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Huh, I came to the opposite conclusion - You have to pick a theme first, then build your Prezi. I was almost complete with my first Prezi, then tried changing "themes" - As a result all my images, etc moved around a little and nothing lined up correctly. I had to "undo" it. So I concluded to pick a theme first, then build the Prezi. Search "Systematic Innovation 2011" (on YouTube) to se my first attempt at a Prezi. I was very happy with how it turned out even with all the limitations in Prezi.
I may be missing something or misunderstood the question but isn't this covered in the online and PDF manual - under CSS editor.
I've used the method described there to edit themes to display our corporate typefaces (and the manual theme editor to set corporate colours). The explanations are not exactly 'user friendly' but I managed to work it out fairly quickly - even after using Prezi for only a few hours. Essentially you just replace the font name in the relavant line of code with the one you want to use - as long as it's available, of course!
Three fonts/weights/colour combinations is maybe still a bit restrictive but, hey, it wouldn't be the first time that design had to be kept simple - and this is a presentation tool after all and still way ahead of PowerPoint, IMHO.
From the online manual . . .
Create a new prezi or open an existing one
Hit the keyboard shortcut ctrl+shitf+c (same on Mac computers; If the shortcut doesn't work (e.g: from IE8 on Windows 7) you can reach the CSS editor from the Theme Wizard under Colors & Fonts)
A CSS editor window will pop up. You can customize the theme by rewriting the code. Your changes will be visible on the prezi editor screen when you click Apply.
That would be good.
The only problem I had was that Arial, for some reason, wouldn't work when typed in with an upper-case A, though Georgia did, and both have upper-case initial letters in my font library. Can't explain that.
I haven't experimented much more as I achieved what I wanted to at the time.
I wonder what do you prezi developers thought when you came about this 3 styles solution...
Come on guys that's a presentation software!! PowerPoint 1.0 already let you change font-styles and colors, why do you with such a great idea and potential don ́t ? You are commiting a business suicide here! The designers community are really orfan of a great presentation software, and Prezi ́s first impressions on pretty everyone is that this may me the software that we were expecting... until we see "three pre-determined and unchangeble font-styles..."
Please, save us, and yourselves.
As far as I can tell, if you have the typeface on your computer, you can use it. (The documentation isn't brilliant - in fact, it's rubbish - but it does cover doing this.)
I haven't tried it but I'm guessing that if a replacement typeface contains non-English characters, they can be displayed.
There is a lot of potential in this product, but how do you guys expect to sell pro licenses if you cannot use it in a professional environment?
I was especially disappointed with the reply from prezi, defending your decission instead of confirming the problem.
It has been said before, but i will repeat it again for the sake of Prezi, in a professional environment you NEED to use the fonts that are part of the corporate identity. Please recognize this very important aspect. I totally agree with Halian Vilela about prezi commiting suicide.......
Please see my earlier posts.
You CAN change typefaces!
It's not a simple 'click to change' operation but it's not exactly hard.
Having said that, I don't understand why it can't be made easier!
Maybe a Prezi person can explain!
I love the rest of Prezi, but can't create presentations if it's not possible to do it with my company fonts.
I can't believe that adding this feature is such a major difficulty, what are you guys working on to improve the software ? Because now I cannot think about any other "must have" feature that you must implement ?
So, are you looking to implement this in the near future ? (I mean, this year ?)
I'm afraid the only answer I can give right now is to keep an eye on our website, Twitter feed or Facebook page where new releases will be communicated.
Saw a few Prezi stories and purchased the full-on version because it didn't even occur to me that I couldn't add fonts of my choosing. Why should it? That ought to be table-stakes for a professional presentation app.
My stories have to support branding or establish a tone. Font selection is a careful choice. Now I see that this issue has been on the shelf for a year now!? Your work-around of formatting text in another app and snagging it as an image is really bush-league.
Your latest offical post which includes a finger-wagging and referrral to some policy letter shows finesse as well. I'll recind my purchase. This is still an experiment until you can cover the basics.
Prezi people - PLEASE explain why it hasn't been made a bit easier to do after all this time. Either it's a technical issue or it's politics or something but it would be nice to know.
I'm trying Prezi for my company.
Do Prezi know about corporate branding ?!
How can they hope and imagine that we will pay any bucks for a solution that doesn't allow us to use the font from our corporate branding ?!
Do they imagine for example Coca Cola written in Comic Sans MS ?!?!
I've seen that the feature is requested since a very long time... do they listen to their customers ?!
We're provided a bunch of cartoon typefaces that are childlike, really silly and unprofessional stuff. But if we want to use something professional (and common), like Garamond or Futura I need to make images?
Yet when Prezi adds more typefaces, it's more cartoon stuff.
Let us insert the fonts via CSS... for me that would be enough!
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