How to Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides

PowerPoint has long been the only slide making tool available to us.

However, recently, a bunch of cool slide-making tools have come up.

One of such service is Google Slides.

The biggest benefit of Google Slides (or any Google App) is that you can collaborate with others at the same time.

As some of us migrate to these new slide making tools, most of the work still exist in the PowerPoint format.

In this tutorial, I will show you various ways to convert PowerPoint to Google Slides:

  • Convert by importing a PowerPoint file to Google Slides
  • Convert while uploading to Google Drive
  • Upload to Google Drive and then Convert

Let’s go through these methods in detail.

Convert Excel To Google Sheets by Importing an Excel File to Google Sheets

Here are the steps to convert Excel to Google Sheets by importing the Excel file:

  1. Go to Google Drive Homepage and log in using your credentials.
  2. In the Google Drive Homepage, click on the New button and select Google Slides.Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides - New
  3. In the new Google Slides that opens, go to File and click on Import.Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides - Import Slides
  4. In the Import File dialog box, select the Upload tab.Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides - upload
  5. Drag the PowerPoint file that you want to convert to the dialog box, or click on ‘Select a file from your computer’ and then select it manually.
  6. Once the file is uploaded, select the slides that you want to convert to Google Slide. If you want to select all the slides, click on the ‘All’ in the top right of the dialog box. Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides - Select slides
  7. Once the slides are selected, click on the Import Slides button.Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides - Import Slides Button

The conversion is mostly very good. I have sometimes noticed the images get stretched a bit, but otherwise, my experience so far in converting PowerPoint to Google Slides has been good.

This method is best suited when you have a couple of PowerPoint files that you want to convert to Google Slides. If you have a lot of times, I suggest you use the next method outlined in this article.

Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides while uploading to Google Drive

This method is best suited when you have a lot of PowerPoint files that you want to convert to Google Slides.

Here are the steps to convert PowerPoint to Google Slides while uploading to Google Drive:

  1. Go to Google Drive Homepage and log in using your credentials.
  2. Click on the gear icon on the top right.Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides - gear
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. In the Setting dialog box, select the option ‘Convert uploaded files to Google Docs editor format’.Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides - convert uploads
  5. Click on Done.

Now, when you upload a PowePoint file to Google Drive, it will automatically be converted into the Google Slides format.

This is the way to go when you have a lot of PowerPoint files that you want to convert to Google Slides.

Upload An Excel File to Google Drive and then Convert to Google Sheets

If you already have some PowerPoint files in Google Drive, or if you don’t like the idea of Google Drive automatically converting your PowerPoint files to Google Slides format, this method is for you.

You can choose to convert selected files into the Google Sheets format.

Here are the steps to Convert an Excel file in Google Drive into Google Sheets:

  • Right-click on the file that you want to open in Google Sheets.
  • Go to Open with and click on Google Sheets.Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides - Google Slides

This will open the file in Google Sheets, however, your file in the Google Drive would continue to be in the Excel file format.

Related: How to Convert Excel to Google Sheets.

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