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Organizing Your Life: Google Slides (Create Beautiful Presentations)

Taylor Bruno, Organization Aficionado

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6 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Google Slides Basics

    • 3. What is a Master Slide?

    • 4. Creating and Using Master Slides

    • 5. Using an Existing Presentation

    • 6. Wrapping It All Together


About This Class

Chances are if you’ve found this class you’ve watched or given a presentation. While there are many tools to create presentations, including Keynote and Powerpoint (and Figma for any hardcore designers like myself out there!), Google Slides is one of the most powerful to use especially when it comes to collaboration. This course will cover some basics on how to use Google Slides but will mostly dive into the more advanced functions of creating a beautiful presentation that doesn’t take hours to format, including using Master slides.

I am a software designer and organization is my life. I’ve created countless presentations for venture capital firms fundraising, startup investor pitch decks, project presentations, and more. Being a hyper-organized designer means I use a number of tools and methods to keep track of business projects as well as my personal life. I genuinely think the world would be a better place if everyone had better organization and I’m here to show you how!

Using Google Slides is the key focus of this class, and while it builds on some of my other classes, it is not necessary to watch those first. This course will teach valuable skills to help you create better presentations. If you’re interested in learning more about time management, financial management, to do lists, or project management tools check out my other classes on Skillshare by clicking on my profile.

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1. Introduction: hi and welcome to my class. Chances are, if you found this class, you've either watched or given a presentation before. While there are many tools to create presentations including Keynote and Power Point, Google Slides is one of the most powerful to use, especially when it comes to collaboration. This course will cover some basics on how to use Google slides, but will mostly dive into the more advanced functions of creating a beautiful presentation that doesn't take hours to format, including using master slides. I'm a software designer, and organization is my life. I've created countless presentations for venture capital firms who are fundraising, start up investor pitch decks, project presentations and more. Being a hyper organized designer means I use a number of tools and methods to keep track of business projects as well as my personal life. And I genuinely think the world would be a better place if everyone had better organization . So I'm here to show you how using Google slides is the key focus of this class, and while it builds on some of my other classes, it's not necessary to watch those first. This course will teach valuable skills to help you create better presentations. If you're interested in learning more about time management, financial management to do lists or project management tools, check out my other classes on skill share. Thanks and let's get started. 2. Google Slides Basics: So let's get started by taking a look at the general layout of Google Sides to help us all get that foundational knowledge disclaimer. First, though, I am a Mac user, so it's possible that I mentioned any Mac keyboard shortcuts throughout this presentation. Generally speaking, you can usually replace whenever I mention command with control on a PC. I'm also assuming that you have a basic understanding of the Google suite of tools like Google Docks and Google sheets, although they're not totally necessary for this presentation. And I also wanted to mention that I use Google slides primarily for work, so I'll generally used that frame of reference, but it can be adopted for any purpose. Google is also constantly improving their tools. So as his class ages, chances are some of their visual interface may change. Unless the functionality changes drastically, I likely won't update my course now. I'd recommend making your own presentation and kind of following along. As I go through all of the elements of this course, you can pause as needed, but this will just generally help you get used to using the functions and making sure you have a clear understanding of how everything works. You can also upload that as a class project at the end. Now just a general note to begin all first walk here, creating a presentation from scratch. And then I will walk through how to apply our learnings to existing presentation. So stay tuned for both parts. Now let's take a look at the panel here. So on the left hand side, we have this thumbnail preview which, basically, as we add slides, will show you a little preview of each of the slides. In the presentation, we have the main editing window here in the middle and on the right. Right now, we're currently showing themes. But depending on what you have selected and what you're doing, this panel can change. So, for example, if you're editing and image, you'll see different options in this right hand panel. We also have the speaker notes area down at the bottom here, which I'll touch on more later, and then you have the editing bar up at the top here. These give you different options for font styling and things like that. In the next lesson, we'll learn more about what a master slide actually is. 3. What is a Master Slide?: So what is a master slide, exactly? Well, it's basically a template that you can use to apply to all of your existing slides or your new slides, so that if you change a design somewhere, it will update all of the slides that air using that template, no matter where they are. Soto access. Hm? You will go, Teoh, Slide edit, Master, and you'll see that this kind of takes us into a different view here. Now, for the time being, I'm gonna turn off this themes panel just by clicking the X. So we have a little bit more room to work with here so you can see you have a master slide and this is just the basic slide format where you have some sort of a title and then you have text below. By default, Google gives you some template slides that you can work off of. So, you know, you can tell that this one is a title slide. You also can see the name of the slide appears. This one's called title slide, but of course you can rename it. This is sort of a section header. If you want to use this as like a divider between your slides. Again, This is that basic slide. We looked out at the top. This is an example with two columns here, so on and so forth. So they give you a couple of slides to just use right off the bat, which is really useful. Ah, you are able to create new master slides and as many as you want. You can also delete all of these if you don't want all of their basic slides cluttering up your slide panel, which I'll show you in the next class. Um and so, yeah, let's let's go ahead and just take a look at what we're doing with master Slides. So I'm gonna click into this section here and just a reminder this is not where I'm actually creating my slide content. So I would not edit this text unless I want this text to appear on every single slide. What I'm gonna do instead is click on this blue box or brown toothy element. And then let's say will change the color Teoh Red just for the example here. So you'll notice that in the panel on the left hand side, all of the title texts on all of these templates. Lives has now changed to read. Um, same thing goes for this. This text here. Um, and just a note. Obviously, this is using a bulleted list by default. That doesn't mean that all of your slides are going to start in bullet point bullet point form. It's just giving you an example of what it would look like if you used a bulleted list and got down to the deepest level over here. So with this one, we could do the same thing. We can change the font size. We can make it bold, Um, and you'll notice this is like the main body text of a slide. So on our title slide and on all of the other slides that we have here, you'll notice that we've updated this to a bold text. Now, if, for example, we didn't want this text to be bold, what we could do is let's go back and make this not bowled by either clicking on this bold here or you'll see that it gives you the keyboard shortcut, which, on a Mac is command beat. So just go ahead and click command. Be so it's no longer bold. You can see that this is no longer bold as well. And if we click over to the slide, um, if I only want that bold text on this particular slide template, I could make that change here and you'll notice it didn't update the bolt on any of the other slides. This slide is like the master of the master. Um and so this is really just to give you a quick way, Teoh set a basic template for all of this lives that you're working with. One thing to note, Uh, when you're using master slides, it's important that you do not create your own text box on the slides themselves. So I mentioned this before. You're not actually adding content here in this slide. So if I wrote test here, you you can try toe type it, but it actually won't even let you type anything in. Um, what you could do, which I would not recommend, is used this placeholder text box. And we could, um, if you actually answer a text box, this will appear on all of the slides that will do test here just, for example, purposes I'm gonna exit a master template for a second just to show you what this would look like. So I'll click the X here. Now I am back in the main slide. I'm gonna insert Oh, actually, I'm gonna go here to create a new slide, and we will add this title on body, which was the one that we were just editing before. And you'll see that this test text appears here, but I can't edit it at all because it's actually part of the master template. So we'll go back into the master and we will go ahead and delete that Now, on the other hand, I mentioned, um title, placeholder, write or text placeholder. So all of these options that have placeholder text in them will basically give you another of another field to edit as you're going so well and enter a body text placeholder. Maybe we want this text to be here and again. I'm not able to type in anything into this box. This is purely giving me a placeholder that can be used on the slides once you're actually creating them. So we'll go back out and you'll see now I can click to add text to this area here. So So that's the difference between a basic text box and then the text placeholder. So that's an important note to remember. As you're creating your master slides in the next section will actually go ahead and fill out some of these master slides and create a nice looking template that we cannot some interesting elements to. 4. Creating and Using Master Slides: in this section will create some master slides and then use those slides to create our slide deck. I'll also go overs in general design tips to help you make a beautiful presentation. So let's get started by getting a clean slate will delete that text, go back into our master slides and we'll change this text back to Black just for now. So let's start with the title slide. I can add a background color or even an image and what I'm gonna dio for. Now, let's just go with a dark theme. So we're done and I'll make this text white, which I can do in the text editor about the top. They actually want to make this text a nice blue color that I want to use because maybe it's part of my brand that I'm using. So what I'm gonna do is actually de select it and make sure that nothing is selected. And up here in this toolbar you'll see the theme colors panel so clicking that will open up this panel on the right hand side and we are gonna update this accent one color to use our new blue, which I'm just gonna select from here not should do it. And now you'll see that this accent one has been updated for our current theme, which happens to be simple Light will go over themes a little bit later. So we'll close that. And now when I actually go to change the color of this text from the text editor, you'll see this theme section down here. And this is that accent one color that we had just added. We'll go ahead and do that, and that looks good. So now I'm gonna move this text down a bit and to do that, I'm going to select both of these elements. So I'm going to click on this section here and to select another element, I'm gonna hold shift and quick again. So now I have those two blue boxes indicating that both options air selected gonna just drag them down. And while I'm dragging him holding shift to keep the text in place said if I drag left or right, it won't move left or right. It will kind of keep you in that same plane, which is really helpful for keeping alignment. I'm also going toe left. Align this text just for now, and the final edit will be to make this bold. I do want to highlight one other thing here that you may be familiar with from some of the other Google tools. If we extend this up, you'll notice that the text stayed at the bottom. We can change that setting if we want Teoh by using this line us or by using the alignments tool here. And so if we had done the top, you'll see that the text floats to the top. You've got the middle. And then we wanted at the bottom. Which means no matter how long our text is, if it wraps to a new line, for example, it will always stay floated to the bottom. So that's great. Now let's say wanted to add a logo to this slide deck. Gonna go ahead and insert an image, please. This fun And I wanted to be sort of a watermark on every slide, so I'm gonna put it up in this corner here will make it pretty small. And because I'm selected on an image right now, I have this additional format options button at the top panel. So this opens up a new, um, formatting panel where I can change, you know, rotation position. I can even color it differently if I want to make it. You know, orange or something like that. Um, we will keep it as no re color. But what I do want to do is make it lighter. So what I'm gonna do is basically adjust the transparency pique put it. Maybe it's 70 year close to 70. That's fine. And let's see how that books. So we're gonna exit master slides to test it out, and yeah, that looks fine. So we've got a little watermark, but you'll notice it's not on the second slide here that I have. So let's go back into that must master slide. And instead of being on just the title slide here, I wanted to appear on every slide. So I'm gonna select the element copy of using Command. See for Mac users gonna go ahead to lead this and then I'll click on our master of master slides and command V to Paste. You'll notice that when you copy an element, it will paste it in the same position, which is really helpful if you're copping between multiple slides um, so we've got this here and now let's go back to check out our slides to see if that worked . We've got it all the title slide. Got it on the other slide. Perfect. That's great. Um, what's go back into the master? Uh, and I noticed that we have a, um, slide number here that's added to the bottom of it. Looks like every slide. So I will show you how to do that. So, um, you can click on insert, and you can use slide numbers here, which you can, um, have them on or off. Obviously. And then you can choose to skip title slides, which I usually find helpful title slides or kind of dividers. And I don't want to distract from the main title or any subtitles that I have on that page a little quick apply. And that's how you would add slide numbers. So if we go back Teoh our main presentation at this point Now we can add some text here, Um, and you'll see that it jumps to a new line, but it's still floated to the bottom, and you can have that text here. So this is a basic um, Slide Lee out for the title, and we've got this nice watermark in the corner. Maybe we want to give it a little bit more flair. So let's go back into the master slide. And what I'm gonna do is actually add just a very small rectangle may be on the side here, and I just click and drag to create a shape. And then, um, you'll notice that it kind of snaps to the corners or other elements on the page. Um, so I'm just gonna make this full height and again I'm going to click and drag it and hold shift to make sure that it stays aligned. Make this very small, too small. And now we're gonna color this again with that accent color, and I'm actually going to remove the border just to make this nice and clean. So let's see what that looks like. So there should be on the title slide. Let's go back and check out how it looks. Yeah, that looks pretty nice. So I'm gonna go into presentation mood just to check out what it looks like. Full screen. Yeah, that works for me. Um, okay. And to get out of presentation mode. I think there's a control down here. We can click exit or you can hit your escape key and you'll go back. Teoh your main slides. So we've got a second slide here, and right now it looks like it's using the default layout. But I did want to point out that you can change the slide layout by click clicking on this layout button and you'll notice that all of the slides that air here are the same slides that we have in our master template. So if I wanted to change it to, of course, our title side that we just styled, I could do that. And I can kick Command Z again for Mac users to go back to our original slide. Um, and this is especially helpful for when you're updating existing slides. So I'll talk more about that in the next section. So let's go ahead and add another slides. You can click new slide, and we will dio maybe a two column layout here and then maybe a lot. Some stats for this big number here, um, say 100% um, this one just for the example I'm gonna name this slide one actually slide tuks. That would be a little unclear. It's that much of their numbering here. This will be a slide three test test the best. Okay. And let's see, So we'll flip through here. So slide 12 three, and then we've got this stat slide. So it's also helpful to know that you could hide slides by right clicking on them and clicking Skip slide. So you'll notice that you get this kind of No, no, I icon on the, um panel on the preview panel on the left. And what this will do is, um, essentially, when you're actually in presentation mode, it'll just skip right over it. This is helpful if you are playing with ordering or priorities. If you're Detroit, you know, trying to tell a story with your presentation. Um, so just to show you what that looks like, we'll go back into presentation mode and we're on the title slide. We've got slide to obviously next should be slide three. But since we've skipped it, we go right to the, um, big number slide. So that worked exactly as planned. And you can unscripted just by right clicking on that slide and uncheck this box. Okay, so we've got slide numbers. Oh, yeah. I didn't even test out the slide numbers. So looks like the slide number has been skipped on the title slide. But we've got 23 and four here, which was perfect. Um, I also wanted to show you animation, so people had some basic text here. So if you're interested in animation, what you could dio is, um could select any of the elements. Animation is under the insert menu. And now we have the option to select either of these options any any element on the screen . And you can set a slide transition. So basically, when you move from slide three to slide four, you've got a couple of options here. You could dissolve, fade, slide, do some fun stuff there. Um, or you could animate specific objects on a page. So we've got a little preview of the text that we have here. It's kind of hard to see, but it's 100% and this is gonna fade in on click. And I can expand that again. Change the style so we'll go Zuman. It could be on click, or it could be after the previous animation is done. And then you can also change the speed at which it does the animation, which is kind of cool. So I will show you what this looks like. This is like a little preview here gonna click, and we saw that number grow. Zoom in. So that was exactly how you could do an animation so quick, stop click out of that panel. And now you know, animation. So another way we could have done this, um, is by actually duplicating a slide. So this is kind of going into my general design tips totally up to you what you want to use . But another way to achieve a similar effect would be to duplicate the slide. And actually, for this example, I'm actually going Teoh, remove the animation, which I would dio has expanded. I'll click on this trash can here and let's see, you want to get rid of all of these. You just keep looking. The trash can Great. That looks awesome. And you'll notice in the left hand side panel there is no longer the animation icon. Um and so what you could do is let's duplicate that again it's on this slide, we could actually just go ahead and delete this element. Um, in that way, as you're flipping through the slides, you start with this and then if you want Teoh, you know, come in with a pop, you could just switch to the slide with the new number there, and you could use a slide transition if you want. Um, I find the the the duplication and a little bit easier for me when I'm flipping through slides. For whatever reason, my mind is like, I know that, you know, I'm clicking through. I know there's another slide after this, whereas if I land on a slide that has the animation, sometimes I just forget and I'll be speaking over it and not actually animating. So it's totally your preference. Just wanted to highlight both options here. Um, OK, so let's dive a bit more into those general design tips that I mentioned. Unless you're actually designing a leave behind deck, which means you're gonna leave your deck behind for someone else to read without you presenting and talking over it, it's best to kind of keep your text to a minimum size of 14 pixels the leave behind decks, for example, can go much smaller, since its chances are someone will be reading it on their computer and they can zoom in if they want to. Might even be sent to them as a PdF. Um, And you want the slide? Teoh, explain your thought process without them having to infer anything. Whereas on ah, presentation where you're presenting with the deck, you could use more slides like this with a big number so that you can speak over it and the holes. The whole story does not have to be told on this page. Um, so just keep that in mind for, you know, as you're creating a slide deck, Are you going to be sending this out to people without presenting and being present there? Or are you actually going to be accompanying the deck and speaking over it so you can explain and tell the story? Another thing in one shipment want to mention is accessibility. Um and so this means, like, we want to make sure that in this particular case, we want to make sure that all of our contrasts are high enough to be visible by people who may have any sort of visual impairment on. And so we would obviously struggle if this text waas maybe this lighter gray. Um, so, you know, depending on a number of scenarios, uh, this text may not be actually legible. And you want to make sure that any slide you're designing has a very high contrast, um, to make sure that it's accessible by everyone. A note on using images Let's go ahead and add a blank slide here just for the example. You can also click and drag slides to move them around. Feel like that's probably pretty basic. But if we wanted Teoh, add an image Go on here. Um, it's important to try to find the highest resolution image possible. And so what you could do, though with that image, is, um, again, you have this format options panel, which all kind of dig into a little bit more here. So we saw a recovering, But, you know, maybe we want to make this a black and white slide. You could do that. Um, you could add a shadow if you had, like, an element that you wanted to highlight more. This kind of brings it out from the page. Oh, and you'll notice as soon as I d selected this element. This panel went away. So if I click outside of the image, says, select an object to format the options, so look ahead and remove that drop shadow for now, I'll keep it as is, but you can also double click into an image, and you'll see that this brings up the cropping menu so you can go ahead and crop as needed . So maybe we don't want as much of that water, and you can click and drag Teoh, um, grow or shrink the size of the image maybe we wanted to use This is like a full bleed, which basically means goes all the way to the edges. And then we wanted some text over here, and because this is not a master slide, I can go ahead and add that text directly. There is a challenge with this, though, which is, I want to use the same font style as I had on my other screens, something right test here, Um, because we didn't change the font family in our master slides. I believe all these air using aerial, which you can see here. But don't let that another thing you could do is actually just click into an element on another slide from your master slides, Click command, see to copy it and then command V to paste it over here. And then, of course, you can drag this around to kind of fit the style on the, um your design of the slide. So we've touched on colors, fonts. We've made some master slides. We have created some actual slides with those master slides. Um, I think we will dive into a few more things in the next class once we start from an existing slide deck. So Well, we'll be back in a second with, uh, an existing slide deck that's been created, and we need to apply our master slides, do that deck to clean it up and get ready for our presentation. 5. Using an Existing Presentation: in this lesson will start with an existing presentation and do some basic visual cleanup using some of the master slides we just created. So to get started, why don't we flip through this deck that we have and just do a basic audit of what we're looking at? So first thing I'm noticing is a blurry image in the background of the main slide behind some text. Uh, flipping through. Okay, this doesn't have a title. This one looks like it has some different fun. Ah, families here. Maybe they can clean that up. I got a table with some ingredients. I've got a basic slide. Looks like the title jumped around a little bit. So we'll keep note of that again. Some text alignment issues, it looks like. And maybe some line height styling that we can clean up a text Heavy slide. Looks like some alignment issues and maybe some color. Some colors that are a little bit off a swell. And Okay, so this is a basic slide deck that, um, could be cleaned up a little bit visually, so let's start with the beginning. Um, So what you can dio is actually import the existing presentation that we just created with our master slides in it. So I'm gonna show you how to do that. You can go to your new duck and click on this theme button here, and this will open the theme panel that we've seen before. You're going to go to the bottom and click import theme, and you can find the deck or the slight, the presentation that you want to use as sort of a base with the master in it. So this is the one that we were working on before. So we're going to select it Quick, Select. We're gonna have to select it again and click Import theme. So now let's close this panel just to give us some more room so you can see that it, uh, automatically applied the theme to this deck and so that Google does its best to kind of match up as best as possible. Any of the text fields, especially the placeholders that we're just looking at and things like that. So clearly this slide had the title, um, layout, title slide. Leo applied to it already, which is why we pulled that over and it it acquired. But styling. So let's flip through again and see how it did. This one didn't change much, so looks like it's possibly using that theme. Looks like this one is still pretty off. This is not what that, um, slide title. Looks like in our master. Okay. Looks pretty similar. Looks like there might be some. You'll see, I'm flipping back and forth between a couple of these slides, and it looks like the text the title jumps around a little bit and possibly different sizes . So keep that in mind, and this one definitely moved around as well. Okay, so now you can dio, um, we've done a basic audit. We've imported the theme. I'll show you one other thing you can do briefly, which is actually just copying and pasting slides from different decks into the deck you're working on. So if we go back to the original duck would say for just for the example, we wanted to pull this slide into the new presentation. Some in a copy. It is in command. See? Go back to my presentation and well paced it at the end. So I'm going to click on this slide to the note that I wanted to be pace after that. Quick command the and you'll notice we get this import slides motile here. And so what? What you can do is essentially link slides together so that if you make a change in one, it will update that slide elsewhere. So we're gonna click link to original presentation. Let me go back. Let's just update this image. Make it black and white. No, change that text and let's see would updated Teoh in our new presentation. So you'll notice that we get this update option in the upper right hand corner. We'll go ahead and click that, and you can see that both of our changes were imported onto this slide. So it's a really great way, Teoh. Save yourself time If if, for example, you have a single slide duck that you're using as sort of a master and then you're building decks off of that. Okay, so let's go back up to our title slide and let's see, the first thing I would like to do is find a better image so you can see that this is very pixelated. If you didn't need to use this exact image, I would recommend using a stock photo website to find a higher resolution, photo or image that you want to use here. So one that I recommend is called Unspool ash, which is a really great free tool to use for finding from stock images. So it's unspool ash dot com. We're simply going to type in burrito, and you can see it pulls up a ton of amazing images that are free to use. So this one looks delicious. We will go ahead and use this one. So I've already downloaded this. I'm gonna go back to my presentation, going to insert image just like we did before, and you can see that the quality is just so much better. So let's go ahead and to leave this one. And maybe we want to leave this on the first page. But I think actually, it would be possibly better on the next page. So I'm going to copy it and paste it onto this slide. Okay, so let's see. It looks like our text alignment is possibly off. This box looks too high, so let's see if we can apply this title slide. There we go, so you'll notice that the text was too high up originally, and we simply reapplied the layout to kind of force that style to be taken onto the slide. So doing that moved the text down. And now I think we're ready to move on to the next page. What do you usually like to do? Is address sort of one element at a time. So right now, I'm gonna go through and clean up the titles first ball. This one needs a title. So we'll just add something like that. And just to be sure the slide has our layout applied, I'm actually going to go ahead and it does not. Looks like, Yep. So I have added this, um and actually just noticed we still have this placeholder text here, which I can just go ahead and delete. So this has now gotten the updated styling from our master slide that we created, and I'm actually going to go through now and make sure all the other titles match this title. So let's do the same thing, will apply this layout. Okay, so you'll see that this clearly was not using any of the placeholder text boxes that we had seen on the first slide, which means that, um if you click and drag, you can highlight all of the options here. There are multiple text boxes, and what we want to do is use the one that closely aligns to our master deck. Now, before you do that, I'm just gonna undo this and make a copy of the slides. I want to show you something else later. So let's go ahead and apply that one again and we're gonna get rid of this. So what we can do now is I would typically select highly both of these things. Try to de select the, um, the main one. Move this over using my arrow keys, and then I will click into and copy and paste all of the text from here into this box. So if I simply command see in command beat pasted in you'll notice that it did not respect the thestreet Aisling that I wanted it to. Um, I need sometimes get this little clipboard thing for the formatting options. And if you click this, you can say match destination formatting or keep source formatting. So we're gonna say match destination. Um, but you'll notice that it's still not quite, um, adhering to everything that we had put in originally. So I'm going to simply undo both of those and try again. I'm gonna click in. And another way to paste content without pasting any of the styles is to actually use command shift V to paste something in without the styles. And you'll notice that this just grabbed the content but matched the exact styling of this text, um, title that we wanted to use. Sometimes it add some extra space like you can see here. So I'm just gonna delete that. But now we have the appropriate styling and we can go ahead and just click on this element and delete it so we'll do the same thing with this item. They didn't quite grab it. That's the one gonna copy all of that and click outside. We'll click into our new element and do the command shift V delete those extra spaces, and then we can delete this element as well. So this is what that tux would look like. How'd it appropriately been formatted the first time? And if you inherit slide decks from other people, chances are you are going to run into some of these issues where people are adding text boxes or not using the placeholder text so that it's not as easy to apply that master slide . So the other thing I was gonna show Waas with this other slide here, you could always duplicate the slides and then copy and paste into it. So I'm gonna go back to this slide. I'm going to insert a fresh slide without any of the styling or without any of the content in it. Again, delete this one. That was just must have been a mistake from our original master here. And what we're gonna do essentially is just copy and paste in the content exactly as we did the in the previous example. So command see, click and here command shift V to paste it without styling. Get rid of those extra spaces will do the same thing with this. Some people find this easier to do so that you don't lose track of the original slide as you're editing, and this just helps clean it up a little bit so that you can very clearly delete the slide once you're done with it. I wanted to touch on version's real quick, though. Um, so a lot of people tend to create a copy or a duplicate of the entire deck and rename it with something like the date or B one b two b three to show any changes. Um, one of the great tools or the great benefits of using Google Slides is the built in collaboration so we can go to file and then version history, and we can see the entire version history to see what changes were actually made. So if I click on any of thes versions, you'll notice that it highlights the changes that were made. So if we go way back to here, you can see this is very close to what we started with originally. So this is a really powerful way to save all of your history without needing to clutter up your existing deck, and you're also able to restore the version. So let's say you made a mistake and you wanted to go back to an existing or a prior version . You could go ahead and do that right here, and to exit this mode, you just click out of touch and click back. So we're here. Um, it's looking good. I'm gonna delete these extra slides that we have just created something. No, they'll be saved. And again, we were originally working on titles, so it looks like this one's pretty close, but let's just apply. Oh, that's why I'm applying the wrong my point, the wrong one. No. Okay. You must have created another slide at some point. So I delete this so that we're on the same page, and I wanted to touch on tables really quickly while we're here. So this is a super basic table just to add some design flair. What I usually like doing is, um, clicking in and highlighting any of the main column, Petters. And what you could do is select a background color. We can change the text, maybe toe white, and, um, we'll start there. But another thing you can do is actually highlight the whole table and make the borders clear. So you can do that a number of ways you can. If you wanted to make the border lines very thick, you could do something like that gonna do that. And instead, I'm actually gonna change the border color too transparent. So depending on the table that you're working with. Sometimes this can really clean up a the look and feel of a slide. And it can help you. Um, you know, either safe space or just, like, clean up the the minimal minimalism of the slide. And so you can click and drag around the table columns just to have a little bit more flexibility there, and review Will move is over here. Um, yeah, something like this just helps clean up visually a little bit what you're looking for. Of course, for this specific table, I probably would keep some of those lines in because we have three columns, they're kind of spaced far apart. So either making the columns smaller or keeping the lines together would probably be best for visibility and legibility. Anyway, a note on the table there. Great. Okay, next slide. Looks like if we flip back and forth between these two slides again, the titles are a little bit misaligned. So I will apply layout. That's extra bunks. And, um so this text is now all bold, which is a little bit jarring. It's to me I feel a little bit too in your face, so I'm going to click here and just highlight all of the rest. The text on on Boulder using command be one other thing that I think is kind of cool. And you can actually change the color or the styling of the bullet points or the numbers in your list by simply clicking on the numbers here. So we're gonna make those are blue theme color that we had created in the other presentation. Okay, so this slide looks pretty good now for the slide. Let's apply that layout. Governor of this. Actually, I did notice that there are some bolding and underlining here that we may not want to lose . But you'll notice that if I redo that command shift to be a command ship, see? Sorry. You'll notice that applying that layout actually made all of the text bold. So unless we remembered exactly what was folded or underlined, we might lose that. So I'm gonna undo that. And this is an example of when I will duplicate the slide, going to use the keyboard shortcut command D, and then we'll go back, apply that slide layout to believe this extra ghost of here, and I'm gonna kind of flip back and forth. It looks like the text is pretty similar. So what I could actually do is click in here. Check. This is Ariel Font. 12 pixels. And it's this theme color here. So what is the desired font styling aerial, 12 fold and that theme color. So, for this specific example, all that, um, we really needed to do was, um, actually nothing. So I'm gonna go ahead and delete the other copy. And the original slide deck was the original side was totally fine. It's now on this slide. It looks like we want to play with alignment again. So we'll apply that layout. We'll delete this. And that looks like it did help with our lines facing a little bit, um, you'll notice this bullet point looks a little large harder than the other ones, at least. So let's just change this to 12. Um, and that will make sure that they're all the same size you can also do is change thes facing and alignment, using the lines facing tool, remove space after the paragraphs, which just tightens thing up things up a little bit. Um, I actually like the lines basing. Some do that. Andi Instead, I'm going Teoh, remove the line spacing from this one and from this one to show that it's a clearer clear association image. Lee, that extra space at the end. And I'm gonna make this section and not bold the section not bold. Um, double clicking will also highlight the whole row or sometimes, of all content. So that's a helpful trick. And then I'm gonna change these bullet points to that theme color. It's like this and cool Looks pretty good. This slide also looks pretty good. Let's see what actually changes. Not a lot. So I'm gonna keep it, um, as the original. And we're gonna move on for this example now for this next slide and looks like we have some alignment issues. So if we just click and highlight off, um, you'll see that this text is not aligned. So what I'm gonna do is move those using shift all the way over here, and I'm going to select both elements and you can right click like a line horizontally. And then you have some options here. So this is really nice. Really, Andy, arranging is definitely gonna be your friend. If you're inheriting slides And so now we've got this nice even line here. That's one thing you could do. You could also, of course, copy all of this text. Since it's its own element can see, we will delete this and we will paste it directly and here, using command shift V to not taste any styles. And then we've got some extra spacing here, so we will just delete that. Okay, so our deck looks decent enough. I think that's OK for this example Here. I did want to show you that you can actually comment on elements in Google slides, which, as I mentioned earlier, is one of the most powerful benefits of Google slides. So if he's elected element, maybe I'm not sure about this title. You can click command, option him to add a comment. And, of course, this is the command keyboard shortcuts for Mac just common here comment, and you can see that the comment is made and anyone else he was collaborating on the stuck with me will then be able to see that I'm not gonna dive too much into it because it's pretty self explanatory. But you've got some amazing options here that you can link to this comment specifically if you're collaborating via slack or email or some other form. And Leslie, let's add some test speaker notes here. If you enter presentation mode just by clicking on this part of the presentation, you'll take over your whole screen and you can flip through slides using your left and right arrow keys. Um, looking pretty good. So we're gonna click escape to get out of this mode, and our test speaker notes were on this slide. So another way you can get to presentation mode is by clicking on this down arrow, an entering presenter view, which will actually pull up your speaker notes that you've written in the text area of each slide. So this is helpful if you're presenting with multiple screens. Um, maybe you can share this screen for the audience, but then you can have this available for yourself. So kind of gives you a preview of where you came from, what the next slide looks like and allows you to really easily kind of flip between them, which changes the slide for the audience as well as for yourself, and, of course, gives you your speaker notes right here. Of course, you can change the size of the notes in case you only have a few key points you want to hit . So presentations are also very powerful in the way that ghoul allows you to handle notes. My last key advice is to always remember to hit present when your screen sharing, if you were in a meeting, you near presenting or your slides if the audience. If you're not in presentation mode, the audience will be able to see all of your comments and your notes so it's just helpful. Also make the slides bigger to hit present whenever you're presenting. 6. Wrapping It All Together: So let's tie that all together and quickly recap what we've learned. We now will have a basic understanding of what the different panels and Google slides dio. We've learned that a master slide is a way to create a template that you can reuse over and over again in your actual slide creation. We've experimented with editing master slides, and we've learned what not to put in a master slide. We've created some slides using those master slide templates and learned about collaboration animation version history and also gotten some general design tips. Along the way. We've learned some tips and tricks for cleaning up existing presentations that you want to create master slides for, and finally, we've learned more about presentation mode. I hope you found this course helpful and that you create many beautiful presentations in the future. If you have one you'd like to share uploaded as a class project so that we can see thanks for joining