Google presentations online. How to create and save
As you know, Google Presentations is part of a suite of free web-based office applications provided by Google to everyone. With this tool, you can create presentations online, edit them with other users, and then save the end result to your PC. Creating a new presentation is no problem for a person who is already familiar with the functionality of “PowerPoint” and other similar programs. If you are a beginner, and you start working with tools from scratch, then you will find this material useful. There we will tell you how to create and save any document in Google presentation online. Also what steps and actions we will need to take to achieve the desired result.
At the very beginning, it is recommended to think thoroughly about the concept of your future presentation. It must include the goals and objectives, audience orientation, the future number of slides, their contents, and other features.
If you already have the concept, then let’s move on to action.
- Go to Google Drive;
- On the left side on the top, click on “Create” button;
- In the menu that appears, select “Google Presentations”;
Pros:- Familiar and easy to use interface- Support for presentations created in Powerpoint and Keynote- There is a Russian version- Ability to show presentations at video meetings
Minus:- You can’t embed video
Price:The app is free
An application designed specifically for working on a tablet. When you send a link to a project, there is a function to notify the creator of the presentation that their project has begun to be viewed. What’s more, you can find out who was watching the presentation and which slides were most focused on. Supported on macOS.
How to convert KEY to PPT
Some smart people work at Apple. Of course, everyone understands that it would be silly to compete with the prevalence of their unique software with a package of Windows. That’s why the entire office suite iWork offers to export files into other, more popular formats. It’s pretty easy to do:
- Open the desired presentation in Keynote.
- Then tap “File” at the top of the Mac screen.
- Next, “Export to” and select the format you want.
- Specify all necessary parameters, if they are required.
Exporting a file from Keynote to PowerPoint is easy, but there’s no way around it.
But believe me, if it were that smooth, no ecosystem user would ever open PowerPoint again. The trouble is that exporting files often loses their original appearance. Some fonts are not in Microsoft, the clip format is not supported, that sort of thing. In the end, you have to make some more changes after conversion. You can’t send such a file at once.
This is the reason why I do not use iWork as my main software. Although, if it is possible to show my documents inside the Apple tech, I always use the native apps. But if you have to download data to your Windows computer or send reports to your colleagues, it’s only PowerPoint. It’s safer that way.
Mac owners, where do you do your presentations?? Tell us about it in our Telegram-chat or in Комментарии и мнения владельцев below, it will be interesting to read.
Setting up Office for iPhone
After opening the app for the first time, you’ll immediately see a short tutorial. Swipe to the left for it.
Now it is time to login to Microsoft Account. In principle, you can work without it, but then you will lose useful “features” like synchronizing data on all devices. First, enter the e-mail address where you registered your Microsoft Account, then the password from your account, or sign up here.
Next, figure out what kind of Office you need for work. Microsoft offers free document creation and editing. Premium offers include Office 365 for one tablet, smartphone and PC/Mac. You’ll have to pay 199 a month for this Office gadget set. For more serious requests (5 computers, tablets and smartphones each), another package is offered with a price of 269/month. In exchange, Microsoft will offer a free installation of office applications on your computer and 1 terabyte of free space in OneDrive cloud storage, as well as additional features for working on your iPhone.
Let’s choose Create and Edit for free. basic (and sufficient for most users) free functionality.
PowerPoint on iOS. How to open a PPT presentation on iPhone and iPad?
Microsoft provides a native (free) application to open and edit presentations.PPT and.PPTX on iPhone and iPad. But there are alternative applications that allow you to work with these file formats.
Google Slides allows presentations directly from your smartphone
Google Slides (as Google’s presentation service/editor is now called) has added the ability to broadcast presentations directly from your smartphone or tablet to its Android mobile app. This is done through integration with the Google Hangouts video calling service. Т.е. you (sitting in a cafe or airport) can send invitations to your employees or clients and when they join the video call. Show them a presentation. And you can see a list of attendees, your notes, and a timer so your presentation doesn’t take too long.
Microsoft Office can now open files from iCloud and Box
Microsoft has decided not to stop at integration with Dropbox, and has opened its document editors to Apple’s iCloud and Box cloud storage. The Word, Excel, PowerPoint apps for iPhone and iPad now let you open files from these sources and save them back after editing. Salesforce and Citrix ShareFile will soon be added to the list of file sources for MS Office. By the way, last week Apple also made a friendly move toward competing platforms. Made its online office suite iWork for iCloud available for free to anyone (not just iPhone and iPad owners). But Google, the defender of open standards, has so far only allowed its office users to work with files from Google Drive.
Microsoft Office integrated with Dropbox
A year ago, it was hard to imagine that Microsoft, with its own OneDrive service for storing and syncing files, would have allowed a competing service to integrate its Office (its main competitive advantage). And now. It’s a reality: Microsoft has partnered with Dropbox. Perhaps because new boss Satya Nadella professes a philosophy of openness. Probably because Microsoft is afraid of the onslaught of Google Docs office suite. So now in the mobile versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint you can connect your Dropbox account and open documents directly from your Dropbox folders. Conversely, when you’re in the Dropbox app, you can open documents with Microsoft editors.
Sway. a new app as part of Microsoft Office
The composition of Microsoft Office applications hasn’t changed much over the years. Unless sister products SharePoint and Project were in and out of Office in the process of rebranding. And now, Microsoft has introduced a brand new service, which will soon become a full-fledged component of MS Office. This is Sway. a service for creating “stories”. A closer look might reveal that Sway. Will eventually replace the obsolete PowerPoint. Sway allows you to quickly create multimedia stories (or presentations) that can be shown not only on a laptop/projector, but also online on a website, and on any smartphone (because many visitors to your site. (come in from smartphones). When you add content (headlines, text, pictures, videos. ) Sway creates the first version of your presentation automatically, and then you just correct what you don’t like.
Google’s document editors for iOS can edit MS Office files
Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps for iPhone/iPad can now edit documents in MS Office formats (docx, xlsx, pptx) without the need to convert them (as before). So, from now on Google Docs can be considered a full-fledged alternative to MS Office. It allows you to work freely with office documents on Android, iOS, and any browser. And, unlike Microsoft’s suite, which requires a subscription, Google’s. completely free. Yes, you may not be able to use it to edit a super-complicated formatted document created in MS Office, but 90% of the time. It can handle your tasks.
Microsoft released Office for iPad. Made Office for iPhone and Android free
Looks like something is starting to change at Microsoft with the arrival of Satya Nadella. Previously, Microsoft believed that the fact that people use Android and iOS devices. is a temporary misunderstanding. They say in the bright future everyone will go back to Windows and be happy. And the new boss said today that “our customers use a lot of platforms and we have to reckon with that.”. After that, he introduced the long-awaited Office for iPad. Let’s start with the bad news: in order to fully use Word, Excel, PowerPoint on iPad. You’ll need a subscription to Office 365 (which costs from 6.99/month). It used to be like this for iPhone/Android as well. But today, another miracle happened and Office for iPhone/Android became free. Т.е. you can now edit documents from OneDrive cloud storage on your smartphone for free. So maybe soon the iPad version will be free, too. By the way, it already allows you to view documents and show PowerPoint presentations for free.
Google has made QuickOffice free for everyone. Gifts!
The best mobile office suite QuickOffice was bought by Google a year ago. Late last year, Google released a free version of QuickOffice to paid Google Apps users. And now they decided to make QuickOffice free for everyone (who has a Google account). And on all platforms: Android, iPhone, iPad. And rightly so. While Microsoft is getting greedy, Google may very well beat MS Office in the fight for mobile users. And to make things even more exciting Google gives additional 10 Gb of disk space in Google Drive to those who will install QuickOffice before September 26. To be fair we should note that Google decided to be so generous only after close integration of QuickOffice with Google Drive. QuickOffice cannot work with other cloud storage now. Recall that QuickOffice allows you to open and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint office documents on your smartphone and tablet, as well as view PDF files.
How to make a music slideshow (video from photos) in the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and share it
Apple offers two options for creating slideshows.
Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and click the Albums tab. Choose the desired album to create a slideshow (movie). We talked in detail about how to create albums and folders in Photos in this article.
Tap the “-” icon in the upper right corner.
Select “Play video memories” in the menu that appears.
A slideshow of photos from the album with musical accompaniment will be launched.
To change the slideshow settings, tap the. Select the music option.
For more fine-tuning the slideshow, tap the “” button in the upper right corner and select the desired tool in the pop-up window. The advanced options allow you to change the slideshow title, title image, etc.д.
The created slideshow will also be placed in the “Memories” format in the “For You” tab of the Photos application.
In order to save the slideshow in video format to the Photos app or share it with friends, go back to the original screen (before pressing the “” button) and click Share in the lower left corner.
If the created slideshow contains a licensed song (soundtrack), the message “You can’t share song” will appear. In that case, click on “Choose a soundtrack to share” and select another song.
In the menu that appears, select “Save video”. The slideshow in video format will be saved in the Photos app.
Which cloud storage to choose
At the moment, things are more or less the same with cloud storage. Yes, paying for extra space is not an easy task, but those services that are distributed for free work in full, and they are unlikely to be turned off. Another thing is that using the cloud through Safari is not very convenient, so it is better to think about it in advance.
It is unlikely to completely replace the cloud iCloud, but to store photos and other content I would use domestic services.
It is clear that Yandex is preferable.Disk. It has a bunch of perks with free unlimited photo storage and lots of perks with a bargain subscription for several years at a time. Right now, for example, there’s an offer hanging on the official site with 2TB of storage for only 999 for 2 years. If I needed that much storage, I would definitely get it. Consider it a gift.
It’s good to use Keynote to prepare a presentation for a seminar and then use AirPlay to show it over Apple TV without having to worry about connecting your computer to a projector. Also, the Mac version of Keynote is virtually the same as the iOS version of the app. For many, Keynote provides everything you need to create, edit, and display a first-rate presentation directly from your iPhone or iPad. No one would argue that Keynote for iPhone and iPad is an amazing way to create beautiful presentations without touching your computer. Particularly enjoyable on the latest iPads and iPhones.
Again. it will be interesting to see what Microsoft offers for presentations in the long-awaited Microsoft Office release for iPad.
Name: Keynote Publisher/Developer: Apple Price: 9.99 Link: Universal app
History of Keynote
The word “keynote” itself translates from English as “key topic”. “Keynote speech” means a speech in which the speaker articulates the main idea and sets the framework for the program or event that follows. Inside Apple, this phrase meant the famous presentations of Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs was an outstanding salesman and placed great importance on the visual component of a presentation. The existing software for preparing presentations did not suit him at all.
Steve Jobs originally used Quicktime Player to create his presentations. This technology allowed to solve multimedia tasks, such as: playback of digital video and audio files, text, animation, panoramic images. Quicktime Player was the foundation of the software the development team created specifically for Steve.
By early 2001, an alpha version of the program, later called Keynote, was ready. Then, in 2001, Steve Jobs only used it to introduce the iPod to the world. The development proved so successful that Steve decided to release software that could compete with PowerPoint. He was especially fond of the impressive cinematic motion effects.
In the winter of 2003, the first version of Keynote 1.0 was released as a separate product. In 2005, Keynote was combined with other applications as part of iWork. The program works only with iOS and macOS (the exception is for sharing presentations in iCloud Drive).
He wanted to see slideshows as beautiful as professional photographs. So Steve made a list of requirements and sent the task to the developers of Apple.