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7 Easy Steps To Convert Presentations To Google Slides Format

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Follow these easy steps to convert your MS PowerPoint or Apple’s Keynote presentations to Google Slides format, thus allowing you for collaboration:

  1. Save the Keynote presentation as a PPTX
  2. Upload Your Presentation from your hard drive
  3. Open Presentation File in Google Drive
  4. Open With Google Slides
  5. Edit PowerPoint Presentation using Google Slides
  6. Present PowerPoint Presentation using Google Slides
  7. Share PowerPoint Presentation using Google Slides

Save the Keynote presentation as a PPTX

Google Drive supports the following file types when converting:

  • .ppt,
  • .pps,
  • .pptx.

So, if you are using Apple’s Keynote then you will need to first

Save the Keynote presentation as a PPTX
Save the Keynote presentation as a PPTX
  1. save the Keynote presentation as a PPTX:
    File > Export To > PowerPoint

Upload Your Presentation from your hard drive

  1. Click My Drive drop down menu from Google Drive and select Upload Files.
  2. Pick a file you want to upload from your hard drive.
Click My Drive drop down menu from Google Drive and select Upload Files
Click My Drive drop down menu from Google Drive and select Upload Files

When you select a file for upload, the option to convert it directly to Google Docs is automatically selected.

Your newly converted file retains the name of the original file you uploaded.

Open PowerPoint Presentation File in Google Drive

Once your PowerPoint presentation is uploaded

an Upload complete notification with a link will appear
an Upload complete notification with a link will appear
  1. an Upload complete notification with a link will appear:
  • click this link or
  • search and click the file name from your Google Drive account

to view your presentation.

Open With Google Slides

You can edit your slideshow with Google Slides
You can edit your slideshow with Google Slides

You can edit your slideshow with Google Slides by going to Open With –> Google Slides, if you need.

Edit PowerPoint Presentation using Google Slides

Once your document is open in Google Slides, it becomes editable
Once your document is open in Google Slides, it becomes editable

Once your document is open in Google Slides, it becomes editable. You can edit it like any PowerPoint presentation, using the editing options specified in the Google Slides application.

Present PowerPoint Presentation using Google Slides

The Present button in Google Slides or Ctrl+F5 on your keyboard can be used to instantly present your slides as a slideshow before an audience, just like you would using PowerPoint.

The Present button in Google Slides

You can use this option to present presentation from a PC, tablet or even a smartphone.

Share PowerPoint Presentation using Google Slides

To share the presentation with collaborators,

  1. click Share button and then
  2. enter their email addresses.
Click Share button

When you share your presentation, make sure that you select ‘Can edit’. Thus, you give them access to editing the presentation itself.

As an alternate you may share your presentation with using Presentational.ly  service – the simple and convenient way to spread the word.

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