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Editing your Prezi Classic presentation in Prezi Present

The Prezi Classic editor is gone due to the discontinuation of Adobe's Flash technology but don't worry! We've brought over the best features of Prezi Classic to the HTML5-based Prezi Next and created Prezi Present, our new presentation tool that allows you to view, present and edit your Classic presentations in the future as well.

When you convert your Classic presentation, Prezi automatically creates a Prezi Present copy, which will look exactly the same with the added bonus of several new features that you didn’t have before. Keep your best content on hand and give your old presentations a new life in Prezi Present!

Zoom areas

Find the presentation you'd like to edit and open it for editing by clicking the pencil icon in the presentation thumbnail. You'll see your presentation load in the Prezi Present editor with all the content and animations added to the canvas.

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Your frames are converted to what we call zoom areas which are containers for the objects that you can zoom to as a presentation step.

The default presentation structure of Prezi Present presentations is built on topics and subtopics (which are also frames but their content is only revealed when you zoom into them, creating a multi-layered presentation structure) but you will see Zoom area as a default unit when converting a Classic presentation as it is the equivalent of a frame that you're used to in Prezi Classic. 

You can add a new zoom area simply by clicking the Zoom area button in the left sidebar and dragging it on the objects you'd like to include in the given frame. You can also resize or rotate zoom areas by selecting them and then holding down the left ALT+CTRL in Windows, or CMD for Mac, and dragging one corner of the box up or down to turn it. 

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Adding and removing content

You can add or remove any object from the canvas. Click Insert in the top toolbar and select the type of content you'd like to add to your presentation, including text, image, PDF file, video, icon etc.

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To remove an object, select it on the canvas, then press BACKSPACE/DELETE on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can also right-click (CTRL/CMD+click) and select “delete” from the context menu.

Customizing

You can also customize your background or update the text style or the color scheme of the presentation from the Style menu in the top toolbar. 

Please note: Converted Classic presentations do not include topics by default, therefore updating the topic shapes is only possible if you also add one or more topics/subtopics next to your zoom areas.

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Animations

Apart from zoom areas, you can also fade in and fade out or zoom to objects on the canvas and you also have the option to add a 'zoom out to overview' step after any frame of the presentation.

Select the object you'd like to animate on the canvas, then click Insert > Animation in the top toolbar and choose the animation from the right sidebar. Alternatively, you can also open the Animation sidebar by clicking the animation icon in the context toolbar after selecting the object or right clicking or Cmd/Ctrl+clicking on the object and selecting Add animation from the context menu. 

Since these two animations are integral part of your presentation path, you can add your zoom areas directly from the topic sidebar too, in addition to zoom out to overview animations that you can add by clicking the arrow next to the Zoom area button and selecting it from the list.

All your animations, including fade in, fade out and zoom to animations will be displayed in your presentation path in the left sidebar. Drag it in the sidebar to determine its place when it will be played in the presentation path. 

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Path settings

You can reorder the steps by dragging the frames in the left sidebar, just as in Classic. You can also set a custom starting point if you'd like to include a big reveal and start the presentation zoomed on a frame, and only then reveal the overview. Click the three dots on the frame's thumbnail and choose Set custom starting point. Then, click the arrow next to the Topic button and add a Zoom out to overview animation after the starting frame. 

When you're done editing your presentation, click the blue Present button to switch to present mode or click Share in the top toolbar and choose one of the several sharing options such as creating a view link, inviting collaborators, using Live Prezi or turning your presentation into a video

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