Topic to Subtopic to Topic to Subtopic


Once I’m in 2 sub-sections, how can I get back to 1 sub-section?

For example:
A = section
B = subsection
C= subsection

Once subsection C is done, I would like to return to subsection B before moving on to section B.

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Hello @Delphine_XIONG, currently this is not possible, the default animation flow goes from Section (topic) to Subsection (subtopic) A to Subsection Z, then Section 2. What you can do instead, is either go back a step by using the Back button, or go back to the main Section (topic) by using the Backspace button while presenting.

I can report however that additional topic path options are being developed at the moment and will be released to everyone in the future. You can read more about this on the official Prezi Blog here.

Hope this helped :slight_smile:

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What baffles my mind is that you have this structure called planet which by default should provide the behavior everyone is requesting, i.e. topic/overview->subtopic 1 slides - >topic/overview - >subtopic 2 slides-> topic/overview etc, and then the structure called ‘stack’ which moves linear. Problem is that stack and planet operate functionally identically (albeit planet does more zooming through topic covers at every click, but is still linear everywhere EXCEPT the first slide of the prezi) . Just fix the planet structure to work the way its title implies consistently throughout your prezi. Having the planet structure operate correctly on the first slide but differently anywhere else adds to this confusion. If linearity is desired allow a stack within a planet structure. Right now these structures don’t make too much sense semantically (or functionally).

Let’s consider the Topic Screen as X, and each subtopic screen as A & B.

I’d like to move into X, then to A, then back to X, then to B. As it flows right now it goes only linear X, A, B… Sure you can hit the back arrow to X after A, but then you still have to go through A again to get to B?

This has been a known issue since 2017… Is the Prezi staff seriously this obtuse?

Well you can do that, but only on the FIRST slide in your presentation (referred to as the overview), now when you add the same ‘planet’ structure on the next slide (anywhere else other than the first slide) it behaves different, linearly. what I was getting at in my post above is that this is disingenuous and confusing to users as they rightfully expect this structure to behave as it does on the first (overview) screen and yet is broken everywhere else. Prezi should make ‘planet’ structure do the same thing everywhere in a prezi (not just the overview/first slide) and relegate the already existing alternate ‘stack’ structure for linear sequences. It seems Prezi management has been spending all their effort trying to make a way to import classic prezis to the new format, a pointless effort imo. BTW the latest version Ppt can now achieve all of this today (on any slide anywhere in the deck, with a few extra things like making slides invisible unless you specifically navigate to them) so I think Prezi should act fast before MS takes the cake away from them (they in essence have already done so, it’s just that MS is terrible at marketing the new Ppt features)

Hello @RJGFX and @Luke_Wile, we do understand how relevant and needed this feature is, and as mentioned before, it’s still under testing phase but we can already share a sneak peek on how the advanced controls for the navigation path will look like :slight_smile:

As you can see in the video, you will be able to select to “Zoom back to the main topic between subtopics” which will address the issue with the subtopic path control.

I hope this could help!

Hello Catarina,

Do you have any idea when will this feature be ready for users to explore (even as a “beta version”)?
Unfortunately I just purchased an Edu License, and now I came across this annoying issue… Is there any chance it will be available within the next few days?

Best regards,

Hello @Tiago_Oliveira, for now we can’t provide any estimation date for the release, but as soon as we have any updates we will post it here :slight_smile:

Only took 3 years to listen to your customers. One of the reason I haven’t paid a dime yet.


really loving Prezi Next! But I would love to have the opportunity to have an individual starting points wihin more than one topic or usubtopic, from wich to zoom out to the topic page just as it is possible with the one starting point available now.

Love to hera from you.

Best regards

Hello @Carsten_Patzal, I merged your post with the relevant thread. The feature to be able to zoom out to the main topic is currently being tested :slight_smile: As soon as we have any updates, we will post it here!

Hi all,

I’m happy to share that today we released a new feature called Simple Path Flexibility. This is our first step towards allowing you to have a more flexible path in Prezi Next.
With this feature, you can configure per prezi how the camera should move through your topics: you can decide to always go back to the previous level both on the overview and subtopic levels, or never go out, and build a prezi that has a similar path to what you had in Classic. You can find the ‘Path settings’ button at the bottom of your path sidebar.
We know this will only solve some of your requests, but as I mentioned, this is only our first step. We aim to make the path more flexible per step in our upcoming projects. We will keep you updated!


I’d be happy to know what you think!

Best, Zsuzsa


This is unreal. I started on a prezi yesterday… continued with it today, facing trouble with the “locked pathing” from sub-topic to sub-topic. And now this functiontionality solves everything. Thanks you soo much!


Where is it (or how to I enable it)?
The Path Settings does not appear to me… :frowning:

Hi Gustavo,

It should be at the very bottom of the path sidebar. In your screenshot the bottom part is not visible - there should the button be.


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Hello, Zszuzsa,
The bottom part of the screenshot was cropped by the forum software. If you’d click on it you’d see that there was nothing at the bottom of my sidebar:

Hello @Gustavo_Gomes, I just investigated your account and I was able to locate the path sidebar:

Could you please try to lower the zoom in your browser and check if you are able to locate it?

Hope to hear from you soon! :slight_smile:


Hi, Catarina!
Thanks for the answer.
I found out what is going on. I’m not the owner of the Prezi I’m editing, but an invited editor.
I just entered the one you checked in your message and I found the Path Settings.
Is there any reason why only the owners should be able to edit that?

Hello @Gustavo_Gomes, I just investigated the presentation you’re added to as a collaborator and I could also see the path editor, as you can check here. Could you please try to open it once again?


Many many thanks. A simple F5 solved it. :upside_down_face: