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In this course, author and sought-after presenter Lisa Larson-Kelley introduces Prezi, a cutting-edge tool for creating dynamic presentations. Discover how to add layers of meaning to static presentations with multimedia, spatial relationships, and movement.
The course demonstrates the features and benefits of an effective Prezi presentation, shows how to navigate the user interface, and explains how to create, animate, share, and publish a prezi. Plus, Lisa shows how to present your prezi to a remote audience, via a web browser or your desktop.
Sometimes you'll want to set up your Prezi to play automatically, without the need for interaction, to move through the animation. This is good for applications such as kiosks or other unattended presentations. Prezi offers an autoplay function, but it does have its limitations. What cant autoplay do? It can't determine individual timing for slides. And as of the date of this recording, it won't work with voice-overs or with video. In our example Prezi here, I went ahead and added the voice-over back into my frame over here in my path where we had deleted it.
So let's take a look now when I present. I'll click on Present, allow full screen, and, because I have a voice-over, there's no icon down here for autoplay. So let's switch over to a new Prezi that I created, so I can demonstrate what autoplay looks like. Now in this one when I click Present, you can see this little icon down here for autoplay. And when you click on it, you have different options. Here's four seconds, ten seconds, or 20 second intervals. I'll set it to a quicker four seconds.
And Prezi steps through my animation on its own. Now remember, it's going to move on after four seconds, no matter how much content is on each frame, so it's not very flexible. And when Prezi reaches the last frame, it'll just start over. If you're determined to autoplay your Prezi and a set time on each frame won't work for you, you'll need to do a video screen capture of your presentation. You can use software such as Camtasia or ScreenFlow to record the screen, and even your voice if you like, as you give the presentation. Then you can upload this to a video sharing site such as YouTube or vimeo, or even copy the video file to a USB stick and share it that way.
So, while autoplay is a nice feature to have, it's good to know its limitations and consider other solutions.
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