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Prezi Online Editor is what is referred to as Cloud software.

Following along in this course

Prezi Online Editor is what is referred to as Cloud software. This means that it runs over the internet right in your browser. This is different from traditional shrink wrap software you might be used to, where there's an installer file that's downloaded or comes on a CD or DVD, and a specific version of the software is installed right on your hard drive. Being hosted in the cloud makes it very easy to get started with Prezi. All you need is a browser and an internet connection. It also makes it very easy to keep up with the latest version of the software. Whenever you log in to prezi.com to use it, you're automatically going to be using the most recent version.

There's one caveat to that. There is a desktop version of Prezi for paid accounts that you can run on your computer. I show you some of it's features, but I'll be using the online version through most of this course. Cloud software does present a challenge for courses like this one. Since Prezi can add new features at any time without having to group them together into major version upgrades, some new features and interface changes can sneak in on you. Rest assured though that we'll be periodically updating this course to include recent updates and new features. So if something in your interface looks slightly different from mine, or there's a new button or feature available to you.

Just keep this in mind, the course should still be valid. Know that we are on it and we're updating the course soon, and feel free to contact me through lynda.com support with suggestions for future course updates. The software requirements for the Prezi online software are pretty straight forward. You can use prezi.com from any internet connected computer that meets the following requirements. It has to have Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher installed. It needs a minimum of one gigabyte of memory, and you'll need a scroll mouse or touchpad. Prezi runs right in your browser and all modern browsers are supported.

For this course, I'll be using my preferred setup Google Chrome on Mac. The fact that Prezi is a flash based tool assures that it will look and behave the same no matter which browser or platform you're using, so feel free to use whatever configuration you're used to. The exercise files for this course are also different from what you may be use to in other courses in the lynda.com library. All of the exercise files are free. You don't need to be a premium subscriber to access them. I've provided some assets you can use to build your own Prezi along with me. And there are two Prezis, a template and a finished example.

Now, these two Prezis are publicly accessible on the prezi.com site. You'll just need a Prezi account to copy and edit them, and I'll show you how to set up a Prezi account and import all of the examples in a little bit. Once you're all set up to run Prezi, you're ready to look at what goes into planning and structuring a good Prezi and some best practices for creating great zoomable presentations.

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Up and Running with Prezi

47 video lessons · 24927 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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