Google Slides is an online slideshow maker tool developed by Google. You can use it to create presentations and download them in different formats, including Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx), PDF, Plain text (.txt), JPG image format, etc. On the other hand, Google Docs is a free online document editor developed by Google that lets users create and edit documents.
You can download a document created in Google Docs in different formats. Like Microsoft Word, Google Docs also has a lot of features One of these features is to insert a Google Slide into a Google Docs document. In this tutorial, you will learn how to insert Google Slides into Google Docs. If you want to embed a Google Slide into Google Docs, you will be able to do so by following the procedure described in this article.
How to insert Google Slides into Google Docs
The following steps will guide you on how to insert Google Slides into Google Docs.
- Open Google Slides.
- Copy the slide that you want to insert into Google Docs.
- Open Google Docs.
- Paste the copied slide.
- Link the slide to Google Slides.
Below, we have explained this process in detail.
1] Open Google Slides in your browser. Now, create a new presentation or open the existing one. You can also open a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation in Google Slides. For this, upload the file to Google Drive and then open it with Google Slides.
2] Now, select the slide from the left side that you want to insert into Google Docs. After that, go to “Edit > Copy” or simply press the Ctrl + C keys.
3] Open Google Docs. Create a new blank project or open the existing one. Now, place the cursor (the blinking one) at the location in the Google Docs where you want to insert the copied Google Slide. Go to “Edit > Paste” or simply press the Ctrl + V keys.
When you paste the copied slide in Google Docs, you will get a popup with the following two options:
- Link to presentation: This option is used to insert the live slide into Google Docs. Whenever you make any changes to Google Slides, Google Docs will show you an Update option. Clicking on the Update option will update the slide inserted in the Google Docs to the latest changes made by you.
- Paste unlinked: This will paste the unlinked slide into Google Docs. This means that the changes that you make in Google Slides will not be updated in Google Docs.
To embed the live slide into Google Docs, you have to select the Link to presentation option. After making changes in Google Slides, open Google Docs and click on the Update button. After that, Google Docs will retrieve data from Google Slides automatically.
Similarly, by following the above steps, you can insert multiple slides from Google Slides into Google Docs.
Can you transfer Google Slides to Google Docs?
You can transfer Google Slides to Google Docs by embedding them in Google Docs. For this, you have to copy the slide that you want to transfer to Google Docs and then paste it into Google Docs. As simple as that!
If you want to transfer all the slides from Google Slides to Google Docs, you have to copy and paste them one by one in Google Docs. When you paste the slide in Google Docs, you will receive a popup window in which you have to select the Link to presentation option.
How do I open Google Slides in Google Docs?
In Google Docs, if you go to “File > Open” and select the Presentations option in the drop-down, and then click Open, it will redirect you to Google Slide instead of opening the Google Slides in Google Docs. Hence, there is no other option to open Google Slides in Google Docs except inserting the Google Slide in Google Docs.
We have explained the entire process above in this article.
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