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File Management

How to Manage Google Slides Files

File Management

As you work with Google Slides, at some point you will need to do some file management to keep your presentations organized.

Normally you manage your presentations in Google Slides, but you can also do some basic file management inside Slides.

Rename a Presentation

  1. Click the file name near the top of the screen.
  2. Edit the presentation name.
    Rename a Presentation
  3. Press Enter.

Even if you change a presentation's name, its URL stays the same, so anyone you might have shared the presentation with won't lose their access to it.

Star a Presentation

If you're working with a lot of presentations, you can mark some presentations as more important than others.

  1. Click the star icon next to the presentation name.

    To remove any starred presentation, click the star again.

    Star a Presentation

The presentation is marked with a star.

Copy a Presentation

If you want to use some of the content from an existing presentation to create a new presentation, you can create a copy.

  1. Click File on the menu bar.
  2. Select Make a copy.
    Copy a Presentation
  3. The Copy Document dialog box appears.

  4. Enter a Name for the copied presentation.
  5. (Optional) Specify the Folder where you want to save the copied presentation.
  6. (Optional) Click OK.
    Copy a Presentation

Google creates and displays the copied presentation.

Move a Presentation

You can also move a presentation to a new folder in Google Drive.

  1. Click File on the menu bar.
  2. Select Move to.
    Move a Presentation
  3. Navigate to the desired folder.
  4. Click Move here.

    You can also move presentations by clicking the folder icon next to the file name.

    Move a Presentation

The presentation is moved to a new location.

Delete a Presentation

Finally, you can delete a presentation if you no longer need it.

  1. Click File on the menu bar.
  2. Select Move to trash.
    Delete a Presentation

Google deletes the presentation and moves it to the Trash in Google Drive.

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