Italics?

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Prezi is great, works well, fits my business model (mostly), and I use it almost daily.

Thought: How difficult would it be to allow for italics in print? I'm not talking about selecting alternate fonts, just being able to use an italic version of the current fonts.
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Hey, thanks for the suggestion. Thank you for your suggestion. While we can not promise anything specific, we regularly consider ideas, input from users.
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1547di

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2 years passed ! So ?
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jmuir2009

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Agreed this is a basic text editing feature

I tried adding html tags but that does not work either...
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Richard

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There's a new Prezi! And yet somehow, there's STILL no italics. Seriously? If you could just explain why it's so difficult to include, I'll leave it alone, but wow, am I ever getting tired of inserting images of whatever text I need to include bits of italics....
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I agree with Richard. Please, do explain why it is so difficult. I is really strange that Prezi misses a feature provided even the most basic editor and presentation programme.
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The Prezi team has clearly succumbed to the "We know how your supposed to use this, and what you want to do is just stupid" syndrome. Once that happens to software, it's usually done. Move along to something else.
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I'm not moving along, because Prezi is SUCH a valuable alternative to slide-based presentation tools. But I'm also not going to leave well enough alone, when this one little fix would make it the PERFECT TOOL FOR ACADEMICS.
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I pray for it! Please implement these features!
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I make a lot of presentations that include statistics, and it is impossible to do this without using italics. There must be millions of people in education, both students and educators who need italics, and I'm sure a few million more people being able to use your product would be good on every level. Talk to your marketing people, if they are interested in becoming big in education, introduce italics!!!!
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i agree. i am in the same position. i use medical terminology in my prezi's and it is standard practice to italicize Latin binomials
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I also think italics and underline need to be introduced to prezi
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hey great idea,
has anything happened in 9 mts. obviously not. would love this function as well. somebody should buy and company and transform it into something huge.
we keep hoping.
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I agree! Italics/Bold/Underline are all common functionalities of presentation software and would love to see something similar in Prezi.

As a less-than-optimal substitution - consider typing the text you desire in Microsoft Word (or other word processing software) and format it the way you want it to appear. Then use the Print Screen function to create an "image" of the text that you can add to Prezi.
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I've been doing this to insert word art. I was getting sick of the same old 3 fonts available to me...
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Clearly, such a text image could work for a single vital instance of needing inline italics, but if it's a mere image then you lose all of Prezi's ability to work with text scaling. Worse, even a minor edit will send you through a six-step process of re-creating and re-importing the graphic.
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As I originally said... "less than optimal"..... never claimed it was a fix-all option.
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We just hope they consider this SOON.... since even HTML has italics/bold/underline I really do not see the reason behind not enabling it.
May be if the creators/programmers explain this the whole community can pitch in to make this a very useful educational platform.

BTW, my 6th grade daughter was excited about it when it was shown in her school, but when she saw she could not italize... the interest when down exponentially
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I often need to create presentations for science topics, specially microbiology and italics are a must. I can't show scientific names without being in italic format!

That aspect alone is enough to make me choose other software most of the time. :(
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great. I just spent two hours learning how to use this new cool way of presenting a topic for my microbiology class, carefully thinking about how to organize my ideas in this web concept, and cannot italicize species names. This basic function is NECESSARY, and I guess I need to go back to powerpoint. awesome.
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We need underlining, more fonts, italics, preciser text formatting and underlining. WE NEED IT! We also want a way to make transparant backgrounds for images!
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Amr,

There are some italic fonts available (have you tried all of those present in the themes?).
With regard to transparent backgrounds for images: if you use e.g. the png file format; this supports transparancy.

Kind regards,

Roel
(Fellow user, not affiliated with the prezi team).
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Amr Hany

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Roel,

Thanks for the Tip about transperancy! It works great!
Thanks a million!

Amr
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Yeah, if you can't italicize text, that means that Prezi does not work with a lot of academic conventions, which means there is almost no point in teaching it to students or having academic use it in their presentations. I was hoping to use this professionally, but it looks like I can't if I can't italicize.
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It's been a year since relliott's comment was posted and still no italics allowed. I'm a biologist and use scientific names on my presentations all the time. Prezi must allow or italics.
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Still no reply from Prezi on adding italics/bold/underlining to text?! Really?
Have there been ANY improvement to Prezi in the last year?
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Hi,

I study biology and used Prezi for the first time. It's simply amazing, but seriously:

You add cool new zoom and image cropping features and blinks - and still no italics?
I'm a ecologist and I have to use scientific species names all the time. It's no good solution having to use the alternate font for that.

Still no progress on this topic?

Regards
Flo
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For sure. I'm a film and television student and I'm constantly referencing titles of films, television shows, journal articles, plays and books. I need italics to properly reference all of those things. It seems foolish that bold, italics and underline wouldn't be included in a basic text editor. I have to echo the sentiment that it's ridiculous to spend time developing things like grouping by frame and panning and zooming when your basic text entry isn't fully functional. What are you thinking?
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I have used images created as printscreens of Word to show italics. It works for the viewers. Obviously is not a solution, but's a good way to get this thing going.
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Like David, I would be happy doing an occasional image of text, in a pinch... but only IF there were some evidence that Prezi's team were working on standard inline text formatting. Otherwise, I'm investing in a dead-end platform for academic work.
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@davidagnino,

Try drawSWF, better fonts (vector!) then word, and very flexible. See http://prezi.com/piak5pbomlxz/many-di... for an example.

Kind regards,

Roel
(Fellow user, not affiliated with the prezi team).
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Another vote for italics! I just found this cool tool and want to use it when I book talk to middle grades, but I need to be able to italicize book titles. Do you have any idea how many school teachers and librarians you could get on board if you had more fonts?
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I think I am done with prezi....

It is maddening that you do not have basic italics/bold/underline functionality, even after a year of people begging for it. As is, I have to either crop an image of text and insert it as a picture, waaaaaaay to much work just to add a scientific name of something.

It's a shame too, I really liked everything else.

Back to powerpoint I suppose...
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At least you can use a different color in place of italics. But I think the larger problem is the limited font selection. None of them have italics /bold. I wonder if this is just a reluctance to pay for fonts.
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John

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Come to think of it, if they can do color attributes, they should be able to do any kind of attributes. So I suspect the problem is that they don't have the fonts.
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I, too, am no longer able to use Prezi because of the lack of italics. I wanted to use it last month at a national presentation but didn't want to have to explain why things did not look like they should. Someone actually did use Prezi and had to explain why things would not be following protocol. I don't think most will want to take time to explain why they cannot produce presentations following expected formats.
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I am an academic.

Not being able to use italics OR bold is ridiculous a huge problem. How can this possibly be that hard to fix!!!

I can't believe I paid for a "Pro" package. I was just about to recommend Prezi to all my colleagues, but now I certainly will not.

This lack of VERY SIMPLE functionality that I assumed Prezi had makes it almost unusable for me.
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+1
Italics is the most important, but presumably style is a kind of modular capacity that will bring bold and underline as well.

Note: attribute must be applicable at the character (or word) level.
Otherwise, we can't include emphasize properly, nor use Latin terms per se , nor have a proper citation list juxtaposing Author Name, Title information.
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agree... client requesting italics after I spent around 80 hours producing a prezi for him. is it all out the window? maybe.

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