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How to Make Prezi Templates with Prezi Reusables Option

In Prezi there is a concept of reusable Prezi presentation that let you share your ideas with the Prezi community. If you are familiar with Microsoft PowerPoint you may find this very close to the idea of PowerPoint templates. Making an analogy, in Prezi universe designs that you can share with other people are known as “Reusables” Prezis.

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Making your Prezis reusable let other users to open the presentation and make a copy in order to reuse your design and data elements. Once a copy is made, the new presentation owner can edit the content without affecting your original Prezi design. Actually it works as a Prezi template.

PowerPoint Templates = Prezi Reusables

Sharing the Prezi designs and making Prezis ready for reuse helps others get started with Prezi and share your ideas and creativity with the Prezi community. This way you can share Prezi assets, animations, sound effect and design elements that you added previously to a Prezi presentation. Your original prezi will always remain untouched but if it is marked as Reusable then other users can make copies of it and adapt the copied presentation with their own content.

To make a Prezi presentation ready for reuse you need to:

  1. Login to Prezi and go to Prezi Library
  2. Click in the Prezi presentation that you want to make reusable or distribute as a Prezi template.
  3. Click the Share button below the Prezi viewer.
  4. Click the checkbox “Allow public reuse and help spread ideas”.

This checkbox let you make reusable Prezis in a way that other users can view it and make copies and use it as a separate Prezi.

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Best Prezi Presentations of 2014

Starting a new year, Prezi released the list of best presentations during 2014.

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Prezi unveiled the winners of the First Annual Prezi Awards 2014 introducing the best Prezi presentations (prezis) of the year. There were lot of nominated Prezis throughout different contest categories including: business Prezi presentations, educational Prezis or even Prezis with outstanding designs and animations.

To get the winners, Prezi used lot of data including user’s votes for favorites Prezis.

As they said, picking just one winner in each category was a difficult job because there were lot of terrific Prezis from which to choose.  The global Prezi community did a great work preparing lot of presentations during the year and it is a good starting point for the Prezi Movement in 2015.

The Overall Prezi Winner

Agrimore Prezi was nominated as the best overall Prezi design.

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It combines a nice canvas view containing an Earth illustration and Prezi transitions focusing on each content of interest (specific cities, a global view, etc.).

AgriMore is a new way of thinking connecting producers directly to their buyers and skipping the middleman. The author of this Prezi had a difficult job: sharpen the company story and their visual identity.

This Prezi has stunning graphics and a great overview but also a helpful voiceover. The authors did a great job using the voiceover feature in Prezi to add voice to the presentations.

Here you can see a live preview of this Prezi presentation.

Business Prezis

There were winners in other categories like Business Prezis. The Winner was Measurabl Investor Pitch by Evan Rosner of Prezi Jedi.

This Prezi pitch presentation knocks it out of the park with a clear structure that outlines all of the main topics and guides viewers through the presentation. It uses a proper and effective Prezi structure to present data.

Check out the best Prezi templates here: http://blog.prezi.com/latest/2015/1/5/the-best-prezis-of-2014

How To Save a Prezi Presentation as a Template

Until now Prezi templates were not so popular such as templates commonly used by Microsoft in Microsoft Office programs (like PowerPoint templates in Microsoft PowerPoint). However, using the Prezi Desktop tool for Windows and saving your presentations as .pez you can create Prezi presentations that can be easily distributed and customizable by other people, or what we call: Prezi templates.

Here we will show you how to save a Prezi presentation as an editable template.

First of all, you’d need to download and install Prezi Desktop for Windows. Then, open the Prezi editor and start editing your presentation.

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Make sure to add text and image placeholders and when you are done, save the presentation by clicking File -> Save As and then enter a name. As soon as you click Save button in the Save dialog box, the Prezi presentation design will be saved as a .pez file.

Now you can distribute the .pez file and work on it as it is a template.

How To Install Prezi Desktop for Windows

If you want to take advantage of most of Prezi features after upgrading your Prezi account then installing  Prezi Desktop for Windows is something you can’t avoid to do.

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In this article we will follow the steps required to install Prezi Desktop for Windows.

Learn How To Install Prezi Desktop on Windows

1. Go to Prezi download website ( http://prezi.com/windows/ ) and click the download button.

2. Run the installer and follow the steps. In a typical installation, you need to click

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Here you’d need to click Next a few times. On each screen you’ll need to read the instructions and approve the terms of use.

3. Finally, click Finish button to finish the installation.

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4. Now, go to Start menu and then look for Prezi Desktop. The new program should appear in your computer. Run it and now you’d need to login using your Prezi credentials.

  • If you don’t have a Prezi account, you can create a free Prezi account online.
  • If you already have a Prezi account, just enter the credentials (username and password). These credentials will be used to sign in to Prezi using the Prezi Desktop tool.

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5. If it is the first time you use Prezi then a 30 days trial can be activated for free. Click Activate button and then in the next screen click Continue with trial button.

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Lastly, the Prezi Desktop editor should appear guiding you how to get started. You can learn how to use the  Prezi editor in Microsoft Windows. If you are already familiar with the ZUI then you can move forward very quickly or just click Start editing button to create your first presentation using Prezi Desktop for Windows.

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Conclusion

Installing Prezi Desktop is very easy. Just need to download the installer from Prezi website, then run the installer and follow the steps. Finally, sign in to Prezi using the login window or create a new account. When you confirm, the editor will appear. Next time you run prezi you can be automatically signed so you don’t need to enter your credentials every time.

By using the desktop version of Prezi you can create and edit your Prezi presentations offline or create Prezi templates that can be saved as .pez file format.