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Download a portable prezi

David Hooker
posted this on November 18, 2012, 12:16

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What is a Portable Prezi?


A Portable Prezi is an exported or downloaded version of your prezi, which works without Internet access or a Prezi account.

You can use it to present in situations where you don't have access to the Internet, or to send to conference organizers before you present. It contains a non-editable version of your prezi, as well as software that will play your prezi on both Windows and Mac PCs.

A portable prezi is entirely self-contained and requires no installation, at the same time it doesn't install anything onto your computer and so you don't have to worry about security. 

Check out this video to learn how you can download a portable prezi:


When you download a Portable prezi, you can:

  1. Present without an internet connection on a Mac or PC.
  2. Burn your prezi onto a CD or DVD.
  3. Distribute your prezi to people so that they can view it but not alter it.

Please note that a portable prezi cannot be edited. If you need to make changes, edit your prezi on or with Prezi for Windows/Mac, and download/export again.

Note: Embedded YouTube videos can only be played when you have an active Internet connection.

Note: A portable prezi is different from a PEZ file created by Prezi for Windows / Mac.

Note: The minimum required version of OSX for Mac users wanting to open a portable prezi is 10.6. For Windows users, the minimum requirement is Windows XP. 


How to create a Portable Prezi:

  • Go to your Prezi library
  • Click on the prezi you want to make into a portable prezi.
  • Select 'Download' from the choices along the bottom of the screen.


  • Choose the presenting tab and then click on 'Download'.


  • Then, depending on the speed of your computer and Internet connection, you will have  to wait a few moments.


  • You will then get a message confirming that your prezi is about to download to your computer. If this doesn't happen, you can click the 'restart the download' link. 


  • Your portable prezi will be saved in a zip file onto your hard drive. Windows users please note that if you save a portable prezi and the filename is too long, it may not open. This is due to the way Windows works and is not due to your portable Prezi. Please be mindful when saving a portable prezi, we advise that you don't use a long filename or save in a location which involves a lot of subfolders (as these increase the length of the filename). If you see an error message saying "path too long" or similar, then try saving your portable prezi again with a shorter filename.
  • Unzip, and start Prezi.exe (PC) or the Prezi file (Mac) to load your portable Prezi.
  • Similarly, you can attach the zip file to an email and send it wherever you want it to go. 
  • Make sure not to remove any files from the zip folder as this will most likely result in the portable prezi not working correctly. 


Alternatively, you can download a portable version of your prezi directly from within the editor. 

  • Click on the 'Share' button from the top menu.
  • Select 'download as a portable prezi'. 


  • Follow the steps above. 

Using Prezi for Windows and Mac:

  • Find the prezi you wish to save as a portable prezi.
  • Click on the options menu in the top-right corner of the thumbnail and then 'Export portable'.


  • Give your portable prezi file a name and chose the location you want to save it. 
  • Just as with downloading from, you will now have a zip file that you can unzip and use (start Prezi.exe (PC) or the Prezi file (Mac) to load your Portable Prezi) or send out as you wish.



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