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Add-on: Doc to Slides

Discover the capabilities and benefits of the 'Add-on Doc to Slides' by Alice Keeler. This tool is designed to elevate your document management and presentation creation process.
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Add-on: Doc to Slides

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.

Now Official Add-on in Google Marketplace

This Add-on has grown up! You can now use it with ANY Google Doc. Use the Extensions menu with any of your Google Docs

This Add-on collects NO user data. NO PII. It simply allows you to take your text from a Google Doc™ and send it to Google Slides™. 

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

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

Extensions Menu Menu

Once your content is in the Google Doc template, go to the Extensions menu, choose “Doc to Slides,” and “Send to Slides.”

Document Add ons send to slides


You will have the option to paste a link into the sidebar for a 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.


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

3 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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