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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1547di

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C'mon guys we need BOLD Italics and underlined text . I'm able to do it here, but you don't have it as a feature!
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slagestee

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bold, italics and underlined would be SO helpful since Prezi's are used for both educational and professional purposes! Please make this an option!
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There are clearly a lot of people who find the lack of italics baffling - it must be one of the most basic things for any program involving text.

For anyone working in education or academia, this is a fatal stumbling block. I'm afraid prezi will never touch ppt in the education sector unless this is solved.
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+1 for this idea. It's incredibly annoying in academia not to be able to use bold, italics etc. . How can you adequately display citations without?
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um, italics are now available in some themes. take a better look. they DO NOT translate into old prezis... you have to start a new project
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springerspandrel

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Jesse, those theme-level italics apply to a whole text block at once, and hence can't serve to give the proper emphasis to a Book Title or other crucial word appearing within a paragraph.
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I'm doing my last prezi today. It's a great concept, but I need italics. The prezi team is always claiming they listen. They have so many people I can't believe they can't even get the most basic things done.

EPIC FAIL, PREZI TEAM.
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Um... read the post above... THERE ARE ITALICS NOW... duh!
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springerspandrel

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The theme-level italics (for a whole paragraph at once) don't meet the need here. (Meanwhile, please don't insult the people for whom this is a vital issue.)
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Which themes have italics? I can't find it. Do you merely mean that italics are one of the three choices for text styles? That's not at all the same thing.
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sure this is different. It is a work-around : changing fonts in the phrase to look as italics... still only 3 fonts. not the same.
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I can't believe it. This topic was posted 2 years ago!
Still no attempts to solve it.
Not even a reply by the Prezi team?!

I was promoting Prezi to a lot of people, but they are all fed up with this basic problem.

That's it, I'm done with Prezi and back to PowerPoint!
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when this was posted two years ago... there were no italics options... italics have been added since then. maybe not the way YOU WANT THEM Added, but they have been added none the less.
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That's like saying democracy has been added to a country where you still can't influence who makes law and policy, but you can at least vote for your favorite flavor of ice cream. (Not the democracy YOU wanted but...)
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when this was posted two years ago... there were no italics options... italics have been added since then. maybe not the way YOU WANT THEM Added, but they have been added none the less.
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It's not the way WE WANT THEM, it's the way THEY ARE NEEDED.
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@ Jesse: This is not about work-arounds. It's about adding a basic text-editing tool.

You have to be able to just make one single word italic without having to add another text-box and placing it in the space you had to leave blank...
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To clarify -- for people like Jesse Ali -- the need is for inline italics, which is important in any academic context (among others) not just for emphasis but also for distinguishing Phaedrus (the book) from Phaedrus (the character), etc. To create a separate text block with another block style, just to include an italicized word or phrase, is to set up a crazy amount of obsessive retouching to go along with every subsequent tweak (textwrap, size, position, color, rotation, spacing).
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I wish I understood why this is such a challenge to the developers. Surely the underlying flash has no difficulty with italics? And while we're at it, why is it so difficult to add SWF font files to the list of fonts?
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I'm in the same boat. I want inline italics too. you have missed my point entirely. my point is that they HAVE been answering requests. this thread was not made two years ago and ignored. I also want the same things as everyone else. I also have to make a seperate box for each word
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Glad for your reply, Jesse. I wouldn't count the adding of additional fonts (some of which may have an italic look) as "adding italics" to text -- given that this thread is full of reasons to have true italicization ("in line" while keeping font constant) as a feature. Nonetheless, the prezi team may have hastily thought that a mix of font options (which include leaning fonts) would do. I interpreted your post (and your earlier tone toward other posts) as a sign that you saw any further concern over true italicizing as a silly personal preference. Glad to hear it's not so.
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Looks like nothing new here...no italic fonts available as of 11/27/2012.
My only work around is to do the italic text in Illustrator and export as a swf. It works. It's a pain is the ass when you need to do a quick edit.

PLEASE GIVE US ITALIC FONTS FOR CHRISTMAS!!!

LK ALBEE
Chicago
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As I just paid my second $60 to Prezi (automatic withdrawal) I am frustrated for the lack of italics or any decent basic font features. Come on Prezi team. Seriously?!
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When I checked my mails this morning and stumbled over one particular mail witth the subject "A Sneak Peek at Prezi's Most Requested Feature Ever... Before the World Ends". I instantly thought: YEAH, NO WAY!! NO THEY DIDN'T!!! DID THEY...?!

And.... I was right - no, they didn't! This is ridiculous.
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maybe they just want to surprise us by adding italic without announcing ;-)
but then they would miss one of the most active threads...
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I want to add my voice to the chorus that we need italics. I am a geneticist, and we use italics to distinguish between proteins, genes, and mutant alleles. Neglecting the conventions of our field can be confusing to viewers, and it makes the presenter look unprofessional. Right now I am importing pictures of my italic words. Often colleagues approach me after my seminar presentations to find out how I made my 'slides.' I always tell them I used Prezi, but when I reveal that I had to import every italic word as an image, they tell me they will stick with powerpoint for now. Thank you for considering adding this highly requested feature.
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Well, I did appreciate the rollout of All The New Features: except the one that'd be actually useful. Honestly, I need the Prezi folks to stop fiddling about with interfaces and circles and fans and whatnot, and just give me italics so I can become an entirely -- and wildly -- enthusiastic supporter and promoter.
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Richard, I agree with your comment. Why, with all the real improvements that people have requested, did all that development time go to drop-down menus? Who cares? I haven't seen one single request for most of the items in the upgrade, while all of the most popular requests were simply ignored. What's driving development here?
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I agree as well.. there are many urgent things that would improve prezi a lot (italics is one, but also the possibility to add a link to a document - or example a document that cannot be embedded, or a video). I am very frustrated by new developments that are only frills and I am starting to look at alternatives. Alternatives are now are starting to exist - also for free - and since they focus on the basics they might end up to be more user friendly.

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