The Prezi Glossary defines some of the terms that are unique to Prezi as well as many of the terms that you might encounter when putting a prezi together. There are links within this page that will open up a new manual page related to a specific feature as well as jump links that will take you to other definitions on this page.
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The people lucky enough to see you presenting your latest awesomeprezi.
A visual representation of you. In Prezi these are the cute little icons that whiz around your canvas when several people are working in the same prezi.
Like, the best adjective ever. Awesome.
The picture behind everything else. With Prezi these come in both normal and 3D versions.
The information that we need to take money from you. We need this money in order to continue giving you the awesomeness that is Prezi.
The collection of skin, bones, muscles, and other organic tissue used to store your brain and other vital organs. It's also the name that Prezi gives to one of the font selections that you can set in the Theme Wizard.
The online place where all of the things you upload are stored. Prezi is a cloud-based service, which means you can access it from any computer or device with an Internet connection. As more and more stuff is put in the cloud, it becomes heavier and darker. However, experts are unconcerned as to what will happen when the cloud bursts and it starts to rain.
Duplicate, clone. To make a separate but identical version of something.
Cascading Style Sheets. Editing the CSS code can help you to refine the style of your prezi.
Used for editing the CSS. Access this from the Theme Wizard.
Erase. Remove. Eliminate. If you delete a prezi, it will never come back. If you delete a Prezi account, all the prezis within that account will never ever come back, but why would you want to do that? Deleting an account is not the same as cancelling your subscription.
Not the same.
The opposite of upload. To take something from the Internet and put onto your computer or mobile device.
The Prezi Editor has two modes. Edit Mode is the one to use for editing of all your content. You know you're in Edit Mode when you see gridlines across your canvas and a big blue 'Present' button in the top-left corner of your screen.
The Editor / The Prezi Editor
The Prezi editing interface as it appears on your screen.
A special discounted license granted to anyone with a valid and active educational e-mail address. There are two kinds of EDU licenses -- EDU Enjoy and EDU Pro.
The middle child of prezi licenses. It comes with more space than an Public license, and full support too.
Get out of here.
It's this thing that's kind of like MySpace.
A feature that magically makes your content appear from out of nowhere.
Frames are a key part of the Prezi experience. You can use them as placeholders for your content as well as points along your prezi's path. They come in four varities: Bracket, Rectangle, Circle, and Invisible.
The typeface for your text. You can change your font choices in Prezi using the Theme Wizard.
Using the whole of your screen. Great for making your awesome prezi viewable to everyone in your audience.
To put content together into a group.Group License
To think something is at least on the way to being awesome. You can tell everyone of your Facebook friends that you like a prezi simply by clicking on the 'Like' button that appears on the landing page.
To move your prezi canvas left, right, up, down. Basically any direction except for zoomingin and out.
The route you and your audience take as you travel through the ideas in your prezi.
The points on your path -- some people may (incorrectly) refer to these as "slides."
A prezi that has been magically compressed into a standalone file that can be presented anywhere without the need of an Internet connection.
A software tool used for presentations. Some people use this.
A feature within the Prezi editor that can bring the content of your PowerPoint file onto a prezi canvas.
PowerPoint Import Wizard
The tool that helps you turn your PowerPoint files into prezis. In short, it prezifies your slides.
The Prezi Editor comes in two modes. Present Mode is the one to use for showing off your prezi to others. You'll know you're in Present Mode when you can't see any gridlines on your canvas and there's no top menu on your screen.
Present Online Link
This is a button that can be found on the landing page. Clicking it will give you a link that you can send to people. If these people open that link, they'll be able to see you present your prezi from anywhere in the world.
A zooming, panning, whole new way of communicating.
An individual example of the zooming, panning, whole new way of communicating.
Prezi's (unpaid) representatives at a school, college, or university. If you're interested in becoming one of these awesome people, you can read about how to realize that dream, here.
The clean, white, 3D space just waiting for your awesome ideas.
The old name for the offline version of the Prezi editor that is available to Pro license holders. It's now called Prezi for Windows / Mac It means you can make prezis anywhere, even on a plane. Or a boat. It also works on trains. In fact pretty much every form of transportation that doesn't have wi-fi.
To sprinkle magic Prezi dust onto something and as a result make it more awesome.
A resume made using Prezi.
The current status of who can and can't see your prezi. Note: Only Enjoy, EDU Enjoy, Pro, and EDU Pro license holders can control who can and can't see their prezis. Public license holders share all of their prezis with the world. For more on the various levels of privacy within prezi, including reusable prezis, go ahead and click here.
The most basic and cost-efficent Prezi license type, which amazingly is available to anyone with an e-mail address. It's a cool license, but not as great as Enjoy or as awesome as Pro.
Prezi for Windows / Mac
The computer application version of the Prezi editor. Formerly 'Prezi Desktop' It's now called Prezi for Windows / Mac. It means you can make prezis anywhere, even on a plane. Or a boat. It also works on trains. In fact pretty much every form of transportation that doesn't have Wifi.
To use something once more. When you make your prezi reusable (see Privacy Status), you make it possible for other people to use your inspiring prezi content to help them convey their ideas. Doing this makes you awesome.
To turn something around its central axis.
To preserve or keep. With Prezi, to store the work you have done, so that you don't lose it.
To use together.
Something that doesn't need anything else.
The heading above a body of text that comes underneath a title. It's also the name that Prezi gives to one of the font selections that you can set in the Theme Wizard.
Help. In Prezi's case this means a feisty collection of dedicated individuals that make it their life goal to help you have the best possible Prezi experience.
The opposite of group. To take content that was grouped and give it freedom and independence.
To make better.
The opposite of download. To send something from your computer or mobile device to the Internet.
Uniform Resource Locator. Or "links" as most people refer to them. These lines of text take you directly to a website. Also referred to as website addresses. Prezi uses unique URLs to link you to individual prezis.
What you see on your screen at a specific moment.
Send these links to anyone you want to be able to view your prezi. Viewing is all they'll be able to do. They won't be able to edit your prezi, they'll need an Editing Link for that.
A little pop-up window that helps you control the options for a specific feature. Prezi has two wizards: The Theme Wizard and the PowerPoint import wizard. Note: While these wizards do help you to work magic, they're not actually mystical men with long beards and an English accent.
The page where all your prezis can be found. You can think of it as your library of zooming, panning, awesomeness.