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Adding and editing text

Text is an important way to display your ideas to your audience and highlight the important points of your presentation. While you may need to include an explanation, it’s best to keep your text short and succinct so your main ideas are clearly visible.

Prezi Next templates come preset with font families and colors for each theme to give a uniform look and feel.

Adding text

Since templates come with text boxes ready for you to edit, adding text is simple. Just click on a text box and start typing.

If you need to add more text boxes, click Insert > T+ in the context toolbar. A text box will appear on your canvas. Just click in the box and start typing.


Adding text to your topics and subtopics

To add text to a topic or subtopic cover, simply click and drag a textbox into the cover area. From there, you can resize and edit the text box as needed.

For more information on editing topic and subtopic covers, check out this article.

Editing text

You can edit a text’s font, size, style, color, and alignment using the context toolbar. Simply click on the text to bring up editing options in the context toolbar. From here you can edit and customize your text.

Changing the font

You can change the font using the preset Title, Subtitle, and Body fonts or by manually choosing a font. Please note that only one font can be used per text box.

To change text size, click on its box to select it then drag a corner to enlarge or reduce it. You can also change text size using the A- and A+ buttons in the context toolbar. 

Formatting text

Click the B to make your text bold and the I to make your text italicized

From the context toolbar, you can also add bullets to your text, align text, and change indentation.

Adjusting text color

Click the text color icon to open the color palette. Then choose from a variety of preset colors, or add a custom color by using its hexadecimal code or color picker. You can also add a background color to your text. 


To underline text

Simply click on the arrow icon in the top toolbar to add a line. Then drag the line under the text. You can adjust the thickness of the line using the line editing tools in the context toolbar.

To rotate

Click on the text box to select it. Then hold down the ALTGr key (right ALT+CTRL) in Windows, or CMD for Mac, and drag one of the corners of the box up or down to turn it. 

To delete a text box

To remove a text box from your canvas, click on it and press DELETE or BACKSPACE on your keyboard.

To find and replace text

To find and replace text in any part of your presentation, use the CTRL+F keyboard shortcut on Windows and CMD+F on Mac, then search for a textual element in the sidebar and if necessary, replace it one by one or collectively.


Creating text presets in the “Colors” sidebar

When editing or creating a color scheme, you can also set a default text color and apply other font settings throughout the whole presentation.*

*Paid feature: Creating a custom color scheme is available for users with a Plus or higher Prezi Next plan. Luckily it’s a breeze to upgrade your license and get access to this and all the other great features our Prezi plans have to offer.

  1. Click the Style button at the top of your screen, then click on the three dots (...) next to Colors to open the “Colors” sidebar.

  2. Click on Create new or hover over the palette that you like (you can find the default template palette at the bottom of the sidebar), and then click on the pencil icon in the top left corner of the palette.

  3. If you scroll down to the bottom of the sidebar, you can select a preset title, subtitle and body font and make these different text types bold, italic or add a highlight to them.


Editing shortcuts

These keyboard shortcuts may help while editing your text in Prezi Next.

  • CTRL/CMD+A: select all
  • CTRL/CMD+C: copy
  • CTRL/CMD+X: cut
  • CTRL/CMD+V: paste
  • CTRL/CMD+Z: undo
  • CTRL/CMD+Y: redo
  • CTRL/ALT+BACKSPACE: delete text word by word
  • SHIFT+click: select multiple objects
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