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Prezi Cookbook

Book Description

Over 100 simple but incredible recipes to create dynamic, engaging, and beautiful presentations using Prezi

In Detail

Prezi is the presentation tool of the future. Its amazing canvas lets you easily create presentations that have high impact.

This book will take you from inserting and editing images to making your presentations come to life. It will teach you how to make use of features like animation, frames, paths, zoom and turn, and much more. The book will then move on to cover how to enhance your project, reusing PowerPoint, and adding sounds and video effects to Prezi. You will go on to cover Prezi on different devices, such as smartphones and iPad. Finally, making it easy for you to use Prezi's state-of-the-art tools, you will be ready to stand strong as a presenter using Prezi.

What You Will Learn

  • Insert and edit text images, symbols, shapes, and diagrams

  • Make your presentation come to life with video and sound features

  • Get to grips with animations, frames, and paths

  • Master the moves - use zoom and turns as part of your visual storytelling

  • Understand the basic design principles and make your presentation look professional

  • Take advantage of easy-to-use tools for sharing, presenting remotely, and collaboration

  • Get valuable design and presentation tips from the pros

  • Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.

    Table of Contents

    1. Prezi Cookbook
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Prezi Cookbook
      3. Credits
      4. About the Authors
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
          1. Why subscribe?
          2. Free access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Sections
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        5. Conventions
        6. Reader feedback
        7. Customer support
          1. Downloading the color images of this book
          2. Errata
          3. Piracy
          4. Questions
      8. 1. Administer Your Account and Your Prezi
        1. Introduction
        2. Choosing the right Prezi account
          1. The Continue with public presentations account
          2. The Enjoy account
          3. The Pro account
          4. The Teams account
          5. The Edu account
        3. The account overview window (your prezis)
          1. How to use it…
          2. Why do you need it?
          3. There's more…
        4. Creating a new prezi
        5. Saving your Prezi
          1. Saving with the save icon
          2. Saving with close and exit
        6. Finding an existing prezi
          1. How to do it…
        7. Creating a folder
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        8. Renaming a folder
          1. How to do it…
          2. Getting ready
          3. How to do it…
        9. Showing the prezi of a specific folder
        10. Removing a Prezi from a folder
          1. How to do it…
        11. Sharing a folder
          1. How to do it…
          2. There's more…
          3. See also
        12. Deleting a folder
          1. How to do it…
          2. There's more…
        13. Privacy settings
          1. How to do it…
          2. There's more…
      9. 2. Inserting Text, Images, and Links
        1. Introduction
        2. Choosing a Prezi template
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        3. Navigating through the Prezi canvas
          1. Getting ready
          2. An overview of the canvas
          3. How to do it…
          4. Zoom on the canvas
        4. Working with text in Prezi
          1. How to do it…
          2. Textbox – an editing tool
          3. Style options in the textbox
          4. There's more…
          5. Other options in the textbox
          6. There's more…
        5. Multiple textboxes for different styles
          1. How to do it…
        6. Copy and paste text and images
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more…
        7. Inserting images from your computer
          1. How to do it…
          2. There's more…
        8. Inserting images from Google/Flickr
          1. How to do it…
          2. Images for commercial use
        9. Editing images by cropping
          1. How to do it…
        10. Using effects of Prezi's photo editor
          1. How to do it…
          2. There's more…
        11. Understanding image file types in Prezi
          1. Image sizes
          2. File types for images
            1. PNG
            2. JPG
            3. GIF
            4. SWF
            5. PDF
        12. Inserting hyperlinks
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
      10. 3. Symbols and Shapes, Lines and Arrows
        1. Introduction
        2. Symbols
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        3. Shapes
          1. How to do it…
          2. How it works…
          3. There's more…
          4. Changing the color of a shape
          5. See also
        4. Arrows and lines
          1. How to do it…
          2. How it works…
          3. Changing the color of an arrow/line
        5. Adjusting arrow/line width
          1. How to do it…
      11. 4. Editing Elements on the Canvas
        1. Introduction
        2. Moving an element – image, text, or some other type
          1. How to do it…
          2. There's more…
        3. Rotating an element
          1. How to do it…
        4. Resizing an element
          1. How to do it…
        5. Adjusting text elements to the same size
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        6. Adjusting elements to the same turn degree
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        7. Selecting multiple elements
          1. Click-selecting multiple elements
          2. Getting ready
          3. How to do it…
          4. Marquee-selecting multiple elements
          5. Getting ready
          6. How to do it…
        8. Grouping and ungrouping elements
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. Ungrouping elements
          4. How to do it...
        9. Working in layers
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
      12. 5. Path and Steps
        1. Introduction
        2. Setting steps to create a path
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        3. Creating steps using frames and elements
          1. See also
        4. The path order
        5. Editing steps
        6. Adding additional steps using the canvas
          1. How to do it…
        7. Rearranging steps using the canvas
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        8. Deleting steps using the canvas
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        9. Rearranging steps using the path lane
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        10. Deleting steps using the path lane
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        11. Path lane quick tools – Adding current view
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        12. Path lane quick tools – the Clear all option
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
      13. 6. Frames and Prezi Ratio
        1. Introduction
        2. What are frames used for?
        3. Types of frames
        4. Inserting frames
          1. How to do it…
        5. How do frames work?
          1. How to do it…
        6. Content in a frame
          1. How to do it…
          2. There's more...
        7. Removing content from a frame
          1. How to do it…
        8. Adjusting the size of a frame
          1. How to do it…
        9. Turning a frame
          1. How to do it…
        10. Moving a frame
          1. How to do it…
        11. Editing a frame without impacting content
          1. How to do it…
        12. The frame toolbar
          1. The Frame toolbar – Zoom to Frame
          2. The Frame toolbar – Replace or Delete frame
          3. The Frame toolbar – Delete frame
        13. Deleting a frame – overview
          1. Getting ready
        14. Prezi ratio
          1. Prezi ratio and output source
          2. Prezi ratio and frames ratio
          3. Getting ready
          4. How to do it…
          5. There's more…
        15. Frames troubleshooting
      14. 7. Zoom and Turn
        1. Introduction
          1. See also
        2. Zoom in
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        3. Zoom out
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        4. Zooming with frames
          1. See also
        5. Zooming out with frames
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        6. Zooming in with frames
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        7. Turns
          1. How it works…
          2. There's more…
        8. Turning an element
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        9. Turning a frame
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        10. Anatomy of a turn
          1. There's more…
        11. Combining turns for elements and frames
      15. 8. Animation
        1. Introduction
          1. See also
        2. How are animated elements activated for presentation?
          1. Examples of animated elements
        3. Before you animate
          1. Frame elements
          2. There's more...
        4. Animation tools
          1. Animation stars
          2. Animation dialogue box
        5. Animating elements
          1. Getting ready…
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        6. Resetting or deleting animation
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        7. Line-by-line fade-in of text
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. See also
        8. Animating grouped elements
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
      16. 9. Reuse Favorite Frames and Elements
        1. Introduction
          1. See also
        2. My Content – your collection of favorites
        3. Saving favorites to My Content
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        4. Inserting items from My Content
          1. Inserting favorites from My Content
          2. Getting ready
          3. How to do it…
        5. Inserting favorite frames with My Content
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        6. Reusing Prezi template elements via My Content
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        7. Copying elements from one prezi to another
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
        8. Layouts
          1. How it works…
        9. Inserting layouts
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        10. Customizing layouts
        11. Inserting tables and graphs created in Word and Excel
        12. Inserting tables created in Word
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        13. Inserting graphs or diagrams created in Excel
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
      17. 10. Media Files in Prezi
        1. Introduction
        2. Audio in Prezi
          1. There's more…
        3. Adding audio to one or more steps
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        4. The audio toolbar
          1. How to do it…
          2. How it works…
          3. There's more…
        5. Adding background music
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. The background music toolbar
          4. How to do it…
          5. There's more…
        6. Audio file types in Prezi
        7. Video in Prezi
          1. Inserting a video from online storage
          2. Getting ready
          3. How to do it…
          4. See also
        8. Inserting a video from your filesystem
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        9. Video file types in Prezi
        10. Tips for recording audio
          1. Recording devices
          2. Microphones
          3. Recording tips
          4. Prezi's list of preferred free recording software
        11. Editing audio
          1. Using a script
        12. A prezi video
          1. There's more…
      18. 11. Templates, Colors, and Fonts
        1. Introduction
          1. See also
        2. Choosing the right template
        3. Applying a template
          1. How to do it…
        4. Customizing the background
        5. Changing or deleting background color, background image, and graphics
        6. Deleting the background image
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        7. Changing the background image
          1. How to do it…
        8. Applying a theme
          1. How it works…
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more…
        9. Customizing with Theme Wizard
        10. Accessing Theme wizard
          1. Getting ready
          2. How it works...
        11. Changing colors with Prezi's default palette
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        12. Three-dimensional background in Prezi (simple)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How it works…
          3. How to do it…
        13. Inserting a custom logo
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        14. Changing colors (advanced options)
          1. How it works…
        15. Three-dimensional background in Prezi – layered (Advanced option)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How it works…
          3. How to do it…
        16. Inserting a custom logo (Advanced option)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        17. Changing fonts in your prezi
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
        18. Saving a customized theme
          1. How to do it…
      19. 12. Presenting with Prezi
        1. Introduction
          1. See also
        2. Prezi in present mode
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
            1. Present mode controls
            2. Prezi in autoplay
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
      20. 13. Prezi on Other Devices
        1. Introduction
          1. See also
        2. Using Prezi for Windows/Mac
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        3. Working in Prezi for Windows/Mac
          1. How to do it…
        4. Synchronizing your prezis
          1. How to do it…
        5. Re-synchronizing your prezis
        6. Detaching a prezi from your online Prezi account
          1. How to do it…
          2. There's more…
        7. Working online and offline in Prezi – the differences
        8. Prezi on iPad and iPhone
          1. How to do it…
        9. Downloading a prezi on your device
          1. How to do it…
        10. Editing and closing a downloaded prezi
          1. How it works…
          2. There's more…
        11. Presenting with Prezi on an iPad
          1. How to do it…
          2. There's more…
      21. 14. PowerPoint and Prezi
        1. Introduction
        2. Reusing PowerPoint material
        3. Reusing PowerPoint material – method 1
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        4. Reusing PowerPoint material – method 2
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. See also
        5. Reusing PowerPoint material – method 3
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. See also
      22. 15. Sharing and Collaborating
        1. Introduction
        2. Portable prezi
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        3. Pez – the prezi file format
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        4. Real-time collaboration in Prezi
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        5. Real-time editing in collaboration mode
          1. How it works…
        6. Presenting in collaborative mode
          1. How it works…
      23. A. Design
        1. Introduction
        2. The importance of design
          1. Consistent visual language
        3. Basic design principles – colors
          1. Important color choices
          2. Color match palette
          3. The principles applied
        4. Basic design principles – fonts
          1. Prezi's selection of fonts
          2. Variations – regular, bold, and italic
          3. How to use the fonts
        5. Basic design principles – composition
          1. Design example – chapters and subchapters
          2. Design example – development or process
          3. Design example – concepts or ideas
        6. Finding the right graphic theme
          1. See also
      24. B. Transitions
        1. Introduction
          1. Designing your transitions
          2. Distance
          3. Size
          4. Turning
          5. See also
        2. Smooth transitions
          1. Smooth moves with no zooming
          2. Smooth moves with zooming
          3. Smooth move with turning
          4. Combine anchoring and turning
          5. There's more…
      25. C. Keyboard Shortcuts
        1. Keyboard shortcuts for presenting
        2. Keyboard shortcuts for editing
      26. Index