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Differences at a glance

In the past, you might’ve used the consumer (such as Microsoft® Office® 2013) version of Microsoft PowerPoint® outside of work. Now that you’re using G Suite, you’ll find many similar features—and several additional benefits—when you use Google Slides.

1.1

Feature

powerpoint In PowerPoint
Based on Office 2013

slides In Slides

Feature

Real-time collaboration

powerpoint In PowerPoint
Based on Office 2013

  • Add collaborators*
  • See changes as they occur*
  • Add and reply to comments*
  • Chat within the presentation in real-time*

*PowerPoint Online only, requires Microsoft account

slides In Slides

  • Add collaborators
  • See changes as they occur
  • Add and reply to comments
  • Chat within the presentation in real-time

Feature

Share your presentation

powerpoint In PowerPoint
Based on Office 2013

  • Email a copy as an attachment
  • Share a link in an email or chat window*
  • Publish on the web*

*PowerPoint Online only, requires Microsoft account

slides In Slides

  • Email a copy as an attachment
  • Share a link in an email or chat window
  • Publish on the web
  • Share directly in Slides
  • Insert your Slides file in an email
  • Embed in Google Sites

Feature

Set sharing access

powerpoint In PowerPoint
Based on Office 2013

2 sharing access levels

  • Recipients can only view (view-only access)*
  • Recipients can edit (full edit access)*

*PowerPoint Online only, requires Microsoft account

slides In Slides

4 sharing access levels

  • Can view (view-only access)
  • Can edit (full edit access)
  • Can comment
  • Is owner (transfer ownership)

Feature

Control sharing visibility

powerpoint In PowerPoint
Based on Office 2013

3 ways to control visibility*

  • Specific people
  • Anyone with the link
  • Public on the web (searchable on the web)

*PowerPoint Online only, requires Microsoft account

slides In Slides

5 ways to control visibility

  • Specific people or Google Groups
  • Anyone with the link
  • Public on the web (searchable on the web)
  • Anyone in your domain with the link
  • Your domain (searchable in your domain)

Feature

Version control

powerpoint In PowerPoint
Based on Office 2013

  • Access detailed versions of your presentation
  • Revert to an earlier version
  • See who made which changes*

*PowerPoint Online only, requires Microsoft account

slides In Slides

  • Access detailed versions of your presentation
  • Revert to an earlier version
  • See who made which changes
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Access your presentations

You can reach Google Slides on any computer, smartphone, or tablet. When you change or delete a Slides presentation from one device, the same change immediately appears on every device so you’re always accessing the most up-to-date version.

2.1

powerpoint In PowerPoint
Based on Office 2013

slides In Slides

On the web

powerpoint In PowerPoint
Based on Office 2013

View presentations saved in Microsoft OneDrive™ or Dropbox™ in PowerPoint Online, a scaled-down web version of PowerPoint, at office.live.com.*

*Requires Microsoft account

slides In Slides

View your Slides from any device with an internet browser, anytime.

If you don’t have Internet access, you can still access Slides offline.

On your computer

powerpoint In PowerPoint
Based on Office 2013

Open PowerPoint presentations from where they’re saved on your computer.

slides In Slides

If you’ve installed Google Drive for Mac/PC, go to the Drive folder on your computer to open your Slides.

On your mobile devices

powerpoint In PowerPoint
Based on Office 2013

Install the PowerPoint app, then open, edit, or share a PowerPoint presentation stored in Microsoft OneDrive or Dropbox.

slides In Slides

Install the Slides app, then open, edit, or share any file.

3

Work with slides

Your most important PowerPoint features exist in Slides, too.

3.1

Add and edit content in your slides.

work with slides
3.2

Add and organize slides.

  1. New slide Click New slide Slides new slide in the toolbar. Click the Down arrow Slides down arrow to choose a layout for the new slide.
  2. Move slide Drag the slide to a different position in the presentation. To move several slides at once, Ctrl+click multiple slides before dragging them.
  3. Duplicate slide Right-click the slide in the sidebar and select Duplicate slide.
  4. Delete slide Right-click the slide and select Delete slide.
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3.3

Work with different copies and versions of your presentation.

Make a copy Create a duplicate of your presentation. This is a great way to create templates.

Import slides Add slides from another presentation to your current slide deck.

See revision history See all the changes you and others have made to the presentation, or revert to earlier versions.

Download as Download your presentation in other formats such as Microsoft® PowerPoint® or PDF.

Publish to the web Publish a copy of your presentation as a webpage, or embed your presentation in a website.

Email as attachment Email a copy of your presentation.

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3.4

Click Share to share your presentation, then choose what collaborators can do. They’ll also receive an email notification.

Share or unshare

Edit content directly

Add comments

Can edit

Share or unshare

Edit content directly

Add comments

Can comment

Share or unshare

Edit content directly

Add comments

Can view

Share or unshare

Edit content directly

Add comments

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Do more with Slides

4.1

Work on your presentation when you’re offline. Learn more

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4.2

Edit Microsoft Office® files on any device, without installing Office. Learn more

4.3

Get targeted feedback on a section of your presentation and send an email notification. In the comment text, type the plus (+) sign and an email address (such as "+cassy@solarmora.com"). Learn more

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4.4

Make difficult concepts easy by adding flowcharts and diagrams. Learn more

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4.5

Copy themes and styles you like from other presentations. Learn more

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4.6

Find a quote or citation using the Research tool’s Google-powered search. Learn more

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