If you want to save Google Slide as PDF, here is how to do it. Even if you want to save a Google Slides presentation as PDF with speaker notes, you can do that. No matter how many slides you have, there is no need to download third-party add-ons or use services to get the job done.
How to save Google Slides as PDF
To Google Slides as PDF, follow these methods:
- Using in-built Download option
- Using Print menu
To learn more about these methods, continue reading.
1] Using in-built Download option
No matter whether you use Google Docs, Google Sheets, or Google Slides, you can find a common option called Download. This particular option helps you download your slides or presentation in various formats, including PDF. To use this option, you need to follow these steps:
First, make sure that you have created the slides entirely and it is ready to download. If so, click on the File menu visible in the top-left corner.
Then, select the Download option. It displays a series of options. From here, you need to select the PDF document option.
Once done, the download will start immediately.
2] Using Print menu
There could be times when you might want to download a specific slide of your presentation. The general Download option doesn’t allow you to download a single slide of your presentation. That is why you can use the Print menu to download a particular slide or any number of specific slides as per your requirements.
To use the Print menu to download Google Slides as PDF, follow these steps:
Once the editing is done, click on the File menu and select the Print option.
Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+P to do the same. It opens the Print prompt. Once it is visible, expand the Destination list and select the Microsoft Print to PDF option.
Then, head to the Pages menu and expand it. From here, you can choose one of the four options:
- Odd pages only
- Even pages only
If you want to download a particular slide, you need to select the Customized option.
Next, enter the page number and click the Print button.
It will download your slide as PDF.
Note: We have tried it on Google Chrome. The print prompt may appear differently on a different browser. However, every browser allows you to do the same.
The main drawback of these two methods is that they do not download the slide with speaker notes. If you have included speaker notes in your slide, you cannot find them once it downloads as PDF. At times, speaker notes are important since you might have added some notes to demonstrate the slide to others. Fortunately, Google Slides comes with an option that lets you download the presentation as PDF with speaker notes.
How to download Google Slides as PDF with speaker notes
To download Google Slides as PDF with speaker notes, follow these steps:
- Click on the File menu.
- Select the Print preview option.
- Click on the 1 slide without notes menu.
- Choose the 1 slide with notes option.
- Click the Download as PDF option.
To know more about these steps, keep reading.
First, you need to click on the File menu and choose the Print preview option.
By default, it does not show the speaker notes. To show them, click on the 1 slide without notes menu and choose the 1 slide with notes option.
Once done, click the Download as PDF option.
It starts the download instantly. Once it is done, you can find the slide in the PDF version with all the speaker notes.
How do I save a slide as a PDF?
If you want to save a slide as a PDF, you need to use the Print option. Go to File > Print to open the Print prompt first. Next, expand the Destination menu and select the Microsoft Print to PDF option. Then, head to the Pages menu. From here, select the Customized option and enter the slide or page number as per your requirements. Finally, click the Print button to save a particular slide as PDF.
Can you save Google Slides as a PDF with notes?
Yes, you can save Google Slides as a PDF with notes or speaker notes. As the generic option doesn’t show or save all the speaker notes, you need to use the Print preview option. Make sure the 1 slide with notes option is selected. If so, you can click on the Download as PDF option to download the presentation or slides with notes.