34s
    1. Editing with others in Prezi Meeting
      3m 43s
    2. Presenting remotely
      1m 51s
  11. 10m 2s
    1. Publishing your prezi
      2m 1s
    2. Configuring privacy settings
      2m 36s
    3. Embedding a prezi in a web site
      1m 59s
    4. Downloading a portable prezi
      3m 26s
  12. 9m 5s
    1. Approaches to presenting
      3m 6s
    2. Presenting from a browser
      1m 8s
    3. Portable prezis
      1m 21s
    4. Presenting from the desktop
      1m 43s
    5. Using Smart Zoom
      1m 47s
  13. 54s
    1. Next steps
      54s

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