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Adding equations to Google Slides

In Google Docs' document editor, there's rudimentary support for adding mathematical equations. I didn't find anything like that in Google Slides' editor. Anyone know a workaround?
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Semi-transparent background for Google presentation text box

Is it possible to set the background of a text box in Google presentation to be semi-transparent? All I see are options to either transparent (a.k.a. "no fill") or completely opaque text boxes.
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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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How to copy image from Google Presentation to local application?

I'm trying to copy images from a Google Presentation to a LibreOffice Impress file, but having no luck. Any suggestions?
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Google Slides displays emoji in Black & White

I am using emoji in a slide show. However, when I play the slideshow, the emoji show up in Black & White. Any idea how to fix this? I know I can download the show as a .pptx file but I also want ...
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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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Save all Google presentation slides as images

I have a Google presentation with many slides. I tried File → Download As → SVG or PNG, but only the first slide was converted. Is there a way to automatically convert all slides to images?
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Embed iFrame in Google presentation

Is it possible to embed a website in an iFrame inside a Google presentation in Google Docs/Drive? I tried it, looked through all menus and submenus but couldn't find an option which lets me embed web-...
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How to export Google Slides speaker notes?

Is there a good way to export the speaker notes out of a presentation in Google Slides and keep the formatting? The things I tried are Printing—this works fine only if the notes are short. Longer ...
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Adding Pagenumbers to Google Drive Presentation?

Can someone tell me how can I add page numbers to my Google Drive Presentation? I've read that it should be under "Insert" but there's nothing even remotely relevant there. Here’s a screenshot:
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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 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 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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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 ...
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Hide slide(s) in a Google Docs presentation?

Can one cherry pick slide(s) to show/hide in a presentation? This feature seems to be missing (or it is UI-fail). The object is to use a single slide deck as the source material for different ...
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How can I put an equation into a Google Slides and maintain the formatting?

I read a similar question on the Google Docs Help forums, but if I copy an equation that contains a symbol without using an image (such as the ∈ symbol), the symbol goes away in the presentation. Is ...
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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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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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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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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 hide the navigator tools during the present mode of Google Slides?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Show & Sync Google Slides speaker notes on separate device

Invariably when I give a presentation in a new room or conference center the resolution is all different and I cannot see my speaker notes in a consistent way on my laptop, or the screen the audience ...
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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 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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If Google Drive doesn't count Google documents against storage space, can other formats be embedded or transferred to Google documents?

According to this Google documents (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Photos, etc.) don't count towards storage used on Google Drive. Does this mean if you copy and past an image or video into a Google ...
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How can I see statistics for a Google Slides presentation?

Specifically, I'd like to see the amount of visits that it gets and the geographic region. Searching in Google it looks like it was possible at some point but for the life of me I can't find it in the ...
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How do I use "incremental reveal" with the new Google Drive Presentation creator?

I am using Google Drive to create a presentation in which I have four square objects. I want one to be revealed each time I click (I think the old phrasing was: "incremental reveal"). Is there any ...
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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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Losing Subscripts in Google Docs when exporting to PowerPoint

When I'm saving my presentation in Google Docs as Microsoft PowerPoint, all the letters marked as subscripts appears as regular letters in the PowerPoint document. Does anyone else notice this? (I ...
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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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Change hanging indent in Google Drive presentation

I need to create a Google Drive Presentation, based on a corporate theme. For some reason, there's a hanging indent, which means that a multi-line paragraph looks like this: I don't see any ruler ...
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Google Docs: Unicode symbols not in default Windows fonts garbled

When using a symbol such as unicode elment of ∈, subset of ⊆, etc., which does not appear in standard windows fonts the PPT exported file contains blank squares instead of the font. I expected the ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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 optimize images in Google Presentation?

Google Presentations allows you to crop and re-size imported images into a presentation, but the changes aren't permanent. Is it possible to make image changes permanent and therefore save filesize ...
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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 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 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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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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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 ...