Accessing and Playing Your Prezi

There are several ways to play back your presentation (see the table of contents below): from your workspace as you are editing, through the prezi website via the main screen, emailing yourself a link by which you can access your presentation online, downloading a "portable" version which is accessible offline, or embedding your presentation in another site to which you have access (for instance, a wiki page).

If you have programmed a path, you can navigate with the arrow buttons provided in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, or by using the arrow keys on your keyboard. For manual navigation, click an element to zoom in and center it on your screen; double click in a blank portion of the canvas to return to the "big picture" view. To manually zoom in and out of your presentation, use the scroll wheel of your mouse or the zoom tool that appears on the right side of your screen when you hover your mouse there (shown below).

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From your workspace

Simple Preview

Pressing the space bar to toggle between "write" and "show" mode, or clicking the "Show" button in the lower right-hand corner of your workspace (see image below), will enable you to view your presentation in the midst of editing to see how it appears in its present state.

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You can elect to view the presentation in "full-screen" mode by clicking the appropriate bubble in the toolbar now appearing in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.

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If you have programmed a path, you can navigate your presentation with the arrow buttons provided in this tool or with the arrow keys on your keyboard.

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You can also put your presentation in "autoplay" mode (again, only if you have programmed a path). Holding down the right arrow button in this corner toolbar brings up a menu permitting you to set a time delay of 4, 10, or 20 seconds between each programmed element.

Holding down the left arrow button in the corner toolbar brings up another button that will direct your presentation back to the beginning.

For manual navigation, click an element to zoom in and center it on your screen; double click in a blank portion of the canvas to return to the "big picture" view. To manually zoom in and out of your presentation, use the scroll wheel of your mouse or the zoom tool appearing on the right side of your screen when you hover your mouse there.

In either case, you can exit your presentation simply by pressing the "space bar" or clicking the "end" button on the left side of the corner toolbar.

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Prezi Meeting

Clicking on the "meeting" button of the toolbar in your workspace provides you with two options: "Start online presentation" and "Invite to edit."

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Online Presentation

When you select "start online presentation," prezi provides a URL that you can e-mail or send to colleagues via an instant messaging service. When they click this link, they will be able to follow your presentation as you give it in real-time.

Your audience will see an avatar with your username at the bottom of the screen (see below), and you in turn will see a similar icon labeled with his/her username or with the word "Guest."

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You can share with a maximum of ten users at at a given time, and they will be able to navigate (though not edit) your prezi until ten minutes after you exit it.

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Group Editing

The "invite to edit" option permits multiple individuals to edit a certain presentation, even simultaneously in real-time. This ability is particularly useful for group or class projects. See this page for information about how to set this up for your Prezi.

Through the Prezi Site

Once you have signed into the website, locate the desired presentation on your home page and click on it. Click on "more" in the lower right corner to access a menu from which you can autoplay your presentation and/or view it in full-screen mode.

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Please note that "autoplay" mode only applies to presentations with a programmed path. If you have set a path, you can navigate with the arrow buttons provided in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen or with the arrow keys on your keyboard. For manual navigation, click an element to zoom in and center it on your screen; double click in a blank portion of the canvas to return to the "big picture" view. To manually zoom in and out of your presentation, use the scroll wheel of your mouse or the zoom tool appearing on the right side of your screen when you hover your mouse there.

Note that you can also alter your privacy settings for a given prezi from this original screen.

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Via Emailed Link

Once you have signed into the Prezi website, locate the desired presentation on your home page and click on it. Click the "Share" button in the lower right to generate a link for sharing your presentation.

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You will see two tabs at the top of the resultant window; one will allow you to share your prezi for viewing purposes. The other, labelled "editing," will allow you to invite others to edit your prezi (see this page). Click the envelope icon beneath the provided link, and you can enter the addresses of your desired recipients directly into this window.

Alternately, you can click "copy" and then paste the resultant URL into an email of your own devise.

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Social Media

Once you have signed into the Prezi website, locate the desired presentation on your home page and click on it. Click the "Share" button in the lower right to generate a link for sharing your presentation.

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Facebook

Clicking the facebook icon beneath the generated link will open a popup window prompting you to sign on to facebook. Once you've done so, you will automatically be set up to share the prezi by posting it (along with text of your choosing) to your own wall, to friends' walls, to a group, or via private message.

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Twitter

Clicking on the twitter icon beneath the generated link will open a popup window prompting you to sign on to twitter. Once you've done so, you will automatically be set up to tweet a link to your prezi along with text of your choosing.

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Download (Offline Access)

Once you have signed into the Prezi website, locate the desired presentation on your home page and click on it. Click the "download" button in the toolbar beneath the prezi window.

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Click the "Export to Portable prezi" button in the resultant window.

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You can now play the presentation from a Mac or PC without needing online connectivity (although you will require access to the internet if you have embedded youtube videos, etc.) You can also burn the downloaded presentation folder to a CD/DVD. Note that this version of your presentation cannot be edited.

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Embedding

Once you've completed your presentation, you can enable access to your Prezi by embedding it on your course wiki, syllabus, or other external website.

After signing into the Prezi website, locate the desired presentation on your home page and click on it. Then click the "Share" button in the lower right to generate a link for sharing your presentation.

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Click "embed" beneath this link.

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In the resultant window you can customize the width and height your presentation, and choose whether viewers will be able to pan and zoom in addition to being able to move backward and forward through your programmed elements.

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After making your selections, copy the text provided in the "embed code" box by clicking the "copy code to clipboard" button, or you can manually copy it as well. Paste it as directed by the site that will host it (for embedding on wiki sites, see this how-to page).

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