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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.
Often you'll want to add various kinds of documents as content into your Prezi. Unfortunately, Prezi doesn't you directly import files such as Microsoft Word documents or Excel spreadsheets. But, it does support PDF. So the good news is, any file you can convert to a PDF, you can import it into Prezi. As you may recall, I mentioned earlier that Prezi likes PDFs from vector art and for screenshots displaying crisp, clean type in images even when zooming. So, let me show you how to import a PDF.
Up here in the top menu we'll choose Insert and then From File. And from here, I'll choose a PDF to import. I'll import a screen shot. And this is included in the free exercise files with the course. Select it and click Open and it takes a minute to process it. So, this PDF had two pages. So, it's imported each one as an individual item. So, I'm going to click on this second one. I don't need this one. Zoom in a little bit. And I'll Cmd+Shift+drag over the top of this one to grab it. And I'll delete that page. Now this is treated as an image, so I can crop it.
If I select on the center of it, it will give us this little marquee here and I can click Crop Image. And it gives me the handles, so I can crop in tight to area that I want to use. And when I'm done just click anywhere else on the canvas. Now as you can see, if I zoom in very close, that this type is really crisp, and clean. And, of course, that would not be the case if I had just grabbed a bitmap screenshot of the web site. So I'm going to put this in place on our Prezi. I'm going to put it up here in this section. And so, I'm going to grab a hold of it, getting the Transformation tool here.
And I'm going to put it right next to the website. So, that's a little preview. So, I'll scale that down. And move it down over. Scale this group here. And everything's in place. So, as you can see, importing PDFs is pretty straight forward, but it lets you include a wide variety of content in your Prezis.
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