Browse through the Pitch Glossary

A guide to the terms we use in Pitch and the help center.

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Written by Verena Kuhn
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Admin: An admin is one of our workspace roles. In a Starter workspace there is a single owner, and every additional workspace member is an admin by default. Admins can change most workspace settings, including billing options and adding/removing members.

Block: Any element on a slide. There are text blocks, image blocks, shape blocks, chart blocks, and more.

Bounding box: The border around a block that appears when you select it. You can click the handlers on this box to move, resize, or scale your content.

Bubble bar: Available from the editor, the bubble bar gives you quick access to key options and controls like design, slide statuses, slide assignments, comments, and notes.

Chart: A type of block that can be added to a slide from the editor toolbar.

Collaborator: A collaborator is one of our workspace roles. Collaborators can create, edit, and share presentations, but can’t access any workspace settings. Only workspaces on our paid plans can designate collaborators.

Comments: You can comment on a presentation slide or reply to comments from the bubble bar.

Creator: This is one of our workspace roles (Paid plans only). Creators can edit presentations, create new presentations, collaborate with comments. They cannot access any workspace settings or billing information.

Current slide: The slide displayed in the center of the editor or player. When editing your deck, the current slide is highlighted with a blue bar in the slide navigator.

Custom fonts: Pitch comes loaded with lots of great fonts, but you might need a specific font for your brand. Workspace members can upload any font they have the rights to via the style builder or the editor.

Dashboard: This is your jumping off point in Pitch. The dashboard is unique to each member, offering an overview of the most recently edited presentations in your workspace.

Design panel: Accessible via the bubble bar, the Design panel is where you can edit and customize blocks like text and images. If no blocks are selected, you'll see options for background color, slide styles, and slide numbers.

Editor: The editor is where you create, edit, and collaborate on presentations.

Editor toolbar: The editor toolbar sits at the top of the editor. It’s where you can insert blocks (e.g., text, images, charts), access the quick menu, view active presentation collaborators, open sharing and presentation options, read notifications, track views (in Paid workspaces), start a live session, and access the main menu.

Embed: A type of block that can be added to a slide from the editor toolbar. Currently you can embed videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and Loom directly into your slides.

Folder: Folders enable workspace members to organize and store presentations under shared topics. All users can create and access workspace folders and their own private folders. In addition, Pitch offers shared private folders in workspace on one of our Paid plans.

Google fonts: A robust collection of open source designer web fonts available for free download and use. You can browse the library at Workspace members can upload custom fonts to their workspace via the style builder or editor.

Guest: Guests are registered Pitch users who can view or edit individual presentations you've shared with them. They haven't been invited to join your workspace, so they can’t view workspace folders or add presentations to the workspace.

Help: Click on the question mark at the bottom right of your app to see shortcuts, open the help center, or reach out to community support.

Image: You can add an image block to a slide from the editor toolbar, by copying and pasting, or by dragging and dropping a file from a browser or your computer. If you're looking for inspiration, we offer integrations with Unsplash, Giphy, Brandfetch, and Icons8. Pitch supports JPG, JPEG, PNG, SVG, and GIF files.

Image cropping: Cropping is trimming the edges of an image to remove the unwanted parts. You can do this from the Design panel when you select an image block.

Live cursor: If multiple people are editing a presentation at the same time, you'll see their cursors move around the editor as they edit slide content. By default, a live cursor will show the member's name.

Member: Anyone invited to join a workspace is considered a member. Members can view, edit, and collaborate on presentations and are assigned a workspace role—such as owner, admin, or collaborator—that gives them permission to access different functions and settings.

Owner: An owner is one of our workspace roles. Each workspace has a single owner with full permissions to manage all workspace settings, including deleting a workspace.

Presentation: A document made up of multiple slides that's organized to convey a message.

Presentation embeds: Pitch presentations can be embedded into web pages and blog posts, and within collaboration tools like Notion. Simply click Share in the editor, copy the embed code, and paste it into any web page. (Be sure Public access is turned on, or the embedded presentation won’t work.) Viewers will be able to navigate the embedded presentation without opening Pitch in their browser or registering for an account.

Presentation menu: You’ll find this drop-down menu in the top left of your editor, indicated by an arrow next to your presentation's name. Use this menu to save the presentation as a template, export or rename it, subscribe to notifications about it, or show deleted slides.

Presentation overview: In the mobile app, when you open a presentation, you'll see an overview that allows you to quickly scroll through the entire presentation. If a slide has comments or reactions, you'll see those icons underneath each slide.

Player: When you're ready to present your content to others, press the Play button in the editor or on the presentation preview in the dashboard to enter an immersive, full-screen experience. You can use the left and right arrow keys to move forward and back in the presentation, share feedback and leave comments, or open speaker view for additional presenting options. When presenting in the player, you won't be able to edit your slide content.

Private folder: Presentations in private folders are only accessible by you, unless you choose to share them with workspace members or guests. You can also share private folders with other members to collaborate in a smaller group.

Quick menu: Access shortcuts and commands in Pitch with the quick menu. Available via your keyboard (Command + K or Control + K) or by clicking on the lightning bolt or search icon at the top-right of the app, the quick menu lets you insert or position content, collaborate with others, or even search your workspace.

Selected slide: In Pitch, you can select multiple slides at once in the slide navigator on the left of the editor. A selected slide is not always the current slide in the editor.

Shape: A type of block that can be added to a slide from the editor toolbar. Pitch offers essential shapes, lines, buttons and labels, and process shapes.

Share: The Share menu, located in the top right corner of the editor, offers multiple sharing options. You can invite others, create links to your deck, or export a presentation to PowerPoint and PDF.

Shared private folders: Members in workspaces on one of our paid plans can invite others to join a private folder. Members with access to a shared private folder can view, edit, add, and remove presentations in the folder.

Slide: A single page of information containing blocks like text, shapes, and images. Multiple slides come together to form a presentation.

Slide assignee: The presentation collaborator who has been assigned responsibility for a slide. You can assign a slide by right-clicking it in the slide navigator, using the quick menu, or from the Workflow section in the bubble bar.

Slide editor: The slide editor is the menu bar that sits below the current slide in the editor. It offers quick access to templates, slide styles, background colors, and background images.

Slide navigator: The area on the left-hand side of your editor that contains an overview of all slides in a presentation.

Slide status: A visual indicator about the status of your slide: to do, in progress, or done. You can set a slide status by right-clicking on a slide in the slide navigator, using the quick menu, or by clicking on Workflow in the bubble bar.

Slide style: A set of visual rules, like colors, typefaces, and font settings, that determines the look and feel of a presentation.

Slide view: In the mobile app, you can view one slide at a time by selecting a slide from the presentation overview.

Speaker notes: Available via the editor, speaker notes can be added and edited while working on a presentation, and will be visible when using speaker view to present.

Speaker view: Available from the player, speaker view lets you control your presentation, review speaker notes, and see a preview of the next slide.

Sticker: A type of block that can be added to a slide from the editor toolbar. Choose from a variety of fun designs created by professionals.

Style builder: Available from the editor, the style builder lets you set the slide style — visual rules like colors, typeface, and font settings — for a presentation. You can edit the slide styles that come with templates, or create a branded style from scratch.

Table: A type of block that can be added to a slide from the editor toolbar. When you add a table to a slide, you can choose the initial number of rows and columns. Once created, you can enter content, adjust the styling, and add or remove rows, columns, and cells.

Team folder: A folder that is accessible to everyone in your workspace. Presentations stored in workspace folders can be viewed and edited by all workspace members.

Team templates: Located at the bottom of your workspace sidebar, in the bottom left of your dashboard, this folder contains any templates created and saved by members of your workspace. Anyone in the workspace can save new templates or edit and publish changes to existing ones.

Template: A saved presentation that can be used as the basis for creating a new presentation. Your Team templates folder contains templates created and saved by your workspace. You can also choose templates from the template picker or the Pitch template gallery.

Template gallery: A place to browse and start working with templates curated by the Pitch team. You can work with the default styling, or customize templates and save them to your workspace's Team templates folder.

Template picker: When creating or editing a presentation, the template picker gives you easy access to templates saved to your workspace or located in the gallery. You can add all slides from a template, or browse and select individual slides.

Text: A type of block that can be added to a slide from the editor toolbar; for example, a title, headline, or bullet list.

Text style: The visual styling of text elements like title, headline, subheadline, or normal text. Text styles are determined by the active slide style, but can be individually customized.

Workspace: Workspaces are where presentations are created, collaborated on, and organized. Workspaces can contain multiple members who can access, edit, and work on presentations together.

Workspace icon: The image that is used to identify a workspace. If your workspace owner hasn't uploaded an image, we'll use the first letter of your workspace name on a colored background. You'll see the icons for each workspace you have access to in the workspace switcher on the left side of your dashboard.

Workspace menu: This is the drop-down menu next to your workspace’s name. From here, you can access your account settings and, depending on your role, do things like add or remove workspace members and manage workspace settings and billing.

Workspace roles: Workspace roles let you manage permissions for people on your team. Each workspace has a single owner with full permissions to manage all workspace settings, including deleting a workspace. All additional workspace members are admins by default. They can change most workspace settings, including billing options and adding/removing members.

Collaborators (available on our paid plans) can create, edit, and share presentations, but can’t access workspace settings or add/remove members.

Workspace settings: Available via the Workspace menu, this is where owners and admins can set a workspace icon, rename a workspace, or set an approved email domain. Owners can also transfer ownership or delete their workspace.

Workspace sidebar: This refers to the left side of your workspace, where you'll find the dashboard, folders, and saved templates.

Workspace switcher: From the workspace sidebar on the left side of your dashboard, you can switch between different workspaces.

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