How to Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides.


How do you convert a PowerPoint presentation to Google Slides? Your PowerPoint presentation can be easily converted to Google Slides. You will be able to save and edit the presentation online as a result of doing so. You will also be able to share your slides with coworkers simply by sending them a link. We’ll show you how to convert PowerPoint to Google Slides in this article.

PowerPoint to Google Slides Conversion

There are three ways to convert your PowerPoint presentation to Google Slides.

Method 1 

The first method for converting your PowerPoint file to Google Slides is straightforward and useful when you need to convert the entire file.

  • Please sign in to your Google account.
  • After logging in, right-click on the dashboard and select “Upload Files…”
  • A new dialog box will appear, allowing you to browse for your PowerPoint file.
  • When you’ve finished uploading your file, a confirmation message will appear in the bottom right corner of your screen. The file will then be listed on your Google Drive.
  • To bring up a list, right-click on the file. Select Google Slides from the Open With drop-down menu.
  • Google will begin the conversion process right away, converting your PowerPoint presentation to Google Slides. Your file will be converted in a few seconds, and you will be able to view and edit it on Google Slides without interruption.

Alternate method 

  • You can also drag your PowerPoint file onto your browser with the Google Drive tab open instead of right-clicking on the white canvas. This will allow you to skip Step 2 entirely.

Method 2 

This method also converts your entire PowerPoint presentation to Google Slides.

  • You’ll need to sign in to your Google Drive again.
  • Once you’ve logged in, you’ll notice a large button near the top left with a Google-colored plus on it, titled “NEW.” Click it to open Google Slides > Blank Presentation.
  • Once the blank presentation has opened, go to the ribbon menu and select File > Open. Alternatively, you can simply press Ctrl + O. A new dialog box will appear.
  • Click the Upload tab in the new dialogue box, which is labeled “Open.” Simply drag your PowerPoint presentation into the dialogue box or click the blue button “Select a file from your computer.”
  • When you’re finished, click the Open button. Google Docs will automatically convert the PowerPoint file and allow you to open it in Google Slides to view and edit it as needed.

Method 3 

This is useful for people who want to convert only a few PowerPoint slides from a larger presentation by importing PowerPoint into Google Slides.

  • As shown above, open a blank Google Slides file.
  • Click File > Import Slides on your blank presentation.
  • A dialog box will appear, giving you the choice of importing slides from an existing presentation file or uploading a file from your hard disk or SSD.
  • To upload it, click Select.
  • The entire presentation will then be displayed in grids in front of you. Click the Import Slides button after selecting the slides to import.

If you want, you can import all of the slides as well. You can also combine multiple PowerPoint presentations into one and convert them all at once this way.

These steps are a simple and quick way to convert PPT to Google Slides and gain access to multiple platforms at the same time.

Issues to Consider When Importing PowerPoint to Google Slides

When importing files, there are a number of factors that can affect the quality of the import or otherwise impact your operation. Here is a list of a few things to remember.

File renaming

When converting your PowerPoint presentations to Google Slides using method 1, your converted files can easily become mixed up with the old ones because the file’s name still has the.pptx suffix (the file’s extension) attached to it even after conversion.

It is recommended that you remove the file’s extension name to avoid confusion. The converted files will be separated from the original PowerPoint files as a result of this.

Take Note Of The File Type

Check that Google Slides supports the file type before uploading. Microsoft PowerPoint allows users to save their presentations in a variety of file formats, including PowerPoint Presentation, PDF, and Windows Metafile.

To properly convert and edit the file on Google Slides, you must save it as a PowerPoint Presentation, i.e., the file extension should be.pptx,.odp, or other files that Google Slides can support.

Google Slides does not currently support the import or export of PDF files. You can, however, take screenshots of the PDF file and insert them into your Google Slides presentation if necessary.

Keep a close eye on the file size.

Before converting, go over your presentation again and remove any unnecessary slides. This reduces the size of your file, which not only saves data and time when uploading but also reduces the amount of work you have to do after the conversion.

Beware Of Changes

Converting PowerPoint to Google Slides can result in mismatched font styles, image sizes, and even themes. This is especially true if multiple files are merged and converted using the third method described above.

If you use a font, theme, or image size that Google Slides does not recognize, it will select the font, theme, or size that is closest to the one you used. This is due to the fact that Google Slides uses default fonts and themes, whereas PowerPoint can also use locally installed fonts.

Although it is uncommon, when converting with method 3 and selecting multiple slides, Google Slides may change the order of some slides.

In this case, using default fonts and themes and avoiding skewed or irregularly cropped images is the best course of action.

Links Need To Be Reinserted

Currently, Google Slides conversion does not support hyperlinks, and these links are removed upon import. This is due to the fact that the conversion software must monitor the text, font, format, theme, colors, and a variety of other factors. It is currently being updated to support hyperlinks.

After conversion, you will need to re-add the hyperlinks. Unfortunately, there is no way to get around this at the moment.

Run Down

To summarize, the simplest method for converting PowerPoint to Google Slides is to upload the file to Google Docs, double-click on the file, and open with Google Slides. The conversion process will begin immediately, and you will have your converted file ready to edit and use in a matter of seconds.

Brilliant! You’ve now learned how to transfer PowerPoint to Google Slides.