Have you ever thought about creating a book, but lack the necessary software or resources? Well, Google Slides might be the tool you never knew you needed. Yes, you heard it right. Google Slides is not just for creating presentations; it can also be an incredible tool for creating a book. In this blog post, we’ll guide you step by step on how to create a book using Google Slides.
Step One: Choose a Template or Start from Scratch
The first thing you need to do is start a new presentation. Head to Google Slides, click on the “+” button to create a new presentation. You will be presented with a myriad of templates to choose from, or you can choose to start from a blank slide.
Step Two: Adjust the Slide Size to Your Preferred Book Page Size
Google Slides defaults to a widescreen format which isn’t very conducive to book design. Therefore, you will need to adjust the slide size to match your preferred book page size.
To change the page setup, go to the File menu, select Page setup, and choose Custom from the dropdown menu. Here, you can now input your desired dimensions. For example, you might choose 6 x 9 inches for a standard trade book.
Step Three: Design Each Slide as a Book Page
Now it comes to the creative part. Each slide will represent one page in your book. You can add text boxes, images, shapes, and use Google Slides’ wide array of fonts, colors, and design tools to make your pages look exactly how you desire.
Step Four: Insert Page Numbers
Books need page numbers! To add page numbers to your book, click Insert on the menu, then Slide numbers. Check the box beside Slide numbers, and they will appear on your pages.
Step Five: Download as a PDF
When your book is complete and ready, go to the File menu, hover over Download, and select PDF Document. Your book will now download as a PDF, ready for printing or sharing!
With Google Slides, everyone can become an author! It’s an easy-to-use, versatile tool that’s perfect for both first-time and experienced writers. It provides the tools needed to create a book and does it all for free. What more could you ask for?