How to Download Entire Presentations from Google Slides

Key Takeaways:

  • You can easily download an entire Google Slides presentation as a PDF file to share or print
  • To export individual slides as images, download the presentation as a PDF first, then use an online tool to convert the PDF to images
  • Exporting slides with speaker notes requires adjusting the print settings before downloading as a PDF

As a presentation expert who has worked with Google Slides for many years, I know how important it is to be able to download and share your presentations in various formats. Whether you need to send a copy to a colleague, print handouts for your audience, or extract individual slides as images, Google Slides offers several options for exporting your content.

In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of downloading entire presentations from Google Slides, including how to:

  • Export your presentation as a PDF file
  • Convert your presentation to a PowerPoint (PPT) file
  • Save individual slides as image files
  • Export slides with speaker notes or multiple slides per page

Exporting Your Google Slides Presentation as a PDF

The easiest way to download your entire Google Slides presentation is to export it as a PDF document. PDFs are universally compatible and maintain your presentation’s formatting across devices. To download your presentation as a PDF:

  1. Open your presentation in Google Slides
  2. Click File > Download As > PDF Document (.pdf)
  3. Choose a location on your computer to save the file
  4. Click Save

Your entire presentation will now be saved as a PDF file, which you can easily share via email, print, or upload to other platforms[1].

Converting Your Google Slides Presentation to PowerPoint (PPT)

If you need to edit your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint or share it with someone who doesn’t have access to Google Slides, you can export your presentation as a PowerPoint file:

  1. Open your presentation in Google Slides
  2. Click File > Download As > Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx)
  3. Choose a location on your computer to save the file
  4. Click Save

Your presentation will be converted to a PPT file, which you can then open and edit in Microsoft PowerPoint. Keep in mind that some formatting or features may be lost in the conversion process[13].

Saving Individual Slides as Image Files

There may be times when you want to use individual slides from your presentation as standalone images, such as for social media posts or blog articles. While Google Slides doesn’t have a built-in option to export individual slides as images, you can work around this by first downloading your presentation as a PDF.

Here’s how:

  1. Follow the steps above to export your presentation as a PDF file
  2. Use an online PDF to image converter tool, such as Adobe’s online PDF to JPG tool[7] or I Love PDF[19]
  3. Upload your PDF file to the converter tool
  4. Select the option to convert each page of the PDF to a separate image file (JPG or PNG)
  5. Download the ZIP file containing your individual slide images

Now you’ll have a folder with each slide from your presentation saved as a separate image file, which you can use however you like.

Exporting Slides with Speaker Notes or Multiple Slides Per Page

By default, exporting your presentation as a PDF will create a document with one slide per page. But what if you want to include your speaker notes or print multiple slides on each page to conserve paper? Here’s how to adjust your export settings:

  1. Open your presentation in Google Slides
  2. Click File > Print Settings and Preview
  3. In the print settings menu, select the following options:
  • For speaker notes: 1 slide with notes
  • For multiple slides per page: 2, 4, 6, or 9 slides per page
  • Choose whether to include skipped slides or background graphics
  1. Click Download As PDF to export your presentation with the selected settings[17]

Now your exported PDF file will include your speaker notes below each slide or multiple slides printed on each page, depending on the options you selected.


Downloading your Google Slides presentation is a straightforward process, whether you need the entire file as a PDF or PPT, individual slides as images, or an exported PDF with custom print settings. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily save and share your presentation in the format that works best for your needs.

As someone who frequently creates and collaborates on presentations, I find these export options in Google Slides incredibly useful for distributing my work to clients, colleagues, and audience members. Knowing how to quickly download your presentation in various formats is a valuable skill for any presenter or content creator.