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Prezi Notes for PowerPoint Users 01: Change Fonts

Tuesday, August 05, 2014
posted by Geetesh on 9:00 AM IST



OK, for all of you (and me too!) PowerPoint users, Prezi is not so easy to understand. That's not because Prezi is a difficult tool to use -- rather that's because we all have been so used to doing tasks in a certain way and expect the same workflows in Prezi, and that does not always happen! Clearly some unlearning is required.

The one task that had me stumped initially was trying to change the font (yes, typeface for the purists) within one of the text placeholders. That's a simple task in PowerPoint -- you can select any text you want, and change the font to anything you want. In fact, you can take a seven character word like "seasons", and have a separate font for each character! OK -- don't do that unless you have a compelling reason to do so -- but looks like that's not doable in Prezi?

OK, at least it appears that it is not possible to add a non-Theme font in Prezi. If you have found a workaround, please do add a comment on this post.
So as of now, looks like there's no way to even use a different font for an entire text placeholder. There are three font choices for any text you create:

  1. Title
  2. Subtitle
  3. Body

Figure 1, below shows Prezi's font choices toolbar.


Figure 1: Prezi's font choices

Each of these choices (styles) has a font allotted to itself. And all these three choices are part of a Prezi theme. Now Prezi themes are similar to PowerPoint themes that also have font choices set up. Unlike Prezi, PowerPoint has two font choices within the theme:

  1. Headings (equivalent to Prezi's Title)
  2. Body (same as Prezi)

Figure 2, below shows PowerPoint's Font gallery.


Figure 2: PowerPoint's font choices

Now beyond these similarities, there's a difference. While PowerPoint does recommend that you use theme fonts, it does not prevent you from using any other font. That definitely is a plus factor. But Prezi's approach of not allowing a non-theme font assures that your text looks consistent -- and that's a plus too for some folks.

For those of you who are ready to change themes to add another font in your Prezi, this video might help:

This same video can be found with instructions on this page: Changing fonts in Prezi

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Thank you! Very useful and very clearly exposed. Maria from Uruguay

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