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