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You've seen how Prezi's interface is slightly unconventional. It doesn't stop there. When you're ready to start positioning and editing text images, and other elements on the canvas, you'll be using the Transformation tool. If you've used Prezi in the past, the Transformation tool has replaced the Transformation Zebra to edit elements. Now I'm going to show you how to use it. Don't worry about doing anything here. You'll be doing lots of transforming as you follow along in this course. So the Transformation tool allows you to scale, move, and rotate any content that you have selected.
To access it, you simply click on an element and it will appear on top. I'll zoom into some random elements I have here, to demonstrate. And first of all, here's the tool. You grab the hand and you can move the item around. To scale you can click on the plus and minus. Or, you can click and drag one of the handles on the corners. And to rotate the element, you just mouse over one of the corners, and an extra handle appears here. You can go ahead and rotate that. And for extra control you can hold down the Shift key and then click.
It will rotate around at consistent angles. Now depending on the type of element you have selected, you can go ahead and edit that. So here we have Edit Text, and it'll zoom in and let us edit that text. If it's a shape you can set the style, and so on. If it's an image you can crop it. So, you'll see various options but most of the time the Transformation tool is pretty consistent. Now, to access even more editing options, you can right click on a PC or Ctrl + click on Mac right on an object and this will bring up a drop down menu.
And you can change the Layering on the canvas of this object. You can bring it forward and back and for text you have additional option. You can turn the Spell Checker on and off through this menu. So once you get used to using the Transformation tool, I think you'll find it to be quite intuitive. It allows you to quickly edit your Prezi content, positioning, rotating, and scaling elements with the ease of a maestro conducting an orchestra. But before you get there you need to create a Prezi.
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