Google Slides Tips

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If you need to collaborate with multiple people to create a presentation, Google slides is a great tool to use. If you already have a Google account in three steps you can be collaborating with your entire team via the cloud. Simply go to Google.com, click in the top right corner on the "Apps" button and click "Slides". Then click new presentation, to share with other members of your team. Click in the top right corner "Share" add their email and there you have it! Below are some tips to take your Google Slides from ordinary to extraordinary. 

1. Zoom In and Out of Your Slides

To zoom in and out of a slide, select the slide itself. Make sure that no objects on the slide are selected. On your Mac keyboard, hit the keys Command , Alt Option, and + or – to zoom in and out on the slide. On a PC, select CTRL, Shift, and + or -.

2. Master All Slides with the Slide Master

When you’re working with a template and working with many slides, the Slide Master can be your saving grace. To access the Slide Master, click Slide > Edit Master. This will take you to a new screen where you can make edits to every slide in the presentation. 

[May we suggest reading: Google Account Security Tips]

3. Applying a Mask to Your Image

Masking an image allows you to show or hide parts of an object according to a mask shape. You can resize the mask shape and the image to fit your design needs.

To mask an image, select the image and then click the Crop tool. Under the Crop menu, select Shapes and then select a mask shape. Your image is now in the shape of your mask shape. To adjust the mask shape, double click the image. To adjust the original image, select the outline of the image. 

Check out Better Cloud Monitor's video #3 for an example.

4. Duplicate an Object in One Step

When you want to duplicate an object on your slide, you can do that in one step. Select the object you want to duplicate, and hit Alt on a Mac or CTRL on a PC. While holding down that key, drag the image and you will see that another image peels off of the original.

For more tips head to Better Cloud. 

 

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