Whether you use Prezi templates or the Prezi create presentation feature to start from scratch, learn how to get started here.
Before creating your very own prezi, you'll need to make sure you have an account. It's easy to sign up for one, and as long as you don't mind your presentations being available to the public, it's completely free. There are options to upgrade your account, which along with various features allows you to make your prezis private.
In our example, we'll be creating a prezi from a template. Templates are pre-designed canvases from which you can build presentations. While it is possible to build a prezi from scratch, it's fairly time consuming and can be pretty difficult. Prezi offers a variety of templates to fit most presentation needs.
Before we move forward with editing our first prezi, let's get to know Prezi's interface. It probably looks different from other presentation software you may have used in the past. While Prezi is relatively simple to use, its interface has several features you'll want to become familiar with.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to become more familiar with the Prezi interface.
Click Present to view your prezi, frame to frame.
Using the Share button, you'll be able to share your prezi with others via email, Facebook, or by creating a link to your prezi.
In the Settings menu, you'll be able to turn keyboard shortcuts on and off. You can also change the aspect ratio to make sure your prezi fits a certain screen or projector you may be using.
Clicking Customize will allow you to change the overall look of your prezi, including its background and color scheme.
The Insert button allows you to insert a variety of elements into your prezi, including pictures, shapes, and videos.
Click the undo or redo button to undo or redo recent actions.
Clicking Save will save the current version of your prezi. Your prezi also saves automatically as you work on it.
The Add New Frame button allows you to create a new frame for your prezi. You can customize the shape and size of your frame after adding it.
In the Frame Navigation pane, you'll find all of the frames currently in your prezi. From here, you can click a frame to view how it will look in your presentation. You can also reorder your frames from this toolbar.
In the Navigation pane, you can zoom in and out of your canvas or click the Show overview button to view your canvas as a whole.
With the Edit Path tool, you can customize the path your presentation takes from frame to frame and add animations to your transitions.