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A functionality of Google Drive to create presentations.

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How to copy a native Google Sheets/Docs/Slides file from shared drive to My Drive, natively using Google apps functionality

I want to find out how to copy a native Google Sheets, Docs or Slides file, which is stored in a shared drive on the corporate Google Workspace environment, to my personal G-drive residing in the same ...
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Convert text color to text background in Google Slides

My project partner emphasized the text in a Google Slide document by changing the color of the text. This isn't ideal for a presentation when the slides must be at least 2 meters away from the ...
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Number of lines in Google Slides

I've worked for several projects with google slides in appscripts and slides API as well. However recently I've needed to know the number of lines present in a google slide.(There are no line breaks ...
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Slides won't import my keynote file

I was sent a keynote file from a colleague, to use as a template for another presentation. It's a very simple deck, just a visual template really for layout. Simple black text on white. Super no-...
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Google Slides - How to link to a slide number in a URL?

I am using Google Slides where I want to have links to various slide numbers in the presentation. For example Slide 2 is always the daily rundown of activities. I create a link as BaseURL/edit#slide=...
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Rotate a shape in Google Slides without rotating the text

I've used PowerPoint almost all my life - have used Star/Open/Libre Office Presentations as well without much issue. I'm relatively new at using Google Slides. Here's what I want: I'm using the built ...
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How to get rid of Google Slides arrow shadow bug?

A few years ago, I have changed a setting in Google Slides to get rid of this problem, but forgot how (I'm using a different Google account now). The issue: For every arrow I create, a mirror arrow ...
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Is it possible to create a presentation based on Google Sheets?

Let's say I have columns Name and Reference in a Google Sheet with multiple pages. I want to create a presentation (or something similar) that would do the following, automatically, based on a Google ...
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Use a Google Font in Google Slides

I would like to use a font I found on Google Fonts inside Google Slides. I tried searching for the font in the font search box, but it didn't seem to be on there. Is there any way I can add a custom ...
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Modifying the source document for linked tables in Google Slides

I have Google Slides presentations I use as report templates with data in charts and tables linked to a Google Sheets document. In some cases I need to change the document that is the source for the ...
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How do I allow users to insert youtube videos in google slides

I am an administator of a google education account. Recently teachers have been unable to insert youtube videos by URL in Google Slides. They are getting the message "You can't insert YouTube ...
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Is there a way to make Google Slides treat Animated GIFs as click-to-play instead of auto-play?

When you embed an animated GIF in Google Slides (which unlike videos accept them without saving them as external files), it's being played the second you view or present your slideshow, even if they'...
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How does Google Slides identify "title slides"

When adding slide numbers to a Google Slides deck, there is an option to "skip title slides." When I choose this option, the numbers stay only on my title slides and disappear from my ...
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How to copy from a protected Google Slide?

I want to copy from a Google Slides presentation, but options to do that have been disabled. I've seen some answers but they either are outdated(the disable JavaScript trick doesn't work anymore), or ...
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Google slides opening link in new tabs

Im trying to not have the links in google slides not open in a new tab (the link in question is google.com, don't question) I tried going into settings and it's not showing up as an answer
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How to prevent people modifying PowerPoint presentations with Google Slides when shared in Google Drive?

We create presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint, which we share with colleagues in Google Drive. (Note: We use Drive for historical reasons - moving to OneDrive is not currently an option). ...
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Google slides copy object 'with' its animations

I want to copy some objects with animations to another slide 'with' their animations. But I am not sure how to do that. If I copy the objects (ctrl+c) from one slide and paste them into another slide (...
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How to sync edits across multiple slides

I'm working on a Google Slides presentation explaining a complex topic. I have a series of about 10 slides where I present a diagram and explain different pieces of it with different call-outs and ...
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Is there any way to disable Google slides' text recommendations while typing?

This rage inducing. When you type at nearly 100 wpm, it effectively operates as a subliminal speech smoother and brainwasher. Is there any way to disable Google from this relentless AI-mind clubbing, ...
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How to add text to a shape, such that when you click it or hover over it - it displays some specified text?

Is there a function that allows users to add text to a shape, such that when you click it or hover over it - it displays some specified text? This mouseover text effect via hyperlink works on ...
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Is there a way to link/mirror text box content between Google Slides?

Imagine I have a deck of slides with a list of topics to be covered during a presentation: Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3 Topic 4 This content will be repeated across several slides as I work through the ...
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How do you present without showing notes to audience on MacBook Air single screen

How do I present a Google Slides presentation via Zoom on a MacBook Air (2021) while viewing the notes only on my screen. I can also utilize Google Meet format; however, I am not familiar with that ...
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Google Slides Default Paragraph Line Spacing

Google Slides has seemingly changed default paragraph styles in a recent update. Now, after pressing Enter (i.e. inserting a new paragraph), the last line on the previous paragraph gets extra line ...
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How can I make a hover on link in Google Slides?

Inspired by a YouTuber (Icoso), I decided to try to make a game in google slides. My problem here is that if I want to make a maze game, I need to figure out how to create a link, that by hovering ...
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Split an animated slide into multiple one-slide-per-animation slides

I have an animation-heavy slide and I need to export it to PDF. How can I split the slide into multiple ones such that each new slide corresponds to one animation of the original slide?
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How to stop GIF animations on Google Slides' slides preview

When using GIF animations on Google Slide, it keeps showing the slides preview with the GIFs in an infinite loop. It's very annoying and attracting attention, is there any reason stopping it from ...
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How to download a video from Google Slides

How can you download a video that has been embedded in a Google Slides presentation? Background: When exporting to PowerPoint videos are not exported. That's why I want to do that manually. EDIT: The ...
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Is there any way to export PowerPoint slides to PNG while having each image the name of the slide?

I need to have a presentation with PowerPoint in several languages, so after the translation, I do not know the content of the images anymore. Then, if I do export the file to PNG, the images have ...
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Why do some images not load in Google Slides

Copy and pasting, dragging images off the desktop, or uploading images through the menu of Google Slides generally works for adding images to Slides presentations. Yet with some photos (appears to be ...
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How to make hyperlinked buttons change color once clicked in Google Slides?

I am creating a game in Google Slides kind of 'Are you smarter than a 5th grader?' but without the money part, just questions. On the first slide are buttons with categories hyperlinked to questions ...
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How do I make the number to perfectly center to the circle in Google Slides?

I am using Google Slides to create some prototype designs. If the circle is a bit small, the number would not be fit to the center. What should I do?
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Google Slides for non Gmail accounts ... can they copy the presentation and edit?

So essentially, I have spent most of the summer creating a digital notebook for my students. I am using Google Slides for this presentation and want to send the presentation to my students, have them ...
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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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