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A functionality of Google Drive to create presentations.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to do collaborative equation editing in a Google Presentation?

Since Google Docs now forbids equation in presentations (you cannot drag equation from doc anymore according to this question). Is there a way to include equations in a Google Presentation?
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Convert a Google presentation to a poster

I created a Google presentation with 12 slides. Now, I was notified that instead of a presentation I will have to display a poster. Is there an easy way to create a poster from the slides in the ...
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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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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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Preserving text formatting including pictures from Google Slides when copying into Google Docs or other apps used in eBook publishing

How can formatting be preserved when exporting from Google Slides into other apps that are used in eBook publishing such as Docs? The ms was constructed with the usual text and picture boxes in Slides....
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Get URL of image in Google slides

I've inserted an image via URL in Google slides but I don't remember it. Is it possible to get the original source URL of the inserted image?
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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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Is there a way to add a linked slide within the same Google Slide presentation?

I'm familiar with the linked slides feature in Google Slides to insert a linked slide from another presentation. This allows edits in the source slide to flow through to the linked slides in the other ...
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Google Slides does not stop publishing

I would expect that when I Click Stop Publishing on a Google Slide presentation that embedded links to this presentation would not display or would not show the updates after I stop publishing. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...