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Editing content with the Transformation Tool

David Hooker
posted this on December 15, 2012 18:15

Just a moment...

Manipulating content with Prezi is done using a simple set of controls that we like to call the Transformation Tool. 

For those that have been using Prezi for sometime, the Transformation Tool has replaced the Transformation Zebra as the editor for all of your content. 

Watch this tutorial to learn how you can edit your content with the Transformation Tool.

Using the transformation tool:

Click on any object on your prezi canvas to bring up the Transformation Tool.

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Using the Transformation Tool to edit frames:

Click on a frame to bring up the Trans and all of the editing options for that frame

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Using the Transformation Tool to edit text boxes:

Click on any text on your prezi canvas to bring up the Transformation Tool and all the editing options for that text box.

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Rotation

To rotate any object on your prezi canvas, simply click on it to bring up the Transformation Tool and then hover your mouse pointer over one of the four corners. You will see your pointer change to an arrow icon, if you move your mouse away from the object you have selected, you will see the straight arrow change to a curved one. This means you are ready to rotate your object. Click and drag when you see the curved arrow icon to rotate the object. 

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Cropping Images:

You can crop an image simply by clicking on it and selecting 'Crop Image'. 

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This will bring up the image cropping tool. From here you can drag anyone of the four corners to crop your image. When you are happy click away from the image and you will see the changes take effect. 

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Layering objects:

You can access even more options for positioning and editing your content (including layering objects) by right-clicking on any object in your prezi.

The Right-click Menu (Ctrl+click on Macs with default setup):

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  • Bring Forward: bring the selected object one step forward. The object that your selected object will swap places with will fade so that you can see what effect moving your object forward will have.
  • Bring to Front: bring the selected object to the front. All objects that the your selected object will swap places with will fade.
  • Send Backward: send the selected object one step backward. The object that your selected object will swap places with will fade.
  • Send to Back: send the selected object to the back of your prezi behind all other objects.   
  • Turn spell-checker off: Disables the spell-check function.
  • Start presentation: Enters presentation mode.
  • Cut: the selected object will be removed and placed on to your computer's clipboard. You can achieve the same result using the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+x or Cmd+x on Macs.
  • Copy: the selected object will be copied to your computer's clipboard. You can achieve the same result using the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+c or Cmd+c on Macs.
  • Paste: pastes copied or cut selections from your computer's clipboard into your prezi. You can achieve the same result using the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+v or Cmd+v on Macs.
  • Delete: Deletes the selected object. Deletion of an object in Prezi can be undone by hitting the 'undo' button located in the top left menu or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+z or Cmd+z on Macs.