O'Reilly logo

Google Drive and Docs In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition), 2nd Edition by Ian Lamont

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter Four

Google Slides

A few chapters ago, I described Google Docs as being an adequate substitute for Microsoft Word. And while Google Sheets isn’t nearly as slick as Excel, it covers the basics as well as advanced features such as Web Forms.

Now we come to Slides, the Google equivalent of Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple’s Keynote program. Slides is definitely the runt of the litter. Yes, it handles all of the things you would expect in a standard slideshow application, from animations to themes. But the presentations don’t look sophisticated—a potential negative for business users.

In business presentations, positive impressions can help make a sale or win over an audience. PowerPoint and Keynote, when used properly, can be extremely effective ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required