I'd like to add new subtopics but I only see "add page"


I’m an absolute beginner in using Prezi Next, and I’m not very good in english…

To make me an idea of Prezi, I’m actually working with the gratis version, and I’m not able to add any subtopics. When I open a topic, I never see the button “add subtopic” on the bottom left, but only the button “add page”.

Is this a limitation due to the gratis version or me who’s doing mistake ?

Thanks for helping.

Yves Martin

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Adding subtopics is possible with all license types. I’m attaching a short gif on how to add a new subtopic:

If you only see +Page, it means that you already added a Stack type of subtopic where you can add further stacks. If you’d prefer adding planet type of subtopics, please zoom out of the stack, and +Subtopic sign should appear again.

I hope it helps!

Thanks a lot ! In certains topic already created in a model it’s not possible to add un subtopic, but if I create a topic, I can add a subtopic.

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Could you share a link so that we can check?

If I took for example the model named “Post-it”, I can not add a subtopic in a existant post-it. I can just add a page.

The Post it template uses Stack type of subtopics, that’s why it’s not possible to add Planet type of subtopics inside. Sorry if it was confusing!

How can I add a sub-sub-topic to a sub-topic? I only see an option to add another page. Is there a limit to how deep the sub-topics will go?

@Staci_Friedel please see my answer above on how to switch back to adding further subtopics.

As for layers, depending on the structure of your presentation, the ideal number of layers can differ, but for the best performance, we do not suggest to go deeper than 5 layers within a topic.

Thanks for the quick response. Does that mean we can only use a format from a template and cannot add more “layers” to a presentation? How do we know which template fits our needs? Thumbing through all of them to see which one has 5 layers would be a giant time suck. Can you tell me which options have 4 or 5 layers?

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Sorry if my answer was confusing. There are some templates with limitations but in general, you can add both Planet subtopics or Stacks, but once you added a stack, you can’t add further Planet subtopic layers. In those cases, you should zoom out of the stack, and +Subtopic sign should appear again.

4-5 layers is not a strict limitation as the structure is very much dependant on the type of content you insert into your presentation. This is more like a guideline for a smooth performance.

Hi everyone,

I’m trying to make a subtopic (a section in my section).

When I’m in the overview I can add a section but when I click on this section I only can create a “page”…

I don’t understand because when I look at Prezi tutorials, they say we can add subsection, but I only have the button page and when I click on, it creates a page, not a circle or other form…

Please help…


@Clement_Wx I’ve merged your question to the thread discussing the same difficulty, please see my suggestions above.

3 posts were split to a new topic: Adding Planet subtopics to Page topics

Hello @Stefan_Kogler, I merged your post with the relevant thread. Please, check the reply above:

If you wish to add Planet subtopics to that image, you have to create a new Planet topic with it so you are able to select either Planets or Stacks.

Thank you for your quick response. I have one question for clarification. If I have a Page/stack and insert several images on the page. How can I make the image clickable to a new page almost like a menu? If you see the image I attached earlier, I want each one of the topics to click to a product page.

Hello @Stefan_Kogler, if you have a Stack you can only insert more Stack (pages) subtopics inside of it:

If you wish to insert subtopics on your image which will take you to a new page, you have to insert the image in a Planet so you are able to add Planet subtopics. Please, check this video example on how to do so.

Hi there,

So I’m at the point of frustration here. I’m updating a portfolio that I created last year; the original basically was a combination of all of my resumes into one main interactive one, though it had always been my intention of separating these out into their own separate portfolios.

I’m at the point where I am breaking them out and I selected the Newspaper layout for my writing resume. The issue I’m having is trying to add subtopics to the third section. I don’t have any option to do so (I have no “add subtopic” only “add page”), copying a previous section with a subtopic only copies the page and not the subtopic. I’m just really lost and confused as to why I don’t seem to have this option here.

Here is the link to the project - https://prezi.com/p/wieyj4lxsk6c/

As you can see, I have four sections. For the third section, I want to have each of my previous writing jobs as a subsection and then have subsections under that to showcase the writing I did. This seems like the most obvious of tasks, but I’m at a lost as how to do this. I don’t even care if it zooms in or not, I just want to be able to add a subtopic.

Honestly, I feel like PowerPoint is the better option opposed to Prezi; it seems far more complicated than it’s made out to be. Again, I’m just frustrated that I can’t seem to do this and I can’t apply for jobs unless I’m able to showcase my previous works, so this is doubly frustrating. How do I do this??

Hello @Gina_Woodard, I merged your post with the relevant thread. Please, check this reply above :slight_smile:

Hey Catarina,

This isn’t helpful to me. If you looked at the portfolio I’m doing, you would see that I’ve already added a new page, as well as Planets - is that what those circles are? - to create subtopics. This still doesn’t tell me HOW to create a subtopic; in fact, this only serves to confuse me even more. I don’t care what a stack or a planet is - just how do I make a subtopic.

I just want my third section to do exactly what the second section in the template I choose does. How do I do that???

EDIT - to clarify, again, review the link that I included. On both the first and second sections, if you click on the item on the right sidebar, you get taken to a new SUBTOPIC of that page. How do I do the exact same thing on the third section? That is my question.