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Google Presentations

View this image gallery of how I created my first presentation with Google Presentations.
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by Chris Dawson
Presentation is now one of the choices available in your Google account.
View this image gallery of how I created my first presentation with Google Presentations.
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Just like Office? Not exactly, but the familiar "Click to enter text" text boxes are ready and waiting.

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Not too many themes available, but they are clear, load quickly, and look sharp on the Web.

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I'm a tree-hugger at heart. I had to go green here with the "Grass Theme".

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Title slides, blanks, standard text/title, two columns, but no charts yet.

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Slides can be manipulated in the left frame and edited in the right.

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The file menu has quite a few options, including importing PowerPoint files.

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Text boxes can be dragged around onscreen, resized, and otherwise manipulated in standard PowerPoint fashion. Right-clicking also provides a context-sensitive menu, but no copy and paste for the elements yet.

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Slide shows can be published to the web so that you can conduct an online slide show or just allow others to view asynchronously.

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Here's how it looks shared; others can join in and view simultaneously.

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While this is very similar to the shared slide view, it is controlled from within Google Docs instead of from the URL to which you publish. It also has a nearly full-screen appearance.

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