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Questions tagged [google-slides]

A functionality of Google Drive to create presentations.

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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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Google slides keep unlinking themselves

I have a large Google Slide presentation and needed to make an alternate version of it for another use. To do this, I copied all the slides from version A and pasted them into a new blank version B, ...
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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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How can I add animation to all pages of my Google Slides presentation?

Not sure if this is possible or not. I have a slideshow with a number of slides. Each one has from 1 to 5 bullets on it, and I would like to make each bullet appear only as I am actually ready to ...
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How can I make my Google Slideshow page numbers start at something other than 1?

I have a feeling there is no direct support for this feature, but I'm hoping someone knows a clever hack or workaround. I simply want to automatically number my slides in a Google Slideshow, but I ...
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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 to prevent Google Slides from breaking Powerpoint outlines on import?

I have a rather long Powerpoint slide deck that I've taken over, and in the interest of ease of collaboration I'd like to put it into Google Slides format while we finish it. Unfortunately on import, ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I use “Suggesting” in Google Slides?

Google Docs has the following Suggesting function. How can I use the same function in Google Slides? Screenshot:
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How to insert a named-range of spreadsheet cells into Google Slides

Google Slides has the ability to insert a chart object (Google-sheets). This instance in the slide can be dynamically updated each time the source-chart is changed. Chart insertion is performed by ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 URL ...
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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 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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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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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 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 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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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 select smaller objects without selecting larger covered object in Slides or Drawings?

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