How to Make Google Slides Vertical

How to Make Google Slides Vertical

Google Slides allows you to change the orientation of your slides between standard, widescreen, and custom options. Making your slides vertical (portrait) allows a better view of specific documents, like long passages, graphical designs, and more. Additionally, if you are presenting on a “vertical” screen, you will want to use vertical slides.

Making a slide vertical in Google Slides

  1. Open your Google Slides presentation.
  2. Go to the File menu and select Page setup.

    How to Change Page Setup of Slide
    Go to the “File” menu and select “Page setup” from the options in the dropdown menu.

  3. Click the default setting on the Page Setup window (Widescreen 16:9) to extend more page options. As none of the default options are portrait, select Custom to change your slides to dimensions you can manually set.
    Setting Custom Dimensions in Page Setup
    Change the “Widescreen 16:9” setting to “Custom”.

    You’ll be given three boxes. The left box is width of the slide, the middle is height, and the right box is the unit of measurement for the dimensions. You can choose between centimeters, points, pixels, or inches.

    Custom Slide Dimensions in Page Setup
    The first box indicates the width of the slide, and the second box indicates the height.

  4. To make your slides vertical, set the values to 5.63 inches (width) and 10 inches (height), respectively—these are the recommended dimensions for vertical slides. Then, click Apply. Your slides will now be in a vertical orientation.
    Changing Horizontal Dimensions to Vertical
    These are the recommended dimensions for vertical slides.

    Slides with Vertical Orientation
    Google Slides presentation in a vertical or portrait setup.

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