How To Make Google Slides Horizontal

Google Slides is a popular online tool that allows you to create and share presentations. By default, Google Slides presentations are set to landscape orientation, which is a horizontal layout. However, if your slides are currently in a vertical (Portrait) format and you wish to change them to be horizontal, this blog will guide you through the steps.

Step-by-step guide

Step 1: Open your Google Slides presentation

Navigate to Google Slides and open the presentation you wish to change. You can do this by clicking on the presentation from your recent documents, or by clicking on the folder icon to browse your Drive.

Step 2: Navigate to the Page Setup Menu

Click on the “File” menu at the top left corner of the screen. From the dropdown menu, select the “Page setup” option.

Step 3: Change the Orientation

A dialog box will appear showing the current slide dimensions. The default setting is “Widescreen 16:9”, which is horizontal. If your current presentation is in a vertical format, it might be set to “Standard 4:3” or have custom dimensions.

To change the orientation to horizontal, select “Widescreen 16:9” from the dropdown menu, then click “Apply”. If you wish to set custom dimensions for a horizontal slide, select “Custom” from the dropdown, and ensure that the first value (width) is greater than the second value (height), then click “OK”.


And that’s it! Your Google Slides presentation should now be in a horizontal format. Remember, the key to effective presentations is not only the content, but also the layout and design. A horizontal orientation is generally more suitable for presentations as it aligns with the natural way we read and perceive information. It also allows for more content to be displayed on each slide. Happy presenting!