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Creating frames

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Video: Creating frames

You're ready to get to the good stuff, panning and zooming. And it adds a frame over here on the left. We always want to allow full screen. I can use the back arrow to go to our home frame.

Creating frames

You're ready to get to the good stuff, panning and zooming. This is done by adding frames. So here we have our textbox, the first element in this Prezi, and I want to add it to the animation path. So I'll zoom in on it using the scroll wheel, and now I can just right-click on this textbox and choose Add to Path. And it adds a frame over here on the left. And now if we go to Present, we can preview it. We always want to allow full screen. I can use the back arrow to go to our home frame. And now when I advance using the right arrow, I go right in on our text.

Now in some cases, this is the behavior you want. But sometimes you need to have a little more control over the zoom. Maybe you have other elements with your text. In that case you'll want to create a frame and add the text to that. So let's go ahead and do that. I'll hit Escape, and then I'll jump us back into the edit mode. And I'm going to delete this frame. You just click on this pencil, and then when we mask over the frames, a little X appears. I can click that X and it goes away. Click the button again, and get back to Edit Mode. Now I'll zoom out a little bit using my scroll wheel so I can get good perspective here.

And I want to draw around this text box. So if I go up to Frames and Arrows, I can choose different types of frames, and I'm going to choose a bracket frame. So all you need to do is click and drag. And if you hold down the shift key, it's going to constrain to the 4 3 aspect ratio. And I go right around this text and release. And you can see it adds a frame to my path. Now if I click and drag this frame around on the canvas, any content inside it is grouped with it.

So I'll go back to my first frame, click Present again, allow full screen, and when I advance, you can see it goes right into the frame, giving our text a little more room to breathe. There is one new addition to the interface that lets you quickly create frames. So I want to just show that to you really quickly. If I click Escape, we go back to the editor, and I'll zoom out to the home view. And you can see this little menu down here that appeared.

You can quickly create frames here, you can just say a new frame. And it automatically creates a frame and puts it right on your path as well. So I'm going to undo that. I'll go back again. And I can choose to create other kinds of frames, Blank Image and Text, Image Only, or Text only. So Image and Text is actually going to create a whole frame here, I'll zoom out so you can see it, that has text in it and also a picture. And if you click on the picture, you can choose to replace it with your own or crop it or do other things.

So, those are quick, prebuilt frames that you can use to add to your Prezi. It's And, back to the home view. So as you can see, frames are where all of the action happens in Prezi. We'll talk more about rearranging frames and editing your animation path later on.

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Up and Running with Prezi

47 video lessons · 22699 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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