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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.
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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