Use Prezi Offline without Internet Access
Prezi Classic and Prezi Next are Cloud-based applications. They rely on a stable Internet connection for viewing and editing a presentation. So what happens if you’re not connected to the Internet and you need to use Prezi offline? Are you out of luck? Fortunately, no. There are a few options for using Prezi offline.
How to Use Prezi When You’re on the Road
You need to sign up for an account if you want to use Prezi. Most people sign up for the free account, called Basic until they get a handle on it and decide which Prezi subscription level is best for them. Speakers and Sales professionals often use Prezi on the road. They never know for sure if they’ll have an Internet connection. They might need to present their prezi offline. For these users, I recommend either the Prezi Plus or Prezi Premium account. If they use Prezi Classic, they’ll also need the Prezi Classic Pro account. These subscription levels will allow you to download a desktop version of Prezi that you can edit your prezi offline.
Prezi for Windows and Prezi for Mac gives you local access to your Prezi account. Instead of opening your browser and going to Prezi.com, you run Prezi offline on your desktop or laptop. This lets you present and edits your prezis offline anytime, anywhere. If you need to make a quick change to your presentation, you can fire up your laptop and edit it even if you’re not online. The next time you connect to the Internet, your offline prezis will sync with your online account.
The higher subscription levels include advanced presenter tools like pdf handouts and portable prezis. Prezi Next desktop app has a presenter view that lets you view your notes, a timer, the current audience view, and the upcoming view for when you are projecting your presentation – even when you’re using Prezi offline.
How to Share an Offline Prezi
If you just want to view your presentation and don’t need to edit the prezi offline, you have another option. You can download a portable prezi. A portable prezi is an executable file that includes all the programming to display your presentation. You can store this portable version of your prezi on a flash drive. This way, you can take your prezi with you even when you don’t have a laptop. A portable prezi is especially useful for conferences where you have to someone else’s computer. When it’s your turn to present, all you need to do is pull your offline prezi out of your pocket and plug it into the presenting computer. This offline prezi will run on either Mac or PC. So whatever equipment you’re given, you can use your flash drive with complete confidence that your prezi will work.
An Economical Option for Viewing a Prezi Offline
If you don’t want to shell out the cost of a year-long Prezi subscription, you can still view your prezi offline. Instead of using Prezi to show your presentation, you can play a video of it. Without a doubt, this is a lifesaver for cash-strapped start-ups and dirt-poor students. You don’t have control over the pace or navigation, but it is a cheaper option for showing your prezis offline.
A Prezi video has other advantages as well. You can’t upload a prezi to YouTube or Slideshare, but you can upload a video it. A Prezi video is also a great way to share your presentation on social media or your blog. Chances are, visitors to your website probably don’t know how to load or navigate a prezi. Instead of embedding an offline prezi, embed a video or stream it from YouTube or Vimeo.
How to Make a Video of your Prezi
There are many tools you can use to create a video of your presentation. Most are very easy to use. Some of them are free. With Screencast-o-matic you can record your prezi for free and even add a soundtrack. The free version is limited to 15 minutes of video and has a watermark logo at the bottom of your video. It’s available for both Mac and Windows. QuickTime is another option. Plus, most people have the Quicktime app on their desktop. Open QuickTime and go to the File menu. Choose New Screen Recording and click Record. I recommend that you record your prezi in full-screen mode for the best resolution. Use your cursor keys instead of the mouse to navigate straight through the prezi. This will make the mouse pointer disappear from the video.
Hire a Service to Make a Video of Your Prezi
To make a video of your presentation, you’ll need to learn to use a screencasting tool. If you want something a little fancier, you’ll need video editor like Camtasia. Save yourself the time and hassle of creating the video yourself. For a modest fee, TeachMePrezi will Turn Your Prezi Into a Video. We can even add an intro and some background music if you’d like. The video will be rendered in high-definition MP4 format, optimized for embedding into your website.