Using custom starting point

To have better control over your presentation’s flow, you can now have a custom starting point which also helps to reveal content at just the right moment.

You can add a custom starting point to a topic, subtopic, or page, as well as to an animation.

Click here or on the thumbnail below to see the example presentation.



I’m looking at using prezi to have guides on how to accomplish some tasks within an app, is there a way to have multiple start points i can link to depending on what the user is trying to do?


Hey @Patrick_West I’ve moved your question to the relevant thread :slight_smile:
At the moment, it’s not possible to set multiple custom start points, the workaround would be to create several presentations - these can be the copy of one base presentation with the starting point set differently each time when needed.

Hope this helps!

I am trying to create a canvas that is blank and hide the content from the start of the page. Is it possible to start with a blank canvas and animate your way revealing content?

Hi @Liberty_Smack, there are multiple ways to achieve this effect:

Firstly, I’d recommend you to use our Blank template, and then you can either reveal your content by using a fade-in animation, or set one of your topics/subtopics as a custom starting point (which could be completely blank as well) and then zoom out to the overview to reveal your content.

I hope this is helpful, let me know if you have any other questions!

I want to propose to the developers to add a custom end point in addition to the custom start point.
When I use a share link for the audience of one of my public lectures, I do not want them to see all the extra spare slides in my Prezi which I keep there for other lectures. People with the share link should only be able to see those slides that I actually present in a particular lecture.

Hi @Stefan_Rahmstorf, thanks for the feedback, I’ll forward it to our product team.

In the meantime, you can create a copy of your presentation and remove the unnecessary slides.

For some reason, both a prezi that I created and any copies starts “in the middle”: on a random slide at the center of the presentation. Even a copy of the prezi does the same. Follow a link generated to the Prezi, it starts on a middle “slide”. I don’t quite know why this is happening, nor how to get it to stop. Is this something that I have turned on by accident. I’ve been using Prezi for a decade now and this hasn’t happened to be before.

Hello @Donna_Yates, I’ve merged your question to the relevant topic.

Could you please check if you’ve set up a custom starting point by accident in your presentation?

If not, could you please send me a link to your presentation?

That was it!! Thank you @Bart