Category: Slides

Here you'll find tutorials on how to use Google Slides.

Google Slides (27) – Master slides and themes

The built-in themes provide a great springboard to make professional looking slides but what happens if you want them to look different? Or what happens if you want to make your own style of slides and you only want to set it...

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Google Slides (26) – Word art

If you want to make some dramatic looking text, Word art can be a better option than using a normal text box. So, what’s the difference between the two? With Word art, the text is treated a bit like an image allowing you...

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Google Slides (25) – Importing slides

There are times when you want to import a few slides from a presentation that you or someone else has previously made. You could make a copy of the presentation and delete the slides you didn’t want but a better way is to...

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Google Slides (24) – Adding video

Updated – Now includes adding videos from your Drive. Video can brighten up any presentation and it’s easy to add YouTube videos and videos stored on Google Drive into your slides. Here’s how: Inserting a...

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Google Slides (22) – Audience Q&A

One of the most recent updates to Slides has been the addition of “audience Q&A”, which allows those watching some kind a presentation ask questions to the speaker. It’s really easy to use and can make...

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Google Slides (20) – Web Clipboard

Copy and pasting is great except what happens when you want to copy and paste a number of things many times? And what happens if you want to paste from say a Google Slides document to a Google Docs one? This is where Web...

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Google Slides (19) – Version History

Updated – Includes the new version of Version history and naming revisions One of the best features of the Google Apps is the revision history, which stores every change to your document, allowing you to go back to a...

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Google Slides (18) – Using templates

Slides has a small set of professional-looking templates which can be used to get you started. They are three categories: Education, Work, Personal. They cover areas like CVs, lesson plans, different types of presentations,...

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Google Slides (17) – Tables

Adding tables to your slides is a common thing to do with slides, especially when presenting some data. If you have used tables in Google Docs, then you will see that in Slides it is very similar. Here we’ll look at:...

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Google Slides (16) – Animations & transitions

Here we’ll look at making our slides come alive by adding a little bit of animation and some transitions between the slides. The same techniques allow you to add small, subtle animations to a presentation to being able to...

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Google Slides (13) – Layers, arrange & groups

When you insert objects (images, shapes, text boxes) onto a slide, each one is inserted on a layer on top of the other one. So, the first object you insert is at the bottom (let’s say layer 1) and then the next one on top...

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Google Slides (11) – Printing your slides

Even in this digital age, we still often print out our slides. On Slides this is easy to do and you have the option of printing them out in different formats. Here we’ll look at: Printing and the settings Printing formats...

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Google Slides (10) – Presenting your slides

Updated – Voice type speaker notes You’ve made your presentation, now you want to present it. Here let’s look at how to present your slides and some of the tools which will help you give a better presentation....

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Google Slides (9) – Lines, connectors, scribble

Google Slides has a whole host of different lines, connectors, etc, which you can edit in lots of ways. Here we’ll look at: Types of line Line Arrow Elbow connector Curved connector Curve Polyline Scribble Line weight,...

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Google Slides (8) – Inserting & editing shapes

Updated – Includes note on gradient fills, the Changing shape option, and Lines is now called Borders and Lines Along with images, Slides allows you to insert a wide range of shapes and then edit them. This is one of the...

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