How to Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides [with Pictures]

Here is how to convert PowerPoint to Google Slides so that you can edit, view and share presentation files created with the Presentation program in Google Slides no hassle.

Vita | Sept 23, 2020

How to Convert PowerPoint to Goggle Slides

---Part 1. Upload the PowerPoint Presentation File to Google Drive

---Part 2. Open and Edit Presentation File in Google Slides

---Part 3. Save it as a Google Slides Presentation

Optional Way: Open PowerPoint Presentation in Google Slides Directly

PowerPoint is the evergreen presentation program used by individuals and groups around the world while at the same, many up and comers win a place as excellent presentation software. Among them, Google Slides is such a striking example that can’t be ignored. Being well-known as a web-based presentation program, Google Slides has natural advantages. It allows real-time collaboration among groups and the participants are able to edit and modify the presentation synchronously. Sharing presentation in Google Slides also becomes much easier based on the Google cloud storage service. Once you connect to the Internet, you’re able to sign in to your Gmail account and access the presentation files anytime and anywhere. Also, the auto-saving feature frees you from any unexpected circumstances. Because of these advantages, Google Slideshows can be much more efficient in some cases.

You may have some PowerPoint presentations saved on your device hard drive and want to convert them from PowerPoint to Google Slides so as to play, edit, or share them via Google Slides. Fortunately, Google Slides itself works for the transformation and the whole process is rather simple. The following tutorial shows you the how-to.

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How to Convert PowerPoint to Google Slides

Part 1. Upload the PowerPoint Presentation File to Google Drive

Step 1. Log into your Google account, then go to your Google Drive page:
https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive

Step 2. Click New, then File Upload.

Step 3. Go to the position where the PowerPoint presentation file is saved in, select the source presentation file, then click Open to upload it.

Step 4. A popup will appear on the lower right corner showing the upload progress. The upload process would be finished soon and the presentation file can be found under My Drive.

Part 2. Open and Edit Presentation File in Google Slides

Step 5. Click the uploaded presentation file, then select Open with Google Slides.

Step 6. If it is a presentation file applying various advanced features in PowerPoint, Google Slides may not display some of them and show the message that Slides can't display some features of this PowerPoint presentation. Click View details so you can know which effects will be removed and modify the presentation till you’re satisfied.

Part 3. Save it as a Google Slides Presentation

Step 7. When everything is ready, click File, then Save as Google Slides. Now you can check out every slide in the converted presentation and make sure there is nothing improper.

Step 8. On the Slides homepage, there are two presentation files – the converted one and the one with .ppt extension. You can choose to delete the original one or keep it for backup.

Optional Way: Open PowerPoint Presentation in Google Slides Directly

You can either import the source presentation file into Google Slides directly for conversion.

Step 1. Go to your Google Drive, hit New, then Google Slides.

Step 2. You will be directed to a new blank Google Slides presentation page. On this page, click File > Open > Upload, select the PowerPoint presentation file from your computer, and hit Open.

Step 3. When the upload is complete, the PowerPoint to Google Slides conversion will be activated automatically. The converted file will be saved in your Google account.

Step 4. Edit the presentation file just as we have mentioned on the method above.

Based on this method, you can choose to convert and add parts of slides from a PowerPoint presentation, as well:

Open a Google Slides presentation that can be a blank one or you have created. Go to File > Import Slides; Then under the Upload tab, hit Select a file from your device, find and upload the presentation file. After the upload, the thumbnails of all the slides will be listed. Select these you need and click Import Slides. Now all the slides have been added into the Google Slides presentation and been converted automatically. You can further arrange the order of each slide and edit them.

Bottom Line:

This post is at the aim of helping you know how to convert PowerPoint to Google Slides from a local hard drive. There are also many other useful features in Google Drive along with the software office suite. For example, you can upload videos from Google Drive to YouTube, sync files on different devices via your Google account, send large videos via email using Google Drive links, etc. You can try these features to deal with your files more handily.

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