Google Slides is a fantastic tool for creating professional presentations right from your browser. One feature you might want to use is the ability to rotate slides, which can add a unique twist to your presentation. In this post, we’ll guide you through the simple steps to rotating a slide in Google Slides.
Step 1: Open Google Slides
The first step is to open Google Slides. If you have a Google account, this is as easy as going to slides.google.com and logging in. If you don’t have a Google account, you’ll need to create one.
Step 2: Select Your Slide
Next, you’ll need to open your presentation and select the slide you want to rotate. You’ll do this by clicking on the slide in the slide overview on the left side of the screen. Remember, you can only rotate one slide at a time.
Step 3: Select an Object to Rotate
It’s important to note that you don’t actually rotate the entire slide in Google Slides, but rather individual objects within the slide. This could be an image, shape, text box, or anything else. To select an object, simply click on it.
Step 4: Rotate the Object
Once you’ve selected an object, you’ll see a small circular arrow at the top of it. This is the rotation handle. Click and drag this handle to rotate the object. The object will rotate around its center point, and a box will appear showing you the degree to which you’re rotating the object.
If you need to rotate the object by a precise amount, you can do so in the Format Options. Just click on the object, then click on the Format tab at the top of the screen, followed by the Size & Position tab in the sidebar that appears. Here, you can enter the exact rotation degree in the Rotation field.
Step 5: Duplicate the Object for Consistent Rotation
If you have multiple objects on the slide that you want to rotate in the same way, you can save time by duplicating the rotated object. To do this, click on the object, then press Ctrl + D on a PC or Command + D on a Mac. Then, you can just replace the content of the duplicated object with your new content.
And there you have it! You’ve successfully rotated a slide in Google Slides. While it might take a little bit of practice to get used to, rotating objects on your slides is a great way to add some interest and dynamism to your presentations. Why not give it a try in your next Google Slides presentation?