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Prezi Essentials

By : Dominique Charlotte Sinclair
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Prezi Essentials

By: Dominique Charlotte Sinclair

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)


Prezi is an online presentation and collaboration tool. Unlike traditional tools, it allows you to have complete control of how the content is arranged, meaning you can break free from the traditional linear pattern. This enables a presentation of information that reflects patterns of thoughts, utilizes design skills, and highlights patterns of information. This new way of laying out information also makes movement through the presentation more dynamic and engaging for the audience.

Alongside an exciting new way of presenting, Prezi makes it easy to upload and embed your own custom content and external media. This book will guide you through all of this as well as working with external graphics programs such as Adobe Illustrator. This book will also explore the customization of themes and CSS code for Prezi presentations. So, with Prezi Essentials giving you the technical skills, the only limits will be your own creativity.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introduction, gets you started with Prezi including which account type to choose.

Chapter 2, Working with What You've Got, teaches you how to create a new presentation from a template and import your PowerPoint slides.

Chapter 3, Creating Something New, explains how to start a Prezi from scratch, add basic content, and customize themes or CSS code.

Chapter 4, Using Existing Content, brings your own custom content into Prezi including complex graphics and external media.

Chapter 5, Working with External Packages, enables an exploration of how to prepare content from packages, such as Adobe Illustrator, for Prezi including which file formats to use.

Chapter 6, Making it Work Together, explains how to tie your presentation together by learning how to group content, and add paths and timings to your presentation.

Chapter 7, Collaborating, helps you take Prezi to the next level by discovering how you can use it to work with others on your project right from creation to finally presenting it.

What you need for this book

  • A computer or laptop (with mouse, keyboard, speakers, and ideally a microphone)

  • A comfortable space to work

  • Some materials to work with (images, videos, and audio files)

  • An Internet connection

  • Flash version 11.1

  • An up-to-date web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari are all compatible)

Who this book is for

This book is intended for individuals who want to learn Prezi, and specifically how to design within Prezi. Perhaps you already know a bit about Prezi, but have never used it; or perhaps you have used Prezi before but want to learn how to incorporate your own custom design elements. In either case, this book will get you up and running quickly. It would be helpful to have a bit of familiarity with basic design concepts and the use of Prezi, but prior experience is not essential.


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