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Using Smart Zoom

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Video: Using Smart Zoom

Prezi's smart zooming feature let you present in a An Prezi will find the best possible view of You can pan from one area to another just by clicking If you're on a frame that's nested inside Then if you want to start following your >> At New Obstacles Inc, we strive to support.

Using Smart Zoom

Prezi's smart zooming feature let you present in a free-form way, rather than constraining you to a path. In this method of presenting, Prezi is used as more of a interactive visual aid. As you move through your points, you can click on items to zoom in on them. An Prezi will find the best possible view of the object, centering it and rotating it to its orientation. Click on the background again to zoom back out. You can pan from one area to another just by clicking and dragging the canvas, just as you do in the editor. You can also use the up an down arrow keys on your keyboard, to zoom in and out.

If you're on a frame that's nested inside of, or slightly overlapping another frame, pressing the down key will zoom out to the closest frame that's larger than the one in focus. Pressing Cmd+Spacebar will zoom you out to show the entire canvas. You can switch to this type of presenting at any time even if you've built a path. Here's how. Say you're presenting and someone asks you a question about a specific topic that you'd covered a while back. You can zoom out to the full canvas then click on the element that you want to discuss.

Then if you want to start following your path from there, you can use the arrow keys. >> At New Obstacles Inc, we strive to support. >> And to jump back were you were, just zoom out again, click on the place where you left off, and resume your path again. Now to use this method effectively you really need to know your material inside and out and be comfortable with Prezi. But I've seen it done well and it's really when Prezi shines, allowing you to respond in real time to audience comments and questions, and reiterate points on the fly.

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Up and Running with Prezi

47 video lessons · 22634 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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