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Google Slides: Insert a Google Drawing

Google Slides: Insert a Google Drawing

google drawing in slides

If you would like to insert your Google Drawings into a Google Slides presentation here is how to do it.

Google Drawing

Go to Google Drive and click on the “New” button to create a Google Drawing. You can do this for a variety of reasons. One reason is to create a graphic organizer for a background. See @MsDrasby’s guest blog post on creating math manipulatives with Google Drawing.

Publish to the Web

Use the File menu and choose “Publish to the web.”

Click the blue publish button and copy the URL.
copy the URL

Google Slides

In Google Slides use the insert image option or click on background to set the image as the background image.
Change Background


The 3rd option along the top for inserting images is “By URL.” Paste the published link from Google Drawings into the “Paste and image URL here:.”
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By inserting via URL, the image will update if you update the Google Drawing image.


Insert Image

Google Drawing to Slides


Insert Background


Background Image from Google Drawing

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