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Adding and editing text in Prezi Present

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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.

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Prezi Present 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 > Text 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.

Changing the text size

There are multiple ways to change the text size in your presentation.
You can click on the text box to select it, then drag a corner to enlarge or reduce it. You can also use the A- and A+ buttons in the context toolbar. Or, for better precision, you can also change the size of your text by setting a numeric value to it in the context toolbar.

If you select multiple text boxes by holding down the Shift button, you will be able to adjust their text sizes together.


You should know: The font size that you assign to your text is always in relation to the overview, topic, or zoom area your text box belongs to.


Other editing options

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 text style

You can change the text style using presets including Title, Subtitles, Normal text, and more from the left-most area of the context toolbar. You can also change the font manually by selecting a new one from the dropdown. Please note that only one font can be used per text box.

Formatting text

Click the B button to make your text bold, or the I button to italicize the text. 

You can also add bullets to your text, change the alignement, and choose indentation from the same area.

Adjusting text color

Click the Text color button 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 using the Fill color button. 003_adjusting_text_color.gif

Highlighting text and adding rounded corners to your text background

Click the Fill color button to pick a highlight color for your text box. From here, you can pick a new color, change the opacity of the background, and add a corner radius for rounded corners.


Underlining text

You can add a line to your text by clicking the Shape button on the top menu, then selecting Line. Drag the line you want under your text. You can adjust the line’s thickness and size using the context toolbar.

Rotating text

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. 

Deleting a text box

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

Finding and replacing 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.


Pro Tip: Want to learn how to easily align and organize your text? Check out this article.

Adding and using fonts from Google Fonts

When updating your text style, you have a vast amount of fonts to choose from besides the ones visible in the list available in the context toolbar. Click More fonts at the bottom of the dropdown list to browse the extended collection based on font type, script, or by name and tick the box next to its name to add it to your default font list. You can then go back to the dropdown list to select and use the font you just added from Google Fonts.



To remove a font from the list, simply untick the box next to its name and click the blue Update fonts button. It will no longer be available from the dropdown list but you can re-add it any time.

Creating text presets in the “Text” sidebar

You can apply different text style presets throughout your presentation to make your text outstanding and consistent. To learn more about this feature, please check this article.


Editing shortcuts

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

  • 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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