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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.
Prezi is mainly an online editing and presenting tool. But there are many occasions when you're going to want to access your Prezis offline. For example, when you want to back up your presentation, which I highly recommend doing often or to edit or present offline or to just archive your Prezi when your done working on it. Let me show you how it's done. Here we are with our Prezi selected from your Prezis page. And, if I scroll down, underneath the Prezi here to the Option buttons, there's a button here that says Download.
You click on that and here I have two choices. I can choose to download a portable Prezi, that I can use to present from my desktop, on either Mac or a PC. I could also share this file via CD or thumb drive or however I like. It's an actual file. Portable Prezis are not editable. This will be a stand alone executable file that can be opened and played by anyone with or without an Internet connection. They don't need to have a Prezi account. But just remember as this little warning reminds you down here.
That YouTube videos need an internet connection to play. So while the Prezi will play offline, if you have a YouTube video embedded, you still will need an Internet connection for that. And the second choice is to download a version of the Prezi that you can open and edit in Prezi desktop software. So let's download a portable Prezi and take a look at it. I'll select that option and click download. And it's now creating a downloadable Prezi for me. This does take a minute and once it's ready, it starts to download and it appears down here in my downloaded files in the browser.
So I'm going to show that in the finder and here it is in my downloads. Now I can double-click on this file. It's a ZIP file. And then I open up this file, and you can see I have two files in here. Prezi and prezi.exe. This EXE will play on PC, and the Prezi executable here, is going to play on the Mac. Now it's important to note you never want to edit anything in this Content folder. This is the actual content of the Prezi. And these executable files rely on this content, so we'll leave that alone.
We'll double-click on this standalone portable Prezi. And I get the standard security dialog. I'll just say Open, I do want to open it. And it loads my Prezi, and there it is, in all its glory. I can go full screen with it and present right from here. So let's go back now to the download menu and download an editable version of our Prezi. Close this dialog box here and click Download once again. Keeping the editing and Presenting option open, and again click Download. It's creating a PEZ file for us right now and it takes a couple minutes.
And once that's finished downloading in the browser, I can say Show in finder. Again, pops us over to the downloads. And here you can see it's a PEZ file. And now I can double click on this. I do have Prezi desktop installed. And it will launch Prezi desktop and open up my Prezi. And there it is. So, now you can edit this PEZ file offline as well as present off line right from this Prezi desktop software.
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