Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Creating prezis

From: Up and Running with Prezi

Video: Creating prezis

There's no need to follow along here. Let me just show you quickly what I mean. And I'm prompted to choose a template from the gallery of templates. You can scroll through, you can look at the different options for style, and I'll choose The Road Ahead and click Use Template.

Creating prezis

There's no need to follow along here. Let me just show you quickly what I mean. So here we are on the Prezi site. I'm logged in, so under the your Prezis tab, I can click New Prezi. And I'm prompted to choose a template from the gallery of templates. The new Prezi is created here and I can apply one of these templates to it. You can scroll through, you can look at the different options for style, and find one that looks like it might be a good fit for the story you want to tell. I'll choose The Road Ahead and click Use Template.

Now from here, we can go to present by clicking this Present Mode button here. And we'll get a preview of the animations that are all built in. We do want to allow full screen, so we can see this nice pret big Prezi on our screen. And now I can just hit the arrow keys to advance from one frame to the next. And using the arrow keys to go back again. And once we're satisfied with the flow of it, we can hit the Escape button. And go back to the editor. If you decide you don't like this template after all, as of this recording, you'll have to close this Prezi, and create a brand new one to use a different template.

Hopefully they'll be changing that in the future, that was a feature they gave us and then tool it back again. So hopefully that will be available in the future. Now, keep in mind that this template is fully editable. You can add as many elements and frames as you like, change the animation path and customize it like crazy to make it your own. So there are a few ways to customize the look and feel of this template and we'll explore those later in the chapter, when we look at the Theme Wizard. Another option for creating a new Prezi is to use third party templates. prezzip.com is a great source with hundreds of templates.

Some of them are free. Some are under $5. And they can be mixed and matched to fit your content. They also offer crisp, clean, zoomable artwork for purchase. Once you buy a template from them, they provide you with a link to an editable Prezi that you can copy and edit. And finally, your third option to create a new Prezi is to reuse an existing one. You can go to the Explorer tab at prezi.com, and find a Prezi that's been shared for reuse by another benevolent Prezi user. When you reuse a Prezi, you can save an editable copy and borrow its assets, animations or sound effects.

Not all Prezis on the explore page are reuseable. These are all public Prezis but only some have been shared for reuse. If it has a button that says make a copy or has a tag that says reusable, then it's a reusable Prezi. So as you can see you don't have to be faced with a blank canvas when starting a new Prezi. As we move through the lessons in course, I'll be working with a sample Prezi to demonstrate the concepts and features of the application. To help you follow along, I have provided two different example Prezis that you can copy and work with. In lynda.com no obstacles template has just a 3D background in place with the styles setup.

And this is one you can use as a starting point if you want to walk through the lessons and create a complete Prezi along with me. I've also provided the finished Prezi, lynda.com No obstacles final. And you can use this one to follow along if you preferred to have the finished product and just want to pick it apart. I've saved both of these as publicly accessible, reusable Prezis. So let me show you now how to copy a reusable Prezi into your Prezi library. So here is what you see on your own Prezis page. And let's import the starter Prezi that I used to build the Prezi in the upcoming lessons.

So go to the link that is provided for the template Prezi. To import this reusable Prezi into your account, you'll need to be logged into your Prezi account. Then go to the shortcut URL that I've provided and click on the Make a copy or Save a copy button. They do keep changing the label on this button, but it does the same thing. It makes a copy of this Prezi and adds it to the my Prezis page. Here it is a copy of the No Obstacles Template. And then here it is, right here on my your Prezis page.

I can now open this in the editor by clicking the Edit button. And that Edit button appears when you mouse over the thumbnail. I'll click to open it up in the Prezi editor and this is our starting point for the upcoming lessons.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Image for Up and Running with Prezi
Up and Running with Prezi

47 video lessons · 22703 viewers

Lisa Larson-Kelley
Author

 
Expand all | Collapse all
  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

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Up and Running with Prezi.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Your file was successfully uploaded.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.