Switching to Slides from Microsoft PowerPoint
In the past, you might have used the consumer version of Microsoft® PowerPoint® outside of work. Now that you have Google Slides, here are some tips to begin using it as your new presentation software.
Note: Comparisons are based on Microsoft® Office® versions 2010, 2013, and 2016.
Comparison at a glance
|In PowerPoint...||In Slides...|
|Share your presentation using SharePoint® or OneDrive®||
Share your presentation from Slides
For more details, see Get started with Slides.
Share your presentation with PowerPoint users
For more details, see Work with Microsoft Office files.
|Collaborate in real-time in SharePoint or OneDrive||
Collaborate in real-time in Slides
When you share a presentation, depending on their access, collaborators can edit presentations, add comments, and assign tasks.
|Access version history in SharePoint or OneDrive||
Access version history in Slides
For more details, read See changes to your Drive files and folders.
|Open a PowerPoint presentation|
|Access a presentation offline in OneDrive||
Access a presentation offline in Drive
To learn how to access files offline from your desktop or mobile, see Access stored Drive files without the internet.
|Save a presentation automatically in SharePoint or OneDrive or turn on AutoRecover||
Save a presentation automatically in Drive
Your presentation saves automatically in Drive as you work, so you don’t need to click Save.
|Add images to your presentation|
|Add an Excel chart to your presentation|