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Prezi Essentials

Book Description

Create dynamic, engaging, and beautiful presentations on your journey through Prezi

In Detail

Do you dread sitting through a presentation while someone clicks through endless dull slides? If so, then you will love the presentation tool Prezi. Unlike traditional presentation software, Prezi allows you to create non-linear presentations that easily embed your own content or content from the web and can be easily shared via a link.

This book will be your indispensable companion through the exciting journey of learning Prezi. It will guide you through everything you need to know to get started using the existing content and by bringing in new custom materials you've created. This guide contains helpful advice on practical considerations when designing presentations in Prezi. From considering the color scheme to designing the layout, this book will give you useful hints and tips.

What You Will Learn

  • Transform your PowerPoint slides into a Prezi presentation
  • Create and customize presentations using the Prezi templates
  • Edit themes and add 3D backgrounds using the in-built wizard or CSS code
  • Embed custom graphics and multimedia content into your presentation
  • Work with external tools such as Adobe Illustrator to import your own content
  • Make your content work together by adding timings, animations, and paths
  • Collaborate with colleagues and clients across traditional space and time constraints
  • Share your presentation with desired audiences and get feedback on your work

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Table of Contents

  1. Prezi Essentials
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Prezi Essentials
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. About the Reviewers
    7. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
        1. Why subscribe?
        2. Free access for Packt account holders
    8. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Downloading the color images of this book
        2. Errata
        3. Piracy
        4. Questions
    9. 1. Introduction
      1. Why use Prezi?
      2. Getting to know the lingo
      3. Getting inspired
      4. Getting started
      5. Which account to choose?
      6. Summary
    10. 2. Working with What You've Got
      1. Introducing templates
      2. What can I do with PowerPoint?
      3. Creating a Prezi from a template
      4. Customizing a Prezi template
      5. Turning your PowerPoint into a Prezi
      6. Summary
    11. 3. Creating Something New
      1. Before you begin
      2. Creating a Prezi from scratch
      3. Adding basic content
        1. Adding a frame
        2. Adding text
        3. Highlighting text
      4. Adjusting, rotating, resizing, and moving frames
      5. Customizing a theme
      6. 3D backgrounds
      7. Editing the themes' CSS code
      8. Summary
    12. 4. Using Existing Content
      1. Adding graphics and dynamic content
      2. Adding custom graphics content
      3. Adding complex graphics
      4. Adding multimedia content
      5. Adding sound
        1. Adding background music
        2. Adding voiceovers
      6. Adding external content
      7. Summary
    13. 5. Working with External Packages
      1. Creating the content
        1. File size
        2. File types
      2. Working with Adobe Illustrator
      3. Summary
    14. 6. Making it Work Together
      1. Grouping content
        1. Grouping for editing
        2. Grouping creatively
      2. Creating paths
        1. Adding by selection
        2. Adding by current view
        3. Editing the path
      3. Adding animations to your path
      4. Adding timings
      5. Summary
    15. 7. Collaborating
      1. Inviting editors
      2. Editing as a group
      3. Sharing presentations
        1. Present remotely
      4. Summary
    16. Index