As a freelancer or company looking to build your next presentation, you may want to consider using Google Slides. Although the free version offers some useful features, I find the premium version far superior. You’ll need to set up a Google account to use Slides. Thankfully, most people already have one. In fact, if you want to sign up for Slides, you can use your Google ID across all the products offered by Google.
Shareable link feature
When sharing your Google Slides presentation with colleagues or clients, the Shareable link feature gives you a lot of options. You can copy the URL of your presentation and convert it into a PDF, template, or preview. This option is useful if you want your audience to know that your document was created in G Suite. If you want to share your presentation with multiple people, this option will save you time.
The Share function is available at the top-right corner of the window and allows you to send your presentation to more than one person. You can also set the editing permissions of each contact individually. By default, you can only share the presentation with contacts who have read-only access to your email address. Alternatively, you can give everyone in your contact list the same access. By using this feature, you can get your colleagues and clients’ feedback without worrying about them changing your presentation.
In Google Slides, the Auto-save feature is very convenient for creating presentations. This feature automatically saves your work to the cloud so you can continue working on your slideshow wherever you are. Using this feature is very easy, and it will ensure that the latest version of your presentation is always available to you. This feature is especially useful when creating a presentation for a client, co-worker, or colleague.
Another feature of Google Slides is its offline mode. This feature allows you view your documents even if you don’t have an internet connection. When you lose the internet connection, your offline document syncs with the online version and will auto-save to the Cloud. To use this feature, sign into your Google account in Chrome. Check the box that allows offline editing. Then, right-click on a Sheet file and select “Use offline mode” from the context menu. You can also press the Ctrl key while right-clicking a sheet file and select “Use offline mode”.
Auto-save won’t work if your internet connection is unstable. An unstable connection is the most common reason for this problem. This can occur with Wi-Fi or public networks. If you can’t save your work, you’re on the wrong network. If your connection is slow, your changes will not be saved in the cloud. Speedtest by Ookla can help you determine if your internet connection is slow.
Auto-save is another feature of Google Slides that will make your work more efficient. Auto-save will automatically save any changes to your cloud so that you can access them whenever you like. If you are constantly making changes, this feature will be very helpful for you. It will also prevent you from having to make any changes in the cloud. Aside from that, it will also help you work faster.
Image editing options
If you’ve ever wanted to add an image to your presentation, you can now do so in Google Slides. You can choose to insert an image or use an automatically-uploaded image. You can also adjust the size and position of the image, change its colour shade, and change its contrast and brightness. Google Slides makes image editing easy with the following tools:
Crop: Google Slides allows you to crop the image to the exact size and shape you need. To crop an image, just click the image and choose the area you wish to crop. To add an extra touch to your image, you can also use the borders option. Click on the image to choose the border color or weight. To add borders, you can use dots or dashes. Finally, Google Slides allows you to reshape your image and resize it.
It is very easy to use the image formatting options. The formatting options can be found on the right sidebar of the Google Slides window. You can choose “No Recolor” by default. This will change the color of the preview thumbnail. You can change the transparency of the image. The following video tutorial will provide more details. You can sign up for the Google newsletter if you have a Google account. This will allow you to receive news and updates about the latest features.
Drop shadows make images look more real and give depth to slides. You can also choose the angle and distance of drop shadow. These tools are available in Google Slides, and can be customized to your liking. Just make sure you’re not using third-party extensions, as they’ll only complicate things. If you want to add a shadow, you can click the Format option and then click “Drop Shadow”. After you have selected the drop shadow effect you will see several options.
After you have uploaded your image to Google Slides, you will need to choose the type of image that you want. Google Slides allows you insert either JPEG files or PNG files. PNG is better for images with depth, but JPEG is better for flat vector graphics. You can also choose the quality and size of the image and save it locally or to the cloud. You’re now ready to go!
In order to make presentations with colleagues or students, you can assign them a specific set of editable slides. You can then watch other students make changes live. The collaboration options in Google Slides are practically endless. You can even assign a group of people each editable slide. This feature is great for teamwork as students can all work on one document. There are even features that let you see your colleagues typing or editing as they do so.
To collaborate with colleagues or students, use the Collaboration options in Google Slides. This tool lets you chat with others in real time by clicking on a grey person icon. This feature is only available for those who have been added in your presentation. You can also email your collaborators by entering a message into the text box and choosing them from a list. Here are some examples of collaboration options in Google Slides.
All people with access to the presentation link can view it and make edits in real-time when you share it. Multiple people can work on the same deck simultaneously. The top right-hand panel shows the names of your collaborators. Clicking on any collaborator’s name will show you more information about their access to the presentation. Then, you can decide to grant them the owner status so that they can edit the document.
It is important that everyone involved in a presentation is aware of their roles. It can be confusing to use desktop software to create presentations. You may have to email multiple versions of the same presentation. However, Google Slides has a feature called Version History, which allows you to view previous edit rounds of a presentation. Aside from sharing and commenting, this feature allows you to send emails to collaborators who have access to your presentation.
You can also share shared documents and spreadsheets with co-workers. Google Forms on the other hand have only one permission level. As a result, collaborators on a form can edit any part of the form or any of the responses it contains. There is no need to create separate forms for collaborators in both Slides and Sheets. You can also chat while working on a shared document. Using Google Forms, you can even share your work with your team.
How to Customize a Google Slides Template
You may not be aware that Google Slides allows you to import custom themes. You can import a theme by clicking the Import button in the Themes pane. To import a theme, you must be logged into Google and open your slide presentation. Next, click File > Make a copy the master slide and select the custom theme. You can then customize the master slide by changing font colors, adding sections, or other customizations.
Use a Google Slides template to create a presentation
Once you have downloaded a Google Slides template, you can customize it to fit your presentation’s needs. These templates come with numerous designs and styles, so you can easily customize them to fit your presentation’s needs. These are some examples of how you can customize a Google Slides Template. Choose the appropriate one based on the needs of your audience. Then, click “Open” to open your presentation in Google Slides.
To change the layout, design, and color scheme of your presentation, simply edit your master slide. If you want to customize the entire slide show, you can also edit the master template editor. After modifying your template, save your project. Be sure to rename it when you are done. You can also change its background color or add a picture or shape to it. Next, return to the master slide view to select the new theme.
Once you have chosen the right template, save it to your Google Drive storage. You can then import it into another presentation by pressing the View/Master button and selecting your saved template. You can then add text or change the font and layout of your presentation. After importing the template, you can customize it to fit your needs. A Google Slides template can be edited in any way you like, so you can make it unique to your presentation.
A Google Slides template will make your slides more appealing to your audience. It can be used both for personal and business presentations. Pre-built templates include placeholders for images. This allows you to upload photos directly from your computer, without the need to download or customize the template. Consider the size and quality of your image when choosing one. Contrast is the main element of attention. If your presentation is to be seen by many people, then you might want to use images with contrasting colors.
Choose a theme
You can find a theme for Google Slides templates from several sources. Some of these resources offer hundreds, if not thousands, of free themes. They allow you to search by category, color, and tag, and you can also find featured themes and recently updated themes. If you’re looking for a theme that’s specifically for your industry or needs, GoogleSlidesThemes.com has hundreds of free themes you can download. SlidesGala also offers a wide selection of multipurpose templates. It’s more than a good theme. It’s also a great resource to create compelling presentations.
Another great resource is Envato Elements, which offers countless digital assets. Their unlimited-download offer is the best creative deal of 2022. GraphicRiver also offers free Google Slides templates. You don’t have to sign up to access their resources. Although these resources offer a vast array of templates, you might only need a handful. What are your options?
Import themes from other presentations is another option. You can import a Google Slides template that you have already downloaded into Google Slides. To do this, you must have the presentation open in Google Drive. Select the theme from the icon menu, and then click Import Theme. A gallery of themes that you have imported to Google Slides will appear. You can also import themes from Microsoft PowerPoint files.
Google Slides templates have different color schemes and styles. If you need to change the appearance of a presentation, a theme is a great option. These themes come with placeholder text that you’ll need to replace. Just click into the text box, select the contents, and then type your text to replace the placeholder text. This process will be repeated throughout the theme. A theme is a great place to start if you want a theme that reflects your brand or personal style.
Customize a theme
Using a theme is an excellent way to create a consistent visual identity for your presentation and cut down on the time it takes you to select presentation elements. You can also customize the colors and font size of the elements on each slide with themes, making them easy for different audiences. Themes can be reused once they are created. You can choose from 23 pre-built themes on Google Slides.
You can import PowerPoint themes into Google Slides, in addition to creating a custom theme. Go to the Presentations section in your Google account and search the theme you are looking for. Browse through the file collection until you find the right template. Once you’ve imported the theme, add content and make it look as professional as possible. A theme can be customized to communicate a brand message to modern customers.
Customizing a Google Slides theme allows you to add a logo and other text. After creating the master slide you can modify the theme’s settings by changing font color or adding new logo. You can also change the background image of the slide. It is important to remember that changes to your master slide will automatically apply to all subsequent layout slides. To reflect changes to the master slide, the theme settings can be modified at any time.
Click on the dropdown menu to change the theme’s color. You can also change the background color for your presentation. Once you’ve chosen a new color, click on the “Edit master” option on the “Slide” tab in the ribbon. This will take to the “Master View”, where you can change the theme color, text colors and slide layout.
Add sections to a theme
You have probably used Google Slides to create presentations or corporate websites. You may wish to modify them to suit your needs. If you are unsure of how to customize a theme, you can refer to the “Slide Master” section of the Google Slides app for more information. You can easily modify the theme to change the look and feel for your presentation.
These themes are great for giving your presentations a consistent visual identity. They also reduce the number of elements you have to manually select. They are easy to create and you can easily create a new one whenever needed. Google Slides comes with 23 built-in themes, including a default one. When choosing a theme, make sure to select the default fonts you want to use. A good rule of thumb is to use only three or four different fonts to make your presentation look professional.
After you have created your Google Slides theme you can modify it by adding text placeholders. This allows the user to specify exactly where their content should be placed. Theme Builder allows you to add sections and modify existing ones. To add new sections or edit existing ones, click on “Edit Theme” in Google Slides’ “Master View” or “Theme Editor View”.
You can apply a new theme to all your slides, or you can customize just a few. Once you have selected your theme, Google Slides will apply it to the whole presentation. It will also remove any existing theme. To apply a different theme to a specific slide, you can create a new slide master with a different theme. You can also import a theme you have previously created to your own presentation. Open the presentation with a blank template to do this. You can add images, web links, and text.
Rearrange placeholders in a theme
You might be curious about how to rearrange placeholders within a Google Slides template. You can easily rearrange placeholders, resize slides and add other formatting to your slides. Just click the “Edit theme” button in the toolbar to access the options. You can also modify the background and color of your slides or create new themes. You can’t reorder placeholders in a theme already in use.
Select the layout you want to rearrange placeholders in a Google Slides theme. Simply click on the border of the placeholder to rearrange it and drag it to the desired location. After you’re done adjusting the placeholders you can either delete them or add new ones. To delete a placeholder, you can either delete it or press Delete to remove it from the template. You can create additional blank slides if you don’t wish to alter the layout of your slides.
If you use the child presentation style, the changes you make will be limited. You must pick and choose which attributes you want to update. Some changes are more complicated, such as changing content or the position of elements. Once you’ve finished with this, you can go back to the theme and apply the changes you want. Then, go back to your original theme and click the Save button to apply the changes.
You should follow the same steps for adding image placeholders as when inserting text placeholders. Make sure you activate theme builder mode first. Next, click the image placeholder and select the image style. You can then drag it to the location you want. You can also resize your image placeholder by dragging the item to the desired position. It is important to remember that dragging the image placeholder too far can cause it to skew.