How To Stop Google Slides From Auto Fitting

Are you having trouble with Google Slides auto-fitting your images or text? This can be inconvenient, especially when you want your slides to maintain a specific layout. This blog post will guide you step by step on how to disable the auto-fitting feature in Google Slides.

What is Auto Fitting?

Auto fitting in Google Slides is a feature that automatically adjusts the size and orientation of text so that it fits within a certain area. This can be helpful in some cases, but it can also distort your design and layout if you’re not careful.

How to Disable Auto Fitting

Here are the steps to stop Google Slides from auto fitting:

  1. Open your presentation in Google Slids.
  2. Click on File located in the top left corner.
  3. Scroll down to Page Setup.
  4. A dialog box will appear. Here, you can set your desired slide size. To maintain a specific layout, choose the ‘Custom’ option and specify your preferred dimensions.
  5. Click OK to apply the changes.

Note: Disabling auto-fitting does not affect previous slides, but it will apply to all new slides you create afterwards.

Preventing Image Auto Resize

Google Slides also has a tendency to auto-resize images. To prevent this, follow these steps:

  1. After inserting an image, click on it to select it.
  2. Click on the Format option at the top.
  3. Select Size & Position.
  4. In the dialog box, uncheck the Lock aspect ratio box. Then, manually enter your desired width and height.
  5. Click OK to apply the changes.


Auto fitting can be a useful feature, but it can sometimes disrupt your intended layout. The above steps will ensure that your slides and images maintain their desired sizes, giving you full control over your presentation design. If you still face any issues, feel free to drop a comment below. Happy presenting!