Get started with Slides

1. Create or import a presentation

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To start, we’ll need a presentation to work with.
 

In this section, you learn how to:

1.1 Create a new presentation
1.2 Import and convert old presentations to Slides

1.1 Create a new presentation

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Choose an option:

Create a presentation from the Add option in Slides or the menu in Drive

1.2 Import and convert old presentations to Slides

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To collaborate with your team, you can import and convert existing presentations that you created in other programs to Slides.

  1. Go to Drive.
  2. Click Plus Newand thenFile upload and upload a presentation from your computer. Supported files include .ppt (if newer than Microsoft® Office® 95), .pps, and .pptx.
  3. Right-click the file you want to convert.
  4. Select Open with and choose Google Slides.

Converting a presentation from another program creates a copy of your original file in Slides format. You can then edit it in your browser like any other Slides presentation.

Have a PowerPoint presentation?

If you've already stored Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations in Drive, you can also update them without converting to Slides.

Open a presentation with Google Slides

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