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Is there a shortcut for Edit Master in Google Slides?

Is there any shortcut (keyboard or otherwise) for quickly editing a slide master in G-suite? In Powerpoint one can shift-click the view buttons which works well. I'm looking for something similar for ...
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Can I use Google Slides to present online in real-time?

Before I go ahead and make my presentation in Google Slides, I want to know if it is possible to present to remote users, in real time, i.e. to run a Webinar. I will be speaking while I present, and ...
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Is there a way to animate colors of a shape in Google Slides?

I'd like to create a box with a retro/90's effect of animating whole colors through a cycle on a slide in a Google Presentation. Is this possible? I can't find anything in my searches.
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Add progress bar to Google Slides

I want to add a rectangle along the bottom of each slide that displays the progress through the presentation. For example, if there were 10 slides, and the slide template is 10" wide, then the first ...
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Want to make a video the background

I want to make a video the background of my presentation. Is there any way to do this in slides?
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How to Change Google Slides Default Transition

I can easily change slide transitions from fade (default) to something else, and then apply to all slides. But sometimes I forget, and I do not realize it until it is too late. Is there any way to ...
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How to link a text box in Google Slides to a cell value in Google Sheets?

I have a weekly Slides presentation that summaries result from Sheets. I don't want to have to edit the presentation every week, copying and pasting text from one webapp to another. Since it is ...
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In Google Slides, is there a way to have a design for the slide number?

I'm working with Google Slides and wanted to add the slide numbers to avoid managing them myself. The insert slide number button is very minimalist and we can't choose a design associated or even ...
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Keyboard shortcut: conflict between Google Docs subscript and Mac OS Preferences (command+comma)

I teach chemistry and (have to) use Google Drive on a Mac for work. I have run into a problem with creating subscripts. On a Mac, the shortcut ⌘+, is the shortcut for opening application preferences. ...
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How to change indent of bullets in Google Slides Master

I have created a bullet list in a Google Slide, and it adopts the indentation as specified in the Master Slide. I can select the Level One bullets, and manually change their indentation so the layout ...
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How can I modify table row height in Google Slides?

In Google Slides, is there an option to modify the row height in a table?
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Link to view PDF version of a Google Slides in browser

I'm trying to create a link to a Google Slides presentation that will open in a browser as a PDF. I've tried changing the end of the URL from edit?usp=sharing to export?format=pdf and a few ...
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Google slides: How to add transparency to a background image?

How to add transparency to a background image in Google slides?
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Google Apps script to read through folder of slide presentations, compare to template, and import updated slides into a presentation

I teach high school using Google Classroom. I have students used Google Slides to keep track of their projects. I create one template Slides Presentation and GC automatically creates an identical ...
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Google slides download animated pdf

Is there the possibility or any workaround to download a pdf of a Google presentation with animations, by keeping the animations as different slides?
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How to use Google Apps Script to skip slides in a Google Slides presentation?

I want to use "metadata" in the speaker notes for a slide to determine whether to skip the slide. The API provides a way to get the notes, which I can then read; does a method exist to apply the "...
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How to locate a specific slide using a certain layout in Google Slides?

I have a 38 slide presentation. When examining the Master theme, I can see that there is 1 slide using a specific layout "Big Number". But I don't see any slide that is using that layout. I have ...
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When presenting full-screen, how to view next slide in google slides on iPhone

I'm trying to present a Google Slides document full-screen on my MacBook Pro while screensharing my laptop's display on a remote meeting (sometimes using Google Meet, sometimes using Webex since my ...
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Google Slides with data from Google Sheets

Is there a way to insert Google Sheets data into Google Slides? I want to print certificates using Google Slides (certificate template) and then grab data from Google Sheets, like a mail merge. Is ...
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How to add footer to Google Slides?

I seek to add a footer to Google Slides: "Attorney client .....". Is this possible? How is footer added so that the change is applied to each slide?
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Is it possible to present slides at PollEverywhere?

In PollEverywhere.com, an instructor can upload polls that are immediately visible to any student opening a fixed link (for example, the link to my class is https://pollev.com/erels691). My question ...
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How can I change the Google Docs (Sheets, Slides) user interface design?

I have several Google accounts. I noticed that the user interface of G Suite Apps in my new account is different from the one in my old account. Could you please tell whether I can choose it and how I ...
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How to link a Google slide to a slide in an old version of another presentation?

I have the Google Slides document Sa. It has the "draft" version (older, let's call it Sa_draft) and the "final" version (newer, let's call it Sa_final). Now, I want to create a new Google Slides ...
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Can I open a Google Slides doc in read-only mode?

I want to view the file, but don't want to accidentally change it. See this similar question. I think this feature should be available in all Google Docs files, but it currently is not. Is there a ...
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RAND() cause miscalculation in “Link to Sheets”

=IF($AI$2<>"",AH34,$AJ$2+($AK$2-$AJ$2)*rand()) That formula is used to freeze rand() value. I am able to "Link to spreadsheets" on Google Docs / Google Slides, but right after the copy, it ...
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How can I import a vector drawing into Google Slides?

Google Slides adds an annoying amount of compression on my imported images. I want to avoid compression so I want to upload my schematics in a vector format. I can basically export myself to any ...
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Is it possible to record time spent on each slide when giving a Google Slides presentation?

I believe this was a Powerpoint feature, but I do not quite remember. I'm trying to output a log of time spent on each slide after giving a talk.
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In Google Slides, how to remove a text block from all slides at once?

I have a slide deck that has a "footer" element on every single slide, rather than just on the Master slide. I've fixed this by using the Master slide, but now I have to remove this footer element ...
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How can I set a default font for text pasted into Google Slides?

I know that you can change the font for all predefined layout slides by going to View > Master in the menu bar. However, when I paste new text into my slides, it is still formatted with the Google ...
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How to omit skipped Google slides in an exported PDF?

When I use Download as > PDF Document (.pdf), skipped slides are included in the PDF. Is there any way to download a PDF without skipped slides?
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Annotate a Google Slides Presentation using touchpad / pen

I am an educator and I use Google slides for my courses. I would like to be able to draw-on/annotate my slides with a touch device (iPad, Android tablet, etc) during a presentation. I realize that if ...
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How do you get Devanagari (Sanskrit देवनागरी) script on Google Slides?

I need to do a presentation in Sanskrit on Google Slides but was not able to find the script. I looked at the inbuilt scripts in File > Language and Hindi, Nepali, Bengali, Malayalam etc were there, ...
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How can I reassign a comment in Google Docs?

Is it possible to reassign a comment to another person? For example, to assign the comment to a person who commented on the comment thread as well.
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How to change the default link color in Google Slides?

I have a presentation in Google Slides. Every new link is colored cyan by default and all existing links have this default color as well. How could I change this default color that determines the ...
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How to edit theme color palette?

I have found a "Edit master" tool in "Slides" menu, but even though I change background color of certain elements, this color does not appear in the "template colors" menu when I want to pick a color ...
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I can't get the script to show in the menu of a G Suite document

I'm new to scripting and have been trying to get this URL shortener script to show in my spreadsheet. I have clicked 'debug' to authenticate the script, then what? I thought the menu item would be ...
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Paste and Match Style in Safari not working in Google Apps (Slides/Docs etc)

I've been using CMD+Shift+V on Chrome and Firefox for a while now, but now that both Chrome and Firefox are giving me lots of issues with my tablet and other Slides functions I've swapped back to ...
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How can I change the color of all text colored in (for example) blue in a Google Presentation slides?

How can I change the color of all text colored in (for example) blue in a Google Presentation slides?
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How to hide the slide navigator?

In the full screen (slideshow) mode of Google Slides, there is a big navigator on the left bottom side. There are two fundamental problems with it: The navigator pops up whenever you move the ...
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How to delete side notes in Google Slides

I was given a template in Google slides to create a presentation slide but on the left and right side there are some notes which I do not know how to delete. It would be nice if someone could ...
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URL to create a new Google document from a template

Can you use a URL to create a new Google Document/Spreadsheet/Presentation from a template? Related questions (but don't answer this specific problem): URL to create a new Google document Craft URL ...
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Custom metadata for Google Drive?

By default, when you look at a list of files in Google Drive you have access to the following metadata: Name Owner Last modified Filesize Sharing (with whom, what permissions they have) I am ...
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Batch-import folder of images into a Google Presentation

I have a large folder of images (PNGs) that I would like to convert to a Google Slides presentation (one image per slide). Currently, I have found only two workflows that can automate this process: ...
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Define and reuse paragraph/character styles?

Is there a way to define reusable paragraph/character styles in Google Slides (Presentations)? I only found some old questions, like this https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/docs/irdO-...
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Embedding YouTube videos into a Google Slides presentation

Is it possible to embed a YouTube video into a Google Slides presentation?
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How to set the delay time for Google presentation slides without publishing it?

I created a long Google presentation slideshow with pictures. I am able to change the transition speed, but when starting the presentation and clicking the play button, the delay for each slide is ...
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Is it possible to lock a single Google Slides presentation slide?

Google Sheets has this great feature to protect ranges. Does Google Slides have a similar feature to protect (lock) a single slide to prevent others from editing it?
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Google Slides: how to avoid image compression with loss of quality?

Most images I insert in my presentations are not modified or compressed by Google Slides. But some are compressed with loss of quality, like this one: I can't find the reason why these images ...
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Making transparent text in Google Slides

I would like to make my text transparent. I've found only how to make transparent background which is not what I want to achieve.
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Is it possible to set Google Drive to open Google Docs above a certain age in Viewing Mode automatically?

Sometimes, I like to go back into my old school files and read the terrible essays I wrote in high school. However, on occasion, I will accidentally hit a key while reading, and this changes the edit ...