How to use Google Slides to Create, Edit and Format a Presentation?

Google Slides is an online presentation app that lets you create and format presentations and work with other people.

Step 1: Create a Presentation
To create a new presentation:

  • Open the Slides home screen at
  • In the top left, under "Start a new presentation," click New Add. This will create and open your new presentation.
  • You can also create new presentations from the URL

Step 2: Edit and format a presentation
You can add, edit, or format text, images, or videos in a presentation.

  • Insert and arrange text, shapes, and lines
  • Add, delete & organize slides
  • Add animations to a slide

Step 3: Share & Work with Others

You can share files and folders with people and choose whether they can view, edit, or comment on them.

  • Find the file you want to share
  • Share a single file
  • On a computer, go to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  • Click the file you want to share.
  • Click Share.

Step 4: Choose who to share with & how they can use your file

  • Share with specific people
    If you use a Google Account through work or school, you might not be able to share files outside of your organization.

1. Under "People," enter the email address you want to share with. If you share with an email address that isn’t a Google Account, they’ll only be able to view the file.

2. To choose what someone can do with your file, click the Down arrow Down

3. If you don’t want to send an email to people, click Advanced and uncheck the Notify people box. If you notify people, each email address you enter will be included in the email.

Step 5: Limit the Number of People who can View the Files

When you share a file with someone, you can choose what they can do with it.

View: People can view, but can’t change or share the file with others.
Comment: People can make comments and suggestions, but can’t change or share the file with others.
Edit: People can make changes, accept or reject suggestions, and share the file with others.

General FAQs

  • What is the difference between Powerpoint and Google Slides?

  • Does Apple support Google Slides?

  • How to convert Google Slides to Powerpoint?

  • How to make a video of Google Slides?

  • How to save Google Slides Offline?

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