First off, I would like to say that I am a new Prezi user and only have experience with Prezi Next. I am an educator, and overall, I find Prezi far superior to other presentation programs; being able to move around a presentation non-linearly, connecting ideas/topics visually, and not to mention the aesthetic, are all aspects that appeal to me. I am willing to overlook some of the faults: eating up CPU, graphics randomly missing, and unwanted copies made of my presentation, but I’ve found two features sorely missing that make my day-to-day usage of the program frustrating.
The first is the lack of an option to specify which pages are exported to PDF. Almost every day I export my presentation and upload a selection of the PDF online for my students to download. I use PDF because most of my students don’t have a Prezi account; also I want to only upload the presentation content covered that day. Since I am continually adding sections and content to my “chapter” presentations, and because Prezi exports all pages in a presentation, every time I export to PDF the files are larger, taking more time, and I have to spend more time deleting all irrelevant pages to that day’s lesson upload. I would appreciate an option to select the page range for exports for quicker and easier editing. I could just make different presentations for every lesson, but that would ruin the appeal of Prezi’s easy access to content anytime during a presentation.
Another issue I have is with the lack of a spellchecker. Due to my busy schedule I usually only have enough time to give a presentation a once-over look before the students start streaming into the class. After teaching five periods in a day, my mind is not the sharpest and I do make mistakes when making content for the next day’s lesson.
Thanks for taking the time to read my suggestions. I am happy Prezi user, but these additions would make my life, and hopefully the lives of other educators, a lot easier.
If these features are included in Prezi and I am just over-looking them, please let me know.