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Google Slides: Adding Slides & Customizing

This article covers instructions for using the web version of Google Slides. Be aware that other versions, such as the mobile app, will vary in functionality.


When a presentation is created, the Themes pop-up appears to the right. Select a theme from the list to apply it to your presentation. 

To change the theme at any time, reopen the themes tab by clicking the Themes button from the toolbar and make a new selection.

select theme

More information on adjusting themes can be found in Google support documentation.

Adding Slides and Selecting a Layout

Every new Slides presentation has one blank slide by default. Slides are displayed in the main area, and the slide navigation panel can be used to navigate through the slide deck. Most slides have preset fields where text can be added. The default fields can be resized or moved to different areas within the slide.

To add a new slide:
  1. Click the down arrow from the toolbar to the top-left, which is next to the plus button. A new pop-up will appear.
    new slide arrow
  2. Select one of the layout options. A new slide will be created.
To add a new slide based on the layout of the currently selected slide, click the plus button from the toolbar.

To change the layout of a slide at any time, click "Layout" from the toolbar and make a selection from the pop-up menu.
layout button

To view and navigate through the presentation slides, click the slides in the navigation panel to the left. The selected slide will appear in the main window.

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Keywords:PowerPoint, Presentations, Google, Slides   Doc ID:107590
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2020-12-03 17:35 PDTUpdated:2021-04-20 10:38 PDT
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