Get Started with Presentations

Access, create, edit, and share a presentation

Access your presentations

To view a list of presentations you own or have access to, or to create a presentation:

Enter https://docs.google.com/a/your_domain.com in your browser (but be sure to replace your_domain.com with your actual domain name).

When you're using a Google Apps product (e.g. Gmail, Calendar), you'll see other Apps products listed at the top left of the page. Click Documents to access your Docs list.

In your Docs list, you'll see all of the documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, and drawings  you have access to.

Create a presentation

From your Docs list, click the Create new drop-down menu and select Presentation.

An untitled presentation will appear in your browser -- you're now ready to edit!

Rename your presentation

Click on the title to rename your presentation.

Edit and format your presentation

Use the edit toolbar to customize your presentation.

Click Insert to see a menu of additional features you can add (text boxes, images, videos, etc.).

Add a new slide

There are three ways to add a slide to your presentation:

Share and collaborate

Take advantage of the collaborative features of Google Presentations by sharing your presentation with others. Multiple people will be able to edit the same presentation at the same time -- you'll always have the most up-to-date version at your fingertips.

To get started, click the Share button at the top right of the page to open this dialog:

You then have the following options:

Get the link to share

One way to share your presentation is to choose how to share its link.  Click Change under Permissions. Then choose one of the following sharing settings:

Invite individuals to view or edit

Or, you can share your presentation with specific people and determine their level of access.

You can also select the option to send an invitation (in email message format) to view or edit your presentation.

See who has access

To see who has access to your presentation, including their permission levels, click the Share button. Notice you can also change permission levels here.

Publish on the web

Publish your presentation as a web page and others can access and view it online. Your presentation will be assigned a unique address (URL) that you can send to friends and colleagues.

Click the down arrow to the right of the Share button, and then choose Publish to the Web.


To print your presentation, select File > Print

A PDF version of your presentation appears along with the print dialog box.