Rather than dividing a presentation into slides, with Prezi you place everything on a single canvas.. Then you set the “path” the presentation will follow, moving and zooming from one phrase or picture to another. You can also select no path and freely move around the canvas with your mouse.
Empress lets you put together a decent-looking slide show presentation in a matter of minutes. The controls feel very intuitive if you’ve ever used PowerPoint, and even if you haven’t, just playing around with it for a few minutes should be enough to figure things out.
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