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Now that you have Google Slides open, you can change the look and feel of your presentation and its contents. Slides automatically saves every change you make.

In this section, you learn how to:

Choose a theme and layout


When you first create a presentation, you can choose a theme to give all your slides the same background and text styles for a consistent look and feel.

To add a different theme to your presentation, click Import theme.

To change your presentation’s layout, click Layout and select an option. Or, at the bottom, click Explore Explore and choose a suggested layout.

Import theme

Add and edit content


1 Rename your presentation—Click Untitled presentation and enter a new name.
2 Add images—Click Insertand thenImage to add images from your computer, the web, Google Drive, and more. You can also move, delete, or resize images.
3 Add text—Click Insertand thenText box to add new text boxes. Then, click a text box to enter text. You can move, delete, or re-size text boxes. You can also change how text fits in a box. Learn more about changing how text fits in presentations.
4 Add videos, shapes, charts, and more—Click Insert to add videos, shapes, charts, slide numbers, and other features to your presentation. You can also move, delete, or re-size these inserted features.
5 Add speaker notes—Use speaker notes to keep track of your talking points for each slide. In the presentation editor, speaker notes appear beneath the current slide. When you present your slides, your speaker notes show in a separate window.
Rename option at top, several options to add items appear under Insert in the menu, and add speaker notes at very bottom

Customize your slides


Depending on what you want to change, choose an option:

  • To change the size of your slides, click Fileand thenPage setup.
  • To customize slides, text, images, and more, use the toolbar options.

Note: Some options only appear for certain types of content, such as text, images, or slides.

"""" Create a new slide.
"" "" "" Undo or redo your last changes or print your slides.
Copy formatting Copy formatting from any text and apply it to another selection of text.
"" Zoom in or out.
Select item Select an item on your slide.
Text box "" Shape Line  Add a text box, image, shape, or line.
Fill color Add or change the color of an area.
"" Line weight Border style Change the color, weight, or style of a border.
ArialDown arrow 10 Down arrow Change the font or font size.
Bold Italic "" Color text "" Make text bold, in italics, or underlined or change the font color or text highlight color.
"" "" Insert links or comments.
Format align leftDown arrow Change the text alignment.
Format line spacing Numbered list Bulleted list Change the line spacing or add numbers or bullets.
Decrease indent Increase indent Change the text indentation.
Remove text formatting Remove text formatting.
Image options
"" Crop an image.
Reset image Reset an image to its original format.
Replace image "" Replace an existing image with a new one.

Create and arrange slides


1 New slide—Click New slide "" in the toolbar. Click the Down arrow Down arrow to choose a layout for the new slide.

Move slide—Drag the slide to a different position in the presentation. To move several slides at once, Ctrl+click multiple slides before dragging them.

3 Delete slide—Right-click the slide and select Delete.
4 Duplicate slide—Right-click the slide in the sidebar and select Duplicate slide.

Options 1 to 4 mapped, including Delete and Duplicate side


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