A functionality of Google Drive to create presentations.

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How to export Google Docs Presentation speaker notes?

Is there a good way to export the speaker notes out of a presentation in Google Docs Presentation and keep the formatting? The things I tried are Printing—this works fine only if the notes are ...
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Line Spacing Issues when Exporting to Powerpoint (pptx) from Google Slides

I exported a Google Slides presentation to Powerpoint (pptx). I then opened it using Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer. Unfortunately, the line spacing of the text boxes appear too spaced out. I didn't ...
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Embedding YouTube video in Google Slides at specific time

I'm trying to embed a YouTube video in a Google Slides presentation at a specific time (after about a minute into the video). I select the "Copy video URL at current time": But when I paste that ...
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Any search input / function on Google Slides?

I am going to make a lot of pages inside the presentation. And every page has a "Home" button. I was wondering if there was any search input or function on Google Slides that I can insert on my "...
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Save all Google presentation slides as images

I have a Google presentation with many slides. I tried File → Download As → SVG or PNG, but only the first slide was converted. Is there a way to automatically convert all slides to images?
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Word count in Google Slides?

I have a presentation on Google Slides and I'd like to find the word count of all the words (or even just space delimited sections of text). It doesn't appear that there is any straight-forward way ...
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Inserting field for current date/time in Google Slides

Is there a way to insert the current date and/or time in Google Slides?
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How to make Google Docs presentation in a Google Sites web page publicly viewable?

I embedded a presentation in a web page all inside the same Google Apps domain but only people who are signed in can see the presentation. I am the domain admin and I modified the setting in Manage ...
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How can I reuse a background in Google Slides?

I chose a background image for one slide, and then when I wanted to use it for another, I had to upload it all over again. How can I just re-use a background from somewhere else in the deck?
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How can I set default color in Google Slides?

Every time I enter text into a new text box, or draw a new line, or a new shape, etc. The color is black (on a dark background) and I need to manually change it to white. This is getting tedious. Is ...
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Google Slides Incremental Reveal

Just wondering why incremental reveal isn't working for me? I tried to put a text box around my text, then right click, but "incremental reveal" doesn't show up in the window. Is there any other way/...
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Is there a way to change the default Google Slides animation?

Google Slides has its default animation setting to be "Fade In" with a non-instantaneous speed (see picture). I know I can change it manually to "Appear" and "Fast", but is there a way to change the ...
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How do I change the default font color on paste on Google Slides?

Every time I paste a text onto a specific document on Google Slides, it changes its font definitions, including color to white, even if the color of the original text and the color of the text area ...
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Google Docs: Unicode symbols not in default Windows fonts garbled

When using a symbol such as unicode elment of ∈, subset of ⊆, etc., which does not appear in standard windows fonts the PPT exported file contains blank squares instead of the font. I expected the ...
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Losing Subscripts in Google Docs when exporting to PowerPoint

When I'm saving my presentation in Google Docs as Microsoft PowerPoint, all the letters marked as subscripts appears as regular letters in the PowerPoint document. Does anyone else notice this? (I ...
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Do Google doc's presentations pass accessibility standards?

Haven't been able to find much information online. There is a page for docs accessibility standards but I don't see specific points mentioned. Do google doc's presentations meet accessibility ...
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How can I put an equation into a Google Docs Presentation and maintain the formatting?

I read a similar question on the Google Docs Help forums, but if I copy an equation that contains a symbol without using an image (such as the ∈ symbol), the symbol goes away in the presentation. Is ...
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Adding equations to Google Docs presentation

In Google Docs' document editor, there's a rudimentary support for adding mathematical equations. I didn't find anything like that in Google Docs presentation editor. Anyone know a workaround?
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How do I advance slides in a Google Docs presentation for viewers?

Currently, I have to use a desktop sharing utility (like Adobe ConnectNow) to share my application window that contains my slides. I'm thinking it would be easier to share my slides on Google Docs, ...
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In Google Slides, is there a workaround for downloading when PDF goes wrong?

A nightmare scenario... Presentation completed, I download my slides as PDF ready for presentation via USB. Several of the images fail to appear in the PDF. This holds true for different PDF readers ...
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How to show Google Slide Presentation while seeing the notes on other computer?

I have created a Google Slide with lots of notes on every slide. I am showing the presentation from a computer connected to a projector. I want to see the notes on an other computer. I want that ...
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Google Slides Displays Emoji in Black & White

I am using emoji in a slide show. However, when I play the slideshow, the emoji show up in black & white. Any idea how to fix this? I know I can download the show as a pptx file, but I also want ...
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Google Slides not seeing meeting in calendar

Google Slides recently added the ability to present from an Android device to a Google Hangouts meeting. I have meetings scheduled in my primary Google Calendar. However, when I try to present to a ...
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How can I see statistics for a Google Slides presentation

Specifically, I'd like to see the amount of visits that it gets and the geographic region. Is that possible at all? Searching in Google it looks like it was possible at some point but for the life of ...
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Specify line length in Google Slides

Is there a way to specify the length of a line or an arrow or whatever in Google Slides?
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How to select smaller objects without selecting larger covered object in Google Slides or Google Drawing

Create a new Google Slides in Google Drive. Add three boxes: Box1 is a larger box, inside of it are two smaller boxes, Box1 and Box2: Then try to select just Box2 and Box3, without also selecting ...
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Show & Sync Google Slides speaker notes on separate device

Invariably when I give a presentation in a new room or conference center the resolution is all different and I cannot see my speaker notes in a consistent way on my laptop, or the screen the audience ...
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Add custom character or icon for bulleted list in a Google Presentation?

I would like to put a list into my Google Presentation, and would like to use an icon as the bullet character. Is this possible?
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Change hanging indent in Google Drive presentation

I need to create a Google Drive Presentation, based on a corporate theme. For some reason, there's a hanging indent, which means that a multi-line paragraph looks like this: I don't see any ruler ...
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Populate a Google slide automatically via Google spreadsheet

Is there any way to populate a Google slide automatically with some other workbook like Google spreadsheet. (e.g. like by giving range reference in a Google slide). If someone knows the other way to ...
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How to insert copied text or images by right click in Google Docs editors

In Google Docs editors, is there a way to allow pasting by right click and selecting paste? Why do they disabled this feature by default? Sometimes it’s faster than pressing ctrl+V if your hand is ...
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Assign size to image in Google Slides

I would like to assign the size of an image in Google Slides. I don't want to do it with the mouse because it is not letting me put the size I really want. I want to enter a number and that the ...
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The spellchecking window partially covers the slide in Google Drive Presentations

The spellchecking window partially covers the slide. This sometimes leads to situations when the word being corrected is occluded by the spellcheck window. The window is fixed and cannot be moved away....
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customizing google docs themes

I recently started using Google docs (slides) as a replacement for MS ppt. I like it. I started using a theme, and I like it too, but I'd like to tweak it a bit. Is there a relatively simple way to do ...
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How do I extract the graphics from a Google Presentation template for use with Beamer (LaTeX)?

I have a Google Presentation template (the title page and a slide) and I want to extract the graphics from it (so that I can use it later with LaTeX/Beamer). How do I do that? PS. Note that this is ...
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How to optimize images in Google Presentation?

Google Presentations allows you to crop and re-size imported images into a presentation, but the changes aren't permanent. Is it possible to make image changes permanent and therefore save filesize ...
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Semi-transparent background for Google presentation text box

Is it possible to set the background of a text box in Google presentation to be semi-transparent? All I see are options to either transparent (a.k.a. "no fill") or completely opaque text boxes.
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Google Presentation converted to PowerPoint presentation fonts look different

I want to download a Google Presentation as a PowerPoint presentation. I want the PowerPoint presentation to be the exact copy of the Google one except the fact that it is a PowerPoint file. I was ...
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How to copy image from Google Presentation to local application?

I'm trying to copy images from a Google Presentation to a LibreOffice Impress file, but having no luck. Any suggestions?
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Hide slide(s) in a Google Docs presentation?

Can one cherry pick slide(s) to show/hide in a presentation? This feature seems to be missing (or it is UI-fail). The object is to use a single slide deck as the source material for different ...
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Embed iFrame in Google presentation

Is it possible to embed a website in an iFrame inside a Google presentation in Google Docs/Drive? I tried it, looked through all menus and submenus but couldn't find an option which lets me embed web-...
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Google Gadget for slideshow

I'd like a recommendation for a Google Gadget that displays a Google Presentation without borders nor the bottom menu. The default gadget for embedding a Google Presentation always ends up with a ...
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Download files from Google Presentations

I am working with Google Presentations with my students. I'd like to offer them the option to download other documents (Excel, PDF, etc) from my Google Drive connected with my Presentations, using a ...
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Can’t see background in Google Drive presentation viewer

I uploaded a PowerPoint presentation to Google Drive, but the Drive viewer does not show my background picture. How can I fix it?
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Is there a way to do collaborative equation editing in a Google Presentation?

Since Google Docs now forbids equation in presentations (you cannot drag equation from doc anymore according to this question). Is there a way to include equations in a Google Presentation?
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How do I use “incremental reveal” with the new Google Drive Presentation creator?

I am using Google Drive to create a presentation in which I have four square objects. I want one to be revealed each time I click (I think the old phrasing was: "incremental reveal"). Is there any ...
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How do I make my presentation widescreen in Google Drive?

Google Drive just announced that they now support Widescreen formats and it is now default. However how do you change existing projects settings?
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Automatic data sharing between Google Docs files [duplicate]

Is it possible to automatically update information on a Google Presentation or Document based on information in a Google spreadsheet? For example, I could create a presentation that contains a graph ...
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Convert a Google presentation to a poster

I created a Google presentation with 12 slides. Now, I was notified that instead of a presentation I will have to display a poster. Is there an easy way to create a poster from the slides in the ...
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Any way to access Google Drive presentation through HTTP? (Not HTTPS)

It seems that Google presentations can no longer be accessed through HTTP, only through HTTPS. Unfortunately, I need to run a presentation on a custom hardware/software combination which only ...