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Everything you need to know about Frames

Frames are the best way to direct your audience, reveal information, and organize your presentation.

  1. Draw a frame by clicking the Frame button in the top bar and clicking on your canvas.
  2. You can adjust the size of a frame by clicking and dragging to your desired size as you place it.
  3. You can also adjust the size of a frame later by pulling one of the corners in or out.
  4. To delete a frame, right-click on it on the canvas and select Delete.
  5. You can add frames within frames to zoom in on important details.

    Frames are most useful for directing your audience’s attention and revealing information when you want to. Consider what information your audience should have for the biggest impact and best-looking presentation.  

 

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Drawing a frame

To draw or add a frame, click the Frame button found in the top bar. A ghost frame will appear and follow your mouse so you can see what the frame placement would look like before you click.

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You can place the frame anywhere on the canvas. If you want a frame in a different size, just click and drag to adjust the size before you place it.

Using frame layouts

Frame layouts help you design and organize your content easily. When you draw your frame, a new frame layout menu will appear in the right sidebar. Scroll through the options until you find one you like, then just click on it. It will appear on the canvas automatically with placeholder content. 

Once the frame layout is selected, you can easily replace the placeholder content with your own. Layouts can come with pictures, paragraphs, lists, and more – there are 24 different layouts to choose from.

If you just want a blank frame, it is at the top of the list.

Resizing or moving a frame

Select the frame you want to resize. A small white square will appear on each corner. To resize, simply drag one of these corners in or out. The frame’s size will update in real time.

You can also freely adjust a frame’s general shape. Just select the frame and drag in or out from the side of the frame you’d like to adjust, such as turning it into a longer and thinner rectangle. The frame’s size will update in real time.

While you have it selected, you can also move a frame. Just click within the frame with it selected, move it to the area you now want the frame, and unclick. 

Note: When you move a frame, the content that’s within it will also move. If you want to reorganize your content within a frame, try deleting the frame first to make it easier.

Adjusting the Overview frame

The Overview can be resized just like other frames, but it will not move the content inside. This is great for adjusting on the fly as you add content and build your presentation.

Select the Overview to get started. A small white square will appear on each corner. To resize, drag one of these corners in or out.

 

Deleting a frame

To delete a frame, right-click on it on the canvas and select Delete. You can also select it and use the DELETE/BACKSPACE key on your keyboard. 

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Tips on using frames

Frames are the best way to direct your audience, reveal information, and organize your presentation. You can think of them as shots in a movie, or windows where you show your audience what you want.

Try placing your content around the canvas in whatever way you like. Then, as you start organizing your ideas more, bring in frames to focus attention and organize the content. This process of organizing and framing is the basic way to create presentations using Prezi.

When you feel comfortable with that, bring frames to their full potential by using them to reveal information, zoom in closer on details, and more. 

Consider what information your audience should have and when for the biggest impact and best-looking presentation. 

 

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