We’ve tried to make Haiku Deck as simple and intuitive to use as possible, but here are some tips to help you get started. If there’s a question we didn’t answer, just drop us a line at email@example.com or let us know in the comments! We’re always here to help.
To start creating amazing presentations and stories with Haiku Deck, first create an account by tapping ACCOUNT at bottom left. You can sign in with Facebook, Twitter, or an email address and password. Important: Be sure to make a note of how you sign in, because you’ll want to sign in to our website the same way to take advantage of all the awesome features available online.
- Read why you’ll want to create an account and use the Haiku Deck website.
- Read about more features and settings available from the Main Screen.
Create and Title a Haiku Deck
To create a deck, tap the white “+” at the bottom center of your screen. Type a title to get started. (Tip: You can change the title of your deck when you publish it, or at any time from the Main screen–just press and hold anywhere in the title until the cursor appears.)
Choose a Theme
Once you’ve given your deck a title, tap RETURN to enter Edit Mode. At the top of your screen, you’ll see the THEME handle. Pull it down and swipe left or right to scroll through the options, then tap to apply a theme. Each theme gives your deck a unique look through font, text size, and color palette, as well as an optional image filter you can adjust with the toggle on the right.
Tip: Haiku Deck includes five free themes, and you can purchase new ones (individually or as a collection) right from the app by tapping the green $ in top right corner of any unlocked theme.
Create and Work With Slides
To create your first slide, just tap and start typing your text. Click the “+” in the lower right corner to add new slides. On the left, you’ll see a panel with three icons you can use to edit text, images, and slide layouts.
- Tap the orange TEXT icon to add or edit your slide text. You can select either a classic one- or two-line text slide or a bulleted or numbered list.
- Tap the blue IMAGE icon to search for an image, upload one of your own, create a chart, or select a solid color background.
- Tap the green LAYOUT icon to adjust how your text will be arranged on the slide.
At the bottom of your screen is the Slide Tray, which displays all of your slides in the order they’ll appear in your final presentation. To make edits to a slide, simply tap it. To delete a slide, tap the white x in the top right corner. To change the order, tap and hold a slide, then move it left or right.
- Read about how Haiku Deck’s image search gives you access to millions of free, beautiful, Creative Commons-licensed images
- Check out our power tips for selecting great Haiku Deck images
- Read about resizing and positioning images in Haiku Deck 2.0
- Read about how to create charts and graphs
- Read more about creating lists
Preview, Save, and Share
To preview your final deck, tap the PLAY button in the top right corner. Swipe right or left to advance or go back. To return to Edit Mode, tap the screen, then tap the pencil icon in the top right corner.
When you’re all set, save your work to the web by tapping SHARE from the Main Screen or the arrow SHARE icon that appears in the top right corner in PLAY mode, or toward the bottom left in EDIT mode. You’ll also be prompted to save if you return to the Main Screen before publishing. Publishing your work to the web ensures you can view your deck from any web-enabled device and unlocks many important features of Haiku Deck. You can easily control who can view your deck from either the app or the website.
- Read more about publishing, sharing, and privacy settings
- Read more about how the Haiku Deck app and website work together
Once your deck is published, sign in to the Haiku Deck website (the same way you signed in to the app) to view it in MY GALLERY. (Tip: If it’s not showing up, try this.) From there you can add notes, see how many people have viewed your deck, download a beautiful PDF of your deck and notes that you can use for a handout, or easily embed your deck on a blog or website. You can also set your story free by sharing to your favorite social networks or easily upload it to Slideshare.
More Haiku Deck Help
Once you’ve mastered the Haiku Deck Tutorial, check out our power tips for image searching, incorporating video, or making lists. And if you need a little inspiration, take a spin through our Featured and Popular Galleries. You can also tap GALLERY right from the Main Screen in the app! Once you have a gallery-ready Haiku Deck, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet it with the hashtag #hdgallery.
Now….time to set your story free!