Can You Print a Google Slide?

While Google Slides is traditionally used as a method for creating complete slideshows or presentations, it has a lot of utility as something that allows you to make different types of documents or images.

You have a lot of freedom with the types of objects you place on a slide, and the different slide elements can be moved around more freely than they can in a document-editing application like Google Docs.

If you have a slide in a presentation that you want to share with someone, but you don’t want to waste ink printing the entire presentation, then you may wish to print only the single slide that you need.

Fortunately you are able to customize the way you print a Google Slides file, including the ability to print only one or some of the slides in that presentation.

Use these steps to print a single slide from a Google Slides slideshow.

  1. Sign into Google Drive and open your slideshow.

  2. Select the “File” tab at the top-left of the window.

    click the File tab

  3. Choose the “Print” option at the bottom of the menu.

    click the Print button

  4. Click the dropdown menu to the right of “Pages.”

    click the Pages dropdown menu

  5. Select the “Custom” option.

    select the Custom option

  6. Enter the number of the slide you wish to print.

    You can print a range of slides by typing “X-Y”, where X is the first slide to print, and Y is the last slide to print.
    You can also print several individual slides by separating each slide number with a comma.
    how to print a single Google Slide

  7. Click the “Print” button.

    click the Print button

The steps in the guide above were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Edge as well.

If you would like to print your slides as a PDF file, rather than printing them on paper, you can click the “Destination” dropdown menu on the Print screen and choose the “Save as PDF” option.

The keyboard shortcut for the Print menu is Ctrl + P.

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