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Add-on: Doc to Slides

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Google Docs to Slides Add-on

Copying and pasting content into individual slides can be tedious. There has to be a better way! Now that Google Apps Script allows us to code Google Slides I have some new templates for you to try! The Doc to Slides Add-on will allow you to take content from a Google Doc and push it to Google Slides.



You will need to start with my Google Doc template. The code is embedded in the document template. Make a copy of the template and then type your content into the Google Doc or copy paste from another source. TIP: Hold down shift when you paste if it pastes funky. (Control Shift V). 
Make a copy of Doc to Slides

Permanent Add-on

If you would like this to be a permanent Add-on and not have to use the template each time please join my Add-on Beta testers group.

Each Line is a New Slide

The code takes each paragraph and adds it to a slide in Google Slides. Each press of the enter key defines a new paragraph. Note that if you press enter 3 times that will generate 3 blank slides.
Each line is a new slide

Each paragraph generates one slide

Add a Space After Paragraph

Instead of pressing enter twice to create a new paragraph, use the toolbar to create spaces between paragraphs for you. Click on the line spacing icon in the toolbar and choose “Add space after paragraph.”  This will prevent the creation of blank slides when sent to Google Slides. Tip: Use Control A to select all before setting the spacing. 
line spacing icon

Add-on Menu

Once your content is in the Google Doc template, go to the Add-on menu, choose “Doc to Slides,” and “Send to Slides.”
Document Add ons send to slides

Authorize the Add-on

You will be asked to authorize the Add-on. You are giving yourself permission to access your Google Drive, Docs, and Slides.

Click Here to view the authorization process

You will need to click on “Advanced” to authorize the script.
App is not verified. Click on Advanced

Since the code has not been verified by Google (I coded it myself personally) they try to give you many warning that they have not verified the code. Scroll down a little and find the “Go to Docs and Slides (unsafe)” (It is safe by the way, I did not code anything malicious.) Click on this to authorize the code.
scroll down and click on go to docs to slides

You will need to allow access for yourself to your own Google Apps. Click the blue Allow button.
Authorize and allow yourself access

Provide a Google Slides Link… or Don’t

You will be prompted to paste a link to Google Slides that you have edit access to. If you link to an existing Slides presentation the created slides will be appended to the bottom. If you leave it blank, a new Google Slides will be created for you.
Provide a link to Google Slides


Your Slides were created in Google Drive. You can easily find the Slides by going to Google Drive and clicking on “Recent” on the left-hand side. Open your slides and
Slides created from the Google Doc

6 thoughts on “Add-on: Doc to Slides”

  1. Wow! Thanks so much, that worked exactly as you said. I tried including an image but it didnt transfer over to the Google Slide. No big deal as thats easy to drag and drop. Appreciate you sharing all this great stuff!

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