A functionality of Google Drive to create presentations.

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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Add custom character or icon for bulleted list?

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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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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How can I see statistics for a Google Drive 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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...