WHat to add next in prezi

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You should add:
1. selection of fonts for any text used in a Prezi presentation
2. music to be synced with paths
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Adam [founder], Employee

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thanks for sharing!

can you please explain the first one a little? you mean make all text selectable, so people can copy it from the net?
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I think they mean a better selection of fonts. when you add text in prezi, there's only options to left justify/align the text, but not to change the color, or change the font type, or to change the font style. That would be an awesome addition.
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Dear luispaez,

I think we won't add the possibility of choosing fonts and color from the text editor in the near feature. The idea behind themes is that people should not spend time on setting the color but creating good content (the design is created by the program).

I know this is not suitable for everyone.

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Well - I've found that when I work on reports, there is much information that can be conveyed by using color, strategically. Using color conveys emotion very well, when the rest of the text on the screen is black. Here's an example, using just words http://tr.im/AL37 in that example, the author wanted to emphasize the concept of "hopeful"; A similar example is the attached screenshot of a creator's use of color to call out Facebook out of a list... Another public example of how information can be visualized well using color is by Digg Labs' stack example, which shows the most popular stories on Digg in bright green. The unpopular stories remain in grey/black http://labs.digg.com/stack/ ... My point is that color can be used quite well to convey content and sometimes can reduce the number of words used on a slide to convey an idea.
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Thanks Luis - Very well articulated, very clear for us to understand.

So would this mean - that you need to be able to change colors of individual elements?

Or should we try to introduce these from a semantic point of view - since you actually use color not for the sake of color, but to highlight, etc - maybe a better method to emphasize or highlight would be good?

And related colors would be part of the style color set, like frame and basic font colors today...
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Well considering that prezi has a focus on simplicity, creating related sets of colors (to be used for emphasis) would go nicely in prezi's idea of "Styles". So if you removed the "work" of me having to choose a color for emphasis - that would be GREAT!. One of the frusstrations that I have with PowerPoint is that it allows for extreme customizability, and is time consuming to create a presentation. I would love anything that takes the thinking (design type thinking) out of creating a presentation, after all, my mind needs to work more on the content than the design aspects. Another place which you should look to if there is any possible fit in what you are doing is in color swaths, more precisely, Adobe Kuler. ( kuler.adobe.com ) Kuler is a sort of a marketplace for color palettes. I can create a palette, and share with other Kuler users. Not sure on the licensing, but it's really cool stuff. I could imagine myself logging into prezi, then clicking on settings, and entering in my Kuler username. Prezi would then pull in my palettes that I've defined previously.

For users with no palettes defined, you could offer the most popular palettes on Kuler. This way, you do not get bogged down with creating color palettes, you can outsource this work to Adobe, and Kuler gets more recognition and use. I've actually been wondering what Kuler would be great for - and I think this might be one of them.

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Hi Mauricio, The possibility of choose "select all", in order to find some tiny objects that apparently are in the project but i can't see and copy - paste in a different sheet