As your Google Slides presentation develops, you may notice an unnecessary slide or two. When you have superfluous slides, it reduces the overall value of the presentation. Luckily, there are a few simple ways you can remove them.
You can quickly delete a slide in Google Slides by using the Delete key on your keyboard or by selecting the Delete option from the context menu.
First, click the slide you want to delete from the left-hand pane. You can also select multiple slides by holding the Shift key while clicking the slides.
The border of the slide will turn yellow when selected.
Once selected, press the Delete key on your keyboard.
Alternatively, right-click the slide and then select “Delete” from the context menu that appears.
Regardless of which method you choose, the selected slide will be deleted.
There’s also a simple way to delete a slide using an option from the menu bar. First, select the slide you want to delete. You’ll know the slide is selected when its border turns yellow. If you want to select multiple slides, hold the Shift key while clicking them.
Once selected, click “Edit” in the menu bar. In the drop-down menu that appears, click “Delete.”
The selected slides will be deleted.
Some presentations may be quite lengthy and have many slides. Using the Grid view makes it easier to locate these slides. Once you locate the slide, you can delete it the same way you would from the left-hand pane in Normal view.
First, click “View” in the menu bar and then select “Grid View.” Alternatively, use the Ctrl+Alt+1 keyboard shortcut.
Once in Grid view, select the slide or slides you want to delete by clicking them (hold the Shift key to select multiple slides). Next, simply press the Delete key or right-click any selected slide and then click “Delete” from the context menu.
The selected slide or slides will be removed.
This is just one of the many basic functions you’ll need to learn to be fluent with Google Slides. If you find it easier to work in PowerPoint, you can always convert your Google Slides to PowerPoint and pick up where you left off.