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Adding and editing text in Prezi Present

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 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 > T+ in the context toolbar. A text box will appear on your canvas. Just click in the box and start typing.

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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. 

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Highlighting text and adding rounded corners to your text background

Click the Background color icon next to the Text color icon and pick a highlight color for your text box. You can also change the opacity of the background for a more nuanced, transparent look and adjust the border radius for rounded corners.

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Underlining 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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