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Autoplaying the presentation

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Video: Autoplaying the presentation

Sometimes you'll want to set up your Prezi to play Now in And when you click on it, you have different options.

Autoplaying the presentation

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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Up and Running with Prezi

47 video lessons · 22662 viewers

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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