Here’s a guide on how to convert Canva to Google Slides and tips and tricks to make the process smooth.
Hardly anyone can do without presentations to convey ideas and information, especially in the business world.
Canva and Google Slides are two powerful tools that can help you create powerful presentations.
You can design the presentations in Canva very easily with the help of templates and content, and download them to Google Slides to collaborate in real time with others and connect with other Google apps.
How to convert Canva to Google Slides
To transfer your Canva presentation to Google Slides, click on the ‘Share’ button on the top-right corner of your design, and click on ‘More’. Find the Google Drive button, and save your presentation as a PPT or PPTX file. And that’s it! You can open your file directly after saving, or go to Google Drive and open your saved Canva presentation.
Here’s a step-by-step guide.
Step 1. Access your Canva presentation
It is very easy to create Canva presentations because of it’s enormous library of content and templates. You can also use your brand kit to easily make your presentation meet your brand guidelines.
Once you have created your presentation, keep it open to save it as a Google Slides presentation.
Step 2. Click on share
On the top right hand side of your screen you will see a ‘Share’ button. Click on that.
A menu will open up, and at the bottom you will see ‘More’. Click on that.
Step 3. Save your presentation in Google Drive
Scroll down through the options, and you will see ‘Save’ – ‘Google Drive’.
Click on it, and Canva will access your Google Drive folders.
Choose your folder.
Save your presentation as a PPTX (Microsoft Powerpoint) file.
Step 4. Open your presentation as Google Slides
You can directly click ‘View in Google Drive’ to access your Canva presentation in Google Slides.
Alternatively, you can also open Google Drive. You will find your newly downloaded presentation in the Recent folder.
Other ways to convert Canva to Google Slides
While the method above is what I prefer most, there are other ways to transfer Canva to Google Slides as well.
1. Import Canva to Google Slides
Step 1. Save your Canva presentation as a Microsft Powerpoint one. Check out my full guide on how to download Canva to PowerPoint.
Step 2. Access Google Slides through your web browser and sign in to your Google account.
Step 3. Click on the “+” button to create a new presentation. A blank presentation will open in the Google Slides editor.
Step 4. In the Google Slides editor, go to the “File” menu and select “Import slides” from the dropdown menu.
Step 5. Choose the PowerPoint file that you downloaded from Canva earlier and click on the “Open” button. Google Slides will import the Canva design, and each slide will be added to your presentation.
Tips on how to export Canva to Google Slides
To ensure a successful Canva-to-Google Slides conversion and create impactful presentations, consider the following tips and best practices:
1. Format compatibility
Ensure that the file format you choose to export from Canva is compatible with Google Slides. Formats like PDF or PNG are usually safe options for seamless importing.
2. Design adjustments
Take note of any design elements, such as complex animations or advanced effects, that may not transfer perfectly to Google Slides. Be prepared to make necessary adjustments to optimize the design for the new platform.
3. Text and image alignment
Verify that the text and images in your Canva design are properly aligned after the import. Check for any discrepancies and adjust them accordingly.
4. Slide layout and dimensions
Pay attention to the slide layout and dimensions in Google Slides. Make sure they match the intended design and aspect ratio from Canva to maintain visual consistency.
5. Font compatibility
Confirm that the fonts used in your Canva design are available in Google Slides. If not, select alternative fonts that closely match the original design to avoid formatting issues.
6. Interactive elements
If your Canva design includes interactive elements like hyperlinks or embedded media, test them in Google Slides to ensure they work as intended. Adjust or recreate these elements if needed.
7. Collaboration and sharing
Once the Canva design is successfully imported, review the sharing and collaboration settings in Google Slides.
Set appropriate permissions to allow team members or clients to access and collaborate on the presentation.
FAQ: How to Convert Canva to Google Slides
Yes, you can import multiple Canva designs into one Google Slides presentation. Simply open your Google Drive presentation and import the Canva files one after another.
Absolutely! Once you have imported the Canva design into Google Slides, you can fully edit and customize it according to your preferences. Modify text, images, layouts, and apply animations to make the design your own.
Most Canva elements are supported in Google Slides. However, some advanced features or effects may not translate perfectly during the conversion process. Remember to review and adjust the imported design.
Yes, Google Slides allows you to easily share your presentation with others. You can invite collaborators, grant them editing or viewing access, and work together in real-time.