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A functionality of Google Drive to create presentations.

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Consolidating Google Slides

I am constructing a small app to consolidate slide decks within Google Drive. For the most part the app works great. However, when I append a slide deck it only adds the first slide. ...
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Is there a way to lock (make it unable to select) one or more elements in Google Slides?

I am using Google Slides to create some product prototype. However, sometimes I want to lock an element. Just like what we can do in Adobe Photoshop. Is there any way that I can make this happen in ...
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How to restore the comments on your deleted slides on Google slides

Someone made some comments on some of my google slides but those slides were deleted by some other folks. When I try to restore version history I can only get the slides not the comments, is it ...
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How to keep a slide presentation theme that you can continually update and version over time

How do you create a slide template in Google Slides that you can add to and alter over time and which makes it easy to create new presentations in that style? In Keynote you do it like this: Create a ...
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Use arbitrary fonts with Google apps

Is it possible to use an arbitrary font with Google Slides or other Google apps? I'm running macOS and would like to be able to use fonts I have installed for Chinese and Native American languages – ...
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How do I rotate text vertically in a Google Slides table cell?

I'm using Google Slides. I would like to be able to add vertical text into a table cell. Microsoft Powerpoint provides this capability. See the screenshot below. How can I do this same action in ...
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Changing font of an entire Google Slides presentation

Is there a way to change the font of an entire Google Slides presentation all at once? If not, this would be a very nice feature to have, and I suggest that google add it. [Note: I am not asking about ...
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Extract slide titles from google slides presentation to create a table of contents

I need to extract all slide titles from a 100 slide presentation to create a table of contents google document. All the slides follow a strict template so the titles are more or less uniform ...
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How to keep the graph format in gslide?

When I uploaded the graphs from PPT to goggle slides they were saved as images and the backend data was removed. Is it possible to keep the backend data as well?
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How do I give a name to each slide of a Google Slides Presentation

When doing a presentation, I have a need to jump across slides and looking at the slide number in the presenter view does not help. In my case, each slide is devoted to a speaker of an online 60 ...
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How To Be Anonymous? [duplicate]

I have noticed that some google documents and slides I have been using,have anonymous people on them. I was wondering how to do this myself, without coding and crashing the website. Does anyone know ...
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Convert all Google Docs/Sheets/Slides to Microsoft Office?

I want to move away from Google, but before that, I would like to backup my documents in my GDrive. I unfortunately have a lot of Google Docs/Slides/Sheets, which won't be usable anymore if I stop ...
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How to overlay content on top of an embedded video on Google Slides?

I want to put content, e.g., a black square, on top of an embedded video on Google Slides. It looks fine when editing but when presenting the video always goes to the top. Good: Content appears on ...
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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 Slides?...
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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 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 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 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, ...