How to Convert a PowerPoint to Google Slides

How to Convert Google Slides to PowerPoint

Whether it’s for compatibility or ease of access, you will often need to convert your PowerPoint presentation to Google Slides. This guide will show you how to do so without losing content and formatting. Do note, however, that only Microsoft .ppt files that were created in the ’97 version or over can be converted to Google Slides.

There are two main methods used to convert a PowerPoint presentation into Google Slides:

First method: Using Google Drive

  1. Go to Google Drive and Sign in to your account.

    Signing into Google Drive
    Click Sign-in.

  2. Select the + New button on the top left of the screen.

    Uploading a PowerPoint Presentation to Google Drive
    Select the + New button.

  3. In the dropdown menu, select File upload.

    Uploading PowerPoint Presentation to Google Drive
    Click the File Upload option.

  4. Locate your PowerPoint presentation and select it. Then, click Upload.

    Uploading a PowerPoint Presentation
    Select the PowerPoint presentation.

  5. Once it’s uploaded, right-click the PowerPoint presentation.
    Under the Open with option, choose Google Slides. The presentation will now be opened on Google Slides in a new tab.

    Opening a PowerPoint Presentation with Google Slides
    Choose Open with, and select Google Slides.

  6. In Google Slides, click File and select Save as Google Slides. Your PowerPoint presentation is now converted into a Google Slide format.

    Saving a Converted PowerPoint Presentation in Google Slides
    Click Save as Google Slides.

Second method: Using the “Import Slides” Option

  1. Go to Google Slides and log in to your Google account if asked.
  2. Select the Blank presentation icon to start a new presentation.

    Creating a Blank Presentation in Google Slides
    Click the Blank presentation icon.

  3. In the presentation, go to the File tab and select Import slides.

    Importing a Slide in Google Slides
    Select Import Slides.

  4. In the new window, you want to import your PowerPoint presentation. You can either find it via Google Drive under Presentations (file needs to be first imported to Google Drive) or upload the file on the Upload tab. Once you find it, click Select.

    Importing Slides in Google Slides
    Choose the PowerPoint presentation.

  5. Next, select the PowerPoint slides that you want to import. If you want to select all of them, click on the All button next to “Select slides”. Finally, click on Import slides.

    Selecting Imported Slides
    Choose the slides that you want to import.

  6. Next, choose Import Slides. All selected slides will now be available in the presentation.

    Imported Slides
    Imported slides from the PowerPoint presentation.

  7. To save as a new Google Slides presentation, click the Share button on the top-right side of the screen.
    Saving a PowerPoint Presentation
    Click the Share button.

    Write in a name for your presentation then finally, click Save.

    Saving a Google Slide Presentation
    Enter the filename and select Save.

Phoebe is an HR assistant in her day job, but is also a web blogger that loves writing guides and sharing her experiences. When she is not out with her friends, she enjoys traveling or binge-watching Netflix. She graduated with a BA in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Utah, and is a chief editor at TechObservatory.

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