After creating your Google Slides presentation, you will most likely want to present it. Google makes this easy. You can simply advance through the slides as you speak. Or you can utilize some of Google's built-in presentation tools.
Moving through a presentation
Google Slides has several tools available to use while you are in presentation mode. A few of these tools are primarily designed for environments with multiple displays, such as a projector and a computer monitor. These tools work best if the displays are not mirrored, meaning what is displayed on one screen is not the same as what is being displayed on the other.
Let's move to Presentation view now.
To open Presentation view from the beginning, in the upper right corner,
Click , Click Present from beginning
The presentation opens in full-screen mode.
There is also a toolbar in the lower corner of the screen. This toolbar will disappear after a few seconds.
It is easy to move from slide to slide in a Presentation view. You can use your keyboard (left arrow, right arrow, Page Up, Page Down, Space bar, Backspace), mouse, or the floating toolbar.
To move forward in the presentation, on the keyboard, press:
Right Arrow key, Enter key, Page Down key
To move backward in the presentation, on the keyboard, press:
Left Arrow key, Backspace key, Page Up key
As you moved through the presentation, the toolbar may have disappeared. The toolbar is still there, it just isn't visible. Let's reactivate the toolbar and use some of the features to move throughout the presentation.
To reactivate the toolbar,
Move your mouse toward the lower left side of your screen
The toolbar reappears. The tools on the left side are used to move through the presentation:
To move forward in the presentation,
To move backward in the presentation,
To jump to the slide titled Resizing Images,
Click , Click Resizing Images
Using the pointer tool
The toolbar has several other options, including a pointer and automatic captions.
The pointer tool works like a laser pointer and allows a speaker to emphasis text or images on the screen during the presentation. Let's see how this works.
To select the pointer tool, on the toolbar,
The cursor changes and now looks like a red dot. Using the mouse, we can move this dot around to point out words or objects on our slides.
To move the pointer,
Move the mouse over the slide
To turn off the pointer,
Using the caption tool
Google slides includes a caption tool. This tool will automatically display the speaker's words at the bottom of the screen. If the presentation is being projected for an audience, audience members will be able to see what the presenter is saying in real time.
The caption tool only works if a microphone is set up and turned on.
Confirm that your microphone is set up and turned on.
To turn on the captions tool, on the toolbar,
To add captions to your presentation,
Speak into the microphone
The words you say into the microphone appear at the bottom of the presentation screen.
These captions are not saved with your presentation.