Google Slides – Change Aspect Ratio

To change the aspect ratio in Google Slides:

  1. Open the presentation in Google Slides
  2. Go to File > Page Setup
  3. Select the desired aspect ratio from the options:
    • Standard (4:3)
    • Widescreen (16:9) – default
    • Widescreen (16:10)
    • Custom – enter custom height and width
  4. Click OK to apply the changes

The default aspect ratio in Google Slides is 16:9 widescreen. This is well-suited for modern displays. The 4:3 standard ratio is more traditional and slightly less wide.

When choosing an aspect ratio, consider where and how the presentation will be displayed – on a computer screen, projector, TV, or printed. 16:9 is good for visual presentations viewed on screens.

Best Practices

  • Use common aspect ratios like 16:9 or 4:3 for compatibility
  • Check the aspect ratio of the display you will present on
  • Test slides on different devices to check formatting
  • Be prepared to adjust content like text size and image sizes if changing aspect ratios
  • For custom sizes, match the exact resolution of the display if possible

Changing the slide size can scramble elements, so be prepared to re-adjust the content like images and text boxes.

I hope this summary of the key points on changing aspect ratio in Google Slides has been helpful! Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions.