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Add and Lay Out Slides

How to Add and Lay Out Slides in Google Slides

Add and Lay Out Slides

Whether you're creating a presentation from scratch or editing an existing one, you're going to need to know how to add new slides.

Insert a Slide

New slides will always be added after the one that's selected and use the same layout as the selected slide.

  1. Click New on the toolbar.
  2. Press Ctrl + N, or right-click a slide in the Thumbnails pane and select New Slide from the menu.

    Insert a Slide

A new slide is added, with content placeholders ready for text.

Change a Slide Layout

If you don't like the layout that has been assigned to the new slide by default, choose a new one. Google Slides gives you eleven different layouts to choose from.

  1. Click the Layout button on the toolbar.
  2. Select a slide layout.
    Change a Slide Layout

The layout is updated.

Insert a Specific Slide Layout

Now, if you have a slide layout in mind before adding a new slide, you can choose the layout upfront.

  1. Click the New Slide button list arrow.
  2. Select a slide layout.
    Insert a Specific Slide Layout

A slide is added and is all ready to be filled in.

Add Text to Placeholder

  1. Click a placeholder.
  2. Type text into the placeholder.
    Add Text to Placeholder

Delete a Slide

If you decide you no longer need a slide, they're also easy to delete.

  1. Select a slide.
    Delete a Slide
  2. Press Delete.
  3. Right-click the slide you want to delete in the Thumbnails pane and select Delete in the menu.

The slide is deleted.

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