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The Inspector

The Inspector is the far-right panel of the Editor, controlling the format and the design of your presentation.

Within the Inspector panel, you can switch between 3 tabs:

You can show or hide the Inspector in 2 different ways:

The Text Tab

The Text Tab is here to help you format your presentation (tables, bold or italic, headings…) with just a few clicks.

The first category, Speech will not appear on your slides, only on your Speaker’s Notes. To have one of those elements appear in your slides, add a tab in front of it. More about this design choice here: Text and Lists.

Those familiar with Markdown might not need the Text Tab much, as they can already format as they type. If you are new to Markdown, take a look at our guide to learn it in a couple of minutes: Markdown Guide.

The Visuals Tab

The second tab of the Inspector is where you can add, rename or delete Images and Videos, from your computer or YouTube.

You can drag and drop assets directly in the Editor, in the Visuals Tab, or open Finder from there. Right-clicking on an image gives you access to a context menu where you can:

If you have added more visuals than you need, press the button Delete Unused Assets. This will remove only the images not added to your slides yet.

Videos can be added from your files or directly from YouTube with the Online Content integration.

The Design Tab

The core features of iA Presenter are the responsive design and built-in Themes. While you focus on writing the content, Presenter takes care of the look and responsiveness. Thus, you shouldn’t waste time tweaking and customizing the themes.

From here, select the theme of your Presentation. We currently provide 10 built-in Themes and are planning to create more.

Little customization of the selected theme is possible: change the fonts/colors, add a header, footer, or your company’s logo.

Note that by changing the settings you only modify the design for this presentation. To reuse the same theme with those modified settings, you will have to create a new theme.

If you are comfortable with CSS and HTML, you can create your theme, we detailed the how-to here: Custom Themes. If you aren’t proficient with coding, you can make a theme easily by using our Theme Builder.



The first interface you see when opening the app, and where you write your content.

The Inspector

A 3-in-1 Inspector panel to help you format and design your presentation.

The Thumbnails

Preview, reorder, duplicate or delete your slides.

Text and Lists

Body text and lists are not visible by design. Here is why, and how to show them to your audience if needed.


Turn an existing Markdown text into a presentation in seconds.


Navigate the app more efficiently by learning the shortcuts available in Presenter.