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Improve contrast of current item in slides

I was watching this video. The speaker mentioned a feature in power-point, where you can highlight the current item in a list (by dimming all other items). How can I do this (easily) in google-...
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How do I set a customized layout as the default layout when use “Ctrl+M” to create new blank slides?

In Google Slides, by default, when you click Ctrl + M, the new slide is created from the blue template. I have added a new customized template in the Slide>Edit master section. How do I make the ...
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How to make presentation view full-screen landscape in Google Slides app

I want to make a Google Slides presentation full screen landscape in "present in the device mode" in Google Slides App. Currently it is shown as follows. What I want this presentation to do is to ...
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How do you present slides (over browser) in Google slides similar to “office presentation service”

I am trying to "present google slides" online.That is, if people only have a browser and a conference line, I give them a link (ahead of time, say over email), they open it and see what I am ...
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Graphs turn to pictures when uploading a powerpoint to Google Slides

When I upload a powerpoint to Google Slides, all my graphs are turning to images. I want to be able to keep them as graphs so that I can edit the underlying data. Why is this happening and is there a ...
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Google Slides; animate an image between paragraphs?

I have a text box that has text, that's split into multiple paragraphs; I can easily animate each one to fade in on click by selecting the text box and adding an Object Animation of Fade In and ...
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How do I hide the left thumbnail panel?

In Google Slides, I want to hide or remove the left thumbnail panel, as shown below. In Microsoft Powerpoint, you can drag the left panel to be closed, but I can't figure out how to do this in Google ...
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Time until Specified Date

Looking to add an auto-updated amount of time countdown timer into Google Slides with the working script from this question. Getting Setup Go to Google Slides Create a text box, right click to find ...
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Updating slides from sheet

I am trying to update slides from sheet. As simple as that. I have a working script in sheet which updates the slide if I run it from the gscript editor I want this script to run onEdit of specific ...
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Turn off viewer icons (and names)

I'd like to share a Google file (document/sheet/slide) but have the little viewer color bubbles in the top-right corner disabled such that viewers can't see how many others are viewing concurrently. ...
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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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How to add footer to Google Slides?

I seek to add a footer to Google Slides: "Attorney client .....". Is this possible? How is a footer added once so that the change is applied to each slide?
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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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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 can I update all linked slides in a Google Slides file at once?

I have a Google Slides file. The file is a series of slides, some of which are linked from other Google Slides files. How can I update all linked slides in the file at once? When I click on "Update" ...
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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 ...