See and use suggested layouts in a presentation

Important: Explore Explore in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides will no longer be available by January 30, 2024. You can use the tool finder in Docs, Sheets, and Slides to quickly get to actions like “conditional formatting” in Sheets, “pageless” in Docs and “open templates” in Slides. You can also enter “@” and select from a series of items to create content like: 

  • Dropdowns, emojis and people chips 
  • Meeting notes and email drafts in Docs
  • Finance chips in Sheets

Find and add suggested content based on what's in your presentation in Google Slides. You can also search your docs and the web from within a presentation.

Use Explore in Google Slides

  1. On your computer, open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. At the bottom right, click Explore Explore.
  3. In most cases, you’ll see suggestions for layouts to help finish your work. Click the one you want.

Add images or info from other documents or the web

  1. On your computer, open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. At the bottom right, click Explore Explore.
  3. At the top, search for a document, presentation, image, chart, or webpage. Search results will show in categories:
    • Web: Info from the web related to your presentation.
    • Images: Images from the web related to your presentation.
    • Drive: Documents saved in your Google Drive.
  4. Add an item: 

    • Add an image or chart: Click the item you want to add. At the top, click Insert.

    • Add a footnote: Point to your search result. Click Cite as footnote Cite as footnote

    • Add a link: Point to your search result. Click Insert Link Insert.

Tip: To see more charts or images from a document, click "See more content" under the presentation or document. 

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