by Ms Monica Suan
1. Choose a template
When you create a prezi, you can choose from a number of reusable templates or a blank canvas. When you decide to use a template, you can edit everything you see on the canvas just as if you were creating your own prezi,.
2. Navigate the canvas
Zooming around: You can zoom in and out by using your mouse’s scroll wheel or by clicking the + and – symbols on the right hand side of your screen.
Panning: To move your prezi canvas left, right, up, or down, hold down the left button of your mouse and then move in the direction you want to go.
To take a step back and get an overview of everything you’ve added so far (both in Edit and Present mode), you can use the Home button on the right hand side of your screen (you can find it just above the zoom + and – buttons).
Clicking the Home button before you start making a prezi will also ensure that you’re starting from the right place.
3. Add text and images
Click anywhere and start typing to add text.
Select ‘Insert‘ from the top-menu to start adding images from the web or your computer.
4. Get to know the Transformation Tool
In Prezi, the Transformation Tool allows you to move, size, and rotate your content any way you like. If you add a frame to your prezi, you can click on it once to bring up the Transformation Tool and move, scale, or rotate everything inside.
Frame your content
Frames are a great way to manage your content. Frames work like slides and can be used to group your ideas. Use frames to create a placeholder in your prezi and then add content to them. Frames come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and you can change the color of them as well as their size and position. The other great thing about frames is that once you place one on your prezi canvas, you can move, size, and rotate it, and all the content within your frame will move, size, and rotate too.
5. Insert diagrams
Prezi has created layout drawings, diagrams, and charts that can help you better communicate your ideas to your audience.
6. Path: navigate and rearrange with the Path sidebar
When presenting your ideas, it can sometimes help to have a clear narrative that takes your audience through your prezi. With the Left Sidebar, you can create a journey from one idea to the next. Edit your path and its points in Edit mode and take your audience along that path in Present mode.
To set your path, click the ‘Edit Path’ on the left-hand side of screen. Then click on the objects in your prezi canvas in the order you wish them to appear.
You can also use the sidebar to rearrange and delete path points or to zoom to a specific path point.